Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Thankful Heart

Just a quick post to finish out the month of November. I'm ever so grateful for my friends and family who continue encouraging me to keep the blog updated and projects coming! To those close friends, especially, who remind me daily, how my little DIY spirit, keeps them inspired...thank you and I'm so happy to hear it!

I also want to give thanks to my husband. With out him, I'm lost. It's because of him, working so incredibly hard that I'm able to spend my days with Jack and plan fun projects to share with you. I'm the most blessed wife and mother.

Me and my guys on our flight home from Thanksgiving in Miami!
I hope each of you had a wonderful November and great Thanksgiving! Here's to the upcoming holiday season! Cheers!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Trick or Treat Parade {Part 2}

Like most parents, I want to capture every moment possible on film, on video, on my iphone! But, when I can't, I'm just grateful to be in the moment. This moment, was the sweetest... and a double bonus that I snapped the picture!

My little puppy was so excited to walk with us to get "CAN-DY!"

Here are some more pictures of our toddlers on parade!

Goodie Bags!

Each of our Parade participants recieved a fun little goodie bag for marching with us! I found the cute labels on The Creativity Exchange. If you like, click here to check out the blog to print your own!

 We are so grateful to live in our wonderful neighborhood. Our street was lined with decorated houses and sweet neighbors loving the parade! There's even a house that gives hay rides each year! We were thrilled that our friends were happy to join us again this year for a fabulous time!

Here's to next year!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Trick-or-Treat Parade! {Part 1}

As you know by now, I love making a big deal out of any get-together or celebration. Our 2nd year trick or treating with Jack, was no exception! We held our 2nd annual {Trick-or-Treat Parade} for Jack and all his pals.

I love Halloween, and now even more with a little one in tow! Like most, I love the Fall colors, the pumpkins, of course, but I love keeping it festive with fun and friendly, spooky Halloween decor.

Before we get to the fun stuff, let me show you how we kept it festive around the house, this month for Halloween. I entered these photos in a contest for HomeGoods Halloween Decor, didn't win, but hey, there is always next year!! I'll share in {Part 2} the DIY printables I used for this banner.


Puppies, Minne Mouse, a fireman, and snow white...It must be the {Trick or Treat Parade}!!!
Just a few of Jack's buddies waiting in costume before we start the parade!

Our little puppy refused to wear his ears but loved getting candy with his friends! :)  

We made it successfully around the neighborhood, 7 kids in our Trick or Treat Parade! Although, some wanted to go inside each house & visit the neighbors, some wanted independence to run, some just rode the wagons and waived...we had a great time! Thanks again to all our friends who came to trick or treat with us! Stay tuned for {Part 2 of our Parade} for more pictures!

Looking forward to next year!

Gasparilla Children's Parade

Just when you start having the holiday blues from all the fun and excitement we had in December, it goes away fast when we start to see sign...