Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birthday Girl

Hey friends!  Life has been good, just busy.  Isn't that the way it is for all of us? Blogging has been on the back-burner,  I just haven't had the motivation nor been able to find the time for some reason.  But I have a bazillion pictures and stories that I'd love to record.  So, here we go...

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A sweet little girl in our house turned 4 on July 13th and we celebrated with a super fun watercolor party.  I am terrible about coming up with fun parties and to be honest, I'm just not a big birthday party fan.  I know, it's a shame.  I found this idea on a blog called The Handmade Home, and loved it! Now Ashley from The Handmade Home is super duper talented and fun, two things I sometimes struggle with.  So I just totally copied her idea {she said it was okay}, and the party planning began!

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I bought some water colors and canvases from Michaels and tied a simple pink ribbon around each set.

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Then I painted some watercolor sheets to use as placemats.  I got some solid white paper cups from Wal-Mart and also painted stripes on them. Easy-peasy!

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I made a very simple {and cheap!} banner out of coffee filters by painting them and taping them over some ribbon that I strung from the light fixture above the table.

That gorgeous "4" was painted by my talented friend and that yummy cake was made by my granny with some help from a really cute little girl.  It was such a gift to be able to spend time with my granny and try to learn all of her baking tricks. We call Allie Beth 'Myrtis' {my granny's name} because she is seriously her twin.  I mean they are so much alike it is unreal.  And I truly wouldn't pick another person on this planet for her to be like. I am so, so blessed to still have my granny.  She is like the energizer bunny because she keeps going, and going, and going.  She has more energy than me and she's 82!! Such a joy!

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Gotta have that lipstick!

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We had pink Kool-Aid in some little glass bottles with blue and white chevron straws. So cute!

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It turned out to be a fun day and most of all my sweet "4" year old was happy!  I'm so thankful for her 'firecracker' spirit! She loves hard and keeps us all straight! But where oh where is the time going?!! Slow down sweet girl! Slow down!

More to come...


Mamy K said...

Sweet Birthday Girl! She's one special little girl!! The party was perfect! Love y'all!

Mamy K said...

Sweet Birthday Girl! She's one special little girl!! The party was perfect! Love y'all!