Thursday, December 27, 2012

Super Champagne Thursday

I'm excited to share this super-sized bottle (1.5 L) of Champagne with some friends sometime soon.  It was Christmas gift from my aunt!  Santa brought the little personal sized bottle (187 ml) to Chris for Christmas.   

Happy Super-Sized Champagne Thursday!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Everything!

Wishing each and everyone of you a fabulous holiday season!  
Hope you are all surrounded by the ones you love!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

My New Throne

Every girl deserves her own throne, don't you think?  It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures, but the chair is quite a bit larger than your average chair, that's why I call it my throne.  I found the chair at an estate sale that I helped my mom with last Summer.  In exchange for my help with the sale, I scored this chair and a few other items.  The fabric and padding on the chair were pretty gross, so they both came off before I even left the sale.  

I started by giving it a quick sand, then two coats of spray primer followed by a few coats of Rust-Oleum white spray paint.  I bought some new foam padding at Jo-Ann's Fabric and used a 40% off coupon.  It took me a couple of different trips to Jo-Ann's to find the fabric, were kind of limited on fabric choices here in Missoula, MT.  I wanted something fun and bright and I knew this fabric was perfect, once I finally found it.  I traced an outline of the seat on the foam padding and then cut it out and used a little glue to attach the foam to the seat.  Then came the fun part, I used my staple gun to secure the fabric to the seat.  I lined up the fabric where I wanted it, then stapled each side, pulling it tight and finished with the corners.  I did my best to make the corners look nice and neat, but it wasn't that big of a deal because they were covered up with the posts of the chair.  And lastly, I screwed in the seat to the chair to complete the project.  It's currently hanging out in our guest room, but will normally be in our sitting room.  I moved it temporarily while our Christmas decorations are out.  

I love the lines of the chair and the fun fabric.  Our furniture is pretty neutral, so its fun to add a little something out of my comfort zone into the mix.  And its something that can be changed easily and inexpensively if I get tired of it. 


Fun Fabric

Staple Gun Fun

Happy Champagne Thursday!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Superhero Party

This year has been all about Superheros around our house, so of course we had to go with a Superhero theme for the birthday party.  Since Parker and Ryder's birthdays are only ten days apart, we did a joint birthday party.  I figured I'd only be able to do that one or two times before they each want their own party, so I better take advantage of it now.

I was able to use a lot of the decor from Parker's room for the party, which was great.  I wrapped some empty boxes in black wrapping paper and added yellow construction paper for windows and had them set up in a few places around the house for some skyline decor.  I found some free superhero printables on Pinterest and made my own cupcake and cake toppers.  The napkins, party favor bags and birthday banner I found on clearance at Walmart a few months ago.
I cut out a cardboard number "1" and "4" and made photo collages of the boys the past year.  They turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

There were no organized games at the party, but we did give all the boys little Nerf guns and had pictures of Superhero Villains aka "bad guys," hung up around house for them to shoot.  There were also superhero masks, capes and tattoos to wear.  We had a 'guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar' and whoever was closest got the jar of candy.  

I set up a Superhero photo booth to get some fun pictures.  It was pretty much impossible to get a good shot of all the boys.  Imagine that.  I wish we would have gotten a few more pictures with the photo booth, but oh well.

Party Favors
Since it was a Superhero party and all we gave everyone The Avengers DVD and the kiddos got take home their nerf guns, more tattoos, stickers and candy.

Overall it is what you would expect from four year old and one year old's party, complete chaos, but I think everyone had fun!

Superhero Cupcakes

Ryder's Cake

Party Favors

Superhero canvases from Parker's room

Tattoos, masks, glow sticks, Nerf guns and Villains to find around the house

Superhero Villians

Parks and his Grandpas

Parker and Grandma

Parker and his Aunt Suzanna

Ryder and Grandpa

P and his new Batman

Happy Champagne Thursday!