Friday, March 2, 2012

How one thing leads to another...

 I happen to be a girl who loves celebrating birthdays, and I've been preparing for my Mama's birthday this week.

 It all started with some napkins.  Hot pink with big white polka dots.  I reached for them while rushing through Target the other day.
  And from that small purchase, akin to the words of a Laura Numeroff book, my life suddenly went into chain-reaction party planning motion.  (If you don't know who Laura Numeroff is, this post is going to make me seem like a weirdo.  Just roll with it. Mkay?)
 ...Cause you know... if you give a Sasha some hot pink polka dotted napkins, she'll want some zebra printed paper plates to go with them.
  Pretty soon, she'll get them home and they will be so cute that she'll start thinking about how they will look on the table.
 
  She'll make a trip to the paper store, bump into a blog reader, grab her and ask her opinion on things, and come home with fuschia paper for some simple and easy place mats.  An idea will begin to form, and she'll draw the outline of silverware onto them with her white gel pen.
 After she draws the outlines of silverware, she'll start thinking about what foods they should eat for dessert, since dinner is already decided, (eating this) which will drive her into the kitchen, hunting for good ideas.
She'll open her cupboard, spy a half-opened bag of pink candy coating pieces, which will make her think about meringues because everyone knows the only thing better than meringues, are meringues dipped in pink candy coating. 

   Once that's done, she'll put the remainder into the cupboard, knocking over a small canister of gray sprinkles. 
Shaking the sprinkles will make her think about cookies because what better to put sprinkles on, than gluten free, Salted Chocolate Chip cookies?  (Mmmmm....)
But for a special occasion like a birthday party, adding vanilla bean ice cream to the middle of two cookies and rolling them in sprinkles is the best idea ever.
 She'll spend the next half hour sandwiching ice cream between cookies and rolling them in sprinkles, but afterward, her counter top will be a smeary mess.
   As she cleans up the counter, it will get her thinking about what to put back on the counter, and that will lead her to thinking about table centerpieces.

As she pauses to think, she'll look out the window and see that a freak snowstorm is hitting her backyard.  This will remind her that spring isn't here yet, and thinking about spring will undoubtedly make her wish for some bright pink tulips. 
 Bright pink tulips would undoubtedly go well with the new polka dotted napkins she just bought, so she'll stand back and admire her pretty table top, snapping many pictures for her beloved blog readers to enjoy.

The End. (Cause Mama's are special and they deserve to be celebrated, don't you think?)

 

Resources:
Farmstand Milk Bottles can be found here. 
Gray Stripey Straws can be found here. 
Polka dotted napkins can be found here. 
Gluten free, Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe can be found here. 
Meringues and Berry Lemonade found at Trader Joe's. 

38 comments:

  1. Awesome! Your mama is one lucky lady! Birthday blessings to her.

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  2. hehe... I originally didn't know who that author was, but suspected I did after a couple of sentences!! :-) If you give Sasha some Silver Sprinkles.....

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  3. oh, everything looks DIVINE!
    happy birthday, momma! :)
    xo

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  4. And, if you give a pig a pancake? Love this post and the napkins!! Happy Friday!

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  5. I am literally rolling on the floor drooling over this entire post!!! ADORE those books and have done that thing in my mind a million times THEN you have THE cutest table EVER with precious food & drink. Love. Pure love. ; )

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  6. I love your table scape, it's so bright and fun!

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  7. oh look at you. awe-mazing is what you are. i can tell that mama is going to feel really darn special!!! have fun celebrating.

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  8. love it !! it looks so cute , i got a question were did you get the paper straws? everything looks so good

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  9. I love this post! It SO fits the way my days go. Everything looks adorable!

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  10. My favorite part is the outlined silverware. So ca-ute!
    That is one lucky mama!

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  11. I LOVE this post! When you said Laura's name, I was sitting here thinking, I know that name, who is she? Then, I remembered as soon as you said, "and if you give Sasha..."! :)

    I think you did a great job and your mom will love it! It looks great! Love the outlines you made on the placemats!

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  12. LOVE, love, love. Sounds absolutely dreamy. I can't wait to move back home and start planning fun celebrations like this!

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  13. Happy Birthday to your momma! With each birthday card to someone special I write, "I am so glad you were born". Have a blast!

    I just may have to get some of those made-in-the-usa milk bottles!

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  14. Very cute post to go with my morning coffee!! Just read "If you give a moose a muffin" the other night!!! :-) Happy Weekend and enjoy the birthday partay...

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  15. Everything is so pretty and springy and just a great birthday tablescape.
    I love all your photos on your 365. JJ has the best eye color and shape. He's a cutie, I hope he doesn't break too many hearts in several years.
    You are a blessing and you are blessed! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. love love love it, all of it!! love your story here, so cute ~ special occasions deserve special decorations and fuss ~ I'm all for that ~ thanks for sharing

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  17. Tee Hee...my mind works the same way...you done good, Sasha. It is truly lovely and your Mama will feel how special she is!

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  18. Your table looks gorgeous! Now I want to set a fancy table. :-)

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  19. LOVE all of it. Every.single.bit!!

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  20. If you give a mouse a cookie, chances are they are going to ask for a glass of milk! Love the tulips in those milk bottles!

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  21. You've made such a beautiful table setting, perfect for your Mama's birthday celebrations. Oh and I really like the Mason jars you use for drinks, I wish we had them in England.

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  22. Cute Mama is gonna love it so fun!

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  23. Such a great looking table ... and I love the placemats! They add a really fun touch.

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  24. My little guy loves "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" - but your version is much better for adults! Your table turned out super sweet. Hope your mama had a wonderful birthday!

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  25. I've just found your blog and can I just say Wow! It's breathtaking! xx

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  26. Have you already posted the recipe for those cookies? My GF chocolate chip cookies don't look like that (solid and not crumbly!) Methinks it's time for a new recipe!! Share?! :)

    This is beautiful. Your mama is very lucky!! Happy birthday to her!!

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  27. Courtney- Yeah I posted the recipe a while back and linked it at the bottom of this post. You can find it at this link:

    http://www.lemonademakinmama.com/2012/02/salted-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-my.html

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  28. I LOVE those books by Laura Numeroff. I could never pick a favorite!!! We read them over and over and over. :)

    This was a really fun post, girlie!

    We're celebrating my mom's bday next weekend.....you've given me some fantastic ideas!

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  29. What a beautiful party!!! You did a great job!!!

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  30. I would totally love to decorate a table for company just like this. I adore the polka dots and zebra stripes! Perfect!

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  31. Love everything about that table! So simple, but so gorgeous!!

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  32. Love the table decorations and I bet you Mamma loved them too!!!! Nancy

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  33. awww....your momma is one lucky lady. It looks beautiful!

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  34. I'm glad that I'm not the only one like this!!!! It's adorable!! I love every. single. thing!!!!!! How'd the celebration go?

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  35. Love it! Where did you get your mason jar glasses?

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  36. LOVE this. How perfect! I honestly have kept this active in google reader so that I can scroll through and smile when I read it again...but thought maybe it was time to let you know how much I enjoyed it ;-)

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