Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I wanted to take the time tonight and make sure that today was all about bunnies and chocolate, so after dinner the girls and I sat down and I read them the story of Easter... it's not the first time they have heard it, but I think it was a nice reminder.  Here's the site I used: . 

Also, ever wonder what the Easter Bunny has to do with Jesus?

Quick answer: Nothing at all!

Long and very intersting answer:

I learned a lot from this and she said it better than I ever could have!

Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cupcake Stand!

I finally got around to decorating my cupcake stand this weekend. I ordered it from The shipping was pretty quick (less than a week) and the price was great. However, the price for shipping was too high. (I can't remember what it was since this was like last month). This was still the best deal I found on a cupcake tree, so I'm pretty happy.

Assembly was easy as pie and decorating wasn't bad. It was a fun little project. (powered by Amp'd apparently?) Now I just have to figure out what kind of cupcakes and small cake for the top to make! Luckily, I have an awesome friend that is also cupcake crazy helping me. I'll let ya'll know what I find!

Easter Basket with love coupons

I really hate the fact that he can't be here for holidays, but the fun thing about him being stationed elsewhere is coming up with things to send to him.

Since Easter is coming up I thought it would be fun to make him an Easter basket to send over. Thankfully he has his own room, so I don't have to worry about him being made fun of for the goofy stuff his wife sends.

I picked up a tin bucket at Dollar Tree and covered it in camo scrapbook paper. Then I threw in some candy, a game and some plastic eggs. Instead of just filling the eggs with candy I made some "Love Coupons" for him to redeem when he's home (or whenever!).

I printed them off as photos, 3.5 x 5 size. It cut off the border on the right, but 4x6 will print the entire image. I wrote NEVER! as the expiration date and then rolled them up and stuck them in the eggs.

Here is my template if you want to make your own:

Here is my finished basket:

I tied everything together in one of those cellophane basket bags and stuck it in a flat rate box. Now I just have to find time to make it to the post office!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Wedding Hair?

Last night my best friend and I went to a concert featuring a local band. While getting ready (and I was totally rushing) I had the urge to shrunch my hair. However, I had never tried it and decided that if I made my best friend late because I was having hair issues, well, I would just suck. So... I gave up for then, straightened my hair real quick and was ready two minutes before time to leave. Sigh.

However, today I thought I would give it a shot and I was so happy with the results! I started with damp hair and used a ton of moose to scrunch it up while hanging my head upside down. After I was done I carefully pulled some together on top to create a bump and held it in place with a little claw clip. I finished off with a bunch of hairspray (super windy day here). 

I think this is how my hair will end up for the wedding. My hair doesn't like to hold curls well from a curling iron and I have had many failed attempts in the past few months. This held all day in windy weather, in humidity and while I took a cat nap on the couch.

What do ya think? What is or was your wedding hair plan?