3/31/17

5 years old: flashback

Hi guys, so I don't want to go crazy trying to catch my life up but if there's something I want to share, I'd say Thursdays TBT and Friday FBF are perfect for it.This is one of those things.

Last year Ardo turned 5. I had so many emotions about my baby turning 5. It's so weird because 2,3,4 I was totally fine with, but 5 was a whole new thing. Maybe because I knew the next chapter was going to start, that being kindergarten? And kindergarten has been a whole new world for us (hours of homework for a 5 year old is not the biz). The day of Ardo's 5th birthday I woke up ready to start the day, and I had a text from my sister (and business partner) with a little movie. I started watching and my sister had made me a video of 5 years of Ardo. Okay so I probably haven't made this a big deal, but I am absolutely NOT a crier. You know those people that watch a commercial or a sad movie and just bawl. Yeah that's totally not me. I just don't do it, and it's weird because I can be very passionate and angry and super happy, but crying just doesn't connect with me unless I guess it's worthy. So I started to watch this movie and it was so sweet and then as the little mid-videos went on and as I watched Ardo grow, I really got emotional and all the emotions of being a mom and surviving 5 years just rushed me. In 5 years I now had another child and two times the bedrest, and two times the nursing and just how much it all meant to me. Every thought came over me and I cried. Also I mean how amazing is my sister. She took so much time making sure that I also had a gift on this momentous birthday. So with all that, please enjoy this video and Happy Friday!

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3/26/17

lemon shower

Last weekend I helped one of my best friends and cousin in laws with her Lemon Themed baby shower. Mai's baby girl on the way last name is Lemon and when she became pregnant, I so hoped she would go with a Lemon theme (cause adorbs!) so when she did, I was so excited! I haven't blogged in awhile so I haven't been able to really talk about the shop my sister and I opened called the paper mouse shop. We opened this shop last September and are really having fun creating new products and just new banners. I asked Mai if I could be in charge of the dessert table, she said yes, and I had so much fun creating a simple clean table with a rustic touch. Description of Photo Description of Photo These white tin cake stands I bought at world market for James' first birthday have been used so many times already. I love when you can really make party decorations stretch and get the most use out of a $10 cake stand. Description of Photo I love so much these galvanized cake stands also from world market. You guys world market is just amazing, and I suggest you go....all the time! You never know the new products they're gonna have but they always do and I can always find what I'm looking for. Description of Photo I love cake pops and cupcakes but I really wanted a dessert I hadn't seen before on a dessert table. I started brain storming and googling and somehow cinnamon rolls popped into my head. I knew I wanted to figure out a way to add them. Mai is amazing because she really trusted me with the dessert table. I bought cinnamon rolls from cinnabon and they were so yummy. The venue Mai had her baby shower had a kitchen so it was really easy to just warm them up a little and put them out. Even without being warmed they were pretty good. Description of Photo I was so excited to make this lemon pom pom garland. I'm trying to get better at making pom poms so I can add them to our shop. I appreciate the practice and really love the way it came out. Description of Photo And my simple cake topper. We are beyond excited for baby lemon to arrive!

3/14/17

hello

So it's been what, two years since I posted in this little blog of mine, seems about right? Right? I think, I think I want to revive this. But guys I'm working on a new name. Well I'm brainstorming a new name. I will be back very soon, I just wanted to dip my feet in a new blog post and say hello. HELLO!

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