And she’s 2!

Cupcake Cards

I find it challenging to work on a craft project during the day because my girls don’t have the same nap times. When one goes down for a snooze, the other wakes up. But yesterday afternoon, they went on a synchronize nap for almost 2 hours so I was able to work on some thank you cards I wanted to give to friends who brought their little ones to have a playdate with our toddler on her 2nd birthday.

I made some bifold cupcake-shaped cards with matching handmade envelopes. 

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My Nana’s 95th Birthday

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A sketch I made of me and my nana for her 95th birthday.

 

It was the 19th of March 2014 when we celebrated our nana’s 95th birthday. My sister and I bought some party supplies and with the help of everyone, we decorated the living room and the dining area while she was taking her afternoon nap. She woke up to the aroma of the baked lasagna and salmon teriyaki I made specially for her.  Continue reading

Our Baby’s 1st Birthday Party! (DIY Paper Medallion)

So after making the tissue pom poms, I started scouring the internet for some ideas. What I ended up making are paper medallions in different colors and sizes. I have all the materials I needed to make this colorful and easy DIY craft so that is a plus!

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Our Baby’s 1st Birthday Party! (DIY Tissue Pom Pom)

Our sweet little Mira just turned one last month. I didn’t want to spend too much on decorations, so I made them myself, with the exception of some few things that I bought at the dollar store. We did buy a helium tank for $35 at Walmart. Our tank says it can blow up to 30-35 balloons. But we used ours to blow up about 40 and there’s still some left in the tank. I mean we can probably just get away with just blowing the balloons manually, which we did for some of them. But I just can’t resist the look of the balloons floating in the air with their ribbon tails dangling down. I don’t know about you, but for me there’s just something magical about it. So I’m quite happy with our $35 helium tank purchase.

I didn’t really have a specific theme in mind. I started making the tissue pom poms and then it just kind of went from there. I had bought a bunch of tissue papers for a previous project so I didn’t even have to buy them. I’ve looked at several instructions online on how to make these lovely pom poms, but here’s how I ended up making mine.  Continue reading