Thursday, May 27, 2010

School's Out...

For Summer!

Today was Carson's last day of school. I can't believe another year has come and gone and I really can't believe she will be in the 3 year old program next year. My how time really does fly!

Here is a picture of Carson with her daddy and Miss Sara on her first day. I couldn't go because I was in the hospital with baby Clara.

Here is a picture of her last day of school. She wasn't very cooperative. This is what happens when I stick around too long. She really does love her teachers.
Back to the EOY gift. I like to do an End of the Year gift for her teacher's to thank them for all of their hard work during the school year. For the EOY gift I like to do a beach theme. Summer=beach in my mind and I thought it would be nice to get them all geared up for a little R and R.

I put together a bucket full of goodies centered around the beach! Inside the bucket I put a towel (Target $6) I monogrammed with their names. All year long we are reminded to put our child's name on everything that comes to school, so I thought I would personalized their towel so if they lost it everyone would know who it belonged to:) I included this adorable gathered clutch from Noodlehead. I changed it a little. I put a wrist strap and made it beach friendly by sewing vinyl on the inside. Their cell phones and other valuables can stay clean and dry! I also threw in these flip-flops and a gift certificate to get those toes ready for their beach debut! I always like to include a poem that fits the theme of whatever it is I am doing. So I wrote this and placed it with the gift certificate.

Kick up your feet,
And have some fun.
Summer is here,
The school year is done!

Relax with a pedi,
It's calling your name.
So you can debut those feet,
Without and shame!

Carson says, "Thank you!"
For a great year with you.
We can't thank you enough
For all that you do!

Carson and Family

I gave these to the director of the pre-school along with a pedi gift card. I eliminated the bow and just used the decorative button on her flops. I like this version too!

On the outside of the bucket (Target $2.50) I printed their names out on magnetic paper.

If I had another hour I would have thrown in a couple of these, but 1 am rolled around too soon and this momma was tired!!

I hope this helps gives you some ideas with your EOY gift. Happy summer break!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pink, Yellow and Orange Lemonade

I saw these in Target. My mouth began to water as I had a flashback of childhood summer days. Many a summers we would go up to Ohio to visit our relatives. My Aunt Shirley K would make this drink I like to call pink, yellow and orange lemonade. We would sit on the dock, sip our PYO lemonade, and dangle our feet in the water.

I snapped back from my flashback and bought the outfits...why not!? You really can't beat cute summer duds for $6...right?:) Plus they brought back fond memories.

We went home and I made the PYO lemonade with my girls.


Enjoy (well maybe not just yet, but we can pretend)!

Go on..."Try it, you'll like it!"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stella and Dot Mommy and Me Party

This past Friday I co-hosted a Stella and Dot Mommy and Me party with my friend Julie. Julie is a master party planner. She set a table that a little girl could only dream iced cookies, cupcakes with sprinkles, candy AND adorable necklaces, rings and bracelets from their recently released little girls line. The girls had so much fun picking and choosing what jewels they would try. Carson must have tried on every piece on the table.

This is one of the many bracelets (and cupcakes) Carson tried. I tried to persuade her to get my favorite, but she (as most 2 year olds do) had her own opinion about which bracelet she liked. She had her sights set on this one...

Julie also set a beautiful table full of jewels for the mommies. I loved the presentation. It was so inviting.

Glass bottles, picture frames, candle holders and wooden framed windows were some of the creative ways she displayed the earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Clara ended up with this...

And I treated myself to these...
Aren't they beautiful?!

We had a great time with the girls! Thanks to our wonderful stylist JULIE!

Here is Julie with her adorable little girl Georgia. Georgia gives a thumbs up for a great party with great friends and jewelry. She loves wearing her Gracie Headband and Pink Floral Barrett.

If you are interested in Stella and Dot jewels for either yourself, little girl, or loved one you can receive FREE shipping through the end of May. Just contact Julie at

Have a great night! I have to put my little one to bed...If I can find her:) Hmmm wonder where she is...

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