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Another one... (Video)

This is my FIRST official edited video!! Finally, I sort of figured it out! I am just using Live Movie Maker on my computer! My new computer doesn't have it on it so I am definately keeping the older one active too!!!

Death of a Hot Water Heater (Video)

My poor baby got an unpleasant bathtime tonight...

Just at the moment of getting her hair wet...the Hot Water Heater DIES!!! :(
That is NOT laughter you hear!! :(

Shampooing 101 (2 Videos)

I haven't been taking much video of G in the past couple years and I am regretting not having some of the little things on video. So, I guess I'm just trying to make up for it. G loves bathtime...
Part 1...

Part 2

Mirror Time (2 Videos)

Just a couple of clips that I wanted to share. Her black eye is slowly going away. Poor baby!

Note to self: windex mirror before video taping!

Mommy is busted!! You fix her bangs the wrong way one time and she'll remember it FOREVER!!!

Valentine's Day

Cupcakes were made and brought into school for G and her classmates!
(red velvet, strawberry icing, sprinkles and jelly hearts)

G's Valentine's Cards to give out! She posed for the photo and helped by handing me each card to cut and also picked out each lollipop with specific color for specific friends. She also stacked them up neatly into the container for her to take to school. She is VERY PROUD of her part in the making of these. The ABSOLUTE BEST part for me was when I did the first one to show her what it looked like and she said, "Awe, so ADORABLE!" in her cutest voice!!!! I originally saw these here and here.

Now here's the Valentine Girl and yes...you see it CORRECTLY...

Baby fell on Wednesday at school! She was twirling and twirling like a nutty silly girl and then went straight down on the side of the kiddy table. Trust me when I say this looks GOOD compared to the other day!! The dr said all is good...it was one of those suck it up, IB and ice times!!!! Poor Baby though... she's a trooper!

Real Parties: Little Mermaid

{The Inspiration}
My daughter, Giorgia

and my love
of the sea,

and my love
of the colors...aqua & turquoise

Actually, I never want to take it down.
All the photos are for the actual party and during the party except the "cupcake" closeup!

Kate Landers Mermaid Party inspired me and I am using her headers as my guideline to my story
{The Invitation}
Photo-shopping is my hobby. The possibilities are endless. I found a photo of a dreamy tropical spot, a fish tail and my daughter. Voila, a MERMAID invitation. To make even BETTER, I added some super fine iridescent glitter to her necklaces for just a bit of sparkle. Can't send out an invitation without some BLING. lol

{Setting The Scene}
First thing I did was look for a Scene Setter. I found this one online but the picture didn't do it JUSTICE...at all!!! The colors shown were very dull and dark but it was still what I wanted. I shrieked when it came in the mail...it TOTALLY matched the colors in the invitations! So, the mural alone set my scene and kept me running with the theme!!!!

Fadeless Designs Bulletin Board Paper, Under the Sea, 50 ft x 48"
Item Number Item #: PAC56525


{Welcome to the Party}

Above is the mermaid I made. I had a graphic from Kay Millers Blue Lagoon
that I blew up, glued on to poster board and glittered! I then just added blue and green seaweed! I LOVED it!!!

{The Entrance}

Can you see all the snow outside? lol. You can also see the Mermaid Wands at the door entrance.

My mom helped me improve on my Seaweed Banister! It looks awesome now!

I found the PERFECT frame for G's Mermaid photo at TJ M@xx and I bought "The Tiniest Mermaid" book for everyone to sign.

Here are the Wands again!

an upclose of the Seaweed Banister.

{Mermaid Tree}

Since G's Birthday is just around the corner from Christmas, I leave our SILVER Tree up and add theme colored decorations. All I added to the tree this year was a VERY LARGE bow topper, one box of turquoise ornaments and a dozen or so of little mermaid ornaments and lastly a clearance/after xmas tree skirt from Target!

{Mermaid Dessert Table}

This was the best part. I enlarged her photo because I got a great deal on posterbrain, they are on FB too! The quality was AWESOME! I already had the frame...it used to be my fake "Pottery Barn Yearly Planner" but I haven't used it since the invention of the smart phone! It is to go up in Giorgia's room but my momthought it would look cuter on the sweets table. It did...but it's a WHOLE LOT OF G!! lol

and another view.


MORE favorites of mine...
Clam cookies
Chocolate Starfish
Brownie Pops
Pretzel Coral
Shell Lollipops
Mermaid Sushi

{The Cupcakes}
okay, I lied, the cupcakes were my FAVORITE!!!!!

TOO cute. I made the picks by hand and tinted the frosting too! I piped the icing in a wavelike fashion. It came out even better than I had envisioned it!!! Gotta LOVE that. I even sprinkled Disco Dust all over the cupcakes but unfortunately my photography skills couldn't capture that! :(

{The Chandelier}

{The Food & Beverages}

Sea Urchins (Meatballs) and Seaweed & Shells (Mac & Chz)

Jellyfish Sandwiches, Chicken Salad Bites, Mermaid Caviar (Deviled Eggs), Sea Shell Surprise (Bacon, Ranch Pasta Salad), Veggies, Chips and Dip.

Sodas, Lemonade, Water, Sea Water (Blue Hawaiian Punch) and Blue Sugar Rimmed Cups!

{Costumes and Birthday Attire}

I was inspired by the tutu I found on ETSY
I LOVE it! My mom had some starfish that she found and I took off the flower that came on the bow belt and replaced it with a silver painted and glittered starfish. I also bought a plain black headband at Jo@nn fabrics and did the same with another starfish and attached it.

{Party Craft}

Mermaid Coloring Pages

Mermaid Portraits and fish stickers!!

{Party Favors}
Bubbles & Candy Bars

{Misc Decorations}

the coffee table

{The BFF & Friends}

a SUCCESSFUL Party and a GOOD day for ALL!!!

Happy Birthday Giorgia!!!!!

Mermaid Cupcakes

I forgot to take a upclose photo of the Mermaid Cupcakes. It was really important too so since the icing came out EXACTLY the way I envisioned it...like little turquoise waves. So, exactly a week after the party I look over to the kitchen table and there sat those darn extra cupcakes that have been WAITING to be photographed. They still looked perfect! So, the foot of snow outside is mostly melted and the sun is out so I thought I'd take them out to shoot them. I should not mention that this very cupcake fell from the roof of my SUV straight onto the driveway and STILL looks yummy! The silver wrapper is a bit dented though...oh well. LOVED my MERMAID CUPCAKES!!!!

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