A Very Rainbow 4th Birthday Party

I’ve been a little bit MIA lately on the blog and this is why! This party consumed my life for the last week, and then editing all these pics was a whole different task!…But I got it all done so get ready for a long 4th birthday rainbow part post. When my daughter said she wanted a rainbow party I was so excited! I envisioned a girly frilly and fun colorful party.
Lets start with the invites,..I made a simple colorful invitation on PicMonkey and then hand delivered with balloons. The girls were thrilled!
My table and backdrop turned out pretty great I think.
Hanging is a large piece of blue fabric from Goodwill ($1), and yep those are pool noodles turned rainbow! The clouds are tissue paper poms. Colorful streamers complete the look from above.
This is the outfit I made for my daughter. I embellished a plain tank top with ribbon and buttons.
I made a bunch of these hair clippies and turned them into party favors.
To make them cut a 3 inch piece of rainbow ribbon (from Michael’s). Hot glue one end to the back of the lined clip and the other end to the front.. Finish wiith small white poms from the craft store. So easy and cute. I made a little printable for the Rain”bow” favors..

I made 8 little tutus by tying rainbow colored tulle to elastic. A tip I learned from the nice lady at Hobby Lobby was to roll up a large piece of tulle like wrapping paper and then make 6 inch cuts with scissors. They come out perfect! I hung mine with clothespins by my dessert table as decor. At the end I managed to get a cute group pic of the girls in their tutus.

Of course I had to paint rainbows on her toes :0
My felt rainbow wreath looked great on the table. See the tutorial here.
So lets talk about the sweets! The cake was from Fry’s grocery, I piped the rainbow sugar cookies. I made rainbow colored pudding with instant vanilla and food coloring. Those flavored licorice & Rolos are very fun inspired by Pinterest specifically this one by Our Best Bites.

These rainbow cupcakes were my favorite! I bought a bunch of these kits from Target at 75% off after Easter. And I knew to look for them after seeing Lilluna”s version for St. Patty’s Day. I iced with blue frosting, and then placed the rainbows, then added white for clouds.

Yay for cute rainbow colored food!

The kids and I had fun painting rainbows on paper plates and hanging them outside for the party. Those are Target Dollar bin bracelets on a painted thrift store mug holder.
Rainbow bubbles from the dollar store. And these were free printable hats via Paper Glitter are awesome. They have a whole set of free rainbow printables. I added red poms at the top.
I set up a snow cone station and the kids LOVED it so much..Well the adults did too!
I plan to share more details about this snow cone set up in a future post 🙂
What a wonderful memory for my kids. My daughter felt super special and loved by all our friends and family. I can’t believe she’s four though! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by the rainbow party!! xo


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My Girl’s Shabby Chic Glam Room (Revisited)

Hello Friends,

Today I’m re-sharing my daughter’s Glam Shabby Chic Room with you. The reveal was one of my very first blog posts over a year ago and I’m thinking a lot of you may have not seen it. Plus, I’ve re-edited the photos and feel like they they look better. This project is where my love of blogs grew and eventually inspired me to build my own blog.

You can read my original post here to find out specifically where I found this fantastic antique bed, ruffle bedding…
…as well as this unbelievable tea cup chandelier.

These Goodwill candlestick pedestal frames have been one of my all time favorite projects.

I’m still in love with the damask wall vinyl.

My daughter still enjoys reading on her tiny toile fabric chase lounge. (Wow! she looks so different now…a year has flown by!)

Thanks very much for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments. Those comments are like GOLD to me 🙂

I’m taking a week off of blogging to attend

SNAP, a creative blogging conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

Are any of my readers going? I can’t wait to meet some of my blogging heroes! See ya when I get back! xoxo

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Hand Stamped Teacher Gifts

May 8 is Teacher Appreciation Day and I’m all set with these handmade gifts I finished today.

My daughter’s two preschool teachers will get these super fab key chains I made..well with a lot of help from the sweet owner of Another Bead Please (my local bead shop). Each chain started as 3 separate pieces that are now connected with a heavy gauge wire. I stamped a piece that says TEACH with my 10$ stamping set from Harbor Freight tools. You can read here how I stamp in detail. This is such a unique one of a kind gift for around $10 each!

My son’s awesome Kindergarten teacher will be receiving my “Love 2 TEACH” stamped silver necklace with apple charm. I invested around $25 in a good silver chain and silver blank circle at a local jewelry supply shop. I can’t wait to give out these sweet gifts!

Have you thought about what you are doing to celebrate yet?…
Embellished Clipboards are always cute….

Last year I gave out Starbuck’s gift cards and attached them to these cute “Thanks a Latte“free printables.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites & Our Easter

Happy Easter friends! I hope you all had a fabulous day. I had a great day with my family and wanted to share a couple treats I made.
We took these Peanut Butter Pretzel bites to an egg hunt this morning.

They were a gigantic hit and super easy to make! The recipe can be found on the blog Two Tiny Kitchens. I had repinned it on Pinterest.

The other treat I made were these cute bunny shaped sugar cookies. I saw something like it in the April 2012 Martha Stewart magazine. Mine were store bought dough…I’m sure her’s weren’t! lol I LOVE the ribbon detail.

And last but not least my daughter’s bunny toes I painted 🙂 I love doing stuff like this! catch the tutorial on CutePolish.

Finally, I just wanted to thank you ALL for the tremendous response I had on my craft closet transformation! Comments had been kinda sparse lately so I thought maybe everyone was sick of me 🙂 Well I was AMAZED at all the love I received on Facebook and here, so THANK YOU!

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Entry Closet to Craft Closet/Office Transformation

I did it! I finally got organized and made our entry closet into a workspace & craft storage area. I must say..this took awhile! Before there were folding doors that made it hard to organize. All our coats were in here…but we live in Phoenix and no one used a coat this year! Plus my craft storage consisted of a million Hobby Lobby bags… Since we are renting we safely stored the doors and nothing in here is too permanent.

My colors were inspired from this great shelf paper from TJ Maxx. I decided to use it on the walls. It worked out great!

Here I hung a towel holder and spray painted S hooks from the hardware store. Yellow pails from the Target dollar bin look fab! I transformed 3 clipboards, and also made a magnetic wood wall piece. The ribbon is hung with a pants hanger.

I found this wood wall piece for $5 at Goodwill and loved the cool shape so much. So I decided to paint it with Magnetic Primer from Lowe’s. (A side not: Just throw out your roller after done. It took me an hour to clean my hands and sink after this, and I need to take my wedding ring somewhere for a good cleaning. I also ruined a good brush.) I finished with the Valspar color Egg Yolk.

It turned out so bright and cute!

The clipboards I sprayed yellow and then added my adhesive vinyl whiteboard sheets purchased via Pick Your Plum.

My husband was nice and made me a little wood work area and even finished it with a rounded edge. I decided to make my own chevron stencil and painted it white and aqua blue. I had this little white shelf and it fit perfectly in there to make it look like a desk.

I went to Goodwill and spent about $13 on wire racks and office organizers and sprayed them white. My MIL gave me these thread storage pieces, but they were a yellowing plastic, so I sprayed them bright yellow.

The wire racks worked great for storing all my small fabric pieces. Jumbo ric rack is kept in that white basket. Oh and my splurge on this project were those great Chevron fabric storage bins $12.99 via Target. I had to go to three Targets to find three 🙂

Here’s some more craft storage ideas. I used a lot of glass mason jars, and paint brushes for stacking ribbon. Notice my old toothbrush holder now holding paint brushes? And my Mod Podge & paints on a pedestal? A Goodwill spray painted vintage pedestal stand holds tape & my glue gun.

The last thing I did was hang curtains inside from Ikea.

I love that everything is where I can see it! Now I won’t waste so much time searching for things….My husband wants to know if I’ll have as much enthusiasm organizing our mess of a clothes closet? Nope!…not so much!

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Guest Post: Monster’s Inc Shirts by The Momccupation

Good Monday Morning! My sweet friend Laurie @ The Momccupation is sharing how she made these cute Monsters Inc. shirts for her 3 boys! Make sure to visit her and check out the super cool party!

Mike Wazoski From Monster Inc care of Disney and I put together a big bash for my 3 sons with the Monsters INC Theme last month. Of course nothing is out for Monster’s Inc until next year when the movie hits theaters. Of course my kids love Monster’s INC and they wanted it this year, so I went to work. You can see my other posts for the party and the wreath here!

So let’s start: What do you need?

A green Shirt-Michael’s sell them in most sizes and you can catch them on sale or with a coupon. I paid $2.50 each.

1/2 yard of Wonder under Fabric or felt in black, blue, white

a white button

Make a pattern, I made circles on the computer and then cut them out in fabric.

I ironed the wonder under on the fabric and took off the backing and then proceeded to follow the wonder under directions to adhere to the fabric.
I went from large white circle to blue to black in the center. Once I ironed on the fabric I stitched with the sewing machine around the shirt to give it more depth, You don’t need to but I thought it was cute!
I ironed on the number for their birthday and then stitched around it! So cute and easy!! The boys loved it and have been asking to wear their Mike shirts ever since!

I added the button and we were done!!
Note: I used a transparent thread for the button and it was a bad idea and my son was complaining it itched so use regular thread and everyone will be happy

Happy Boys in their Birthday Shirts!! Gabe and Reese are 4 and Nico is 2…his number looked better on the back!
Thanks so much for reading and check out my blog at The Momccupation for more fun!