Monday, April 9, 2012

Sweet Sisters

I took this picture on Easter morning and they turned out much better than I had anticipated.  Trying to get these two girls to post for a picture is impossible, which is what makes these so special.  In the first one, my oldest daughter was fixing her little sister's headband for the picture.  So sweet.  

Linking up to the simple things...

Friday, June 17, 2011

FREEBIE: Pink Party Invitation

It's time to plan our little one's first birthday!  Time seems to go by much quicker with the second babe!  Initially, I planned to do a Pinkalicious party, but the theme has morphed simply to a "pink party."  Below is the invitation I designed...

If you would like to use this invitation, a freebie is available by clicking on the image below.  I have provided both a .PSD and .PNG.  
The fonts used are as follow:  
Send me an email or post a comment if you use this template - I'd love to see your creations!  


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Heart Faces - From a Distance

This picture of my daughter and husband was taken in St. Augustine.  I always love father/daughter sweet.  

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Shadow

Much like most two year olds, my daughter mimics everything that she sees other people doing...even her 10 month old sister!  Since I am always snapping pictures, I figured I would whip out my old school Minolta to let her play with it.  All the while, my daughter was saying, "My turn, my turn!  Time for me to take a picture!"  Of course, I couldn't pass up the photo ops.  Meanwhile, my husband kept saying, "Just put the camera down.  How many pictures can you take of her playing with a camera?  What's the big deal?"  

Anyway, below are two pics that I snapped that I really fell in love with.  I'm so glad I didn't get rid of my old school SLR!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick and Easy: Roast Red Pepper Tortellini

As a working mother, I am always looking for quick and easy dinner recipes.  I came up with this one tonight to give a new twist to tortellini - Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini

-Frozen or refrigerated tortellini 
-1 jar roasted red peppers
-1/3 cup of milk (I used low fat)
-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
-1 fresh red pepper
-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

Prepare tortellini as instructed on the package.  Meanwhile, place the jar of roasted red peppers, milk, and shredded cheese and crushed red pepper in a blender or food processor and blend.  Once blending is complete, put the mixture into a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes (until warm).  When tortellini is done cooking, dish into bowls and top with roasted red pepper sauce.  Top with additional cheese and crushed red pepper to taste.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby Jar Gifts

When I transitioned my second child to jarred baby food, it killed me to just throw away the beautiful glass jars that it came in!  After seeing how much glass jars cost, I figured I could certainly find another use for them (after putting them through the dishwasher first, of course).  

It was around the time of Valentine's Day and I decided put together little treat jars for my daughters' teachers, as well as my coworkers.  

I had my husband drill a hole in the top of each jar top.  I then spray painted the tops red and filled each jar with M&Ms.  I created a label for the jars (below) and adhered them to each jar.   

Finally, I made the lollipop flowers, using the tutorial provided by Skip To My Lou.  I didn't use the floral tape for the leaves, but rather just cut strips of green paper, glued the ends, and wrote the name of the recipient.  When I finished them all, I popped a lollipop in the whole of each jar top and...tada....a cute little gift! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Playroom / Nursery Wall Art

I have recently become obsessed with  I believe it is still an 'invitation only' site, so message me with your email address if you'd like me to send you an invite (  Anyway, I have found SO MANY cute ideas on the site and this is one of them...

I LOVE free printables and sure enough, each of these cute alphabet cards is a free printable!   This would be perfect for a child's nursery or playroom.  This could also be put together to create an alphabet book!

Thank you for an adorable printable!