I just got back from Indiana where my niece, Sarah, planned a double surprise party for her Mom's and Grandmother's Birthdays. It was a big undertaking for a 20 year old but she was determined and I signed up to be her assistant. We started Friday Morning at 8 AM and the party with almost 100 attendees happened Saturday at 5 PM! Sarah made all the cakes and we made all the decorations ourselves. We picked a Polka Dot Theme since we were doing this for two different individuals and EVERYONE likes Polka Dots! Hot Pink, Lime Green and White were the colors because they are happy colors. This was Sarah's Grandmother's first time out of the assisted living facility since she went in from almost passing away in the hospital over a month ago so Sarah wanted it to be a very happy time...and it was! Sarah made and iced 10 polka dots. We had to do all the baking in Sarah's boyfriend's kitchen so it would be a secret. We cooled the cakes on his couch! We told Vicki the party was for Shirley and told Shirley the party was for Vicki since it was between both their real birthdays. We bought glass vases at Dollar Tree and filled them with colored gumballs and tied helium balloons to the top (thank you Cindy and Eric for helping!) and then bought short glass bowls and painted dots on them and put candles in them. I made a huge banner which I forgot to take a picture of. We set up the tables and decorated them. We put disposable camera's on each table. Sarah's Dad (my brother, Rog) took care of getting the fried chicken and all the fixins and the soda pop. We bought hot pink, lime green and white plates and cups and mixed them up. We had a chocolate fountain which I was in charge of (Whoooo Hooooo!) and Sarah's sister-in-law, Courtney, brought fresh pineapple and strawberries and we brought marshmallows for dipping. Her brother, Matt, set up the chairs for us. We got Tiara's and Glam Sunglasses for Vicki and Shirley, but my great nephew, Jack, took Vicki's! And a good time was had by all. Vicki cried so we knew we did GOOD! A party pulled off in 33 hours....Way to go, Neicy Weicy! Love you, Auntie Wantie.
Here is my latest creation I made for my niece for an early birthday present. When you flip up the flap, there is a beaded BOO! underneath to add a giggle. I am putting together a tutorial to post during Vanessa's Halloween Party on the 16th so please let all your friends know to check back if they would like to see how I make them. Thank you and make it a fabulous day...where ever you might be! Hugs, Kit
I received this RAAK book in the mail from Patty in Las Vegas and I love it. I wanted to share it with you and show you my favorite pages in it. Thank you, Patty.......it has put a smile on my face, for sure!
Here is my Guernsey Sis, Annie, and her two daughters, Anika and Elena. Aren't they gorgeous?! We had such fun together and I can't wait to get back to Guernsey to visit again. I think Annie may get back to visit before Christmas as we like to finish up our Christmas shopping together.
This is the Nature Spirit Doll I received in a recent swap from Sheila in Louisiana. She has such great detail and little hidden treasures every where in her folds. Sheila also sent a Peep along to keep Wind Dancer company on her trip to which is adorable! Thank you, Sheila!
Bredis is the Spirit Goddess of the Coral Reefs and she oversees keeping debris off of the Reefs to keep them alive and growing. She went to live with Robin in Mississippi for a Nature Spirit Doll Swap I joined a couple of months ago. She is made from all recycled items from other projects and one of my hubby's old green oxford shirts! SHHHHHHH! I also made a display box for her to live in.
I have had a whirlwind of life over the past month and don't know what to post first! My Guernsey Sis and her two daughters came for a visit for two weeks and we had such fun. I can't believe how fast the time went and can't wait for them to come back! Then I spent 10 days up in Pensacola with our FIVE Grand babies and I can't even start to tell you how much fun that was! I also met up with a friend I used to work with that I hadn't seen for quite awhile who lives in Destin, FL. She picked me up from the airport and then took me back when I had to head home. Then spent a night and day with our youngest granddaughter and now I am firmly planted back at home until the next adventure arises. I am making a trip up North at the end of this month but can't post about it here yet as it is a surprise birthday party and someone involved might be reading this. Hehehehehe.
I have so many pics to post, I don't know where to start with those either! First I'm going to do the five Grand babies up in Pensacola....Nikki, Noah, Katie, Abby and Josh. I had a "date night" with each one of them ... just the two of us ... and did whatever they wished to do. Josh will be 5 next month and he wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese's and then to Target and Micky D's. Abby will be 7 in December and she wanted to go to the Mellow Mushroom for Pizza and then to Toys R Us. Katie will be 9 this month and she wanted Buffalo Bob's Wings and Chuck E Cheese's. Noah will be 11 in February and he wanted to go to Toys R Us and the Chinese Grand Buffet (Yeah, Noah!!!). Nikki was 12 in May and she wanted to go to Buffalo Bob's Wings and Books A Million (Yeah, Nikki!). They talked the whole time we were gone and I learned more about my Grand babies on those nights than I ever thought I'd know. LOVED IT! We will do that, again. I can't believe how fast they are growing up!