Thursday, October 15, 2009
Once again, my poor little blog has been neglected! A busy schedule, family in town, a grouchy baby, and a few other projects have caused me to put my blogging life on the back burner! Please forgive me... I will try my best to get back on top of things!!!
Here are two of the Halloween cards I made. I have been meaning to get these up on here for a few weeks now, but better late than never! I am so excited about Alexa's very 1st Halloween. I know she won't really "get-it" this year, but the "1st's" are always so fun. I decided I wanted her to be a bumble bee this year. I figured this could possibly be the only year that I get to choose the costume without her opinion. She has proven to be pretty strong-willed already, so I foresee many costume battles ahead in my life. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the pictures of my sweet little bee!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Please forgive me for my lack in posts the past few days! I have been devoting my "baby-free" time to designing Save the Dates for one of my best friends growing up! I can not wait to show you some of the new designs, but I will wait until she chooses which one she wants to use!
Until then, here is a new baby girl birth announcement! Looking at the sweet picture of my baby girl makes me miss those newborn days!! Maybe its because she is SLEEPING in this picture! As amazing as that time was, I absolutely LOVE the new stage she is in! It is so much fun to watch them grow and change everyday! Oh, I just love my sweet girl to pieces!!!!
pink & yellow
Friday, September 25, 2009
Happy FRIDAY! So far, my week has been so wonderful!
My sister and her sweet baby girl have been in town visiting all week. We have been having so much fun playing with our babies!! As kids, she and I would play dolls all the time and just wish that they were real babies... well, now we really do get to play "dolls" all day long! Its so much fun!!!
This morning, I was able to share a tradition and fond childhood memory with my little doll! I still live in the same town I grew up in. Yes, some may say I need to venture out in the world, but I just love it here... I can't imagine calling any other place home! ... One of my all time FAVORITE events growing up was the town's Fair & Parade. Well, Miss Alexa got to experience her very first parade this morning! (she was in my tummy last year, so we won't count that one)!!! It was so much fun, just as I imagined it would be! She and her cousin did so good! Brookie waved to all the horses and danced to the music of the school bands. Alexa just smiled and soaked it all in! The weather was amazing... simply perfect!!! It brought back so many fun memories of my childhood and I am so excited that I have the opportunity to share some of the same childhood memories with my very own baby! We have big plans to venture out to the fair tomorrow to see all the animals and eat some JUNK food (tomorrow is my cheat day, and I plan on living it up)! Hopefully Alexa will enjoy the fair as much as the parade!
Sorry for the rambling... I just had to share my excitement with you! Back to business...
This is by far one of my favorite baby shower invitations I have done to date! With a simple change in color, it could easily be transformed into a baby shower invite for a little girl. This same design would also make for a super cute photo birth announcement!!! Don't you think?!?
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I know many people say there is NOTHING in this world like being a grandparent! Although I don't know what this is like, I have a feeling being an aunt is a similar enjoyment!! You get to play and have soooooo much fun, and then give them back... there is no obligation to making sure you follow any rules!!! I am so blessed to have 3 precious nieces and a nephew who is cuter than a button! They are all so much fun!!!
My sister (and best friend) had her 1st baby girl in July of 2008. I had just found out I was pregnant when my beautiful niece Brooklyn was born. Maybe it was because I was pregnant, but her birth was so real and emotional to me. I think the reality of the whole process really started to sink in! Brooklyn has been such a joy to watch grow up this past year! I continually take note of how she is growing and developing so I know what to expect of Miss Lexi. I will say... she definitely sets the bar pretty high! ;) She has the sweetest, wildest personality... oh, I just LOVE her! One minute she will rub her little cheek on your hand and say "oooohhhhh", and then the next minute she will be dancing like a wild woman to her music. I love her carefree, fun personality... its refreshing... I wish I had more of that in myself. She is so darn smart too! Sometimes almost too smart for her own good! Her vocabulary is outstanding. She is like a little sponge, continually soaking up every bit of knowledge she can. I know she and Alexa will be the very best of friends as they grow up! I pray for their relationship daily!
Well, in July, Brooklyn celebrated her 1st birthday. Being the crazy kid she is, her momma saw fit that she had a "WILD ONE" birthday! (this also had a bit to do with my sister's LOVE for leopard print)! Everything was decorated with leopard, hot pink, lime green and turquoise. It was stinkin' precious!!! Everything was absolutely perfect! I had the privilege of creating her invitation. I think it turned out exactly as my sister had envisioned it.
In a few days, Brookie will be celebrating her 14 month b-day... So, Happy 14 Month Birthday Brooklyn!! You are a beautiful baby girl, inside and out! I am so proud to be your auntie!!!! I love you!!!!!