Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Weekend Splurge

Well I'm definetly going to be splurging today.  We're going out with  my mom and her hubby to Wingers today.  Yum.  And we just may get some asphalt pie :)  Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!  If you're not (or even if you are) make yourself one of these sweet treats and you're bound to feel better. 

Strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting from The Sweet Life.  Looks yummy!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake.  Doesn't that sound delicious?!  Find it at Sweet Little Smoothie.

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake with Nutella Whip.  Oh my, that sounds like heaven.  This is my kind of dessert!  Find it over at The Kitchen Cookie.

Creme Brulee.  One of my favorites!  You can find this treat at Making Messes.

Raspberry Ribbon Coffee Cake.  Also from The Kitchen Cookie.

Lemon Cheesecake Bars from A Mom, Not a Pro.  Don't these look beautiful and delicious?!

Friday, April 29, 2011

My Entry Way Reveal

I've finally finished decorating our entry way!  Since the hubby still has one more year of school we are still in an apartment and thus, are limited on what we can do.  BUT I think the entry way turned out nice!

I started with this lovely console table (which is actually a bookcase from Office Depot).  There's not much light in the entry way so I added the lamp and a couple of my favorite picture frames that I had lying around.  So this is what it looked like about a month ago.

Here's a close up of the pictures.  This was before baby Noah was born.

I also got these cute baskets to go in the shelves (also from Office Depot).  Love them!

This is what it looks like now.

Once Noah was born I of course wanted one picture of each of my cute boys so I needed to get a new frame because the one that previously had our family picture in it is pink.  I moved that one somewhere else and got the cute blue one you see there.  Here's a close up.

So that's what you see right when you walk into our little place.  There's also space on the wall next to the door, so I put this cute quote in vinyl to remind me to enjoy my little guys, even when it's a challenge :)

One thing though:  I can't decide between the "family" letters you see picture above or the "welcome" blocks below.  Both are bigger than what I would ideally want, so I can't decide which looks better.  Of course if I went with the welcome blocks  I would get rid of the family letters and put the blocks in that spot.

 I made the blocks with a 4x4 (which is actually a 3 1/2 x 3/12 my step dad tells me).  He cut one into blocks for me and I covered the fronts with scrapbooking paper and cut vinyl letters to go on them. 

What do you think?

Baby Noah is one month today.  Time flies!  He's still being a little angel (so grateful for that!), but of course he (and his brother) are still keeping my very busy! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Idea Sharing Wednesday: Features and Party

Please excuse this little plug for my photography business.  If you live in the Pacific Northwest you should check it out.  You'll love the photos and the price!  I "do it all," weddings, senior pictures, child and baby portraits, newborn photography, families, and staff pictures.  I have affordable rates on wedding photography.  Click here to check it out. --> Wedding Photographer, Albany, NY


Hello everyone.  The little ones have been keeping me busy!  Noah has finally outgrown that beloved sleeps all the time, fusses never, stage.  So between him and little Sam I'm learning to increase my patience.  And that leaves pretty much no "me time." 

There were a lot of great projects this week!  Here are some of my favorites. 

Creative Picture Hangings over at Be Crafty. Be Creative. Be Cute.

Adorable teacher appriciation gift idea at Creative Mommas.

Create a no-sew shopping cart cover over at Little Rays of Sunshine.

Cute Towel Topper over at Cheri Quite Contrary.

Bracelets made from popsicle sticks.  How fun!  Find it over at Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom.

Learn how to make a paper lantern over at a Creative Mind.

Super cute messenger bag tutorial at Yards and Yards.

I love this swing-back purse over at The Polka Dot Umbrella.

Gorgeous tub re-do at Thrifty Like Me.

Some pretty impressive knock-offs at Bless.

I'm loving this Potter Barn knock off from Made it on Monday.

And how fun is this mirror made from Jenga blocks?  Find it over at Moms of All Trades.

Alright, let's get this party started!  I can't wait to see what fun things you've created.  If you are new to linky parties and need further instructions on how to join, click here.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Weekend Splurge

First a little plug for my photography business (mostly to helpt out it's google ranking :))  But, if you do happen to live in the Pacific Northwest, you should definetly check it out.  I have affordable rates and you won't have to sacrifice quality.  You can check it out here --> Senior Pictures, Clifton Park, NY (Sweet Confections Photography.

Chocolate Bananna Cupcakes from Tidy Mom.

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes from The Pretty Bee

Buttery Cream Cheese Bars at Two Twenty One.  Those look am-a-zing!

Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches at A Whisk and a Prayer.  Yum.

Peanut Butter Stripes at The Kitchen Cookies.

Tres Leches at Grey Luster Girl.

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes at Inside BruCrew Life.

Raspberry Lemonade Angel Food Cupcakes at Did Someone Say Party?

Eclair Cake at The Country Cook.  Mmmmm, eclairs, so good!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes at Mama Schell Says

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Plum Top Tutorial

How cute is this little top?  I love it!  It looks really simple too.  Head on over to Mama Says Sew to check out the tutorial.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Idea Sharing Wednesday: Features and Party

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday!  I can't wait to see what fun things you've created.  Little Noah and Sam have been keeping me busy, so I'm looking forward to taking a little break and checking out your projects.  Inspire me :)  If you are new to linky parties and need further instructions on how to join, click here.

Here are some features from last week before we get the party started.

Adorable scalloped Easter dress over at Ladybird Ln.

Amazing dresser re-do at Recaptured Charm.

Repurposed skirt into a cute handbag at Blissful and Domestic.

Ruffled burlap pillow tutorial at FabuLESSly Crafty.

The Layla bag.  The more I see this cute bag, the more I want one :)  This one is over at Artfully @ Atalier Caroline.

Stenciled Placemats at the Polka Dot Umbrella.  So fun!

Cute and different wreath from the Artsy Girl Connection

Awesome boy's room  make-over at Grunged, Glittered n Branded.

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week and everyone who is linking up this week :)

Let's get the party started!


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