July 30, 2014

It's a Pawty! First Birthday Dog Party Theme (Part 1)

I'm BACK!! Well, only for a brief moment. Life is still as busy as a cat on a hot tin roof...but more on that in a moment. Today I'm dropping by to share with you all the birthday party we threw for Baby B a few weekends ago. Yes, can you believe he's already ONE?! Fastest year of my life! B loves terrorizing playing with our doxies so it only seem natural that we throw him a dog themed party, specifically a wiener dog one.

Dog Birthday Party Ideas

I started planning this party months in advance, which was a good thing BOTH for me AND the lives of my loved ones. Not only am I a tad bit obsessed when it comes to party details (too bad I can't be this way with exercising!) but I also like to make and create as many things as I can myself.
I totally worked my Silhouette Cameo like a dog (pun intended) for this party! I had so much fun creating all of the paper goodies like the invites, birthday banner, food tents, and tags. 

Dog Birthday Party Ideas

We had the party at our home and rented out a tent for the day. 
The dessert table was one of my favorite things to work on. The tissue garland was found at Target and ended up being the inspiration for the party's color theme. 
Who am I kidding? Do you really think I would do anything with out using the color blue? #ihaveissues
Outside of that I managed to find a lot of other party goodies at the Dollar Store and Party City.
 A full source list will be made available at the end of my ramblings.
 (PS. Let's just clarify the above pic was taken before the "pupcakes" arrived in case you were wondering if I ate them all).

All of the food was labeled with dog-themed names. For the dessert table we had blueberry flavored "pupcorn", vanilla"pupcakes", puppy chow, and dog biscuits (Scooby snacks).

Dog Theme Party Food Ideas Popcorn

Puppy Chow

Dog Theme Party Food Ideas Cupcakes

One the main food table I set up a little hot dog bar along with some more themed food such as "dog house salad",  "good boy baked beans", "pawtato salad", and "pawtato chips".

Birthday Party Food Table

Hot Dog Bar

Do you know how excited I was when I stumbled upon these adorable-perfectly-appropriately-party-color-hot dog holders?! I practically did the running man right there in the middle of the store aisle.

And since my guests only deserve the best , we had them wash down their food with some "toilet water".
50/50 Hawaiian Blue Punch and Sprite. It was a hit with the kiddos!

The kids also got to eat off of these cute doggie plates I found at the Dollar Store.
Double bonus was they served as favors too!

Phew....so that's a wrap for PART 1 folks!
I still have some more fun "pawty" stuff to share so make sure to drop by again soon.

In other news, last we spoke here on the blog I had mentioned that we had put our house on the market?
Well, in case you don't follow DN on Instagram or Facebook we sold it! AND we're already in our new home! That's right the buyers gave us 3 weeks before they kicked us to the curb. So that along with throwing this party seven days before the move explains my absence. My life is still cuckoo crazy so it will be awhile before I am back blogging on a regular basis and the shop will remain closed until further notice.
Thank you though to all of you who still drop by to check in on me (yes, I'm still alive) and to those of you who still drop by the blog (MMMM....big, wet granny kiss!)

Dessert Table
*Invitations,Birthday Banner, Tags, Food Tents, Mini Party Hat- made by yours truly
*Tassle Garland (I rehung it on a green clothes line I found at the Dollar Store) and Table Cloth-Target
*Popcorn Bags-Party City
*Dachshund (spray painted white) and Glass Dog Treat Jars-Home Goods
*Paw Print Dog Bowls-Dollar Store

May 8, 2014

A Blogging Sabbatical..........In the Mean Time, Keep Your Hands Off My Chandelier!

If you're a regular I'm sure you've taken notice to the dust collecting on this here ol' blog. The past few months have been Charlie-Sheen-crazy. I've been slaving away a lot of hours on a HUGE work project. Between that, the Delightfully Noted shop, and sometimes showering I also apparently am charge of keeping another little human alive. A little human who enjoys playing with outlets, cords, and floor vents.
Sheesh. Apparently it's just not cool these days for kids to play with toys. 

Then ,as if the mental hospital wasn't already clearing out a room for me, I somehow let the hubby talk me into putting our  HOUSE UP FOR SALE. Yes, that's right we're (maybe) moving!! But only under the agreement that I could take the $2.00 thrift store nursery chandelier with us. 
So, yes, last Saturday morning I sat with my  mortified husband and signed a contract with our real estate agent noting an exclusion on including the chandelier with the house. I wanted to add our new wood floors and our custom mantle (tear drop) in there too but figured maybe I was being a little too greedy at that point.

So last weekend we took advantage of my MIL being in town (ie. free babysitter) and mad cleaned and organized every nook and cranny in this house for two days straight.

Shhhh....NO. ONE. MOVE.
This is the cleanest our house has EVER been.

It was the worse timing ever (did I mention I was slaving away on a HUGE work project?) and I seriously wanted to strangle who ever's genius idea this was to put our house up for sale in the middle of a hectic time in my life....until I realized I was the "genius" who agreed to it .

So now onto the other point of this post today. Prior to Baby B I knew in the back of my head that keeping up with crafting, blogging, a baby, an Etsy shop, and full time job would be a lot to handle. And honestly up until a few months ago I was actually surprised that I was still finding the energy to keep up with it all. Truth be told, I was burning the candle at both ends and knew it was only a matter of time before I ran out of steam. 


I feel burnt out on blogging. I feel burnt out on doing anything new with my shop. I feel burnt out on crafting. Plus, we just spent 48 tiring, long hours purging the house (I'm sure Goodwill loved us!)and I sure as heck am not feeling the whole let's-bring-more-crafty junk into the house right now!! Plus, crafting while "show casing " your house means I actually can't take three weeks to clean up a messy craft project anymore either. I mean ridunkulous right?

So with that being said I need a break, a blogging sabbatical per se.
This isn't "good bye" but perhaps just a little vacay until I get my mojo back.
I still will probably pop in here and there but am letting go of the pressure of feeling like I suck because I am not posting regularly and I really hope you all stick around!  If you think for some reason you're going to miss me terribly then get yo bootay over to Instagram and we can hang out there!

I'm username @delightnoted

See you all on the flip side!

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