Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Very Merry UN-Birthday Party

For Cadee's 2nd UN-birthday party
{we had it a week early}
we decided on a Wonderland "Tea Party" theme!

I was planning on making my daughter her "Alice" dress,
but when I found it for a great price
I was relieved to have one less thing to do!

Like I said in my previous post I am in love with the dollar store
so most of my party prep and decorations are from there :}

I found some great plastic vases with decorative etching
and thought they would be perfect with a little black spray paint
{that way I didn't have to fill them to cover the fake stems of the roses}
And of course I filled them with RED and WHITE roses


I also came across this "Fabulous Find" while browsing the Goodwill

It needed a little TLC that for sure
and suprisingly I came across this blog 
with a home recipe for silver polish!
{See great minds think alike}

For the rest of the decorations,
we just made a few signs saying
"This Way", "That Way", "Over Yonder"...
Found some doiles and playing cards for the table.
{I realized later when looking at my pictures, I fogot to put the clocks on the table, oops!}

And of course, we had croquet,
one set for the kiddos and one for the adults
{unfortunately, i forgot to get a picture of the cute kids set}
My mother-in-law had printed out cute pictures
of the playing card characters from the cartoon movie
and taped them around the goals!

It must have been my lucky week
because I ended up finding Alice in Wonderland story books
to give to the kids in their goody bags!

It was a great party and I had so much fun planning it,
already thinking of ideas for the next one!

BigSis LilSis

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dollar Days: "I Like It"

So my new favorite store is Dollar Tree!

They have so many things there
to make fun crafts out of and if you mess up,
who cares, it was only a $1!!

So as I was browsing the other day,
I came across these simple plain swimsuits for toddlers.
Again, thinking this is only $1?!

Since miss Cadee is SOOO into Ice Cream right now
("i like it" is what she calls it)
I thought adding an ice cream applique
would be cute and fun!

All I did was take some scrap fabric I had
and used an ice cream stencil to cut out the shapes.
Sewed it to the swimsuit!

I also added a few ruffles!


Dollar Days,
BigSis LilSis

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Batch of Bows

Just having fun making bows for my girls!!
(I have done other styles here)

BigSis LilSis

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Crafty: Hooded Beach Towel

With Summer around the corner
and my daughter beginning to spend her days outside
in her mini pool,
I thought it was time to pull out the beach towels!
{but not before giving them a little face lift ;}

I LOVE the baby hooded bath towels
and when I came across this tutorial 
on making one for bigger kids
I had to get started on one for Cadee!!

I decided to take her cute Hello Kitty beach towel
{instead of a solid color as used in the tutorial} 
and found a coordinating towel for the hood!

Super quick, easy and cute!

I also love that when she gets out of the pool we can
scoop her up
the way we did after her bath as a baby!!

These would make great gifts
for those kiddos with summer birthdays!
Thow it in a beach bag with some sand toys
and they are good to go ;}

Summer fun,
BigSis LilSis

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fabulous Find: Rock & Play

This is for all the new parents with newborns
or soon to be parents!

This is the best find yet :)

Check out the fabulous review here
As soon as I read the reviews we went out and bought it!!
I can't say that my little one is sleeping 6 hours yet,
but we love how portable it is
and she takes all her naps in it very nicely :)))

So make sure to add it to your registry
or pick one up today!!

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