Woodsy Gift Tags

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My brother and I have (finally) finished launching Wayfarer. Stop by and take a look, visit our blog and LIKE us on Facebook. That would be sweet :)

We design wedding invitations inspired by the Colorado but right now we're also offering gift tags that are woodsy and wonderful...

Available in our Etsy Shop.

Dinosaur Party!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My son turned 4 so of course there was a dinosaur party...







I made 4 boxed cakes and stacked them and cut them to look  like a volcano, putting a layer of icing in between each cake. Then I iced the heck out of it with chocolate icing and stuck crumbled oreos to the side to look like rocks. The top is drizzled with Hershey's syrup, I used jellybeans for Dino eggs and then just stuck in some dollar store dinosaurs. Really pretty easy, just MEEESSY.

I kept it REAL simple...

Dino Claws = Bugles
Dino Tongues = Red Licorice
Dino Bones = Cheetos
Dino Eyeballs = Mini powdered donuts with a brown M&M in the middle

Pinata, dinosaur egg hunt and water balloon fight

Dinosaur Egg Recipe:
I think I tripled this because I wanted a lot. I didn't use the sand, I just added more salt and flour.
  • 1 1/4 cups dirt
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cups salt
  • 1/2 cup sand
  • Water
  • Plastic Dinosaurs (dollar store)
  1. Mix together dirt, flour, salt and sand.
  2. Slowly stir in water to create a dough, clay-like texture
  3. Mold the dough around one of the plastic dinosaurs
  4. let the eggs dry thoroughly out in the sun. This may take all day or several days depending on the weather.
I cut out dinosaur footprints out of green poster board and laid them on the sidewalk leading up to the house. Very fun.

Masks I got here (very inexpensive)

Snack Labels:
I made these and you are welcome to DOWNLOAD them. I printed them on a sheet of sticker paper and cut them out.

first pigtails

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I usually cut Violet's hair pretty short because she hates having it messed with and I hate messing with it but I let it grow out a little and put her in pigtails for the first time. She cried really hard so I'm not sure it was worth it...Daddy said it was :)

My sweet Violet isn't a baby anymore! How did this happen!!

make-ahead healthy oatmeal smoothies

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I'm so excited about these smoothies I can't hardly wait to try them. I know shakes and smoothies aren't for everyone but I would actually prefer to just drink my breakfast and lunch while I'm chasing little kids around. I'm going to make a bunch of these tomorrow so I have grab-and-go meals for the week. I'll let you know how they turn out....


thrifted finds

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I've been under the weather lately, just a yucky cold or something but I haven't been able to handle anything other than taking care of my kids. I did manage to get a little thrifting in recently and found this cute vintage pillow for $1.99. I also found some faux fur and was surprised at myself when I grabbed it and put it in my cart without any consideration. Didn't realize I was a fur type of gal but apparently I am. I threw it over our ottoman and my son pretends it's a polar bear. Awesome.

crochet washcloths

Friday, April 20, 2012

This was a fun little project to sit and work on while watching tv after the kids went to bed. When I say "while watching tv" what I mean is, "while watching Little House on the Prairie" because I seriously watch it almost every night. Or I watch episodes of New Girl on demand. Okay anyway, I just single crocheted a square and then gave it a scalloped edge.

The scalloped edge is just this:
Make 3 single crochet stitches in the first stitch. Then skip over the second stitch and make a slipstitch in the 3rd stitch. Repeat all the way around.

crochet dishcloths

crochet washcloths

crochet washcloths

boy's nursery

Thursday, April 19, 2012

After reading Pretty Little Ivy's post about her new nursery I went through my blog and realized I never posted any pictures of my son's nursery (from almost 4 years ago). This post is bittersweet because these photos are from the house I had my babies in (we moved across the country 7 months ago). So many beautiful memories there.

Bedding from Land of Nod / Rug from Ikea / All furniture thrifted and painted my moi.

Handmade projects:  fabric picture frames / tree art / paper owl mobile

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