Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Words To Live By

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." 

Summer Party

This last weekend has been crazy busy with fun parties. 

This party was for my niece and she wanted a swim party. She had snow cones, pina colada drinks, a cupcake decorating bar and of course what swim party isn't complete with out some pizza.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Back To School Party

My amazingly talented friend put this back to school party together for her kids. It is a tradition every year where they set goals for the up coming school year and they reveal the family theme for that year. I know school has started for many of your kids but you may have little ones still heading off to kindergarten or preschool. I also think it is never too late to have a family theme set for the upcoming school year
Check out her cute ideas.

Each kid got a place setting and the napkin and silverware is wrapped in paper with a cut out of what ever grade they are going into

 Love the paper air planes hanging with balloons

 and the theme for the year is......

(their theme came from this scripture)
to help them as they try to be an example they each got a menu on their plate that says they will: pray, read our scriptures 5 minutes, and SMILE every day

Then they got a goodie bag to open up

Silly String... perfect. What kid wouldn't love to get some of that

Here's to a great year!!!

To get the printables she used for her party click here.

p.s. I am not sure why my "you may also like links" are all throughout this post. It has never done that before so please just ignore!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


My name is Jaxon and I love wrestling with my dad.

"take that, I will bite you"

"then grab that strange thing in the middle of your face"

"this is my wrestlers move, I call it the poopy diaper."

"OH NOO... dad is taken me down... ahh he won :( "

"Whoa that tired me out. He may have won this time, but I will get my revenge."

"My revenge has come. I am peeing on him as we speak... ha, ha, he will never know its coming."

p.s. This is what I (not in jaxon's voice anymore but really mine) have been doing with my new camera. I love love love it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Camera Bags

Since I recently purchased a new canon t2i camera I have been eyeing some amazing camera bags.

I like this one
ephanie camera/ laptop bag


But my FAVORITE ONE! is this one

theit ts6 Be BOSSI!

AND this

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  • now if I only had the money to purchase them.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pinterest Monday

Can I confess something right now. Yes I love, I repeat, love Pinterest. I have found that this website is what sport center is for my husband. I just cant get enough of all the images. Healthy? Maybe not since half the stuff I cant recreate and I just think, "dang, why didn't I think of that." Oh well I am going to pin away anyways.

Some of my favorite style pins from last week:

she has a coat!

love this.


Have you heard of Snap yet?

snap conference

I am so excited to go next year to this creative conference for bloggers. You don't have to have a popular blog (hey I don't) or even a blog at all. There will be a lot of different classes on DIY, photography, event planning etc. It is held at Thanksgiving Point and it is a 3 day workshop where people such as

Tatertots and Jello
House of Smiths
Vintage Revivals
One Charming Party

 and many more will be speaking and also teaching hands on classes. I could not be more excited to go. I am going alone so if any of you end up going let me know so we can meet up!

snap conference


Friday, August 19, 2011

White-Trash Party

For my brothers 40th surprise party we had a White-Trash theme. It is a running joke in my family that we are the White-Trash of our neighborhood where we grew up because my dad owned a few mobile home companies and now the birthday boy Burke owns them. It was a perfect theme and executed to perfection. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A MORMON FRIENDLY PARTY.  That means there was NO BEER and NO CIGARETTES, it was good old fashion root beer and gum.

This party was all about the details. It was hard to make it look cute when you were only using trash to decorate but at the same time every where you looked you couldn't help but laugh.


A lot of thrift store stuff, paper doilies, ugly chirstmas decorations and over sized underwear.

table covered in newspaper and duct taped down. Trash flowers for center pieces

you gotta have some spam for a white-trash party

Bubble Gum Smokes.  Notice the labels are written on duct tape

Photoshopped pictures of my family with mullets

The banner had everything from flame pedant flags to egg cartons. Basically anything trashy or you could buy at a thrift store you could say it was on this banner.

There was a whole section of wind chimes.


nothing but the best serving dishes :)

you gotta have cheese wiz

 Anyone care for some salad out of a toilet seat?

Tater Salad (potato salad)

Some fried chicken

We also had corn on the cob cooked in ghetto coolers. (sorry forgot to take a pic)

Now who in the right mind would attend such a classy event?

My sister hold a picture of her husband that was photoshopped

I am embarrassed to say but yes, this is me.

only my husband can look cute as white trash.

 my brother 

This is going to be my next christmas card.

(once again to clarify this is gum and root beer)

Even though this was an adult only party my baby fit right in.

This is his new face he does... normally not so cute but it works great for a white-trash party :)


Twinky eating contest

The winner

1st place won a bowling ball with flowers and 2nd place won some poor kids trophy that his mom probably gave to the thrift store with out him knowing.

Also for entertainment there was swimming and a belly flop contest.

 The winner for this contest receive either spam or press on nails.


(Earlene is my mother's name)

Doesn't these photos make you want to be in my family :) I sure do love these people! 

***To see more parties click on the Let's Party tab on the top of my blog.
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