Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Art Show

Elementary Students led by a super-talented art instructor!
I am really impressed!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nautical themed baby rooms

A nautical themed baby room is ideal for a little boy OR for a little girl... You can incorporate shabby chic and antiques for a fabulous look...

Here are some ideas:

  • In sheets, curtains, blankets, and rugs, choose natural shades, such as, pale green, light blue, white, sand, and pale yellow...

  • Place a braided rug on the floor for added comfort and beauty.

  • Use large wicker baskets for toys, stuffed animals, and books.

  • For added decor, fill a mason jar with shells or beach stones and place on a white shelf

  • Use whimsical beach/boat signs for wall decor.

These nautical themed items were found at Land of

For more nautical themed baby room ideas: It's A Party-ful Life presents... What Kids Dig, kid's decorating, recipes, tv-free activity ideas and more! Baby Decor Ideas.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Chelsea is graduating!

OMG! I cannot believe it! I am getting OLD! My dear niece, Chelsea is graduating. I have offered to make her a scrapbook for her open house, and here is the last page. I am posting several more layouts on

Monday, May 18, 2009

Over the Hill Party

For my mom's 60th birthday, we celebrated with a surprise party! Here are the party favors that I made...More photos here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A family that Wii's together, stays together

Ok, so our family finally got a Wii. We are just getting aquainted with it and are having some fun.

As we become familiar with the games, Josh & I will give some reviews...

I also got a Wii Fit and have yet to try it. I will let y'all know on that one too...

Check back shortly.... I think there is a competition with a 6 year old in my near future...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Here are some great ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican fiesta: It's A Party-ful Life! Cinco de Mayo or Fiestas...

Here is a great dinner to make tonight!
Spanish Rice:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot, not smoking. Add chicken pieces and saute until browned, about 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet, then add onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add rice and saute about 2 minutes, stirring, to coat the rice with the oil. Then add the reserved chicken, tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, bay leaf, paprika and ground black pepper. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf and serve.
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm May Day

Such a beautiful place!