Monday, January 31, 2011

DEARS Oscar Party

The Venice DEARS (which is the bookclub I belong to) was invited by the original Sarasota DEARS group to come and celebrate with them for their yearly Oscar Party. You had to make and wear a hat that represented one of the films that got nominated for best picture. 5 of us got the chance to go and we really had fun. The original DEARS provided us with all the drinks and snack you could imagine... we are looking forward to starting our own tradition next year!!
Joann  "Toy Story" and Kimmy's "Black Swan" themed hats  at the DEARS Oscar Party

Me and my "True Grit" themed hat/costume
The gorgeous view from the Lido Beach Resort restaurant.

Kimmy and I foolin around...

The "saggy boobs" we all tried on and got some hilarious pictures...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

DEARS- Wuthering Heights

Anne, Em, Tricia, Kim, Jeanne, Roxanne, Jane, Karen, Jenny, Patty and me (not in picture cause I am taking it) were able to make it this meeting.

Em was our hostess this evening and we had a wonderful time. She opened up her home to us, as well as made the most delicious dinner and dessert for all of us! I have to be honest I did not read the book Wuthering Heights. I started it and I absolutely couldn't get past the first couple pages...i re read and re read and it just didn't make sense to me so I gave up. I found out at the meeting that only two women actually read it, so that made me feel better. I guess you can't love them all!

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Just for fun

A cute hair clip I made the other wear when I am feeling girly.
A couple of LO's I made just because...
Having fun playing with old papers and embellishments and new photos.
I made one of these for each of the women going on the "On The Go" cruise that Julie is taking all of her employees on. Each one is filled with m&m's.
The last week I have been feeling creative and wanted to get my hands dirty. I made 14 of the the little party favors (the picture does not do them justice...they are really adorable), the 4 LO's and some hair clips. Speaking of hair clips...I am going to take enough supplies with me that I can teach each of the girls (going on the cruise) how to make one. We have a 3 hour drive over to Palm Beach, so I thought it would be a fun way to kill some time!

Friday, January 28, 2011

From toothless to vampire...

Riley...who just lost his two front teeth.
Brody...who's new favorite toy is his vampire teeth!
Too funny.

Another use for your pillow pet...LOL

I was at Target the other day and found a section of toys marked 75% off. They had a pair of roller skates in Brody's size. I thought that he would have so much fun...little did I know that I would have one of the best laugh's I have had it a long time. Tears were rolling down my face as I watched my little one attempt to skate in the house. It ended up being much more dangerous than anticipated...hence the pillow pet down the pants to prevent breaking his sacrum. Not sure if we are going to take the skates back, cause it is almost a guaranteed trip to the ER! Oh well, it was fun while it lasted...


My friend Elena, her son, was turning 5 and his birthday party was at Coconuts. The kids (all 4 of them) :) had so much fun. Sean played old video games, Riley wanted to win as many tickets as he could, Brody just wanted to play as many different games as he could, and Charlotte wanted to play in the indoor playgound. It was a bit chaotic trying to keep an eye on each of them...but they all had a blast. I was playing around in Picassa and they have this new editing software that allows you to create pictures to look like an old polaroid and I thought it looked fun.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A few layouts

I have not been inspired to scrapbook till I ran across these photos from last summer when I spent the day in Door County with my cousin Kim. We started the day at The Pink Bakery with a huge filled cookie for me and a enormous sticky bun for her. We had a great day spending time together so I wanted to remember that...

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Baby Owen

My dear friend Ashley just had her third little boy, Owen. He is so precious. She brought him down so we could take some pictures of him...I think they turned out so sweet.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Flat Lexi visits Florida...

Flat Lexi and Flat Riley ziplining from the fort to the tree across our back yard!
Riley's cousin Lexi (from Wisconsin) is learning all about Flat Stanley in school this year...crazy enough Riley learned about him this year in school too! The teachers want you to send Flat Stanley to someone far away to learn all about the city they live in. Lexi wanted to send her Flat Stanley to Riley and so in response we are going to send Riley's Flat Stanley to Lexi... we cant wait to see what Riley's Flat Stanley is going to do in Wisconsin...hopefully something where snow is involved! :)
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