Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party & Banner

My sister-in-law, Ginger, along with much help from myself and my sister-in-laws, threw the cutest "Cat in the Hat" themed party for her twin son's first birthday last weekend. She served green (deviled) eggs and ham with croissants, ...jello jigglers cut out in the shape of fish, and gold fish crackers, of course... Note to self: Cotton candy melts very quickly on humid days, so if you're going to try using it for cupcake toppers again in the future, make sure it's the final touch to your table, not the first...

Blue punch rounded out the color scheme.

I put together this banner... ...and also made these pom-poms out of tissue paper - should have made more for a bigger impact!
Per Ginger's request, I literally threw together these little hat cakes. They were perfect, by no means, but were all "cattywompus" and imperfect, just as she had asked them to be.
The multi-talented Amy, my other sister-in-law hand painted these Thing 1 & Thing 2 faceboard cut-outs. They were adorable! The kids loved having their pictures taken with it!
Everyone had a fun, fun, fun time! Thanks Ging!

Friday, October 9, 2009


President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. You don't need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Testament of Jesus Christ

** You'll need to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this blog and turn off the auto-music if you plan to watch these videos. I haven't mastered HTML yet, so i'm not sure how to re-size the video, so you may want to just right click on the video and select the option to watch it on YouTube. Sorry! I'll correct it when I have the time to figure out how to...

"Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (John 10:16)

The amazing photography of Mark Mabry has been set to beautiful music by Clyde Bawden in a short slideshow depicting scenes from Christ's visit to the Americas as found in the Book of Mormon. You can read more about this project entitled "Another Testament" here.

Reflections of Christ's Life

The talented photographer, Mark Mabry, used live models to depict scenes of Christ's life from the New Testament.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


I came across this amigurumi video while blog-searching yesterday - totally loved it. Made me laugh out loud it was so cute. I'm posting it here so that each time I open this blog, I can click play and instantly get a good feeling.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I Call Dibs...

Even though I have boy/girl twins, eventually, they won't want to share the same theme for their birthday celebrations. I call dibs on these ideas for a princess or ballerina themed party for my Grace. They could be modified and dressed up to look like ball gowns or tutus or whatever dress you'd prefer. You could stamp on or emboss on, or better yet, you could add beading or self-adhesive pearls onto the bodice part. They would work very well for a wedding shower as well... Very sweet - maybe for her 5th birthday? Don't forget: "..This seat's taken..."

Fishy Cake

Wouldn't this make a sweet ocean/swimming themed cake for a small child's birthday party? I can picture it now... Melanie, it's time for you to master fondant!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You Are a Marvel...

I posted this on our family's blog, but thought it important enough to post on this site - at least this way, I get to listen to it over and over again...if I so choose to.