Friday, June 22, 2012

Father's Day Brunch

Hello Blogger Friends!

I wanted to share the pictures of my Father's Day Brunch I had for James last Sunday.  I decorated the barn with a nautical theme this time because James was in the Navy and he loves boats and the water.  I know he is itching to get his sailboat in the water as soon as we can.                                    

 I used a lot of nautical decorations in the barn this time.  This is the buffet that James had in his house and he let me paint it white.  Isn't he a sweetheart?  I think it looks great.  I may distress it with some sandpaper though just to give it some more character.
 I made that floatation device and those flags to hang on the wall to decorate things up.  I think they turned out pretty cute!
 James really loved the decorations and all the hard work I put in to making his celebration special.  I love that about him . . . that he appreciates me and loves me for who I am!
 I made orange cranberry muffins for James and made these sailboat cupcake picks to stick in them.  When he saw this display he thought it was so awesome and he said it looked like a sailboat regatta.  I am glad he liked it!
 I also made orange infused french toast with mixed berry compote, sausage patties, and individual crustless vegetable and parmesan quiches for brunch.  Everything tasted so good!
 I love this tablescape and think it turned out so great!  I love the red, white, and blue!
 I made each person a place card holder from a recycled soda bottle that I glued rope around the neck of and made a medallion out of clay that I imprinted with a seashell and then glued letters to spell each name from newspaper clippings.  I modpodged the whole thing and then poked a hole in the top.  After everything dried out I tied the medallion on to the neck of the bottle, filled each bottle with candy, and stuck a cork in the top.  They turned out so great and everyone loved them!
 Don't you just hate it when you get a blurry picture but it is the only one you have!?  Here is James with Maggie and Lucie.  Maggie is 11-years-old and Lucie is 8.  They are growing up so quickly, especially Maggie.  She is turning in to a lovely young lady!
 We had a nice brunch together and then James opened some gifts from his girls.  I know he appreciated everything.  He is a really wonderful man and I am so blessed to know him and be loved by him.  I am looking forward to having children with him.  He is a wonderful father to his children and a dear blessing to me. 
I hope you each had a wonderful Father's Day and were able to celebrate it in some way.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Please leave a comment to let me know how you are doing!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings to You!
Love Tammy

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mermaid Birthday Party

Hello Blogger Friends!

I wanted to share some pictures of the wonderful mermaid birthday party I had for Lucie this past weekend.  I had it in the barn again.  I just can't seem to keep out of there since I got it fixed up.

 There was lots of aqua and white everywhere.  I made those "sea urchins" out of tissue paper.  Aren't they pretty?
 I love the tablescape on the buffet!  We had all kinds of wonderful treats for the party!
 I made some mermaid cookies for everyone to take home.  They were a lot of fun to make!
 Here are the cupcakes.  I made the sleeves from scrapbook paper and punched the top with a lacey punch.
 This was Lucie's birthday cupcake with the candle in it.  I made shells from white chocolate that tasted like mint.  Then I dusted them with pearl luster dust to make them pearly and pretty.

 I used graham cracker crumbs for the "sand" on this cupcake.
 I also had rock candy sticks and jelly bellys.   I made turkey and cheese sandwiches on bread in the shape of a fish and served it with goldfish crackers and carrot sticks with ranch dressing.

 The table was so beautiful too!  I love the shell plates and we used them for dessert!
 Here is a crown I made for the birthday girl so she could be the "Queen of the Sea".
 Didn't it turn out so cute?  There is another picture later of her wearing it.
 This was the centerpiece on the table.  Lucie liked the glitter I added to her tail.
 Here are some place card holders I made.  I added sand, shells, and aqua glitter to each ball.  They were so pretty!

 Here is a banner I made for the occasion.  I love these colors together!

 I found this wooden cutout of a mermaid at a craft store and covered her with scrapbook paper and embellishments.  Lucie thought she was very pretty!
 James and Maggie had a good time too.  They enjoyed our time together.
 Here is the birthday girl with her crown on.  Isn't she cute!  She is 8 now and I can't believe how quickly she is growing up!
 She had a girlfriend come too but I didn't get her picture.  Karlee is Lucie's best friend and I am glad she got to be a part of her fun day.
Here I am teaching the girls how to do sand art.  We used salt and chalk instead of that expensive sand.  It was so much fun and our bottles of sand were so beautiful when we got them finished.  Lucie got a new bicycle for her birthday and she rode it for a bit.  Then we played some fun birthday party games.  We had a great time!  I sent them all home with a treat bag and another cupcake.
I hope you all are having a great summer!  I have a few other beautiful things I have made to decorate up by sweet beach cottage that I want to show you soon.  I will also be posting pictures of the Father's Day brunch I am hosting for James and the girls this weekend.  I hope you all have a happy Father's Day and a blessed weekend!

Blessings to you!
Love Tammy