Monday, May 10, 2010

Airplane 1st Birthday

My son Hudson turned 1 in April and I was determined to make all of his birthday decorations myself after seeing some on etsy.com that I loved, but couldn't afford.  I came across some adorable airplane scrapbook paper and knew that it was perfect for my bubbly baby boy!  Here are just a few of the photos of everything I made.  I think it turned out great and can't wait until next year to do it all again!  And actually I would love to start doing this for others.  I am an experienced event planner turned stay-at-home mom, so this was right up my alley.

Hudson's party hat
Front door sign
High chair banner
Cake toppers
Happy Birthday banner
First 12 months banner ( this was my favorite and everyone else's)

I also made thank you notes to match the invitations, but haven't photographed those yet.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Start of a Garden

We are trying our hand at growing our own pumpkins this year.  They can be so expensive and we really love carving them and decorating with them in the fall.  I actually grew some once when I was in first grade.  It was super easy and they grew like weeds!  I saved seeds from our pumpkins last year, planted them in a plastic cup to get them started and now we transfered them to their little area in the yard.
I hope they survive!  I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Housewarming Gift Idea

I was inspired by a picture I saw online to create this adorable housewarming gift.  I've already given these to two friends who recently bought their first homes.  I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out.  Here is one that I did of my own house.

All I did to create this was take the picture and then edit it using Picasa to add the caption.  On the versions I made for my friends the caption read "Home Sweet Home", or you could also put "Welcome Home" or "Home is Where the Heart Is" or any other house related caption. 
After printing the picture I then put it in a new frame so that they always have a picture of their first home. 
I think it makes a great keepsake!

Here is the finished product:

Isn't it so cute!?
This and a bottle of wine and you can't go wrong!