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Archive for March, 2011

Oh boy, oh boy, I have so much to tell you today.

March is gone (can you believe it?!!) and then comes my favorite month: APRIL, not sure if it’s because Spring HAS to happen (enough of this cold!) or could it be because of Easter and what it means to me or maybe because I may or may not get older  wiser in one of its days. ;)

You might remember last week when I joined my fellow bloggers all around the world in a silent day event honoring “FOR JAPAN WITH LOVE”,to raise money and awareness for the disasters in Japan, they were able to raise over 6oK and thru Shelterbox  families in Japan are being helped.Shelter Box provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most .

 Tomorrow  and Friday ( March 30th and 31st) we’ll have an Event On Facebook: UNITE TO HELP For Japan With Love.

You can also be part of it by checking their page  here.

 Be part of it, donate and spread the word

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On another note, for the first time ever I’m going to participate on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. If you have a blog  this is a major online event with a great opportunity to showcase yourself and your products. You can read more about it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m also thrilled to be part of the “Top 25 Plannin’ Moms”  from Circle of Moms and I’d love if you could vote for me (lots of kuddos going your way <3) from now until April 11th and you can vote once a day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also if you have Facebook come check us out and stay tuned for a nice giveaway coming your way *it rhymed*

Happy Wednesday to you!

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I wanted to share with you the cutest party ever!! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it!

If you follow this blog you already know that I love details,when it came time to create my son’s 1st birthday party I discovered that the details make a lot of diference – you can check his party here.

This party is ALL about the details

It is a garden inspired 1st birthday party with everything girls love. Flowers, dolls, butterflies, bows and all the pretty colors –  don’t you just love it when is not a pink takeover party??!!! I do :)

Leiza put this whole party together- with the help of a friend, for her daughter’s 1st birthday (she is one talented mamma!!).I’m loving the checkered fabric and pattern used all around the party, and how about the wheelbarrows?ohhh so pretty!!! So much inspiration!

She lives with her husband and her daughter Julee in Brazil. They are missionaries there and is so amazing to see how God is showing His love to the people there thru their lives.

 I’m so happy to see this beautiful family celebrating the first year of their precious baby.

Ok, I will type say no more…I hope you enjoy this as much as I do

 







Didn’t I tell you it was the cutest party ever?!!(wink *) Not sure if I even have a favorite, no wait, I do, the birthday girl! She is just sooo adorable!!

Congratulations to Leiza for putting together such a lovelly party and happy birthday Julee!

Happy Friday y’all!!

PS: Before I forget ,stop by our Facebook page and find out about the online auction we’re being part of for March of Dimes.

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Hi there, just passing by really quick.

Joshua is sick and is not really into napping  this past couple of days but I wanted to share with you a printable calendar.

If you are just a bit like me you tend to forget things (like, a lot!!!) so this  might be just what you need: A FREE (yep, free!!) Calendar. All you have to do  is print out and right down all the important things you have to do this month :)

You can do the free download here

Hope you enjoy it!

Come visit us on Facebook and let me know what do you think of this. Should we have a free printable every month? Let me know.

Happy snowy Wednesday!!

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A couple of weeks ago it was my hubby’s birthday and even thou he didn’t want me to do anything I just couldn’t help myself. I decided to have a dinner at our house to celebrate his last birthday before the big 3.O and he had so much fun.

I used earthy tones to decorate it because… well  I thought it was more “manly” :)

The menu had his favorite things. He loves Bacalhau (Salted Cod Fish) so I made a very yummy recipe for him ( I <3 him so much!!), we also had shrimp salad with asiago sticks, crab and spinach dip and salad.

The dessert table was  SCRUMPTIOUS and so chocolatey!! Besides the chocolate mousse cake we had coffee macarons, Brigadeiro ( brazilian chocolate fudge. A must in any party!) and strawberries with homemade cream and Nuttella ( it was everyone’s favorite).

All pictures from Pam @ Pam Rodrigues Photography

 

 

I just wanted to thank God for giving me such a wonderful man! And thank you to everyone that came to celebrate Dan’s life with us!

On another note I wanted to thank everyone that supported the For Japan with Love cause. The donations surpassed the goal by 100%. Thank you!!! May God give you abundantly more!

Happy Tuesday!

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I’m sure that you’ve seen all that is happening in Japan and I don’t know about you but it breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes. I  feel so hopeless when I see the images and all I can do is pray and ask God to comfort each person that is going thru this devastation and because of all that I am joining forces with my fellow bloggers

and tomorrow I will be silent.

For them , for Japan.

As a reminder that it could happen to any of us.

No Facebook, no twitter, no emails.

My prayers will be for them and so are my thoughts.

This Campaign was created by Ever – Ours and Utterly Engaged and they also put together a way for donations.

 Here is what Lydia from Ever-Ours said about this cause ” we have handpicked ShelterBox as the organization we’d like to donate to. We know that their volunteers are already there in Japan helping,  so please be assured that your donations are being put to good use. ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items”

 
Donations can be done  here
 
And if you are a blogger join us as a sign of awarenss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Today’s Wednesday Love is so close to my heart. I want to introduce you to Renata from Photos by Renata.

Not only is she an awesome mom to a beautiful 18 months girl,  she is also a wife ( a very good one), a blogger and a great Photographer. Renata and I met when I was still dating Dan. They knew each other from the teen years and after I got married we kind of drift apart and then we both got pregnant at the same time (our kids are just a week apart) and started to send this mile long emails to each other sharing our discoveries and feelings as new moms. And although we live so far from each other I’m so proud of her and everything she’s been achieving. She is one of those people who you truly want by your side.

Her work is amazing and I belive it reflects her personality so well, you can see the passion she has for family and children photography.

Without further ado I present you the best photographer in South Florida (who’s having a great contest, more information here

You can check more about her and her contests and specials at www.facebook.com/photosrenata or in her blog www.photosbyrenata.wordpress.com

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

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I was approached few weeks ago by Gabi, a dear friend and bride to be, to put together a bachelorette/Bridal shower in two (yes, two) days, so she could celebrate her best friend that was going back to Brazil and wasn’t going to make for the “official” shower ( that I’m also planning, wink *).

I decided to host the party at my house and wanted to incorporate a bit of Spring (that I know it will come to NY, eventually) and her love for Tulips.The menu was not your typical finger food. We had Tortellini Salad that were served on tea cups, Filet Mignon on sticks (yay for Bj’s), mini hamburgers and Phylo cups filled with quiche.  And for dessert we had the most delicious red velvet cupcake and lemon tarts from Cannelle Patisserie. Here is how it all turn out. All pictures from the always amazing Pam of Pam Rodrigues Photos

 

 

 

 

We had so much fun, all of us!! Congrats to Gabi and Lucas! Can’t wait to show you all I have planned  for the”Real” shower and reception.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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I know, I know…you miss it and I do too so to please everyone I had to re-start this special series ( not sure why it stopped in first place) and today’s feature is such a clever one. As you all know I’m a stay at home mom and I just love when I see a fellow SAHM succeed in the business world.

I would like to present you Becky Rabson, she’s the creator of The SmartSeat Chair Protector. She’s from Newton, MA and came up with the idea and design when she was looking for an attractive, waterproof cover for her new dining room chairs. She couldn’t find anything that she liked, so she made her own ( I so Like her!!)!

 

The SmartSeat Chair Protector is made from a very soft and comfortable fabric, but is completely waterproof and has a neat and tailored fit. The covers are designed to fit most standard-sized dining room and kitchen chairs and have adjustable straps that are easy to use and give a snug and secure fit, making them a great way to protect your chairs from spills, stains (grape juice, perhaps?), and everyday wear and tear.  They also work really well under booster seats.   

Check them out and let them know you saw them here. And if you know any other SAHM that runs a business let me know and I would love to feature her (Photos by Renata you are next!)

Happy Wednesday y’all!

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And we are back and busy

Hi there…..do you still remember me?yes I’ve been awol…but I’m back! We were on vacation for 2 weeks enjoying the Sunshine State (ohhh how good does 75F feels)

A few things happened in our personal lives as well and I’ve been putting a lot of time and energy on my passion for creating parties and events, and I really hope and pray that it will become a successful business.

The esty store is almost ready, but i just want to make sure is perfect so I’ve been working on a few final things.

I’m also doing quite a few Inspiration Boards (little hint: if you need one just email me, wink) and if you follow us on Facebook you probably saw some of them ( if not, here is your chance). There are so many great parties popping everywhere and for my enjoyment a lot of them are for boys (dancing right now) and today I want to share with you my favorites (you know the original purpose for this blog was to focus on the boy’s world, but you know me, can’t keep all the pretty things out there for myself).

How cute is Maxfield’s 2nd birthday from On to Baby

And this party tottaly ROCKS

Love the colors!! You can see more here

And how adorable is this shower from the Hostess blog

So much inspiration….

Happy Tuesday everyone and to my friends from the south, how about sending us some heat?!! :)

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