Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bathroom Makeover

And now back to our regularly scheduled programing...

Now that the party is over I can get back to decorating! I just completed a bathroom makeover for only $88! Here is what it looked like when we moved in:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Birthday Party

This is the last post about Jer's birthday party, I promise! Sorry if I have bored you with these. I just wanted to document as much of it as possible for anyone looking for inspiration for their own Nightmare Before Christmas birthday party. I searched all over the place for ideas and couldn't find anything except for some amazing cakes that I could never reproduce and the suggestion to put out all of your Halloween decorations.

So here is what I came up with:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Custom Party Hats

I promise I will get back to posting about something other than kid's birthday parties soon! But for now, here is another party project. Obviously Nightmare Before Christmas party hats are impossible to find but I even tried the over the hill section at the party store looking for plain black ones and came up with nothing. So I decided to just make my own!

I took a party hat I already had, opened it up and traced around it to get my pattern.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Zero the Ghost Dog

Check out my updated tutorial with pattern and photos HERE.

While looking at the invites for Jeremy's party, my husband jokingly suggested that I make a "Zero" decoration. I couldn't get the idea out of my head so I finally decided to give it a try and came up with this:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Italian Sausage Lasagna

I have tried several different lasagna recipes but was never quite happy with any of them. So one day I decided to come up with my own and it turned out to be the Best Lasagna EVER! If I do say so myself. ;) Seriously though, this lasagna never lasts long in our house because it is so addicting. You have been warned.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Birthday Banner & Utencil Holders

Jeremy's birthday party is in ten days! Eek! I am so excited for him and can't wait to see what he thinks of his party. Things are really starting to come together but there is still so much to do!

I made a "Happy Birthday" banner using the same basic method as my Christmas banner. Although, this time instead of adding the glitter myself, I used glittered scrapbook paper that I picked up at awhile back.

I'm not really sure how appropriate glitter is for a boy's birthday but I think it looks pretty cool!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Superhero Cape

Today my SuperJeremy finally got his first real cape! No more bath towel capes for this boy. He is flying in style now!

I don't have any photos of the process because my camera is lame and won't hold a charge. It was pretty easy to do though and it was all from scraps of stuff I had laying around.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Above Cabinet Decoration

To fill up the space above the cabinets, we chose something pretty and practical.

These cocktail glasses were $1 each at Dollar Tree. We entertain a lot so it is handy to have extra glasses and by putting them above the cabinets they add decoration and don't take up cabinet space.

To make them sparkle, we lit them up from behind with rope lights.