Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wedding Thank You Cards

My wedding Thank you cards :)  Just doing a quick post.  What do you think?

Picture Collage Thank You Card
Thank you and personalized Valentine's Day cards by Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sarah Booth Photography

Shea has his first photo shoot with the lovely and talented Sarah Booth. The whole experience was fun and the photos turned out amazing. She truly captured his spirit in the photos. I couldn't have asked for more!

If you live in the Victoria area, I highly recommend her services. She not only a talented photographer, but a very delightful person to work with. Her website and blog can be found at

Here are a couple of the photos - amazing aren't they? I almost (for a millisecond) thought he should be a child star :)

First Photo Shoot

First Photo Shoot

First Photo Shoot

First Photo Shoot

First Photo Shoot

Thursday, April 28, 2011

13 Month Video

When Shea and I do the monthly photo shoot, I end up taking many, many photos that day. For his 13 month photo shoot, I decided to put all the photos I took that day in a little video. I think it turned out so cute!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thirteen Months Old - Shea's Monthly Photo

Once Shea hit his first birthday, I thought I would be done taking the monthly photos. However, I changed my mind! I got so much positive feedback about the photos, I decided to keep doing them until he is 2. Then I will probably do it every 6 months or yearly - that seems like a long ways away (though I know it will come up quickly)!

Here is the little turkey's photos!
13 Months

13 Months

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hoppy Easter!

I know I am late, but I wanted to share my cupcakes with you all! A co-worker/friend invited us to her house for Easter and I decided to bring cupcakes. My original plan was just to decorate cupcakes with coloured icing and sprinkles, but ever since Shea's birthday, I am kind of addicted to fancy looking cupcakes! So, I did a quick google search and found this link:

They turned out great! It was pretty simple to do. Though next time I would use regular icing rather than cream cheese icing because cream cheese icing isn't pure white and the marshmallows were pure white. I doubt anybody noticed though - well, except me :) I used a jelly bean instead of a m&m or similar shaped candy - I really liked it. I did try to find black licorice for the whiskers, but string black licorice is hard to find in the stores! I think I will buy some and keep it in my cupboard for occasions like this.

Easter 2011

I had some extra cupcakes, so I just decorated them simply with little chicks that I picked up at Michaels the other day. They are cute too!
Easter 2011

I really have to say that I love google - there are so many talented people out there and I love that they share their ideas! Thank you to all that share your ideas!!

Here is Shea looking for easter eggs :)
Daycare Easter Egg Hunt

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Year of Shea in 3 Minutes

My mother saw a video on UTube where the parents took a picture of their child everyday for the first year and then put it in video form. She wanted me to do the same for Shea so badly that she printed the first 5 months of dates and brought them to me. This is the end result:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The First Year

Happy Birthday Lil' Dude!

month 12, Shea

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Lil' Dude!

It's official... Shea is now 1 years old! He is a big guy now. He loves to read his books, play cars, climb the stairs, get chased and play his music instruments.

This weekend we had a monkey theme birthday party for him. We had all hands on deck! Here is my dad helping out by putting the goody bags together (banana bread, finger puppet and chocolate monkey sucker).
Shea's 1st B-Day Party!

My mom found a book that had monkey cupcakes in it and here is how ours turned out! Not too bad!
Shea's 1st B-Day Party!

I bought the invitation, banner, gift bag tags, thank you cards and other printable items off of Frog Prince Paperie. I sent the files to Staples and got them printed there. The banner is amazing printed! It is definitely a keeper!
Shea's 1st B-Day Party!

Shea's 1st B-Day Party!

Overall, his birthday was great! I have had a wonderful year getting to know this special little dude and can't wait to see what this next year holds for him!
Shea's 1st B-Day Party!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Slow Progress

A friend of mine was searching my blog and came across this bag that I had made. She requested one for her knitting supplies and since I owed her a hand made craft, I agreed. However, having a 11 month old really restricts the amount of time I am able to sew. I was finding that when I did have the time, the sewing machine would wake him up from his naps. So, I moved the sewing machine downstairs. How do you manage to find time to sew/craft?

That still didn't really help! I have been trying to finish the bag all week and basically I have done the outer shell and the liner:
Bag for Angela

I still need to add the inside pockets and the straps. One day it will be done!