Day at the Park

Today has really been a day of running around, but after everything we always manage to put things into perspective...family time at the park!

What did you guys do on this beautiful day?


Sanaris & Natalie's Birthday Party

We decided to have 2 birthday parties wrapped up into one and it was a complete success. My cousin's daughter, Natalie, who was turning 6 years old did not know she would be having a surprise birthday party along with my daughter, Sani, who was turning 3.

Natalie had a My Little Pony themed birthday party, meanwhile Sani had a Minnie and Daisy's Bowtique birthday (she prefers Daisy best).

The picture below is of Sanaris wearing the outfit that I made for her, along with the hair bows that her aunt made for her. She owns ABelle's Bowtique, check it out by visiting here.
This is my Sani with her "greenma" as she likes to call her (grandma, my mom). 

This is the cake that my husband, my sister and I made for our little darling.
You can't possibly imagine how hot it was that day. So much that the cake was butter cream and it MELTED! What a disaster, but it was eaten and loved regardless. I will stick to my usual fondant next time.

 See the cake all melted? Haha, oh well. We added some sparklers for pure fun, especially since her birthday is in July. She loved it!

 It's tough to have to choose which cupcake you want to eat.

 ...and it looks like we have a winner! Pink bow beats the purple bow.

Since Natalie's birthday party was of My Little Pony, we had pony rides for the kids. Isn't this picture the cutest? Funny thing is he's really a male.

Here is a picture of both of the birthday girls enjoying their pony ride.

 This is Sani on her birthday pony ride.
This is my son trying to help his little cousin go to the bounce house.
 This is Dominic playing in the bounce house.
 Sani after her change of clothes since it was so hot that she was sweating.
 Cutting Natalie's birthday cake. She's a big girl now...a whole 6 years!
 Here are all of the kids gathered together to take their picture.
 Natalie blowing out her birthday candles.

The best part of all is that at the end of the day, the kids were exhausted and they came home for showers and off to bed they went! Truth is...I showered and went to bed also, I was exhausted!

The End! :)


Easy Hemming Tutorial

If there is anything I hate dislike doing, that would be jean shopping! Why do I dislike it so much? Well, I am short so every time I try on jeans I have the issue where they remain too long and it drives me crazy. Especially when it rains and the whole bottom get wet and then they start to tear....ugghhh!

If you've ever felt this way, then I have the perfect solution for you using this easy peasy hemming tutorial. It literally takes like 10 minutes to do. This is the easiest way to hem your pants keeping the original hem.

What you'll need for this tutorial is:
-Sewing Machine

What you will need to do first is try on the pair of jeans/pants and fold the pant leg up to the desired size that you would need it to be at (as seen below) and then bring it up about 1/2'' more.
Next go ahead and pin it to hold it in place.
Now sew right below the original hem (see below)

 Once you're done you will see the new hem as seen below in black.
What you do next is cut right below the new hem line. This will help to remove all of the excess fabric. Try to cut as close to it as possible.
 This is what it looks like when it's all cut (see below)
 Now just unroll the new hem and iron it flat.

Voila...just like new!


Birthday Outfit

The romper is now complete... It's all of Daisy Duck's colors.

She is such a little model! She created all of her own poses. haha



I decided to try out the Petti Romper Tutorial from Sew Like My Mom's blog before I start the real one for my daughter's birthday, which I want to make for her in the Daisy Duck colors, pink/purple/white.

I tried to make it in jean and white fabric that I had lying around and accessorized with some pearls to complete her outfit. She had fun modeling for the camera.

Isn't she just gorgeous? My baby is growing up so fast...she will soon be 3 years old.

Birthday Preparations

My Sani is going to be 3 years old on July 2nd. We are planning a birthday party for her and we're really excited to begin our preparations. 

I was thinking more along the lines of princess theme, but since she has a mind of her own she decided that she wanted her birthday party to be of Daisy Duck.The whole theme colors will be pink, white, and purple.

While looking around Etsy and Pinterest I found a few inspirational ideas for her party.

We're thinking of having some cupcakes to avoid the mess of actually cutting a cake with some pretty little bows to match the Daisy Bowtique theme.

We also liked this cake (the 2nd tier) but something a little smaller and personal just for taking pictures of her blowing out her candles.

I went to Wal-Mart and found some pink and purple ribbon to match the theme ... and now I am so excited because I want to see if I can sew her a little outfit for her special day.

Then it hit me...I came across this website, Sew Like My Mom, and found an outfit I want to make her. Not sure if I ever expressed my LOVE for rompers. Well if I haven't, then let me tell you that during the summer I am in LOVE with rompers. I think they are so cute, comfortable and help you stay very cool. Since Sani's birthday is in the summer and we're going with the whole bowtique theme, I was thinking of some type of bedazzled romper with long stranded pearls like the one on Sew Like My Mom's blog.

Isn't she just adorable? Not to mention her little outfit and pearls. 

What would go better with this romper than a pair of matching sandals like these?


I'm Back

This morning, my husband brought to my attention that I haven't blogged in a while. It was actually quite nice of him to notice. Otherwise, I would have never known that he actually read my blog.

So in honor of him I am back!

Funny thing is that when I first opened this thing he used to always say, "I don't know why you write so much if no one ever reads that." I swear he loves to test me!

I've been gone since about April. I became pretty sick and was unable to focus on anything. Luckily it's nothing too serious and I'm feeling a lot better and now I can enjoy things a lot more....like my babies.

This picture was taken by their aunt Annie, who took them to the movies to watch Madagascar 3. I have the best children in the world.

Last week I went shopping for shoes and meanwhile I am trying on shoes, guess who I found trying on shoes as well...yep, Sani! Isn't she such a girly girl?! I love it! She loves my jewelry and every morning when I am putting on my makeup to get ready for work she asks me to put some lipstick on her too.

Speaking of work, I had to go to a workshop in Key West, which I had never been. Seems like the closer you live to places, the less you visit. I wanted to share some pictures I took. All inspired by the hubby who requested I take some scenic photos. Here is what I came up with... 

A little seagull I saw when I arrived.


90 Miles to Cuba- Loved this view

Sunset from my hotel room.

Reminds me of Finding Nemo, "mine, mine, mine." LoL.

A pier.

A pier in the middle of the water. How do you get there!? ;)

A man walking the pier.

Ocean view...
Which one is your favorite?!

Well, that pretty much sums up my break away from Blogger. See you soon! :)