Friday, September 18, 2009

The Boy turned 6 in August. After a few weeks of trying to convince him that I just couldn't do another army party, we decided that I could do a Star Wars party. I searched galaxies far and wide for party ideas. I found these.

From Make & Takes ... Seriously, this party looks like it was crazy fun. I liked the Jedi robes and really wanted to make them for all 12 kids at the party, but I was too lazy and I didn't.
Picture from Makes and Takes...These are not my children, I repeat these are not my children.

But these are my coke bottles.
Not too bad, huh? So much easier than making 22 Jedi robes. I wish I would have taken pictures of the party decor. I hung black streamers, one of the useful things I learned in College, and put out The Boy's Star Wars toys and figurines. I'm a big fan of hanging stuff from the ceiling so I hung his starships up too.

We had Yoda soda and the little Jedi's loved it. Since The Boy's birthday is during the dog days of summer, we rented a waterslide. The kids had a BLAST!

Now I have to start planning for The Little Boy's party for the end of September, which is next week.

Giveaway at The Inspired Room

I stumbled upon The Inspired Room while I was looking for ideas for our white kitchen. I've been hooked ever since. Today Lisa Leonard is giving away three $50 gift certificates to her on-line store as part of A Beautiful Life Friday that Melissa hosts every Friday at The Inspired Room.

I've admired Lisa's designs for a long time now. I adore the necklaces imprinted with your children's names. There is just something sweet about holding your children's names close to your heart.

But, if I am the winner, winner chicken dinner I would choose the Sweetheart Tree Necklace. Because this little family of mine started as K+L= True Love Forever!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Would it be odd to add Palms?

Is this too much for Florida? We don't have a change of seasons for Halloween. During Christmas we string up lights in our Palm trees. I really like this look though...

Picture from Country Living

Monday, September 14, 2009

Too early for Halloween? I didn't think so either...

I've always loved Fall...Football, crisper weather (ok, so it "cools down" to below 90) and all getting dressed up for Halloween. Halloween has become my FAVOR-ITE holiday. I'm inspired this year to try something different and I saw this.

Image BHG

Really, it's too cute and inexpensive. Floating black jack-o-lanterns...spooky enough, yet it won't keep the neighborhood kids away from our house.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweet Sage

Our Sweet Sage passed away yesterday. She was 10 years, 9 months old. That's old for a boxer, they are considered "seniors" when they are 7. Larry and I got her as puppy and she has been by our side ever since. I say our, but she loved Larry the most and I'm ok with that.

She did what boxers do best. She knew our moods and would cuddle up, love on us and play when she knew we needed it the most. She was our first baby together. When we had Cole, she looked after him and was so gentle with him. Aaron crawled all over her and on many occasions, poked and prodded her. Never once did she raise more than a wiggle at any one. Her greatest joy was having people pet her and pay attention to her. She just loved attention and if you didn't give it to her, she would let you know that she needed some love. I say that, but think of her other love, food. Sweet Sage, love to eat!

In a house with two boys, there is always some kind of noise. But today our house is so quiet. It's not the same without her. There is a hole in our family that will take some time to heal. But there is comfort in knowing that she is whole again and is back to her wiggly self. She was the last puppy of the litter. No one wanted her. But I like to think that God knew we needed her and she was saved for us. She was the best dog our family could have asked for.