Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Family Photo and Frame Idea!!!

A Pinterest project I did was incorporated  in our family photos this year.
I  pinned it & immediately knew I could make it right then...So I did! I believe it was originally from this blog. It took me less than 10 minutes to make. Anything less than 10 minutes with 2 kids is sweet!
It is a photo frame with the words "this is our happily ever after" and my family standing behind it. I had the help our lovely photographer Melissa to make it happen!

 My Own Twist To It:
After the photo shoot was done I was left with the frame and wording. I decided to put my own twist to it. I took another picture from our photo shoot and placed it in the frame! I then placed it on our dresser. I love looking at it everyday!

Linking up with: http://babymakingmachine.blogspot.com

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hosting our 1st Thanksgiving Dinner Part V: 5 reasons why a Thankful Day was a Great Day...

Yes "we" and not "I" hosted our 1st Thanksgiving Dinner. My husband cut his 1st Turkey and helped out so much. We had 21 family and friends over for a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner and of course the Football Game too!

1. The Turkey was a hit. My first time cooking a Turkey!I found a great recipe: Bacon Wrapped Turkey with Pear Cider Gravy.

2. I had fun planning everything from the picking out the Turkey Recipe, Appetizers, and Decorations!!!

3. I delegated and did not take on the whole Thanksgiving Dinner. We had a Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner. I just made the Turkey and Appetizers. I started to to make cupcakes too but forgot that the oven was going to be occupied by Mr. Turkey. I am so glad that I did not make them because we had more than enough desserts!!!

4.  I enjoyed every moment  and had fun with the family...many kodak moments!!!

5. I relaxed with the family as we enjoyed each-other and the big Football game!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hosting My 1st Thanksgiving Dinner Part IV

Made my Centerpieces using: 
Leaves from the Backyard

I washed them with soap and water. Then I let them air dry

Used old glass vases (that my husband gave me flowers in) and crazy glue.

I glued them on leaving space in between the leaves.* I used latex gloves so that I would not get glue on my fingers

I placed a pumpkin candle in the vase that was leftover from Halloween.

I grabbed pears and apples from the fridge to place in another vase.

This is my Thanksgiving Centerpiece....price $0

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hosting My 1st Thanksgiving Dinner Part III

1. Banner complete and hung
2. Grocery Shopping Complete
3. Turkey in the fridge thawing out
4. Picked Centerpieces
5. Searching for cute cupcakes for the big Turkey Day....