Friday, February 21, 2014

5 on Friday- A little of this, A little of that...

I missed last week but am ready to link up again with the sweet ladies at The Good LifeA. Liz Adventures.  Hello! Happiness. Carolina Charm for 5 on Friday! 

Believe it or not I am sitting at my computer writing this post next to an open window.  No, I promise I am not having a hot flash or going thru menopause.  :)  I can hardly believe I am going to type this but it is currently 68* outside!  In February!  What?!?!  I love these days spring tease days even though I know we will be right back in winter next week (or probably tomorrow).

I recently became a follower of Jen over at IHeart Organizing.  If you haven't checked out her blog, you must.  Like now.  I will wait (and yes, I fully acknowledge that I will be waiting for quite awhile because there is a whole lot of goodness going on over there)  See?  Jen has some seriously fabulous ideas on DIY and organization.  I am impressed by every one of her posts.  She really knows how to kick it up a notch on each project.  Did you see the post on her marble top coffee table here?  Creative genius I tell you.

I recently attempted my first reorg inspired by her toy organization post here.  Check out my version here.

So I have created my own little list of organization projects to tackle in my own home.  First up, my pantry.  Next, my closet.  After that, the laundry room.  I can't wait to get started!  I am a little overwhelmed by ideas but I am excited to see how I can put my own spin on each project.  Wish me luck!  I will definitely share my results but probably not the 'before' because that would just be embarrassing!  :)

On a different note, I sooo badly want to find a chair to redo.  Do you think I could make it look anywhere as cute as hers? 
After almost 6 months of battling with a local hospital regarding a billing error on their (and my insurance company's) part, I FINALLY succeeded in getting it corrected.  It may not seem like a lot but I called over 15 different times, talked to numerous managers, and threatened to write letters before they fixed it.  I felt like throwing a little party when I received a bill this week with the correct balance.  :)
These kiddos.  They love each other so much!  It melts my heart to watch them play together or try and make each other smile.  Chase already has a knack for spotting when Natalie is upset and trying to make her laugh!  The other day I saw Chase look at Natalie with so much love in his eyes that it made me tear up.  So sweet...

Party planning is in full effect for Chase's first birthday party!  We are going with a baseball theme and I am so excited for all the little details. 
I designed the invitations on and couldn't be happier with the result.  Have you ever used that website for invites?  If not, you should check out the tutorial here.  Her explanations are super easy to follow. 
We are going full into the theme with "game day", "first pitch", "Chase Stadium", "Rsvp to Coach" and "Rookie of the Year".  We also decided to go with typical baseball stadium cuisine (concessions!) for food.  It will be all about the {all star} hot dogs, {strike out} nacho bar, {grand slam} chicken wings, popcorn and peanuts.  Yummy! 

Happy Friday!


  1. I haven't used PicMonkey for invites but I did make thank you photo cards for my daughter's last party! I am obsessed! I find myself making collages of ridiculous things. :)

    1. I didn't even think about doing the thank you cards in PicMonkey! Great idea!

  2. Your kiddos are adorable! And birthday planning is just the best!