Friday, July 16, 2010

Birthday to do list among other things on my mind

My darling Olivia (who is not so darling at the moment due to a persistant tooth trying to poke through) is going to be 1 yr old on Aug. 11th. I am trying my best to make it an awesome birthday party on limited funds so, I have gone searching in blogland and here is what I have found:

great idea! My hubby has a ton of butcher paper since he runs a meat dept!

How darling is this???

Love these invitations, so beautifully homemade and organic looking

what great decor is this!

All of these fantastic party ideas came from the wonderful, talented Cottage Mama

I am doing a sesame street theme while still keeping the party cute and girly. I am doing fabric invites that are all going to be different from very cute $0.99 fat quarters from Joann's and I am hanging a sign that is going to say

This birthday party was brought to you by the number 1 and the letter's O-L-I-V-I-A

Just like on sesame street!

I am going to order a cupcake tray with one small cake on top for the bday girl, and I am in the process of making her a birthday dress.

I also love these ideas for birthdays:

I love this, and I knew those empty formula can would come in handy.

These ones are made by Sumo over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff but it originated at Fireflies and Jellybeans.

How awesome are these bday favors, pretty cheap too with a dollar store trip and a little DIY.

For more bday awesomeness, check out The Girl Creative's link up

Now, I must say that I am feeling inspired and ready to work!!!

But alas, I have some family news that I am quite excited about and just have to share. After a recent family vacay back home, the Hubba Wubba and I have decided that we HAVE to move closer to our families. I am so homesick, and I want nothing more than to be able to raise our daughter close to her 3 sets of grandparents!

So instead of living a whopping 10 hours away from our family we will soon be uprooting our family about 2 hours away from our parents. I must say that I am quite excited about this which is making all the more homesick and ready to just pack up and go. I can't wait to be able to have weekend visits with our family, and holidays together, and no more teary good byes because we can see them whenever we have a few spare hours in the day :)

Don't get me wrong, I love where we live but family is truly the most important thing to us and what's the point of living that far away from the thing that means the most to you if you don't have too??

Wish us luck, because we are about to write a whole new chapter in our lives!!!

by the way, I am open to birthday party ideas, and links if you know of any good ones.



  1. The tissue pom poms are really easy to make and are very cute! I made them for a baby shower a few months ago. I also did the bucket idea for party favors at my daugthers 2nd b-day. You might check out the $1.00 section at Target- sometimes they have Sesame Street items! And, I love the invite idea!

  2. I LOVE all of those birthday ideas. My girls' b-days are both in August, 2 weeks apart, so we're throwing them one big party. I need to visit that website and get some tips! I can't wait to see what all you do.

    I can't imagine living that far from my family. You all definitely made a great decision. Good luck!

  3. Oh, ALL of those ideas for birthdays are wonderful! I especially love the little party hat! :) I love the Sesame Street theme, too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by our blog, and for your kind comment! :)

    I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  4. SInce you are crafty, you can totally pull off a fantastic party for cheap!

  5. August 11 was my due date! Mungee decided to take her time and waited until August 17th. Needless to say, I'm in the throes of party planning as well and am stressing out! I know Mungee won't remember it, but I want it to be perfect :) Good luck!

  6. What cute ideas! I love what you're going to write on the sign too! Thanks for stopping by my blog on Friday, I'm your newest follower now :)

  7. love the birthday ideas. my little girly girl will be turning one in September so I figured it's never to early to start collecting good ideas. The birthday hat is so sweet!

    I'll be back to visit again, found your cute blog threw Housewife electric.


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