Monday, April 1, 2013

catching up

To say it has been a whirlwind around this place lately would be a very large understatement!! This post is photo heavy, but I figured, better in one post than all week! :)

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To start with, last, last Saturday was finally the little man’s 7th birthday party. Obviously it was a Lego Bash. :) The idea for the invite came from Pinterest. I had E build a Lego dude and took a photo of it. Then I added all the text in Photoshop.

(Hey, this post fills in for I saw it, I pinned it, I did it! Its been awhile!)

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The treat buckets were picked up at the party store for $1. The faces were made from files I designed with my Silhouette. The vinyl stuck perfectly to the bucket. If you want the files, let me know and I can email them to you.

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The buckets were full of Lego themed items; a small Lego Creator set, pencils, erasers, Rubik’s cube, and the homemade things below.

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These Lego dude molds were from Amazon and the Lego Store. I simply poured chocolate inside, let them set and removed them. Yum.

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This is another mold I found on Amazon. We used it for making crayons. We actually picked up special colors to break up and melt. Crayons with glitter and metallic finishes.

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And the happy birthday boy. The boys had fun building Lego cars that were powered by balloons. The balloons may have been a bit more fun by themselves. :)

And there will be no cake photos shared. Epic fail. Wow. So bad. Let’s just call that one a Pinterest FAIL. :)

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Then last Monday, I flew to Golden, Colorado and met up with Susan Opel and Stacy Croninger from Paper Crafts Magazine. I was sitting on a HUGE secret. No one knew I was there, except my family!

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I was out there shooting video tutorials for Paper Crafts Magazine!! Can you believe that?!?! I still cannot! :) It was busy and a ton of work, but good work. Fun work. Awesome work.

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And we had some time for fun, shopping, and sight-seeing. Having never been to Colorado before, I was in awe of the mountains and the beauty there! See the road way down in the bottom of the photo on the right. Photos could never do that view justice!

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Which brought us to this Saturday. Easter egg dyeing. Fun.

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And I love the new egg plate! It was a birthday present from my parents.

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And oh, the sweetness…E wanted to leave some carrots and a note for the Easter bunny. He was so excited, he could hardly contain himself. Or sleep. Please, please let this last longer!!

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Successful egg hunting Easter morning. We had him count his eggs, just to see how many he had…really it was to make sure there weren’t any left in hiding! He could care less about the candy, just happy to have the plastic eggs. Which turned into baseballs or bowling balls, and are now all over the floor. :)

We went off to church and enjoyed a brunch at a local restaurant in town, because, who wants to bake on their birthday?

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Yes, Sunday was also my birthday. Hubby made sure I had a cake, and lots of candles. Turning a year older is never fun, but I have to say that 37 is looking pretty good right now. I am so unbelievably blessed! There is so much to be thankful for!

Whew, are you still with me? Well, seeing as you read this far, how about I give you a chance to win a present?!? I have a box full of goodies; adhesives, ink, die templates, and some other fun stuff to send to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10 pm CDT. I will draw a winner then.

thanks for stopping by and being such awesome readers!


P.S. Happy April Fool’s Day! Yes, I have fake food planned for dinner! Cannot wait to share that with you later in the week! :)


Christine said...

Wow! Hectic but such a fun time, your son is gorgeous and adore the Lego theme :)

paddie said...

I'm so happy for you and all the good things coming into your life now.
Happy for the little man and your wonderful husband. You are blessed and very happy for you. Loved all your pictures and posts..Continued blessings on you and your family

Rae Barthel said...

busy birthday girl ;) so happy for the joy in your life, wishing you continued happiness! (((hugs)))

craftymom205 said...

Happy belated birthday. Love the lego themed stuff.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Carol (HB) said...

Kimberly, I am thrilled for you and your new gig with PC! Congratulations!

And how cool to celebrate birthdays with your son and Easter all at the same time! You are one busy busy girl!

Susie Bentz said...

What a week! The Lego birthday party looks fabulous...I used to love throwing themed parties for my boys when they were young...but now I am really curious about what the cake was supposed to look like!!!

Congrats on Paper Crafts magazine - can't wait to see the tutorials. Colorado is so beautiful!

And happy birthday to you - have a healthy, happy year! Bless your hubby for spoiling you, too!

Amy McCue said...

I can't wait to see your videos!!! Very creative birthday party. It looks like lots of fun.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you and your son. You have indeed been on a whirlwind but what a fun time. The Lego party looked like fun. Cute decoration. And how cute he still wants to leave out treats for the Easter Bunny. The trip to Colorado sounds awesome and is a wonderful opportunity for you. I look forward to seeing the videos and future Paper Craft Magazines.
I’m also looking forward to seeing your post about your fake dinner for April Fool’s Day.
Sorry if you get this twice - blogger is doing funky things to me today.

cathie said...

What a lot of thought you put into your son's birthday party. Love all the special touches you added. I am always such a "last minute Lucy"! You are an inspiration!

Beth Matson said...

Congrats again on being a go-to-gal and Happy Belated Birthday!

Mare said...

I'm glad my week wasn't that hectic! You sure were busy. I love the Lego theme birthday party.

Bev J. said...

Fake food, hmmm. What a neat party-chocolate legos-bet they were a hit. Congrats on the CO. trip-good for you!!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday......another year older, another year better!I enjoy your "family posts."
PS When I comment by Google, as I must, for some reason it always lists me as "anonymous", so I sign my name within the comment field. Since you have a note that says "blog does not allow anonymous comments", I hope mine is accepted?

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Happy belated birthday, Kimberly!! Can't wait to see your video. Still super excited on you being a Go To Gal. Have a fabby week. :)

Dorothy C. said...

Happy belated Birthday Wishes. So happy for all the fun stuff going on in your life. Great party idea and invites.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love your lego party, and I can't wait to see the videos you filmed!

Iris said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you both. Looks like you had a fun day. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies. Iris

Betty said...

Wow...busy birthday girl! Hope your day was great! Love the Lego themed bday, too! My grandson had one last year, and I predict another one in a few years for that Lego fanatic! Congrats!!

Carol said...

Wow! You have been a very busy girl! I wish I had your energy!

Carol B

mamichelle said...

Looks like you had a great trip! Many congrats on being chosen!

jasann said...

Congrats on a wonderful birthday, and what fun the kiddies must have had with the Lego party! The Colorado trip! Wow! Congrats and thanks for sharing!

cjgusloff57 said...

Happy Birthday to you and the little man! What a fun post this was to read today! Best Wishes to all of you!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Congratulations Kimberly on the paper crafts opportunity! How exciting! Happy Birthday as well! wow what a week! :D whisking for you a year filed with many Blessings,good health and precious memories! :D

Elaine M said...

Congratulations!! That was one BIG early birthday present. Hope the excitement continues all year long. Little man's BD sounds fantabulous!! What a fun idea to have Lego molds. Happy BD to you both

Angela Fehr said...

37 is looking AWESOME for you, Kimberly! E's Lego birthday looks like great fun, and I can imagine the cake fail since I was at a Lego party last can something so simple go so wrong?
Most of all I'm just delighted for how your year is beginning and I wish you all the best!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Cute party favours. Can't wait to see the fake food.

Lucy said...

Belated Happy Birthday! I love your Lego party favors and the chocolate guys! I bet you were exhausted after that week-hopefully you can relax a little this week.

Barbara said...

It all loos like fun and good times!

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