Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pen holder.

Happy Weekend eve! Today I wanted to share an easy pen holder I made for my office.

I had a leftover jar, from some red cabbage I think,  that I took the label off of and ran the jar through the dishwasher. Then it sat. For like months,  in my craft room. I knew I would find a use for it and finally did!!

I wrapped some burlap ribbon around the middle,  remember from the candle holders I made,  and then added some black ribbon too.

So simple and easy! I took lots of fun pens and pencils to work :) to add to my jar.

Thanks for the visit today!  Have an awesome Thursday!

Monday, February 23, 2015

13th birthday Dinner Party!

Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a busy weekend, but it was FUN!  We celebrated Abie's 13th birthday on Saturday with a dinner party for her friends.

Abie wrote the menu up on the chalkboard out front ;)

Here she is posing in front of the photo backdrop.  This was early in the day.

Getting the table ready!

Checking spacing, making sure everyone would have just enough room.  We used an 8ft table and fit 9 girls around it.

 We ordered this awesome balloon arrangement for her centerpiece.  She loved the way it turned out!

 Landry has really gotten into cooking and helped out SO much for the dinner!  Here she is working on the creamy tomato soup.

I'm not sure who was the Chef and who was the Sous Chef here...

And the birthday girl.  She was SO excited!   She borrowed a pair of my heels, so was ridiculously tall!  The girl is 5'6 in her bare feet already :)  She really wanted a tiara too.  Such a sweetheart.

The chefs, discussing something VERY important.

We made simple place cards for each of the girls, which doubled as a small party favor.

The appetizer was shrimp cocktail, huge hit!

Creamy tomato soup in bread bowls was served next, followed by Cesar salad.

There were two girls that are vegetarian, but still ate the shrimp..., so they had stuffed tomatoes for their entree.

The girls had a choice of beef or chicken, stuffed with goat cheese and spinach and a side of new potatoes.  In the invitation, Abie included a response card which the girls sent back with their choice of entree so we knew how much of each to prepare.

All of the plates, ready to serve.

And dessert, homemade chocolate mousse.

This was a team effort!  From the invitations, to decorating, to food prep to serving and clean up, but oh man, SO MUCH FUN!  A fancy dinner party for your 13th birthday party?  Awesome.

Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon and have a super fantastic week!  :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A purple thanks.

Hey there!  Happy Tuesday to you!  Today I wanted to share with you a simple thank you card I made for my new boss.  Yes,  I said new boss :)

Remember in July when I left my job of 15 Years and completely switched careers? Well, I ended up being pretty miserable.  I missed my old job and the I missed the actual work too, contacted my old boss and was able to get rehired rather quickly.  Even though I'm at a different office than before,   I'm doing the same work and I couldn't be happier about that.

This has been a big learning experience for me and I am so grateful :)

So today was my first day at my new office and my new boss had a little welcome gift for me. It was so thoughtful and when I got home tonight I made this thank you card for her.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Valentine countdown Up!

Happy Friday!  I just wanted to pop in and show you the valentine countdown,  all finished and up on the wall for the girls.  We're part way through it already,today is cookie baking day,  and they are loving it!

It's been a busy month,  Abie's birthday is this month too, but we're firing everything in somehow :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!