Monday, March 28, 2011

Disneyland! Here we come...again!

My son's 4th birthday is coming up this Saturday, so we are going to Disneyland this week and are throwing a small last-minute birthday party for him. Disneyland is the place where we have been wanting to go to since my first son, Ethan, was born without having to deal with the crazy crowd and the immense CA heat.

We went in July 2009 during the 4th of July weekend when my son was 2 years old. Horrible idea! It was HOT and CROWDED, which were clear reasons why no one should go, especially during the holiday weekend. Oh yeah, I was also about 6-months pregnant. There were moms waiting in 2-hour lines holding their little babies. I couldn't believe how determined they were to get their kids on these rides. Instead, I chose to sit on the side in any available shade. I think we only got on 2-3 rides that day.

We attempted to go again late last year, thinking that if we go on a weekday, no one would be there. WRONG again!!! As we approached the freeway exit to Disneyland, we were horrified (or at least I was) to find out that we were going at the same time as what seemed like everyone else in CA. The area was jam packed with cars and we later found out that Disneyland had to turn people away because it was already too crowded. There must have been a lot of people trying to get in because it was even on the news that day. We ended up going to Knott's Berry Farm, which is another amusement park about 15 minutes away. All of the rejects, like us, ended up going there. Although it was crowded at Knott's as well, we at least got in and my son had fun anyway.

Now that my son is older, I think he'll be able to fully enjoy his time at Disneyland. We have been talking about it for weeks now and he's very excited. I'm going to be bummed if it rains here again in CA and if it's crowded. We checked the forecast and it looks like it'll be sunny and made sure we aren't going during spring break, where kids will be out of school. So far, everything seems to be working out.

Now I have to quickly put some designs together for his upcoming birthday party!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fave Finds - Fun File Folders!

I went to Paper Source the other day and found these "Useless File Folders". I knew right away that these were going to be extra items I wanted, but didn't need at home. I was hoping that these would somehow help motivate me to start organizing my bills and receipts. Maybe these can go into the, "PAPERS TO SHUFFLE ENDLESSLY THEREBY ACCOMPLISHING NOTHING" folder.

Cookies in a Jar - LOVE this!

I have heard of Bakerella many times before, but for some reason I never really took the time to check out this website. I'm pretty sure many of you heard of Bakerella, but I am loving this awesome recipe idea of putting cookie ingredients in a jar and giving them out as favors! This idea is not new to me, but now that I found this delicious recipe and some pretty photos to go along with it, I have to make these ASAP! I just need a good excuse to do this. Oh yeah, my son's 4th birthday is coming up next month, but we are planning to go to Disneyland instead. Maybe I can throw a very small birthday party for him. Hmmm....

Here is the recipe to make these adorable "Cowgirl or Cowboy Cookies". The website even offers free printable files for the tags!

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Designs - Airplane Party Circle Tags and Sweet Cupcake Invitation Design

I just posted some new items to the shop.

Any of these items can be personalized to match the theme of your party.

Paris-Themed Party Tags
Vintage Airplane Thank You Tags
Vintage Airplane Tags, Labels, or Toppers
Vintage Airplane Thank You Card
Cupcake Invitation

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stay Tuned! New Paris and Airplane Tag Designs Coming Soon!

I'm putting my almost 16-month old daughter to work (just kidding, she just wanted to see what I was doing).

I'm trying out the new Flourish Square Large Punch from ektools that I bought about a month ago. I bought mine for 40% off at Joann's. It's a new alternative way to make your tags, labels or cupcake toppers. I have a feeling these shapes will be popping up everywhere!

New Paris and Vintage Airplane party tags will be added to the shop very soon!