There's a party going on at Gallamore West!

Hi Friends! I haven't disappeared, even though it sure looks like it. I've been busy blogging away at our family blog,
and I've been contemplating what to do because I've gotten really good at regularly updating that blog, but with three little ones I'm not sure I can handle two separate blogs. I've slowly been moving all of my previous posts from here over to that blog. But I don't want to lose all of you following my blog!!
How about you come join me over at Gallamore West?
Pretty, pretty please?


It's Football Time!

My husband grew up back east though and is a BIG Redskins fan. Since we don't get to see too many Redskins games on TV out here on the west coast, he was so excited that their season opener was on TV out here that we decided to host a Redskins party last night with some good friends to kick off football season. I seriously can't believe I did all that work for a football game that the Chargers weren't even playing in... just joking, I love the guy and I love hosting parties, so it was all worth it. Plus the Redskins beat the Cowboys... ahhh, icing on the cake! I made this banner and the other printables from paperandcake.com. This is the 2nd time I've used one of their printable parties and I LOVE them! I loved being able to edit the text with the printables. We used my husband's football pictures from when he was a kid as part of the decorations! We had two galvanized drink tubs... one for the adult drinks and one for the kid drinks. The touchdown tea from the Rookie tub was a big hit! One of my favorite party details was the green astroturf runner! These little labels marked all the food for the RED Skin potato bar. For dessert I made chocolate rice krispy footballs and Red Velvet cupcakes (since it was a RED Skins party after all!) It was a great night with wonderful friends and I wish the Redskins a great season... almost as good of a season as I hope the Chargers have. Go Bolts! And Redskins :)


Silhouette Give Away!!

Ever since my friend Jen won the Silhouette giveaway on HowDoesShe.com recently ( I KNOW, she is sooooo lucky!!) I have been wanting one of my own. Tonight on Kara's Party Ideas, one of my favorite party sites, she is hosting a Silhouette giveaway!!! Hop on over and leave a comment so you can try to win it too! Look at what Jen just whipped up on hers for the 1st Day of School today... adorable!


Calling all little ladies!!

Looking for an adorable theme to host your little girl's next party? Tweedle Dee Designs is a super cute blog that has FREE ladybug printables. So, so cute! Flutter on over and print them :) Click here to see all the free ladybug printables!


Me and my SWEET tooth!

Everyone who knows me knows that I LOVE cupcakes. I have spent countless hours in the kitchen trying out different cupcake recipes and countless times I've been disappointed by the results... until I got this book. I realize this book is not new- I got it the minute it came out, just never had a chance to share my love for it until now! Every single Martha recipe I've tried comes out perfect, every single time. Martha gets two thumbs up from this cupcake lover! Even though I know both of these books have been out for quite a while, now that I've had such sweet success with Martha's cupcake book I think I NEED this one now too!


Ooh La La!!

For the past year or so my life has been a whirlwind... a fun whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless. I'm so grateful to have some time to breathe, catch up on things I've had to put on the back burner, and spend more time with my boys. Way back in March I hosted a French Bistro themed Bunco night for our Bunco group. It was a really fun night... and I'm finally getting a chance to post a few pictures!

Happy 4th!

4th of July is my favorite holiday... the patriotic colors, the warm summer weather, the way it's soooo easy to incorporate fun for the kids into the celebration. I love everything about it, even when it's celebrated 4 days late due to a sick little boy. So we celebrated a Happy 4th on the 8th! My two little cuties in their 4th of July shirts (from Crazy 8... love that place!) I LOVED these free printables from lilboandco White chocolate covered Oreos... yum! Hostess with the Mostess printables are always fabulous! Alison's brownie pops were a hit! Horray for a healthy boy!! And of course, we ate our corn on the cob in style thanks to Heidi!! Happy 4th of July (on the 8th)!! We loved celebrating with our good friends.