Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Good enough...

I am sure everyone has asked themselves this once or twice along their life, "Am I good enough?" For me, I ask myself this question weekly. It's hard to just go along course of life without asking this question. Well, for me it is.

When I was a kid, I would say I was a considered "nervous nelly". Be it my surroundings that caused my hyper sensitiveness or just my make up. Fast forward to my teenage/early twenty years when it was really just me. "Single" me. This "Beth" was extremely more care free and worried less about consequences/responsibility. She didn't last very long ;)

Over the years, I gained more and more responsibility, an awesome husband and now a precious son. Life changes you. Life molds you for sure. But maybe you are who you always were all the way from the start?

At 37, I have realized exactly who I am. It took a long time to get here and I am sure I still have more to go.I am finally comfortable in my own skin. I see myself as beautiful. I have come to know all of my favorite things. And I know I am very much a home body. I like to stick to a small circle of people I trust. When I love them, I really LOVE them. I love to host gatherings at my home, to share my home with them. If I invite you to my house, know I am very comfortable with you. I am not saying this as a prize, I am simply saying that my nerves tend to get in the way sometimes and if I let you in, where I feel most comfortable, know you are a gift to me.

I also know there is a big world out there, but I am happy with living local and spending time with my loved ones. I am happy with seeing the great big "world" through my kiddos eyes. Do you know how wonderful it was to watch him play in a mud puddle in my very own backyard??!! Do you know how it was amazing to see his face light up on a go kart? This to me is everything.



Thursday, February 02, 2017

Blast off !!!


For little B's 4th birthday party (four wow) we had a space themed party. I love to put parties together ! Especially themed ones ! Here are some of the parts of it that I put together: 



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Of course all the food was themed too ! 
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Happy birthday little one !
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How cool was this gift ???!!! A telescope !!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Library Themed Party

Is this thing on???? It's been a long time since I've been able to blog. Mostly because of this little guy and life. My life is filled to the brim and I love it. I recently received a comment on my blog that made me want to start this journey again. I may  not be able to  post many times, but I felt maybe someone out there may be looking for an idea for a Library themed party and I wanted to share Little B's.

This past December Little B turned three. He LOVES to read. I figured I would grow on that and have a library themed party for him. All the decor and food were based off of books.  First up the decor :

I picked plates w A, B, C's on them, a Humpty Dumpty plate, ABC letters, a banner with the word "READ" on it made out of a book. I also used some blocks we had and school look fabric for the food bar
He was very, very, excited !

Ordered off of Zazzle and loved how they looked like a vintage library card. I asked everyone to bring a book instead of a card, this way he would keep it forever

 I used a book from the dollar store to make the runners on each table, pain staking but worth it !

My hutch, I LOVED how it came out. I used old vintage books I had and a new one too.
 And now the food ! Each food item went along with a book. I borrowed some of the books from our local library and some we already had.

Little mouse and the cupcake : cupcakes/ Mini Moo and the mystery of the missing donuts : donuts /  If you give a mouse a cookie : cookies
I ordered these edible cupcake stickers from Etsy, they each have a book print on them

Stinky Cheese Man : assorted cheese and crackers


Secret Pizza Party : pizza rolls / Three Little Pigs : pigs in a blanket

Dragons love Tacos : taco salad / Green Eggs and Ham : Quiche Florentine

Strega Nona : pasta salad / Little Sweet Potato : potato salad


Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli : veggie platter

 The cake, well, I thought it would come out better than it did. But I tried ! I ordered a Wilton book cake pan and figured it would work. It came out a bit wonky, but I went with it. What else could I do !!!???  I made a banner from a book and printed "Chapter Three" on it. All in all, Little B loved the cake ! And so did everyone else, at least it tasted good !
My sad attempt on a cake that looks like a book.

 So that's a wrap. I may write more from time to time. I do have many things to share. Mostly based w little B. Sad but true, he has become my world for the most part =)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Two o one five

Yep, it's 2015.
Let's see.
I haven't blogged in months.
Too a break.
Had nothing to say really.

My best friend moved to England, my father in law got better, birthdays & anniversaries came and went...


 Here are some highlights and what I realize some really bad pics of me ! LOL  :

 Showered my best friend with a tea party

Halloween

We turned 7



Thanksgiving
 Little B turned two on Dec 6. We had an awesome party at our house. Here are some pics












 Then there was Christmas




And then the year was over. I read 19 books in the year. Well since May, 21 if you count the two I read in Feb..... I've never read in my life and I now love it. Goal this year is 30 !

Made some resolutions too. None I'll share because I treat them like wishes you make when you blow the candles out on your birthday cake.

Here's to 2015 ! This is going to be an awesome year.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Things

I am well aware that the tone around here lately has been quite somber. Sorry to be a buzz kill but this is life. Ups and downs. And sometimes it's on pause on down. So to take away some of that here are somethings that I want, am excited about, reading or love as of late.

Want :
MUG JADITE ANCHOR Hocking 8 Oz Green Opaque Crystal 1940's Hard to Find Fire-King Glass Dinnerware Cup 3 3/8" High Excellent Condition
Reading


Loving

Excited for the weekend and then to head to mom's.

Happy for :
This message

and these wooden people