busy, busy, fun!

April 30, 2011

woke up, refreshed ourselves with banana muffins & got dressed for the day. 
 we went to lunch, got Ryland a hair chop, bought lots at the craft store, swung on the swings at the playground, got our favorite frozen yogurt then finished off by going to the grocery store where we stocked up on fresh veggies and headed home.
 the rest of our day is in pictures.
we ended our day by making our rock boxes.

our barley and birch fishy tee came today!
 we love it, thanks again ladies.

 "sticky pictures" not stickers 
but push on images.

they love them. 
 they had been asking me for weeks 
if they could make "rock boxes"
 to put their collection of rocks and dried flowers in. 
 so we finally took care of it today!

etsy finds I love.

recipe box: three

April 29, 2011

 avocado & roasted garlic spread

what you need
 ripe avocados: two
 head of garlic: one
 extra virgin olive oil: two tablespoons
 salt & pepper: to taste
lemon: one

what to do
preheat oven to 350.
peel garlic.
 roast the entire head of garlic in foil pouch 
or pan with one tablespoon of evoo
for about 30 minutes.

 remove pit and dice avocado in a bowl.
 smash the avocado until desired consistency.
(we like it chunky but smooth is good too)
 add salt and pepper to taste
 squeeze entire lemon over avocado
 (this allows the avocado to stay green)

once garlic is done- smash until smooth.
 it will be super easy to do since it is soft from roasting.
add garlic to avocado 

spread on french baguettes, crackers,
with tortilla chips or on your favorite sandwich!

and of course, enjoy.

ryland turns three

I have been wanting to post 
pictures from my munchkins
past birthday parties.
So I am going to start today
 with Ryland's third birthday party.
 Theme: Buzz and Woody.

 this was his invitation!

 hand made banner that spells out Ryland.
and a pizza planet sign!

 "you've got a friend in me"

 Buzz and Woody with decorations found at the dollar store
 and two pom poms I made from tissue paper. 

 goodie buckets with the kids 
names painted on by hand!
 all stickers, candy and pens
the kids could use!
 Buzz and Woody close up!
 "to infinity and beyond" 
 I created this, printed it out
 and glued it to scrap book paper.

 Family birthday cards displayed.
 sheriff badges!
 Buzz and woody cupcake toppers made by hand.
 glitter and solid color scrap book paper with
 ribbon tied on each.
It's vanilla with colored sprinkles cupcake batter
 one cup of vanilla pudding to make moist
 vanilla whipped frosting colored with
 Wilton's blue and green coloring.

 buzz and woody theme cake made by a dear friend
 Robyn, who is amazing at making creative cakes!

 view of the table!
 lemonade with a bit of blue food coloring
 to make green lemonade!
 buzz and woody cake-
three star candles<3

I found these figurines at Target for 3 bucks!
 they made great cake toppers!

 light snacks: unsalted pretzels, grapes and dried cranberries.
 pasta salad: baby bow ties, bell peppers, corn and vinaigrette
which is always a big hit!

pizza planet sign.
made again from a cardboard box
and construction paper.
 we had pizza as the main dish!

 Buzz's rocket ship.
 made from a big card board box
 a little paint, a little construction paper
 a little love, and to infinity they go!

addi in Buzz's rocket ship!

 and to end
 the birthday boy in Buzz's rocket ship!

things that make me happy 3

April 27, 2011

 spiced chai, organic honey 
and my favorite mug.


I got my beatea hand made bowl today!
It is beyond gorgeous. 
Thanks again lovely lady.

yellow tulips from my munchkins.
 my all time favorite flower.

our gorgeous rose bush/vine which
needs trimming.
in bloom.
our favorite buttercups.

this picture of my grandpa
 who I miss so incredibly much each day
but more so at this very moment.

these munchkins
because they brighten my day, 
every day.

& this guy right here
 who doesn't like me posting pictures of him
but I do it anyway <3