Thursday, November 18, 2010

Setting up The house

I decided to put my Christmas decorations up early. I will have a whole month to enjoy, reminisce, and celebrate Christ's birth! Once theyre up-I will have a Christmas party and time for friends and family because my internal to do list will be done! Yeah.
While I'm working- I play KLOVE on my computer since it is in kitchen,etc..
Here is a song from Mercy Me-thought it was great.

The days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they'd see too much
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured,
You are sacred,
You are His You're beautiful
And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured,
You are sacred,
You are His You're beautiful

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fifties Birthday Bash

Last night I had a Fifties theme birthday for my husband.
If I had tons of moo-la I would have bought retro furniture for our whole living room-just for fun and to set the mood.
...Instead I decorated our dining room.
Before hand I sent out invitations to let everyone know the theme, info etc...

I used a retired Classic Convertible stamp set and teal decorative paper for a retro look.

Love the wings on this car.

Next I made a banner for the dining room window. I used my Sizzix big Shot to make the scallop triangles and the scallop circles, then I went back to the scrapbook store and used their letter die cuts to make the letters for my banner.

I bought teal, black and white papers-and tried to stay within a masculine look.

I purchased the old Lp's for only 50 cents each (they were all from the 50's!)

Banner blowing in the breeze...

Here's Sawyer after school enjoying some root beer while I set up the dining room...

Setting up the table at night..I don't have the food on it yet-or the goody bags-I wanted to remember to take pictures, and I didn't want the fries, hamburgers or hotdogs getting cold.
I bought an old fashioned red ketchup container and yellow mustard container too. ( basket with wax paper for the fries)

I had a 12" cake pan, so I made a one layer cake, then frosted it with dark chocolate frosting and added Brian's picture to the center-tried to resemble an old LP. Baker I am not.

I found these milkshake glasses for only 50 cents each!
I purchased black straws for them. I even found long milkshake spoons for the party!

These are various Coca Cola glasses I had found at the thrift store, as well.

I used three milkshake glasses to hold the knives, forks and spoons.

No party could be complete without some goody bags!

I used some American craft stickers,

and some paper, then punched out some circle labels,

and put in a whoopee cushion, jacks and some candy in the paper bag.

We played a trivia game about the year 1960...Brian had a great time and enjoyed the company. All in all good time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Birthday Boy...

Today my husband turns 50 years old! (Here is at age 4)

I am so proud of him! He is an honest, loyal, christian man with an excellent reputation and a great character. I am very blessed to be married to him.

(Here's a pic of his shadow who follows him everywhere when he gets home....He looks like his father I'd say.)