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{PhotoBooths, Beards & baby presents}

I did something I have never done before! I created TWO photo booths for two different clients in TWO different states!

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I am SO looking forward to seeing some pictures taken with these two backdrops – they were so fun to make!

Last night they had the booth at 252 Youth (our youth ministry at church) and since my friend Tyson also did comedy we had beards are booth to take pictures with in honor of Tyson.

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I can wait to see the actual pictures!!!

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You should follow Tyson on Instagram – he is one of the most funny guys I know – also has a heart the size of Texas.

It seems like I always have a project sitting and waiting to be done – this weekend I will start to make something for my friend Corianne from Band of Burton’s for her nursery! Her little guy is just weeks away from being born, so I have to get moving!!
(I will share pictures when I am done – I don’t want to ruin the surprise on here!!)

BTW – it is almost December!!! Can you believe it!! So looking forward to everything that the Christmas season brings!!! Zane is almost a year and a half this year so she has really gotten into celebrating – it has been so fun looking at lights and playing with all the decorations with her! I can’t wait to see her open a present this year!!!! And she is going to LOVE the candlelight service at church on Christmas Eve, one if the most important things we do during the holidays! Looking forward to starting to creating new traditions this year, and enjoying all the old ones too!

{You are mailing what???….Where?}

Well folks – I had a JAM PACKED but very fun weekend! I participated in my first ever Holiday Bazaar! My Friend Katie put the whole time together and hosted it at her house (which is HUGE!) and I got to meet GREAT new people and have a lot of fun selling stuff that I created – how BOMB is that!** A special thank you to my sister Bekah for hanging out with me and bringing me Jimmy Johns to eat. You are the best.

I also started a project that is to be completed by THIS WEDNESDAY. Yes – THIS WEDNESDAY. It is a crazy long shot of a project that I am doing for a new friend. I am taking an existing PhotoBooth that I made, tearing it apart, SPRAY PAINTING/GLITTERING and putting back together – and SHIPPING it to Virginia for a very special girls camp for underprivileged youth. Here is a sneak peek:**Only one pin wheel was harmed in the tearing apart of this PhotoBooth 😉

I have never shipped anything of this size before, and this project has been a bit of a faith walk for me just to get it done in the amount of time I have and have it turn out the way I want it to and have the client happy – AH! But Alas, The message this weekend at church – “In God we Trust” was a good one for me. Putting my trust in Him this week!

Hope you had a great weekend – It is THANKSGIVING WEEK!!! We have been menu planning with the family for about a week – getting excited to spend some time with family!

{Merry Merry Holiday Bazaar}

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I have been busy busy getting ready for the Holiday Bazaar I am participating in this weekend! Lots of made-to-order stuff available at my table this year 🙂

This will be my first Bazaar I am a part if – I am pretty excited!

{Christmas Advent Calendars}

Christmas is going to sneak up on us, if we don’t watch out. I was talking to Brandon and I don’t know if it is because we are getting older, or because we have a child, or because we seem to be very busy this season, but it feels like the holidays are sneaking up on us. Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK folks. I have seen this done before, but always before I had Zane. Given her love for books, I am planning to do something like this for her this year!

I was reminded by THIS POST by Emily (Emphasis Added) that we have now less than 3 weeks to pull this together. AHHHHH!!!! Must get crackin!

Now, I don’t have enough money to purchase 24 full prices brand new books at the moment – but I am feeling like hitting the used book store and a few sales will do the trick! She may still be a bit to young to fully understand what is going on each day, but I am HOPING this becomes a tradition that she will grow to love. I want Zaner to be a reader like her Auntie Bekah or her Auntie Cindy. One way is to foster the fact that she LOVES reading books right now! We are hardly home two minutes before she will run to her tent – carefully choose a book to read, and sit on your lap, ready with anticipation. She always points out any sports balls or red balloons (Which I think it totally adorable!)

Going with the Theme of advent – here are a few others I found that I JUST LOVE {click on the picture to go right to the source!}

This picture on Pinterest goes straight to a website all in a language I don’t know. However, if you click on the picture here in my blog it will take you to a blog with a tutorial on someone DYI’ing!

This last one is probably one of my favorites, because you could use them every year and they would be big enough to fit everything from something for the whole family to enjoy, down to a verse form the Bible you want the family to think about that day. I will have to make some of these (although maybe not this year.)

At any rate dont forget to start celebrating – get in the holiday spirit – and remember the reason for the season to begin with!

 

{Ah, November.}

Ah……. November.

I simply LOVE the fall…. the color of the leaves, a warm Starbucks in my hand (that actually isn’t making me sweat through my sweater because there is a nice breeze) and the random bouts of Christmas music that I allow myself to play every now and again (I don’t go full christmas music until closer to thanksgiving).

Before I can fully move on to November, I need to button up October with a few CUTE pictures from last night’s Halloween extravaganza! My church, Champions Centre, did a Halloween event called Extreme Halloween at both our of campuses (Tacoma & Bellevue).  I helped put together a photo booth for Tacoma, and decorated a trunk for “Trunk or Treat” in Bellevue. Tacoma did an “Under the Big Top” theme and it was awesome!!!!

We had “Trunk or Treat” up in Bellevue and going with the theme from Tacoma, we decorated our car with a bit of a circus flare! My favorite car was by my friend Shanna – She decorated her “lady-bug!” SO cute!

Miss Washington 2012 was in Bellevue helping us celebrate, and she really wanted a picture with Zane (the  cutest little giraffe there ever as). Too bad Zane was LESS than impressed with all the sparkle. I think she was just tired out from running all around playing all the games. We still took a picture though! 🙂

Hope you had an amazing Halloween, and that you are not stuck with too much candy left over!!!

Welcome to November – bring on Thanksgiving!

{A visit, a First Birthday and I won!}

This is a Hodge podge of the last few weeks of my life. I am catching you up, if you will 🙂

My parents came out to visit for a week and celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday. I am resolving to take more pictures in my life, HOWEVER I failed miserably at that while they were here. The nice thing is we did LOTS of relaxing and hanging out, and TONS of laughing. I did manage to snap this picture right before they left – my daughter in this picture just kills me. Zane is a hoot every day. We have so much fun.

Last Friday evening, one of my best friends proved to be much more crafty and creative than she likes to let on 🙂 Above is Katie pictured with her sweet daughter Kenzie – Kenzie turned 1!! Katie threw her a Technicolor dream party! It was AWESOME! Particularly the rainbow cake she made. It was incredible to say the least!It was super sweet, but was perfect for a sweet treat to celebrate a first birthday!I think Kenzie liked all the colors! She is an early to bed kind of baby, but she did really great and was a very hospitable host for her party 🙂For the party, I made Kenzie a Rainbow shirt to help her celebrate, and YES I was totally that mom and made my daughter one too so they could be matching. WHAT?!?!?!? We can only do that for so long before they start to roll their eyes at me!! I am going to make some of these shirts for the holiday bazaar I am involved with middle of November. Should be fun! Now taking custom orders!

Lastly – I WON A BLOG GIVEAWAY!!! It is the first time I have ever won one! It was from one of my new blog friends Janean from Umbrella By the SeaThe box came in the mail today, and I was so excited! There is some great bakers twine, little snack cups, just a whole bunch of cute random stuff {including Jelly Belly’s – HELLO!!}. I am looking forward to finding things to do with everything! There is a three piece chalk board I am thinking about using to advertise at the holiday bazaar. We will just have to see. All of this winning a give-away has me thinking I need to set up a give away soon!!! It is so much fun!!

Have a GREAT day today! Happy Halloween – don’t eat too much candy!!

{Wheeler Wedding Photo Booth}

Well, it was QUITE a weekend full of weddings, family and FALL!!! Friday night was the Wheeler Wedding – and I did the Photo Booth back drop for them. It turned out pretty good I think! I was happy with it. The photo booth was also used on Saturday night for a wedding of a Bride I didn’t even know! She was having a wedding in the same space as B & R and we offered to have her use it since it would already be there! I am hoping to see some pictures, maybe from BOTH weddings! I am just super excited that all that work didn’t go to waste! I will post pictures when I get some!

Saturday, my parents came in to visit for the day – they headed to Whistler for the week to celebrate my mom’s 60th birthday! They will be back next weekend to spend a few days with us. We got to have lunch at a local favorite, and then did some walking around downtown. Fall has officially arrived, and I don’t mind ONE BIT.

I also started a few projects tonight for the Holiday bazaar I am involved with next month, as well as a special something for baby Kenzie’s first birthday! So excited to celebrate with them next week!Have an awesome day!