Friday, January 27, 2012


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Alphabet themed birthday, centerpiece

Alligator’s birthday party has an alphabet theme. I decided we needed a centerpiece for the table.  So I used a clear vase, and dumped in 2 medium bags of M&Ms. Then I was going to put each letter of the alphabet on a skewer (with tape). As I started this, it started to get really crowded fast.

So instead I put the letters of his name instead.

This is an easy and cheap centerpiece. Yes, and  now you know his real name… maybe!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alphabet Birthday Theme, pendant banner


Alligator is turning 3 and having a Alphabet themed birthday party.

He loves, and maybe even obsesses over, the alphabet.

So I made him a pendant banner with the letters of the alphabet on it.

I used cardstock and cut out my triangles. Then I used a pack of foam letters from the Dollar Tree. I glued one on each pendant. Then I strung each triangle together with ribbon from Michaels.

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I love how it turned out! We are going to hang it in his room after the party!

Be sure to keep reading to see some other alphabet themed party decorations!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cupboard Makeover

We are getting new carpet next week. So in the process, we have to make all of our furniture as light as possible so it can be moved.
Well, it became obvious that I needed to clean out this cupboard. I use it to hold a variety of things Mainly anything that is out, that needs to be away in a hurry. 
SO here is the before

This is the after.

I have a giant garbage bag of trash, plus a giant crate full of things to go to goodwill. 
Just to give you a frame of reference for how big this cupboard is, Monkey decided to get inside.

This cupboard was used by my husbands grandfather. My husband is from England and it was used to hold his clothes. Not sure what we are going to use the empty side for.  But I am thankful that it is all cleaned out.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Growing out my hair

I know this sounds a bit boring, but I really want to grow my hair out, so I thought each month I would post a picture. According to my stylist, in a year I could have the hair that I want.

So here is my starting haircut. WAY TOOOOO SHORT!
See I told you. Too short. SO this is the starting point. Yeah, I know...gross picture, but hopefully in one year I will have long hair, below the shoulders. I'll update every moth with a new picture to show the progress.