Jane turns 4

Jane’s birthday party was over the weekend and here are a few highlights from the prep to the party.

I started with the invites as those would be my jumping off point for ideas.  I used a graphic design program and came up with invite below.  A quick upload to Walmart Photo Shop online and I had invites in no time.

IMG_2454 Now for the stuffs.  Jane’s pirate outfit included a stripped shirt, a red tutu, pirate hat and pirate necklace.  The kids (and adults) all got eye patches and pirate hats.  The princess wands were available for those that wanted them.

Jane's Pirate Princess Birthday

 

 IMG_2470We had a tattoo and sunscreen station 🙂 , a small pool for the littles and a larger pool for the bigs.
IMG_2476IMG_2482Jane enjoyed herself immensely in both.
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 IMG_2501A little pinata action.
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Happy Birthday Miss Jane!  Mom and Dad love you.

Teacher appreciation gift

Teacher Appreciation – End of Year gift for a male teacher……who knew it would stretch my brain.  Jules has had female teachers in the past and all of my Go-To gift ideas are all geared towards girls…..so I had to get creative.  Our Christmas gift to Mr B was very light on imagination, so I was determined to do it right since Jules had a blast in Mr B’s classroom this year.

When you google male teacher appreciation gift, you get a lot of ideas…..but none of them quite what I was looking for.  In my search I came across a printed picture of a tree with printed fingerprints as the leaves and the teachers name at the bottom.  Soooooo riffing off of that I merged that idea with a family tree.

IMG_0090To start my tree – I started with straight up black acrylic paint.

IMG_0093And to fill in the names on the branches, leaves and school year – I used .3mm fine point marker pens.

IMG_0094Kinda girlie but still better than some of my other ideas.  I did something creative and by throwing in some guy stuff like a gift card to iTunes, Amazon, anything BBQ related……Mr B gets something useful and I get to use some creativity.  Win, Win!!

Arty Art Painting….Done!

Another one done, and I LOVE IT…….SNL Joyologist style.  I worked on this painting for ages to get it to the point where I LOVE IT.   You need to click the link and watch the video to get the LOVE IT image 🙂

DSCN1572With black, white, grey, silver, pearl, and  a purplemagenta rouge.  Yeah, Awesome.

DSCN1573Yummyness to look at.  I hope you are digging the eyecandy.  Now that I am done, I will have to move on to another canvas…..Sniff.

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Christmas and people wanting gift ideas….ehhh

I am at the point in life where I am really, really, REALLY bad at narrowing down gift items.  I can pick gifts for others…but myself?  No way.  In an effort to be helpful…hehehehe…… I have come up with the below list of stuff I would probably never get for myself.  In order to come up with this list, I picked the first 6 things that came to my mind.  Never-mind price or practicality (hello, Puppy?)…Nobody but mister is going to get me a $400 mixer.  🙂

The Quickest Christmas list....ever

Rose Quartz Amethyst Diamond – Let’s get some jewelry on this list

Amazon.com – More Kitchen gadgets!!!

File Goldendoodle puppy.jpg – Who doesn’t want a puppy?  A snugly puppy to love

Are you terrible at proposing gift ideas for yourself??
In other news…..I really enjoy the holiday season…especially with young kids….more on that in the next post.