I am officially obsessed with this and am already wanting to plan a NYE party around it. Dying. Party in a Box. Done right. You get 3 fans, 3 bunting balls, 6 votive holders, 1 cocktail shaker, 1 serving tray & 6 champagne coupes! Such a great gift for your fun party throwing friend. Or if you are that party throwing friend, buy it for yourself. You deserve it. Then invite us over!
Seriously anytime you put a cactus in a pumpkin and spray paint other pumpkins gold, you know its gonna be a good nite.
It was a double oven kind of nite. Which meant my bangs were definitely curly. #hotcook
tic tac toe of puff pastry yumminess. cut your puff pastry into even squares, i may or may not have had to use a ruler and then add toppings. we did orange, sage, salt and honey, pear, honey and chevre and hot pepper jelly and chevre (inspired by martha, no link, it was in her mag)
chalkboard sign, chalkboard pen wouldn’t work, so i went old school with the dusty chalk.again, gold pumpkin. and rosemary wreaths on IRONED napkins with little name tags. just printed the names on kraft colored card stock and cut them into little flags and then used floral wire to form the rosemary into wreaths.
puff pastry appetizer
pear prosecco spritzers
roasted butter garlic sage chicken with pomegranate glaze on a bed of roasted veggies (i used apples, butternut squash and fingerling potatoes)
my favorite brussell sprout recipe of all time (i leave out the anchovies)
chocolate cake and copious amounts of yummy wine
i love cats. that is another word i can say. but i can’t say mama. did i tell you that?
we love this girl. she is funny, feisty, happy, kinda crazy, has had more owies in her short life than the rest of her family put together (see fat lip in photos) and she fills our hearts to the brim. can’t believe its been 10 months. her heart is healthy, we have been no where near a hospital in at least 3 months and she is tipping the charts at about 3%, looking chubby and well fed. in fact she will eat anything.
(oh and i’m totally ok with the fact that both girls first word was dada and that when they both see him, they swoon. cause he is a pretty great guy and kinda makes me swoon too)
Ok, this is pretty amazing. A two day “crafting community camp” at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. We love the Ace and we love crafts. And we love Splendid too. Enter to win a trip to the camp and $500 Splendid gift card. Yes Please!
time is going too fast! why can’t it go as slow as it did on bed rest?
we are so in crazy love with this baby.
she is so sweet and so funny.
do not try to make me sit up. it is too much work. i like to lay down. i don’t care what other babies do.
do not make me wait for my bottle. it gets me so fired up.
do not leave me on my stomach for longer than five minutes. see above about sitting up.
please beat box for me all day long. it is my favorite and makes me laugh hard.
tell sister to never stop reading to me in the mornings. i love that.
i do not like to baby babble. i prefer to scream. or spit. (my version of beat boxing)
when you put me in my swing for a nap, i can not help it that i would rather ninja kick.
most of the time i sleep all nite for you. when i want to party at 4am, please be entertaining, do not try to put me back in bed.
stop trying to figure out my personality. sometimes you are funny and sometimes you are not. simple.
i love my pink & white vintage dress that was auntie megan’s. tell her thank you.
ps. mommy, what happened to your “i will never talk in the voice of my baby rule”?
sweet baby lola