Monday, August 29, 2011

Vacation Happiness

We are all recovering from a fantastic family vacation in Northern Minnesota at Fair Hills Resort!!  All 5 of us had a great time and are already looking forward to going back next summer!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ava's 5th Birthday Party

Ava turned 5 at the end of June.  We celebrated at Daddy's fire station (he's a volunteer fireman). Thanks to etsy, I found the cutest pink fireman printables for her party.  She and her friends had a great time knocking down a cone with the hose, playing around in the fire trucks and dressing up in fire gear.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kitchen Metamorphosis

We I recently took on transforming our kitchen from old, dingy, standard honey oak cabinets to something that would actually make me want to cook. 
I got the idea for opening the cabinets and the 2 different paint colors from my fellow Minnesotan, Layla at The Lettered Cottage (this girl & her hubby are amazing DIY-ers!).  With 3 kids running around the house, this was no easy task. It was a painstakingly slow process but I am in love with how it is all coming together!!  I still need to come up with some sort of backsplash behind the stove (there used to be an old double oven here back in the day).
Here's a sneak peak!



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Birthday Party!

I love a good party!

Today is Charlie's 7th Birthday Party at the Bowling Alley! I love planning and creating great events for my kids (and I am always thinking about how it will look in their scrapbooks!). Pictures to come soon!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A whole new world....

I always wanted to write a blog, to have a place to put all my creative ideas and projects in one place.  Somewhere I can go to motivate myself and motivate others.  

It took me awhile to come up with the name...there were a lot of names I liked and a lot of unused blogs attached to them.   With a little creative help from my friend Leah, "And She Sparkled" was born.  I attempted to design this blog myself but realized, I'm just not talented in that department!  Maybe some day...

Welcome to my little corner of the world.  Here we go!!