Monday, February 23, 2015

Ahoy It's a Boy Baby Shower

A couple of weeks ago, my mom and my friend hosted my baby shower. Everything was darling, from the theme, to the colors, to the games and the yummy menu. I must confess I got involved and helped with some stuff, decision making and DIY.  This was so fun! I chose navy blue and gold for the colors, along with a Nautical theme.

These are the invitations that were sent out. Aren't they so fun?
 
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So in love with these water labels!
 
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 Gold chevron straws...
 
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Made these cute cones for popcorn,  they were a hit!
 
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 I so wanted a life preserve, since they were a bit pricey and couldn't find one I liked, I decided to DIY mine.
 
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My mom has a lot of party hosting materials, such as these super cute gold dessert stands, perfect for the cupcakes.
 
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One of the sisters in our ward (church) volunteered to make this super delicious cake, and boy was it amazing, she is so talented. I loved how preppy it looked!
 
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Little nautical banners for Centerpieces, super simple and not very hard to make.
 
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Props to my mom for always knowing how to make the perfect food display and set up. Not to mention for always having the yummiest menu ever!
 
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My aunt Erica made me the cutest diaper motorcycle, isn't she so talented?
 
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Favors! don't you just love the gold safety pins?
 
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It was such a lovely evening, I felt so special! Thank you to everyone that made this event possible, basically my entire family, and to everyone that came and participated, thank you for showering me.

Thanks for stopping by friends!

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

*Simply Beautiful Christmas*

This years theme was Simply Beautiful. Although this Christmas we didn't have a place of our own to decorate, I still wanted to make it our own Christmas. Therefore, we were able to craft, and make things simple yet beautiful for our enjoyment. Don't let your home situation stop you from owning the holidays.  
 
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A look back on all the holiday craft and ideas this Christmas
 
 My little man and I had so much fun making these two crafts together. He felt so involved and we bonded.


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 Easiest and cheapest Christmas Wreath ever!


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 These I made for friends, nail polish for the girls and socks for the boys.
 
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 My friends and Neighbors loved this healthy Christmas Treat
 
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My favorite Christmas Gift Wrapping yet!
 
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And there you have it, I had so much fun making the little details. These are the things that control freaks such as myself, enjoy and are must haves.
 
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Thank you so much for visiting with me this year 2014, where did the year go? I appreciate everyone of my readers and followers. Thank you!
 
**Merry Christmas**
 
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Claudia H

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gifts: For Your Mistletoes

Ok, sometimes it's hard to get everything done and ready for Christmas, here are a couple of ideas on quick and creative last minute gifts, or stocking stuffers.


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For the girls

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 For the boys!
 
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 Very quick and simple. They will love it!
 
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Claudia H

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wrapping Gifts The Simple Way

Gift Wrapping is probably one of my favorite things to do during Christmas, making things look beautiful is my passion, and I happen to have the patience for such a sport.
 
 Being an elf is a lot of work, but oh so fun! All the paper, and the ribbons, and the colors! I absolutely have so much fun with this activity. It was all so easy, honestly I just went to the dollar store, and found this simple brown paper and white paper. The ribbons on the other hand were a bit pricier, luckily my mother had a great collection of them, so I didn't have to spend too much.
 
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I used the Classic Red and White. It's TIMELESS!
 
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What's more beautiful than a natural and organic look, achieved with brown paper and twine. It gives me a Regency period feel.
 
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A punch of green is just perfect to give it an organic look.
 
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Cohesive? Dare I say yes!
 
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I know it's not about the "Presents" but rather about His "Presence", however, I just adore the way they look underneath the Christmas Tree.
Simply Beautiful!
 
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How do you gift wrap for Christmas?

Thanks for stopping by today

Claudia H

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gifts: Clementine Mini Wreaths

Keeping with the Simply Natural Christmas theme I am following this year, I decided to make simply cute mini Clementine Wreaths, (can you tell I am addicted to making wreaths?)  to give away to our friends and neighbors. Not only is this a natural gift, but very calorie friendly. Seriously healthy!


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Oh so fun! And oh so easy! Normally I would have used twine to tie up the clementines, however I couldn't find any twine this year, (perhaps I should have looked harder) so I used a thinner type of "indoor twine", not my favorite string yet, very slippery and not so easy to work with, but the color was just right.
 
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Still, they looked so great! Everyone loved them, I made a few batches of these.

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They were so cute and festive that I wanted to keep them for myself.
 
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What treats have you made for your friends and neighbors this year?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Claudia H
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tis The Season to be Crafty DIY: Cotton Ball Wreath


This year I really felt like having a simply beautiful and natural Christmas. Therefore the color scheme had to be less formal, and more natural.  From the d├ęcor, to the Christmas cards, to the gift wrapping (coming soon). So I decided to use some natural elements to make a pretty simple wreath.
 
This was the easiest and simplest project I have ever made. Cotton balls, wreath, pick your favorite ribbon, and voila! Total cost for this project $2.50
 
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I really like the simplicity of this wreath, the cotton looks like snowballs, and the beautiful stripped ribbon gives it the perfect touch of Christmas.
 
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Thank you for stopping by today!
 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Tis The Season to be Crafty DIY: Pom Pom Ornaments

This was such a fun craft, perfect for the little ones. They always want to help you make things. Seriously so easy! The hardest part was cutting out the shapes. Other than that, it was a blast!
 
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Our cute souvenir for Christmas 2014
 
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Thanks for stopping by!