Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Coming up for air

Okay darlings... I've been swamped with birthdays (two in this week- who's idea was that anyway?) but still really chewing on a TON of good stuff... I had been so bogged down the months of Jan- March and with our vacation turning crazy and Lucy's death and life just spinning some weird directions on me, I realized that I've been keeping the heart-to-hearts at a minimum.  Sometimes when you see a flurry of crafty and foodie posts in my world, it's a bit of a stiff arm cause I'm stirring something around in my little ol' heart but not ready to share it.  I'll hope to organize a few of my thoughts soon because I think I'm into some good stuff here!  In the mean time, I'm preparing for parties and I wanted to toss a few new photos out that I just edited on Picmonkey!  Loving that site!  (Plus it will make my bloggy buddy Jana happy.  So Jana... here are my blue photos as promised.  MANY more will be coming soon as the parties unfold.) 
I desperately needed a cute and inexpensive decoration for my Ava.  She delights in things like flowers and pretties so I went to the old fall back tissue paper flowers.  Can't go wrong with these can you?
 She was so excited when she got home from school and saw them waiting on the table.  Apparently, I'm "the best mom on the whole planet."  (grin)
 Ava is having two cakes.  One small one for her friend party and one larger one she is sharing with her Daddy, that family will eat later that night.  It's going to be fun.  Fun's important.
 And I promise more on ALL of this later...(links, tutorial links and recipes) this is just a teaser.  She requested vanilla bean sugar cookies.  Yes, vanilla bean.  Oh that child...
It's going to be an action packed weekend.  I'm looking forward to showing you more party fun!

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  1. Thanks so much for the introduction to Picmonkey. I have been using Picnik and they are going away tomorrow. Picmonkey looks like a good alternative.

  2. Love those flowers! Can't wait to see all that you have to share upcoming.

  3. A personal shout out???!! Whaaaa?? Yes! I love them and a tutorial on the flowers and how you pipe the edge of that cookie is a must!! You are a breath of fresh air for me. I am still really jealous of all that gorgeous natural light flowing into your kitchen!!! ; )

    1. Okay but here's the thing Jana... it's NOT ALWAYS like that. It only looks like that when the sun is SHINING. Not something that we get a lot of around here with any kind of regularity.. you know, rain and all that jazz. Most of the time my house is dark and gray. I can kind of fake it a little bit at the right time of day with a wide open aperature but basically when we have a sunbreak I grab my camera as fast as can be and start snapping. LOL

  4. do you have any "in's" with picmonkey? can you tell them to hurry up with the collage thing??
    ok, those flowers are so fun! i've made some like that and they're almost addicting! so fun to make! i love your parties. can't wait to see more.
    and your table just looks like it was made for you :)


  5. your flowers are gorgeous, I just made some a month or so ago for a party! Happy Birthday to Ava!!!!


  6. Love the paper flowers and the cookies look devine.

  7. You have given me a great idea for my daughter's birthday this weekned with the tissue paper flowers! Thank you, Sashe...I'm afraid I am copying you again! Love the vanilla bean sweet!

  8. those cookies look so yummy!
    you are such a fun momma, and you are so right!
    fun is important...i am working at that with my kids everyday. :)

  9. Loving the flowers and the precious dolphin cookies. You are the best mom ever. :-)

  10. Love the blues!

    i totally understand about life spinning in strange directions - over here too for me!! Lord have mercy!! I usually write after I have gone through something - but it helped to put my thoughts down - much more perspective today!

    And yes, you are the best Mom ever!! :)


  11. Hang in there Sash! We have 6 family birthdays in 6 weeks (plus Easter and Mother's Day) this time of the year, so I know exactly what you're going through. Enjoy every minute!

  12. you are the best cookie maker! they look so beautiful! so do the poms. AND, i love the new font from picmonkey on your pics. oh, i'm so glad you are back. i know vacay was so like last week, but i missed you so much. : )

  13. Hang in there! I know what you're talking about when you say you have things rattling around in your heart... I'm on a similar page right now. But, those paper flowers are super cute. I just took all of my primary colored ones down from my littlest one's birthday in February. They just seemed to make an awesome addition to the bright yellow and window-filled playroom.

    Happy birthday, Ava!

  14. How are those cookies going to last till the party, I'd have to sneak them on the day of! Looks like a great beginning to a spectacular party!

    Have a great day!

  15. Hello Sweet Sasha!
    Ah, you never dissapoint with a pretty table. Love those tissue paper flowers and the gradiation of colored tissue you used....and oh my vanilla bean sugar cookies??? Yep, will be looking forward to that recipe and all the prettiness of Ava's party you will share.

  16. The flowers are great, I can't wait till you teach us to make those, or did I miss that? I love, love the color of the icing, how beautiful. Can you imagine if we could have all the time we want and need to be creative and make beautiful things for the special people (and all people) in our life? Imagine the smiles we would create. ;)

  17. Love the flowers, adore the cookies! Can't wait for the how-to's on each. Hope the party is fun and yes, I'd say you're a wonderful mom! :-)