Category Archives: Friends

Slowly, but surely…

Well, my totally awesome husband finally decided to help me with my blog.  I guess technically I could do it myself, but seeing how he’s a web programmer it would be much easier for him to do it.  Plus, I don’t really have the time to jack with settings I don’t understand anyway.  So, over the next few weeks my blog will be undergoing the rest of it’s transformation.  I plan to have stuff organized on here so it’ll be easy to find stuff if people want to, a place for ads…gotta at least attempt to make some money on this hobby, a devotional widget type thing so if someone wants to join me in my devotional it’ll be easy, and lots more features.  I also plan on hosting more contests, doing more meme’s (ie. Menu Monday/Thrifty Thursday/Wordless Wednesday), and more of my total randomness…I mean, that’s what you come here for, right? ;)  So, please excuse the broken links and occasional weirdness that you may experience over the next few weeks.  I look forward to getting back into the blogging groove…I’ve missed you guys! =)

Psycho Saturday

This Saturday went from the original plan of being a “nice, slightly busy” Saturday, into a “running around like a crazy person” Saturday. Originally, Greg was to take the kids to Lowe’s for the Build & Grow clinic, while I enjoyed some ‘me time’ and then we were to go to a birthday party that afternoon in Yellville. Well, Greg ended up having to work, so I took the kids to Lowe’s. He totally lucked out last week with the Jewelry Organizer…it had like 11 nails…no biggie.

I on the other hand, had to deal with 29 nails, sliding parts, a hinge, and stickers…OMGosh.
Kara whacked her finger with the hammer, causing tears & a tiny drop of blood which required band-aid. Trinity hammered the hinge nails in crooked which made it not ‘transform’. She had to get a new front end from the lady and start over. Kylie broke hers at the very end, but it still works, she just has to be careful with it when it is in ‘Lowebot‘ form. Overall they did a great job and had a good time.
We then headed a few towns over to Yellville for our friend’s kids’ birthday party. She somehow managed to have 2 kids on the same day 2 years apart…which equals one party…genius. After miscalculating how long it would take me to get there, we were the first ones there. Kids enjoyed coloring Yo Gabba Gabba place mats, relentlessly driving everyone crazy with the noisemakers,
eating delicious birthday cake with blue frosting,
playing ‘Pin the eye on Muno‘, and Giraffe Limbo.
I only got one good picture of the birthday boy, and not a single one of the birthday girl. The kids were having a blast and were all over the place.
Overall, everyone had a great time at the party, and it was wonderful to spend some time with my buddies even though it consisted of mostly kids laughing, screaming, and blowing noisemakers.
Even though today was psychotically busy, I would consider it a total success. I guess I wouldn’t mind it too much if every Saturday were like today, as long as Greg was included in our fun. =)

Party! Party! Party!

Well, I survived the weekend…barely. =)

On Friday night, we had a Hershey’s Bliss Party. This party was sponsored by Hershey’s/Houseparty.com. They sent a party pack.

This was the first party I have hosted, and I think it went pretty well. The guests were James, Tera, Conner, Ray, Tina, Makenna, Brandi, Keegan, and our crew. It took a little bit to get going, but I think everyone had fun. The kids watched Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and the adults played the Wii. Ray won the “Guess how many” game…the vase filled with bliss chocolate. He won a yummy smelling candle and then traded it back to me for the contents of the vase…which was fine by me. I actually wanted the candle for myself, then decided I had to have a game with a prize…plus, like I need anymore chocolate! The food turned out really well. I made a chocolate fondue using the Hershey’s Bliss Dark Chocolate (which was delicious), a fruit dip, a chip dip, and strawberry slush punch.

On Saturday, I worked on cleaning up and preparing for Kara’s birthday party on Sunday. The most difficult thing was the Marshmallow Fondant. It turned out awesome, but making it is a chore. I also finished the Wacky Zingo Pinata…which I must add turned out perfectly. It was a bit tougher than we thought it would be, so Greg ended up having to whack it to release the candy…the girls did do a good job of denting it though.

Kara’s dog bowl cake turned out better than expected, but I had to improvise a little on the “dog food” because I didn’t have any food coloring. I used powdered cocoa to color the fondant as “dog food” and it looked great. I also served chex mix in an actual dog bowl, banana slush punch, and “dog bone” cookies. We also had a craft activity where the kids got collars for the stuffed animals they brought…they turned out really cute. The kids played outside for awhile…mainly chasing the balloons (it was a bit windy). Her guests were Erin & Erica, Sarah, and our crew…which was plenty! I don’t know what I would have done if everyone invited showed up…

Overall, I had a good weekend. A little stressful at times, but so worth it. I’m now on to planning for Trinity’s birthday party in June…wish me luck. =)

Party Pooper…

Well, I’ve been planning 2 parties for a couple weeks now, and the time has come. Tomorrow, I am hosting a Hershey’s Bliss chocolate party…sponsored by Hershey’s (they sent me free chocolate and gifts). This is mainly an excuse to hang out with our friends. We haven’t had anyone over to the new house yet, and I like company. =) Then on Sunday I am throwing Kara a “Webkinz Puppy Party” for her 5th birthday. This is the one that has taken extensive planning. I’m not really sure what about this party has been so difficult, but after all this planning I am actually dreading it. How terrible is that!? I have made a pinata in the shape of a “Zingo” (still working on it), have a small craft planned, will be making a “dog bowl” cake, and “dog bone” cookies. I really hope everything turns out the way it looks in my head…if so it will be fantastic!

I may be slightly insane for planning 2 parties in the same weekend.