Tuesday, January 24, 2012

anti-valentine's day??

not everyone LOVES valentine's day...and if you are one of them, here are some great etsy finds to thumb your nose at this holiday!

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this is a set of cookies i have been making for the last few years and they always sell out!!

so, what are your feelings on valentine's day?


Thursday, January 19, 2012

for your love

have you started to think about valentine's day yet?
here's two really sweet and simple ideas for your love

seven days of love

a simple 7-day pill box filled with candy and love notes
you can find the printables here

{by dating divas via the sweetest occasion}

if you prefer an intimate evening at home, then this darling invitation is just perfection

all the printables can be found here courtesy of eat, drink, chic

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

max's dangerous party for boys

***warning - picture heavy***

our son, max turned ten years old in november. we threw him a "dangerous party for boys" based on the dangerous book for boys. here's the invitation by rachel of pencil shavings. she did such a great job!

all the food was based on different chapters in the book. there was a chess cake made by my dear friend andrea, fossil cookies and crickette and larvet cupcakes. the kids loved challenging each other to eat the crickettes and larvettes!

the chess pieces were made from white and dark chocolate

all the activities were also taken from the book

paper water bomb (it actually holds water!)

sticks for bows

learning how to juggle

learning the rules of poker

my favorite part was my husband's presentation on "advice on girls"
taken directly from the book (not based on his own experiences!)

they all high-fived when my husband suggested that they stay away from
girls until they were 30!

we made them eat "dangerous" food based on some of the
seven modern wonders of the world

all the boys received a box of "essential gear for dangerous boys"
(compass, flashlight, pencil, paper, marble, fish hook, fishing line,
needle and thread, bandaid, magnifying glass, bandana)

happy birthday max!!!