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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I'm sure you've seen these around. They're called 'dino hoodies' or 'monster hoodies'.
My tween niece is really into them, too.
I haven't seen much in the toddler size though. Which is a bummer since I love to put something cute on my boys. So of course, I KNEW I had to make some of my own.
So I made these for my boys. They actually opened them up at their birthday. And that was the only time I saw them NOT wearing them. HA!
They don't really let me take them off of them without a struggle. But they're so stinking cute in them that I don't mind.
I actually bought the hoodies a few months ago not knowing what I was going to do with them. The were $7 bucks a piece at Wal Mart, so I couldn't pass it up!
They had a weird stamped number on the fronts, though. Which I covered up with a quick felt circle decal. Pretty much just a circle sewed on with stitched lines criss crossing over it. It's kinda graphic and fun.
At least, that's what I was going for.
The spikes are felt too. Just check out the two sites above for the tutorial.
But trying to get a picture of them in their hoodies is another story. These were the best that I got!
Aren't they fun!? The hubby wants one now.
Friday, January 27, 2012
I wanted it personal with their picture on the invitation. Also, they have such a love for balloons, so that was included and I used the fabric that we created for the dessert table backdrop for the backdrop for the boys little photo shoot.
The balloons came in handy to keep them still since I can't get them both in one place for a shot normally. And of course, the hubby was there to make them laugh!
So no printable invite for you all. But I found this one if you're at a loss!
And if you'd like to try to make your own like I did, here's some awesome Circus themed fonts to download! I love these!
Enjoy! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
One of the best perks of the circus is the food, right? Well, I'm no pro at cooking or baking, but I came across some delicious recipes that I thought I'd share from our Circus party.
It's not a party without them, really.
I tried a new recipe this time. I found it at Brown Eyed Baker, with the recipe for the Royal Icing too. I'm not a great cookie decorator (as you can tell from the pictures), but they still tasted great!
The other recipe was for this incredible ice cream. We almost got rid of our ice cream maker this summer at a garage sale. Last minute, my husband told me to wait. So glad we did. We were able to mix up this Blackberry White Chocolate ice cream especially for the party! It was a hit!
I loved it, too. So rich and creamy and the perfect mix of sweet and fruity. Definitely will be making it again.
Only difference is we used white chocolate chips instead of cut up chunks.
We even had some left over for another day! Love that.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012