Beauty in the everyday…

Beauty in the everyday…

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Reis!

It seems like yesterday that this cute little guy was just a newborn.  I've enjoyed seeing him grow into this sweet, curious, playful 1 year old.  Come enjoy this cool guy's cake smash and more.  If you love sun, sand, chocolate and tons of adorableness..then you won't be disappointed 



surfboard cake smash


surfboard cake smash

surfboard cake smash

beachy baby curls

baby on surfboard

bon voyage baby in cap


bon voyage baby in suitcaase

bon voyage baby in hat


baby on surfboard





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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

We are over the RAINBOW with excitement for this 5 year old!

Well, we went over the rainbow for our little one's 5 year birthday. It was a last minute decision to postpone our beach vacation, which meant I could plan a small birthday party with family.  Just because it was a small birthday with family, didn't deter me from having fun with her theme.   I had about a week to plan something, so I headed over to good ole Pinterest for some inspiration.  Can you guess the theme!?!?

Birthday Girl
It all started with this cake!  I just fell in love with the fondant, rainbow colors and the fact that a surprise lay waiting inside.  I studied the step by step instructions from  Rainbow Birthday Cake Surprise ,gave myself a pep talk and then just went for it!  FYI, This cake is not something you do last minute, please allow yourself a good day to prepare it!  Fondant by Wilton was not as awful as I had read.  It tasted great and was very easy to use.
Rainbow Birthday Cake Surpirse
Rainbow Birthday Cake Surprise
Next, came this Rainbow Jello that was inspired by a good friend and fearless foodie.  She had prepared it for a 4th of July party in red, white and blue... and I knew instantly I wanted to try it in rainbow colors.  I gathered information from recipes of  Rainbow JELLO and Layered Jell-O and took the plunge.  Again, this JELLO is not something to do last minute as it takes time to let each layer set properly.  I think I went through many colorful emotions when I discovered my fridge was not level and layers were setting at an angle.  Se la vie! I just used the lower end which tasted and photographed wonderfully!
Rainbow Jello
Rainbow Jello
A lot of my other insPINiration came from Rainbow Party Ideas and I just modified it to my liking. All in all, it was a great day of family, fun and good food.  I hope my last minute Rainbow party gives you some great ideas, who doesn't love the bright cherry colors of the rainbow!  Please enjoy the rest of the photos and make sure to share your rainbow party in the comments.
Rainbow Sprinkles Marshmallow Pops
Rainbow Sprinkles Marshmallow Pops

Rainbow Fruit Pops
Rainbow Fruit Pops

Rainbow colored birthday banner
Rainbow colored birthday banner

Rainbow Activity
Rainbow Activity

Rainbow Birthday Cake Surpise
Rainbow Birthday Cake Surprise

Rainbow Sherbet Punch
Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Rainbow Birthday Party
Rainbow Birthday Party

Birthday Fun

Rainbow Birthday Surprise 5 Cake
Rainbow Birthday Surprise 5 Cake

"Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
And the dreams you dreamed of 
Really do come true!"
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A snow beauty caught in the moment...

Everyday life lately has been a full of snow. I'm submitting my favorite photo of everyday life to http://iheartfaces.com
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