June 10, 2012

Monkey Pants

I must say that anything seersucker paired with Huddy makes me happy. A recent trip to the fabric store ended with this adorable monkey seersucker and I love how his pants turned out. I have found that I no longer need a pattern to make his pants! I simply trace around a pair that currently fit and they work perfectly. In under an hour I have a pair of pants for Huddy. He wore this pair to his very first vow renewal ceremony and looked adorable!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Our household has recently fallen in love with fresh strawberries. We grab 2 or 3 boxes each trip to the store. They serve as breakfast, snacks and the occasional fruit salad dinner. This weekend I decided to look for a few new recipes to incorporate our love of strawberries into. This was the first one and I must say...we LOVED it!

You can find the recipe I used here: Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

August 6, 2011

Meeska Mooska...Huddy is 2!

I can't believe my baby boy is 2 already. I also can't believe it took me a week to recover from his party and actually write this blog!

I had a great time working on many elements for his party, starting with his invitations down the great time decorating cupcakes with my family. While Spencer begged me to NOT go overboard this year, there is just something special about handmaking most of his birthday party decor. He truly enjoyed his party and that is all that really mattered.

Party Pictures:
Party Decorations
Cupcakes by ME and my Mom...with a little help from Spencer :)
Mickey Oreos. Made by my Mom. Inspired by Kathie Cooks.

Birthday Banner
Huddy's Cupcake!
Family Picture
Super blurry, but best picture of his Mickey shorts.
Favor Bags.

I can't wait until next year to see how much he changes and what he is really "into".
It will be a blast, I am sure of this!

July 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Huddy

I can't believe how quickly two years of  life rushed by for my little family.

On July 27, 2009, my life forever changed as I welcomed my son into the world. After many, many hours of labor, Huddy decided to join us. He scared the doctor, the nurses, his daddy and his mom that day. I will never forget the doctor counting to three after my final push and waiting on that cry. It was the scariest moment in my life as they rushed my sweet baby to a table on the far side of the room and finally I heard him cry. Hudson was born with his cord wrapped around his neck three times and was extra "smurfy" blue. I will never forget his daddy bouncing, literally bouncing around the room in joy after that first cry.

The first few moments were almost unreal I was so elated and I also remember the excitement on our families faces as they entered the room. Huddy immediately knew my mom's voice when she spoke. It amazed me in those first few hours how quickly his personality began to shine.

The past two years of my life have brought surprises, fear, excitement, joy, anger, laughter and above all a love that I didn't know I was capable of feeling. Huddy keeps his mum (this is what he is currently calling me) on her toes. He is such an amazing little boy and holds a special place in so many hearts. He lights up a room and has the ability to bring laughter when it is most needed. I love him more than I know how to explain.

Now for a few highlights of the past two years through pictures....and trust me he has had a few pictures made haha

Last Belly Picture

Holding Huddy for the first time
very proud daddy

1st Birthday, 1st Haircut

scariest day EVER

Courtesy of Keep Me Photography by Sherry Hodge

courtesy of AshleyPricePhotography.com

I could add pictures for days of Huddy but all of these jumped out to me today. I miss my little baby but I love my little boy even more each day. Each day brings a new milestone and each milestone is just as exciting as the last. So I am ready for his year of being 2 :)

July 18, 2011

headband love :)

I found an amazing headband tutorial...here: Happy Together

I love the look of these and the pictures just really show off her work! Amazing!

I decided to give it a test run with a simple style on round one. I was unsure of how I would like the fit and didn't want to waste too much fabric if I didn't like it.

Well, let's just say... I LOVE it! Unlike other headbands, it does not hurt my head at all. It is super comfy and even Spencer thought it looked great on me.

It is a winner in my book and new color/fabrics mixes are in the works.

Enjoy! And check out her other posts, I  have been inspired by every single one I read.