Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday favorites- late again

Man, I'm late to the party again! Oh well, better late than never.
I guess I can say this year is off to a great start.  I made one resolution.  I made a resolution to try a Cronut this year.  Well friends, I did it!  Success!  :)

Seriously though, I haven't made any real resolutions.  I plan to though.  You know, something along the lines of eat better and exercise and lose the 25 pounds I have gained since having Alec.  I have a feeling that one will be a little harder to complete than the cronut!

BUT... on to my favorites!

Number 1:  Birthday parties!!
I love planning parties!  Sometimes when it gets to the day of the party, I wonder to myself WHAT WAS I THINKING inviting all these people to my house.  But...the planning part is so much fun!  Alec's birthday is December 28th and I was so pressed for time I really didn't go as "all out" as I had envisioned.  Instead we just had a small family party, but it was still lovely!  Here's some pics of the fun:

Starting out the day with a birthday donut

The spread
The cake- this kid loves Bob the Builder!

Happy birthday boy!

Next up I am planning a Star Wars birthday party for Nick and his friends at our house.  That one I AM going all out for!  Anyone have a Star Wars themed party before?  I would love some ideas/suggestions!

Number 2:  A good cup of cocoa
There is nothing like a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows on a cold winter's day!  And especially when it's in your favorite mug (thank you Rebecca)!!!

Number 3:  Funny birthday cards
So December 29th was my birthday.  I won't tell you how old I turned, but I will say I don't have much time left in my thirties.  :(    And yes, I find this very, very depressing!!  But this funny card from my boys cheered me up!  SOOOO them.  The only one more fitting would be, "Wipe my Butt." LOL  Oh the joys of motherhood!

Number 4:  A new wreath!
I love this new wreath I found!  It's made by Valerie Parr Hill and you can find your own on QVC (yes, I shop QVC)!!  I also got the matching garland.  I love it because I feel like it's wintery as opposed to Christmasy and will work perfect until I am ready to put up my Valentine's Day stuff. And I think it's super pretty!  It's hanging over my sink and it makes me happy when I'm doing dishes!  :)

Numbers 5: New Jamberrys!!
I am LOVING the new Jamberrys that have been released for Valentine's day!!  I already ordered some for myself!  I also LOVE the new color of the year wraps that have been released- Marsala.  Soooo pretty!!  So....  if anyone else loves them, or any of y'all want to have an online party and earn some free ones, I'm your girl!!!  Parties are completely online so it doesn't matter where you live... New Hampshire, Nevada, or New Brunswick!!!
You can shop at my site:
And if you would like to book a party (I would LOVE to book some more parties...seriously, I do all the work and you just sit back and get free stuff!!) leave a message in the comments or email me at

OK, that's it for today!   Welcome to 2015!  I hope it's your best year yet!!

Linking up with:

Andrea at Momfessionals



  1. That cake looks so tasty! Your son's birthday looked like a lot of fun. I also love your wreath. So pretty!

    1. Thanks Tricia! It was delish... and we have some saved in the freezer!

  2. I also enjoy planning parties. It makes me feel so happy when I can make my babies happy.
    Love that cake!

  3. I think a cronut is an awesome resolution. We're planning a trip to NYC this Spring, so I'll have to add that to do list! Good luck planning your parties. They sound great!

  4. Great & fun post!! Happy Birthday & Happy New Year to you :) I took a break from blogging for the holidays. I'm going to return next week. I'm SO happy that you are on Instagram. :) The Bob The Builder cake is cute! I love your blue nails holding the funny butt card, haaa! I love QVC too, but try not to watch it a lot, as I will want stuff, lol. Cute & pretty wreath though!!! Anyway, I think Dr Suess said "Age is a matter of mind. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter!" xo ;)

  5. Haha i gave that card to my husband!!!! Puhleeeez on the birthday number! I am 33 and trust me the thirties are way better than the twenties 😃

    1. Oh Amanda.... I turned 39!!! 39!!!!! Only 1 year left till 40! I'M NOT READY!!!