Showing posts from May, 2015

Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party

Good morning!  Feels good to come back to work on a Tuesday after a long weekend.  I could get used to this.  We had my son's 2nd birthday party on Saturday and the rest of the weekend was spent running errands and getting some much needed rest. My little boy turned two this weekend.  It seems like yesterday we were just welcoming him home.  Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the decorations I worked tirelessly on for his party. Here's the main table.  I wanted this area to be the focal point.  I used colored plastic tablecloths as a back drop to add the bright colors from the show.  I left out the pink for Foofa since hubby thought it was a girl color. To make the back drop, I strung the tablecloths together on string.  I used thumbtacks to attach it to the wall.  The balloons are tied to the string.  I printed faces of the characters from the show and taped them to the tablecloths. I kept the menu simple with hotdogs and hamburgers.  They're kid

Model Home Inspiration

On Friday, I had a little free time so I stopped at a new townhome community nearby to take a look.  Rarely do I have time to do this.  I've told you before how much I like to tour model homes.  It gives me good ideas.  Get ready for picture overload. This is a rendering of the front pulled from the website.  It's a three story townhome with a finished basement.  It has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Upon entering, this is what you see.  It's all open concept.  The family room, dining room, and kitchen are all right here.  Even though I wouldn't have chosen this color palette, I love it.  Those dark, hand scraped hardwood floors were perfect.   To the immediate left is the kitchen.  It has white cabinets and plenty of them.  These photos were taken with my phone so some of the colors are showing warmer than actual colors.  I like how open it is.   My eyes went to the gray tile back splash.  They installed them vertically instead of hori