Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This year for Benson's 5th birthday we went all out
with a Batman Themed party!
This kid is C.R.A.Z.Y about superheros right now and
thought this would be the perfect way to celebrate!
With all his buddies there,
we decorated gift bags,
had PB&J's, purple kool-aid and
bat poop... (aka cocoa puffs!)
We played pin the bat on batman, "bat, bat, joker"
(instead of duck, duck, goose!) and they hit the pinata!
The kids had a blast and I was exhausted
so you know that means all was a success!
The kid got spoiled and also loved having G&G Meier in town to help celebrate!
(P.S. This party was in September sooo I'm just a little behind in posting this!)

In October, I took a much needed road trip to Vegas with 4 of my FAVORITE girlies! First stop? The DI! Love the thrift stores right now! We had so much fun shopping, eating, laughing, and shopping, oh and eating! The highlight?? Mmmm, wouldn't YOU like to know?
Haven't you heard the saying?

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!!!!

**I just quickly have to say that I absolutely love these girls. I know that they have not been in my life for very long but I cannot imagine it without them now. Girlfriends are so important to me and I am so lucky to be able to call them that. They have made me a better person and make me want to try just a little harder to be more like them. They each bring such awesome and amazing qualities to the table
and like I said before I am so blessed to know them
and I don't know what I would do without them!**
Thanks ladies... for everything!

So my dear sweet awesomely talented friend Brooke over at
All Things Thrifty has pretty much given everyone I know the bug...
the decorating bug.
(Wait until you see what we have in the works
RIGHT NOW, ahhhh! I can't wait!!)

Anyway, so I must admit I sorta liked to decorate but
never really LOVED it.... so this project was my very first and I am.in.love!!

I bought this bad boy about a month ago at the DI.
I had NO clue what to do with it. All I know is I wanted it. Want to know why?
Because it cost me EIGHT DOLLARS!
That's right! $8 big ones!

And it was sooooo cute!
So I brought her home!
(and hid it in my neighbors garage so that Ben wouldn't see it.
I knew he wouldn't see the vision like I did. Haha.
I didn't have a vision, lets be honest.)
I just thought she was soooo cute! Anyway, after I gave her some
stripping of the paint, sanding, priming and spray painting
she is gorgeous!
I love it! She now sits in my living room as my coffee table.
It's perfect because we have ZERO extra room but
because its not very wide, it works perfectly!
Thanks Brooke for giving me the bug....
I now have approx. 5 projects in the works right now!!! Yikes!