Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heart Day Project

I just discovered Wordle thanks to Erin's Inspirations.  I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day Wordle.  It was fun and easy to do.  I had a 5x7 printed at Costco for $0.39 and then framed it.  The frame was another clearance find at Target.  I think it was $1.47.  A cute Valentine's day decoration for under $2!  

Happy Champagne Thursday!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I heart Target Clearance!

Yesterday, while Parker and I were cruising the aisles of Target, I found a great little booster seat for $2.87.  I've been thinking about buying one for a while now, but hadn't yet and once I saw the price on this one I couldn't pass it up.   I love finding a good bargain.  It makes my day!  

I've noticed I find the best deals shopping on Tuesdays.  Has anyone else noticed that?  It must be the day stores mark prices down.  Plus there are usually less people shopping on Tuesdays, so it makes shopping more enjoyable.  

75% off!  Score!

Trying out his new seat

What are some of your favorite clearance item finds?


Thursday, January 20, 2011


On snowy days like today, it really makes me wish I was back in Maui.

Anyways, I've had these laying around ever since we got back from Maui and been trying to come up with something to do with them.

White & black sand and some misc shells and rocks from Maui

I found this shallow white square bowl at Target for $4 and thought I could do something fun with it.  This is what I came up with.  Not sure if it will stay like this, but for now...

I heart Maui!
Now, I need to find a place to put it where a certain two year old can't reach it.

Oh and here's what I did with some sand and shells from when we were in Maui for our wedding, four years ago.  I found these cool stackable jars at World Market that were perfect.  I wish we had a World Market in Missoula, they have lots of fun stuff there.

Back to daydreaming about being on the beach...

Happy Champagne Thursday!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Puddle Jumping

A few days of 40 degree weather + lots of snow melting + a couple days of rain = Lots of Puddles

So, we took that opportunity to try out Parker's new rain boots and splash around in some puddles.  Isn't he the cutest?  I think so!

And now its snowing again...I guess winters back for now.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Perfect Slice

My new favorite kitchen gadget is the Oxo Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider.  It's super easy to use and fast when you are in a hurry or trying to multi-task.  So far I've used it on apples and pears and it works great.  I'm sure it would work on other fruits too.

Oxo Good Grips Apple Corer and Divider

Perfect Apple Slices

Happy Champagne Thursday!


Monday, January 10, 2011

4 Years and Fabulous

Chris and I celebrated our 4th anniversary on Saturday.  We took Parker to Silver Mountain, in Kellogg, ID for the weekend and enjoyed some fun family time at the Waterpark.

The traditional 4th anniversary gift is fruit and flowers and what do you know, Chris and I both got each other fruit.  I think were soul mates :)
I always have a hard time picking out cards, but when I saw the one with the two pears on it, I knew that was the one.

The goodies Chris got me.  Yummy fruit, cheese and cake!

A pineapple from Maui, since that's where we were mauied

Mama and Parks ready for the Waterpark

Parker in his flippy floppies


Wearing his new life jacket
No complaints!

Getting ready to go down one of the slides

Playing at the water table


He wasn't quite sure of standing under the water falling, but he loved watching the water fall from a distance

Daddy and Parker in our condo

Crazy boy

Love those blue eyes and that smile!

Happy Family!

4 Words to describe our 4 Year Anniversary Weekend
Fun - Family - Fruity - Fabulous

Here's to a lifetime of wonderful years together!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Let's Make Some Noise!

Thought I would share my super easy New Years centerpiece.  Yes, I know its a little late, but better late than never.  I just threw some noise makers in a small vase and put some colored beads on a charger and voila a fun centerpiece!

And Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband!  We're celebrating our 4 year anniversary tomorrow!  Whoop Whoop!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I See Projects In My Future

Chris and I received quite a few tools and gadgets for Christmas.  My dad always gets super excited and goes a little overboard whenever I ask for tools.  For example, I asked for a few tools for Christmas, when I was in college and I got a big red tool box with more tools than I knew what to do with.  But, now looking back I'm pretty sure I have used them all.  So, thank you dad!  And when I was living in Kappa during college everyone would always come to me to borrow tools.

Here are our new tools and gadgets.  I can't wait to use them!

A New Power Sander
We had an old one that we bought at a garage sale, but I wanted a new one that had a bag attached to collect dust.

Dremel Trio
Cut - Sand - Rout

SuperClamp Workstation

Attachments for the Dremel

I only wish we had a heated garage or for the weather to warm up, so I could get motivated to start some projects and use our new tools.

Happy Champagne Thursday!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Wow!  December came and went in a flash and now its 2011.  Where does the time go?  We had a busy month, here are few highlights:

Parker and I went to Helena for a long weekend to see my Aunt Lisa who was visiting from Minnesota.

Celebrating Aunt Lisa's birthday and helping her with her birthday cake

Walking around downtown Helena with Aunt Lisa and Grandma

Girls Night Out
Lisa and I were my mom's dates for her Christmas Party
Grandpa got to stay home with Parker

Back in Missoula
Lisa and my Dad came over to celebrate Suzanna's birthday

Lisa, Suzanna & Eron
Suzanna's birthday celebration at the Iron Horse

Grandpa and Parker

Ahh my cute husband

Helping Aunt Nanner with her birthday ice cream

And back in Helena for Christmas...

Parker's surprise when we got to Grandma and Grandpa's...a giant Thomas the Train

Champagne Thursday with the fam!

Christmas Eve
Parks, Getty & Nanner

My Grandma :) 

The Stockings were hung on the stair railing with care...

Had to grab an extra stocking for Parker, Santa brought him too much stuff

Parker's new balance bike.  I'm excited to watch him ride it this summer!

Mom & Dad in their new light up reader glasses.  They both (not knowing) bought each other a pair for xmas.

Poor George.  Parks loves him so much!

Parker didn't want to open any more presents after opening his new marble railway toy

All Parker wanted for Christmas was m&m's.  And boy did he get some m&m's, they even had his face on them!

More presents at Uncle Doug's
Happy Family

Suzanna, myself, Wendy and my mom

Kisses for Parks

Skyping with Marcus who couldn't be home for Christmas :(

and back in Missoula to bring in the New Year

Aunt Nanner and Parker at the Griz Basketball game
Griz 75 - Weber 56

Celebrating New Years Eve and Katie's 30th Birthday