Friday, October 10, 2008

Back online!!

A month after Ike and we are finally back online!! The storm didn't hit us too bad, and we didn't have any damage other than trees down, but the power was out for a while. There was a lot of water and quite a bit of damage close by, but we were blessed. Here are some pictures from the morning after...

Matt came home for his R&R too!! He came for Bug's birthday. It turned out really good and she had a blast getting to visit with Daddy.

I agreed to a John Deere themed birthday as long as it was John Deere pink, then found out they don't make pink party supplies yet, so I made my own! :) Here is an invitation and the party favors:

Can you believe I found gluten free/dairy free icing??! I was so excited. I made cupcakes with an organic vanilla cake mix and used the gluten free icing without the pink food coloring and sprinkles on one of them so that she could have one too. We were hesitant about letting her even do the cupcake until her second birthday since we are just now letting her taste little bites of food, but we decided to go ahead and give it a try. Of course, she loved it, but she did have a little tummy ache later that evening. A little bit of gripe water did the trick for that though.

And a little bit of catch up...

Everyone gets it and most of the time is goes straight in the trash, but this week Patter has challenged us to use junk mail as inspirtation for a card. Any piece of junk mail with a fold will do, so long as it is not a traditional fold card. It must have at least one stamp on it, and the rest is up to you! You can see the challenge here at Two Peas or on Patter's blog. This is what I came up with. I started with a gatefold card and cut two pieces of PP to fit each flap. inked the edges with chocolate ink and attached to the flaps. I stamped this flourish onto a scrap of the PP, embossed with thick brown powder, trimmed, double matted and attached one half to the left flap. Super quick and great for any fall greeting!


erinbassett said...

So glad you're safe & sound & that your family got some time TOGETHER!! The party stuff is creative!!!