Friday, April 18, 2014

High Five for Friday

Ahhhh - Easter weekend is here. I'm so ready to just relax and take in the holiday with my boys. This week was long, but had many good spots. Here are a few!


1. YUM! My favorite Easter candy is Cadbury Milk Chocolate Eggs. These are amazing and don't last long at our house.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Birthday Bunting Tutorial



I bought the "one." onsie from Old Navy as one of the first steps in preparing for Wesley's first birthday. I knew I wanted to use the colors as the central palate for his party. I'm not a huge decoration-type party person, but I do enjoy some small touches, so I decided to make a bunting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

Can the weather make up its mind already?? We had weather in the almost 80s this weekend and now we're back to dreary and 40s. I didn't get a full outfit shot from Wesley's birthday party, but I was in short sleeves and sandals! I'm READY for spring, though I need to get my spring clothes down from our storage in the garage.  I'm trying really hard to remix my closet and put things together that I don't usually, though my last outfit is kind of a cop out with the scarf and shoes which I put together all too often.

 

Necklace: won from Bellaboulie Boutique
Top: Jane.com
Skinnies: Old Navy via Goodwill
Flats: Lucky


Cardigan: Target
Dress: Target (old!)
Belt: Target (really old!)
Tights: Target (and they got a major snag that day...)
Booties: Toms via Zulily


Scarf - Chinatown
Sweater - H&M
Skinnies - NY & Co.
Shoes - Toms



Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Tucker Up.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quick Tutorial: W Cake

Went I went to look for cake ideas to go along with the w theme for Wesley's party, all Pinterest had for me was wedding cakes with w-toppers. So, I had to get creative. This is a super short tutorial, but I figured it needed to be put out there since I couldn't find any!

 


I made a normal 9x13 cake and put on a layer of frosting to keep the crumbs in. I used this white cake recipe. I've really been pleased with its flavor and how it holds up. For frosting, I use the Wilton recipe I learned in my cake decorating class.


I'd actually frozen some left over cakes from Henry's birthday. Surprisingly, they were still in great shape because I'd wrapped them in foil and then a baggie. I used one to cut the shapes for the w.



I covered the w in white frosting to keep the crumbs in, then covered it in teal frosting. I covered the cake in another layer of white frosting as well. I did a little border, too. Let it be known: I am NOT a professional cake decorator, but I like the challenge of creating something fun for my kiddos' birthdays.  I took the Wilton cake decorating class a few summers ago, and it really helped me.


I love how the w stands up. This could easily be done with any letter, but straight letters are probably easier.  Hope this helps someone out there! I'd love to see your cake creations.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

First Birthday Party: W is for Wesley

Henry's first birthday was centered around Oh Henry candy bars. Since it focused on his name, I wanted Wesley's first birthday to also focus on his name, so I came up with idea to
plan the party around on the letter w.