Friday, 12 October 2012

September... 2 little girls and 3 crazy parties!

The month started of with a family celebration for our little miss 2. She loves Jemima from Playschool. We had a beautiful picnic at Lake Parramatta (if you havent been there, you need to go!!!)

Next up was a preschool party with miss 4's new preschool friends. It was a very cold and windy day but the rain held off and we had a magical time!
I ordered these gorgeous Rapunzel cutouts from America. I was SOOOOO happy with them. I then stamped each guests name on the party bag.
Pascale party blowers.

Rapunzel Cake

Loved these super cute boats. Got the idea from pintrest of course!
What party is complete without personalised water bottles!
Party nbumber 3 was a joint party for both Matilda and Mackenzie.. It was an
Under the Sea Shell-abration
Was pretty impressed with the cake !

Saw this idea on pintrest and just HAD TO DO IT!

White chocolate marshmellow octopus

There were crabs legs and sea -cucumber slices

I made this tutu, and was really happy with how it turned out!
It was very simple and inexpensive. If you want instructions let me know!

Turtle cupcakes... Oh-So-Cute....
The invations

I love that before we had even left the party, Miss 4 had informed a girlfriend of mine all about next years theme... LOL...
SLEEPING BEAUTY PARTY IS NEXT... better start planning ...
please leave me a comment and let me know what you think :-)

Friday, 24 August 2012

A while back I said I was going to blog about my two princesses naming days...

The beautiful gown... over 100 yrs old... so special in our family

I made these candles...they turned out really well

Little Miss now 3yo

one of my first attempts at a cake!
Little Miss  number 2's Naming Day
I cut out by hand about 100 butterflies and hung them ofrom the trees... they really did look beautiful!


Her cake....

My little miss 2... what a doll!
let me know what you think!
love Jess

Father's Day Ideas....

Here are some great ideas for some printables to brighten up your fathers day breakfast/brunch table:
And some super cute fathers day present ideas...
Hope this gives you some ideas.....
If you have any blog topics you would like me to write about...please comment below!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The wonderful world of Phoenix trading

A lovely lady I met, Jo, is a phoenix trading representitive. If you haven't seen these card and gift wrap... YOU NEED TOO!!

The cards are just beautiful and so reasonably priced. The quality of the cards (paper/ details etc) are unbelievable. The cards are $3.60 each or 10 or more for $3 each.

You can order these cards online through Jo's Website below:

Jo Baines' Phoenix Trading Store

Or you can have your own coffee and card party!!! I had a ball at mine! I enjoyed creating a little easter themed spread for my girlfriends. A great excuse for coffee and cake with my closest pals!

 I love being organised and also purchased the card organiser. I love that I now have my cards planned out for the remainder of the year. I feel super organised and I love it!!

Pop on over and visit Jo's site... and you can find her on Facebook. When she reaches 50 likes she is having a giveaway so visit and say hi from me!

Jo's Phoenix Trading Facebook Page

Phoenix Trading

If you purchase some cards, let me know which ones you get!!!
Happy browsing!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Project Life

I have struggled to decide how to keep photo albumns of the girls. Of course Miss 3 has many albums while poor Miss 1 is lucky to have a photo printed!

This year I have taken part in project life and I LOVE IT!

The idea beihind it is to take a photo for 365 days and document it. I personally just do 1 double page per week. It is so excited looking back to the first week in January and seeing all the fun things we got up to and just how much my little girls have grown in 6 months.

The beauty of this system is that it is like scrapbooking for people who don't have the time to scrap anymore. The pages already come divided up into different photo sizes and you just have to slot in your photos and your journalling cards. It is that simple!

I love that project life has encouraged me to make sure I take time to document the small moments in our lives....doing craft, helping daddy in the garden, going for walks etc...

Becky Higgins

Basically you need to purchase a core kit. there are different styles to choose from...

This is called a core kit. It has all the journal cards and title cards that you will need. There are differnt colour combinations available. This is the AMBER EDITION.

In Australia, our only place to purchase the Project Life kit is from Craft house in NZ

craft house

There are many different designs of the page protectors available.

Here are some examples of what your album could look like!

ali edwards   a vegas girl at heart

I just cant wait till the end of the year to look back at the adventures we had in 2012!

If you have any questions just comment below!

Hope you love it as much as I do!