Friday, November 14, 2008

Turns out the uncrafty woman is actually just a teensy bit crafty after all!

This week I have been putting together birthday invites to send out for Melia's birthday. (Holy Moses my daughter is going to be 2 already!!) Now they are not to professional but I spent long agonizing hours cutting and gluing and stickering and be-dazzling (ok not really that even around anymore??) and I feel quite accomplished. I wasn't too sure of how the final product would look, I was kind of throwing whatever I thought was cute into my cart at Joann's.
I even went all out and spent a whole whopping $2.99 on a cute font! I know... so very professional of me! haha
I wanted the jungle animal theme this year because if you know Melia, then you know that she has a love for animals and can tell you EVERY sound an animal makes...with her favorites being an elephant, lion and of course monkeys.
But for some reason I always find myself having a difficult time planning events. I start out with a very detailed list but along the way everything that has to get done jumbles around in my head and I get stressed out and flustered, so then I put it all to the back of my head and I don't pull it out until the day before and then it is cram time. Maybe I perform better under pressure? I have no clue!
It's not a kids party this year, just family and close friends, since it is on a Sunday (Bryce couldn't get any Saturdays off!) it won't be too wild. But I will have to bring cupcakes or something to playgroup the week before so Melia can spend time with all her little buddies...meaning that I get to hang out with my girls too!

I enlarged it so you could read the catchy little jingle! =)


  1. SO SO SO cute allison! love them.

  2. Hi Allison! I'm so glad you found my blog! I'm just a beginner! Your little girl is absolutely adorable (what do you expect from two attractive parents?) So I was scrolling through your blog and saw that you watch Dexter! We LOVE Dexter (but we're closet watchers). How are you?

  3. I know how you feel about getting ready for the party I was the same why. cute invites!

  4. Hi! I'm glad you found my blog and left a comment! It was fun reading your blog and seeing what you have been up to. Looks like we are in the same boat dealing with children getting into everything, cleaning, cooking, trying to be crafty, oh, and couponing! I just started getting really into it and I love it! Your daughter is so cute and you seem happy. Good for you! Feel free to check out my blog anytime!

  5. Hey Allison, it was nice to hear from you! It's always nice to find someone you know on these blogs. Your daughter is adorable! It seems like she was just born! I would love to keep in touch with you! And check you out... all crafty and stuff! :)

  6. Hi cutie pie! It's always good to see you and hear from you!
    Ok, so I never was able to get that baby shower gift for Melia - so embarrassing! I'm sure you're like me though, willing to accept gifts any time they are given! IOU!!!
    I'm gonna stalk you guys now! You are right, you have the most adorable family!
    Much love, Michele Wilcut

  7. SO SO CUTE!!! I am WAY impressed!!! Seriously, so cute. I hope it all turns out fun. I think at a year it is better to just do close friends and family too. You did a GREAT job with these invitations :)

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    You could not have picked a more perfect day!! Steve gets out of school on the 13th!! So we will be there!!! YEA!!!!!!!

  9. Those turned out so cute! hey if you guys need Christmas cards done....I DO THEM! Check out some of my samples at

  10. So cute! I love them! They turned out adorable! The font really does make it cute!