Sunday, December 25, 2011

Proposal Recap

Last year on Christmas day, it was my sweet man's and mine six month anniversary. To most people that doesn't seem like a very long time but we've been family friends with his family for about 7 or so years. Everybody always thought I had a HUGE crush on Mr. Army Man's brother, Coach. But boy they we're wrong.

We all had a delicious Christmas breakfast of: biscuits, chocolate gravy, milk gravy, breakfast casserole, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown casserole, and tons more. We were stuffed. Everyone from both our families were at his parents house and we all sat down to finally open presents. We had finished opening all of them and supposedly I forgot to open one. I opened it and while I was opening the last present I saw Mr. Army Man get down on one knee. The present I opened was this little tile:

He asked me verbally, "Will you Marry Me?" and ALL the fluff you say with it. Lol. Kidding. It was really sweet. And of course, I said yes!

The hubby did good. Today we have been together for a year and a half. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Merry Christmas Y'all! Hope everyone got everything they wanted and more. And remember the TRUE reason for the season. Happy Birthday Jesus! We love you!:)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Versatile Blogger

I am elated to report that I have received my first blogger award-whoop!! Many thanks to the amazing Brittney at The Life of Delta Daisies.  I don't know I've said it before, but I'm sure I'll say it again, I am so thankful for all the wonderful people I have connected with in the blogging world. Who knew there were so many incredible ladies out there?

Rules for the award:
1. Nominate fifteen fellow bloggers.
2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
3. Share seven random things about yourself.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.

The following are my blog must-reads! These women are truly fabby! Follow them:)

2. Lauren from The Cleek Family
3. Morgan from Our Little Life
4. Christin from A Classy, Southern Wife
5. Meg from "La Bonne Vie"
6. Valerie from Along the Way with V & J

Your supposed to do fifteen but I'm new to the blog world and don't follow many. If you know any good blogs let me know I'd love to read some new ones!!

Seven Random Things About Moi
1. I don't eat eggs unless I watch someone make them or they are made at my house.
2. I am lactose intolerant.
3. My favorite color is green, because it's the color of money and grass. My two favorite things.
4. My husband and my favorite quotes is: The sky is blue because, God loves the Infantry.
5. I always say, "If you don't have family, you don't have nothin'!"
6. I sell Mary Kay, hit me up if you wanna buy! (You can contact me above!)
7. I love clothes, shoes, jewelry and anything girly!

Congrats to everyone who has been nominated for this phenomenal award! Forreals, let me know some more great bloggers! Much love to ma ladies!

Monday Funday

Yesterday, I went for lunch at my fave Mexican restaurant in Arkansas called Pancho's. If you ever see their cheese dip in the grocery store. It is a MUST try!! I ate there with my mom and her good friend ReRe. We had a great time. And found ourselves sitting at the table an hour after having eaten and paid for our lunch.

After I made a couple stops visiting people at there offices. A little later I ended up shopping around town at Pitchfork, Merry Magnolia and Sally's with a good friend, K. Munch. Very fun and relaxing.

I made a pot of French onion soup. (Recipe to follow.)

And then we went to a Dirrrrrrtyy Santa Christmas Part-ay! It was extremely fun. The girls in my Senior class started it last year we play Dirrrrrrty Santa, eat and play games. We also have a "firsts lists" we compare every year. Example: First to get married, have a baby, graduate college, get divorced, end up in jail, etc. So fun!! Of course, I was the first to get married! LOL!!

I ended up with a sweet little gift! A twenty-five dollar gift card to visit Blue Fin (an amazing sushi restaurant in downtown Memphis). I will be going there for lunch today with Miss Brittney from The Life of Delta Daisies. And then for some shopping after. (I'll tell all about that later.)

We had so much fun. After I went and looked at Christmas lights with my dad and my niece, Meggy Lou. It tow with popcorn and coke! A two year olds favorite things. Needless to say I am still wore out and I'm going to be needing that massage I'm getting today!

I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I've realized that I've missed quite a few things from back home since moving off to North Carolina. Here's what I've missed:
These little ones- my neices and nephew (well, just family in general)

Pancho's Cheese Dip
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I know we sure are tired from our 12 hour drive yesterday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Accessory Blog Swap

Calling all bloggers!!

This is a cute little accessory swap for anyone willing to participate. You have to is:
Sign up deadline: December 26th
You'll have your partner by the 31st & ALL packages need to be shipped
by January 6, 2012! {Happy New Year!}
Share what you've received on January 16th - this is a MUST do!
Buying Cost = $25 before shipping cost!
Check out this post to sign up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Obsessions Lately

1. Diet Dr. Pepper:
I adore this stuff.. Every time I look down I find one of these in my hand. Ridiculous!

2. Extra: Classic Bubble
Love this stuff!

Pink Lou Lou and her blog are absolutely adorable. Look her up. She has hair, makeup and any other kind of advice possible!

4. The fact that Friday is my last day of classes. HELLO Christmas break! Ya hear me?

5. Solitaire
I play it on my phone non-stop!

I am completely madly obsessed with these lately. I don't know how'd I get through the day without some of these! Hope everyone is gearing up for Christmas it's just around the corner!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Good Friend

Brittney may kill me but I found this old picture of her and my brother from his prom in 2006 and had to share. Aren't they adorable!?

Brittney is the girl from The Life of Delta Daisies, she has an amazing bloggy and I adore her. She turned me on to the blogging world. I've read her blog for over a year and decided I should have my own. She  hooked me up and showed me how. I started my blog back in June of this year. And I've been greeted by love and support from her and many other bloggers! I can't wait to come home next week and have dinner with her and catch up!

Hope you all have a fabby weekend! And Ms. Delta Daisies doesn't murder me! Love you girl!:)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Easy Chicken Rice Recipe

You'll need:
Rice (I used regular white, but any kind will work)
Chicken broth
White wine
Shredded/pulled chicken (I roasted my own, but you can boil chicken or buy a rotisserie for a quicker version)
French fried onions

Sorry nothing has measurements. I don't measure when I cook because I just created it with what I had on hand without going to the grocery store. It's raining here. So, I wanted something warm and comforting.

I started by seasoning my chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika. Popped it in the oven. Cook until internal temp reaches 165 degrees F.

Saute onions in butter. Do NOT brown. Add rice and cook until the rice turns slightly brown and has sort of a nutty smell. You can add toasted pine nuts. (I normally do, just didn't have any. This is just for texture.) Add however much liquid it says but instead of water, I always use chicken or beef broth. (More flavor.)

Once chicken is done you can let it rest and start on the pan gravy. Make a light brown roux with butter and flour. Add the drippings from the chicken. A little white wine, and a little extra chicken broth. Stir with whisk until thick. Add little more wine and broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the flour taste is gone, but to where it's a medium thickness. (Not as thick as white gravy)

I mixed the chicken and rice together, spooned into the bowls/casserole dish (my soup/cereal bowls can be put in the oven) and pour the pan gravy on top. Then add the french fried onions to the top. And bake until brown and bubbly. Everything should be hot, so really all you are doing is toasting off the onions. Enjoy!

Hope you try my rainy day meal. Most of these ingredients you have in your pantry everyday! If you try it, let me know how it turns out!:)

Sausage Balls

3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 pound bulk pork sausage
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)                                           
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, mix all ingredients and shape into balls. Place on baking sheet and put in oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately with BBQ or chili sauce. Or just by themselves.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Favorite Holiday Memory

Around this time, when I was about seven my mom took Anna Taylor and me out to eat and to see the Nutcracker at The Orpheum in Memphis. We dressed up in our prettiest Christmas dresses, curled our hair and went to eat at The Little Tea Shop. If you haven't been to The Little Tea Shop you definitely need to check it out! Or go to their Facebook page here! They have down home classic southern foods. Fried chicken, greens, cornbread, etc.

After we finished our amazing meal. We walked a short trek to The Orpheum. I think it was my first time ever coming to The Orpheum and I was dazzled. Everything was so grand, gorgeous, and old. I loved it from the moment I first stepped into the building. (Who knew Memphis had this much history.?) Yes, I thought these things as a seven year old. (If you know me in real life, you'll know I've always been very mature for my age. Hence being married at nineteen... Not that it's anybodies business anyway. Just had to get that out!)


The Nutcracker was absolutely wonderful. I had been taking ballet, tap and jazz dance lessons. And wanted to be just like the dancers on stage. Crazy.. I felt like such a grown up in my fancy party dress and sitting in a this phenomenal building, watching this amazing performance. I fell in love with song, dance and music immediately. Everything was so classy and the ambiance was something out of a dream. I wish I could go back to that day and relive every single moment. After the show it was getting dark. We rode around, looked at Christmas lights and went home to drink apple cider and hot chocolate... Sounds like heaven, right?

What has been your all time favorite holiday memory?

Monday, December 5, 2011

First Christmas Party

Our first Christmas party season, the hubby and I hosted, on Saturday. I think it went pretty well.. Not nearly as many people as I expected showed up, but that happens. We still had a great time! Everyone wore their tacky sweaters, brought ornaments for dirty Santa (but we forgot to trade, OOPS!) and everyone brought their favorite Christmas party food! It was a hit!
Here are some pictures from the night:

Our next holiday party will be this Wednesday for David's work! Can't wait! Hope everyone has a great week!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I went shopping yesterday and got some really cute stuff!

New York and Company is having a huge sale, EVERYTHING, yes everything is 50% off! And some thing are up to 70% off! I got an amazing leopard jacket originally $149.95 for $44! More than $100 off! Needless to say I was extremely happy! I also got a gawgeous grey silk blouse too. (I couldn't find a picture of it, will post some later.) They are STILL having a lot of good deals online, most of their shirts are buy one, get one 75% off!

Also at H&M, I got a really cute casual cotton candy pink button down. I can't wait to wear it with blue jeans and my canvas Tom's!

MOM! This is for you! (Or for anyone who wants to buy me a gift!)  I need/want/need this for Christmas! It's only $39.

Hope everyone is having a delightful week! I know I'm trying but I just have so darn much to do! See ya later ladies!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Suede Wedges

Okay, so I have been seeing these little babies everywhere! And boy, I am in LOVE! I've found them for three different reasonable prices. Check these out!

These come in four colors: black, grey, red, and leopard. In an array of sizes also available in regular and wide! At Payless for $26.99.

These are my favorite! They come in two different types of black, gray, and red! For $60 at Aldo!

Steve Madden Women's Pammyy Shoe
Steve Madden Pammy! At for $99 plus free shipping.
In berry, nude, and black suede! LOVE the NUDE!

Hope you all enjoy this tid-bit of information.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pinterest Recipes

I've made two Pinterest recipes today. And I must say, they are always good but some of them are a little under seasoned. I made these:

Pilgrim Hats
Taco Seasoned Crackers

For the Pilgrim Hats:
Fudge Stripped Short Bread Cookies
Reece's cups
Food coloring (orange or yellow)
Piping bag with small round tip
I used store bought icing and dyed it with food coloring. Stir until completely yellow with no streks.

Turn the cookies over and pipe a small amount of icing to Reece's cups. Place the Reece's in center of cookie and press down.

Pipe around the Reece's and make a small square for the buckle. So simple, easy and delicious! I got all the ingredients at the Dollar Tree. So I spent $3 for everything and you can literally make about 30 hats.

For the taco seasoned crackers:
Note: Can use regular crackers but I used oyster.

1 package (10 ounce size) oyster crackers 
3 Tablespoons of oil
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, but I added for extra kick)

Place crackers in a large roasting pan. Drizzle with oil. Combine seasoning, sprinkle over crackers and toss to coat. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.

I'm going to added these on top of some homemade chili tonight. I think the taco seasoning as well as the red pepper flakes will kick it up a notch. And add more flavor to the chili. I know Mr. Army Man is going to love dinner tonight! And I can't wait! :)

Thanksgiving Menu with Recipes

Roasted Chicken with Injected with Spicy Butter Sauce
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping 
  • 4 cups sweet potato, cubed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.
Green Bean Casserole
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can of Cream of Mushroom Soup (using homemade since I have it in freezer)
3/4 cupmilk
1/8 pepper
2 cans of green beans
1 1/3 cups Original or Cheddar French Fried Onions

MIX soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 -qt. baking dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French Fried Onions.
BAKE at 350°F for 30 min. or until hot.
STIR. Top with remaining 2/3 cup onions. Bake 5 min. until onions are golden.


Pumpkin Pie
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Pumpkin
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can  Evaporated Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into pie shell.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Manic Weekend

This weekend:
Friday: The hubby and I went and saw the new Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn. (I have read every book at least twice. I am a Twilight freak. But Harry Potter is still my favy.) I made tacos and chocolate chip cookies (which we snuck into the movies) before and we had a nice dinner. After we came home. I went straight to bed having a migraine all day. Blah.

Saturday: Yesterday, Mr. Army Man finished painting our bedroom. (We've been sleeping in the guest bedroom since last weekend.) And he spilt his coffee while finishing so we got rented a carpet cleaner and did the whole upstairs and the mattress. (Yes, you can clean your mattress with a carpet cleaner! Crazy right!!?) I washed about 5 loads of laundry and began reorganizing our kitchen cabinets. They were so messy. And I made the most delicious completely homemade chicken pot pie with a cornbread topping.

Sunday: Today, we got up extremely early and finished cleaning the carpets and down the stairs. We returned the cleaner and ran a few errands. Getting lots of Christmas decorations. We put up our lights. On the house and the shed. (Hubby's idea, although it looks great!) I made a deco mesh wreath. And it looked great. I ran in the house to grab something to eat. And my dogs got out of our fence and destroyed it. We also tag teamed and raked the yard. It looks great! I finished cleaning out our cabinets and I'm so excited I'm finally organized. And the hubby knows what's for dinner and can prepare it if he feels the need to. Haha! Now on for finishing our 5 loads of laundry.. (folding and putting away) And to make dinner. I plan on finishing our bedroom next weekend complete with curtains, pictures and all that jazz! I can't wait after 5 full months of living here, it will be almost complete minus our night stands. (bummer.)

My organized cabinets! LOVE!

Needless to say I'm ready for a break. But that doesn't start until Tuesday at 10 a.m. for me. Can't wait! Class tomorrow however should be a breeze. We are going on a field trip to eat at a restaurant called Satisfaction! Ahhhh! I love culinary school! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. And has a great week/break, with lots of good food and family.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thirteen Thursday Things

Thirteen Thursday Things: CHrIstmaS EdITiOn
My Christmas Wish List

1. Golden Snitch Bracelet

2. Nude or black wedges

3. Water bottle for the gym

4. Cozy leggings
5. Michael Kors Iphone wristlet

6. New wedding band?
Mr. Army Man went over board with my engagement ring so we went for something cheap when we got married. I would like a small upgrade for now. Since my band looks terrible from cooking now.

7. Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques Paperback Book
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8. Crosses for cross wall
Recycled Jewelry Crosses

9. Black Mirror for living room
Large black mirror.

10. A kiss under the mistletoe from Mr. Army Man.
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11. Homemade Cranberry Sauce by my mom

Simple Cranberry Sauce

12. Hunting trip with my daddy

13. One big happy Christmas in Memphis!

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizer:

Bacon Wrapped Dates:
  • 24 large dates, pitted
  • 12 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Stilton cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 24 toothpicks in a small bowl filled with water; let soak 15 minutes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and fit with a wire rack; set aside.
  2. Halve dates lengthwise being careful not to cut all the way through. Place a small amount of cheese in the center of each date. Wrap a piece of bacon around each date. Secure bacon with a toothpick.
  3. Place dates on prepared baking sheet. Bake until bacon is cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tip Me Tuesday


Tips for life, home, and just in general.

1. Don't fry bacon in the nude.
(My all time favorite, my dad would always tell this to our waiter/waitress growing up. It never gets old.)

2. If you have a ring around your table left from a sweating glass. Dip your finger in mayonnaise and rub around the stain. Let sit, several minutes and remove with rag. Stain should disappear.

3. Don't have stain remover, use hairspray. It will remove makeup, ink stains, and everything else.

4. You can use your hair dryer to remover pesky stickers on bottles, glass and containers.

5. Gun safety: Always keep your gun away pointed in a safe direction, such as at a terrorist or communist.

5. Wear plenty of deodorant on moving day.

Hope this few tips help make your life better.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Most people say that they follow my blog, but do you really know what following is?

I understand that you read it off of Facebook, but that really isn't following... All it takes is setting up a google account. You can use your current email address, whether it is aol, yahoo or whatever else is out there. Once you've done this you go to account settings.. It will have several things under "My Products" including blogger, iGoogle, YouTube, and maybe even your email if you are a gmail user. Click on "blogger," you don't have to become a blogger and publish blogs but you can follow my blog and many others this way and maybe eventually become a blogger yourself. After you've done this there is a spot that says blogs I'm following all you have to do is go to add/manage and add my blog or any others by putting in the . Once you've done that you are successfully following my blog or whoever else's you enjoy reading. I wish that more people would set this up so I can see who's reading. Thanks! And I hope I see more followers following my page! It means a lot! :)

Doritos Casserole

You'll need:
1 block of velveta cheese
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can rotel
slash of milk
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder

Cut up the cheese into small cubes. Mix with remaining ingredients and heat in microwave, stirring occasionally until cheese is completely melted.

Then you'll need:
4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked (OR) one rotisserie chicken

Shred the chicken and mix in with the cheese sauce. Add one can of whole kernel corn and place in baking dish that is well coated with cooking spray or butter. Add chicken, cheese mixture and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until bubbly. Add crush doritos to the top and bake an additional five minutes or until brown. Let cool and enjoy!

Just an FYI, your kids, hubby and you will all be coming back for more. So make plenty!! Can be frozen and re-cooked later or made in advance without the chips and just finished off in oven.

It can be made with your favorite varitey but Nacho Cheese and Spicy Nacho Cheese are the best!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin French Toast

Saw this on Pinterest the other day, however I did make a few minor adjustments.

You'll need:
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. nutmeg
3 T. brown sugar
8 slices of baguette or french bread

1. Mix all the ingredients except bread together in bowl. Heat griddle or skillet with cooking spray or a little butter. Allow it to get hot. Place bread in batter, flip to coat both sides and lay in griddle or skillet. Cook until brown and firm on each side about 2-3 minutes per side. Enjoy with maple syrup or powdered sugar. They were good by themselves to for no added calories for the sweeteners. Hope you try this out. It is a very cheap and fast breakfast. As I keep all ingredients around the house normally except for the pumpkin! This would be a great breakfast for Thanksgiving morning!

Sorry the picture is fuzzy, I used my phone!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Care Packages

The holidays are among us, as everyone knows and I would like to give back a little this year. My husband is a soldier and has a lot of friends that are deployed, to help them make it through the holidays, I am suggesting that we help out. Here's what you can do:

Send me some goodies here's a list of what most of them need:
Linens & Things:
Handmade or Small Blanket
Fluffy Towel

Toothbrush & paste
Dental Floss
Chap stick
Body wash

Anything that won't melt.

Work Search/Puzzles
Playing Cards
Foam Footballs
Silly String
Glow Sticks

If you would like to help email me at, be smart about the items you send some will not be allowed through customs. If you want some more ideas a really good website to check out is Thanks for all your help and I hope you will help out our soldiers! God Bless America!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Normally the tradition for my family is to put all the Christmas decorations up the day of Thanksgiving after we've eaten, the kitchen is clean, and everyone has had a nap! But this year my schedule has been so busy I've gone ahead and put up all the Christmas decorations except for the lights, wreath and flag outside. I'm really excited for Christmas this year! I have just a few more gifts to wrap and all of my Christmas cards are labeled in their envelopes and ready to go out! If only my school work was this much fun to do! Hope everyone is getting ready for the holiday season! I've already started to hear Christmas tunes on the radio.. If only it would get a little colder and Mr. Army Man would turn our gas logs on! Ahhh.. I hear my cup of cider in the microwave going off! Hope everyone has had a great weekend! Here is my tree, presents and our Christmas cards!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Red Velvet Waffles with Hazelnut Cream Cheese Glaze

You'll need:
Red velvet cake mix (make according to directions)
Chocolate chips
Cream Cheese frosting tub
Hazelnut creamer

Make the red velvet cake according to the directions on the box. Add in a generous amount of chocolate chips to the batter. Put in your waffle maker and cook until done.

For the glaze. Mix half of the frosting with about a 1/2 cup or so.. (I didn't measure) Mix until desired consitancy. But waffles on plate and top with glaze. And add extra chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles if desired. You could also top with blue berries or sliced strawberries. Hope you try and enjoy!!

"Love and best dishes from our home to yours!" --Paula Deen

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ellie's Half Birthday!

A friend of mine and awesome aunt has decided to give her cute little niece Ellie a Breakfast at Tiffany's Half birthday! She will be five and a half. How stinkin' cute! Here's some ideas I have more suitable for a little girl. :)

The outfit:

The food:
Breakfast of course!
Complete with bacon, eggs, biscuits or cereal or whatever you prefer..
I'd go with savory, and leave cupcakes for the sweets!

Cupcakes or donuts:

Party favors:

Cracker Jacks

A little blue box..
I filled jewelry boxes from the dollar tree with a pearl bracelet found at Claire's and blue donut germ-x from Bath and Body Works. And then wrapped it in Tiffany Blue Paper found at Party City and tied a little white bow around.
(So you get a little Breakfast and Tiffany's)

A cat!
Haha.. Jk

Easy decorations:
White tulle
Diamond beads
Strands of pearls

Dress up
(Get cute cheap dress up clothes at thrift stores or pull some old items like prom dresses your not going to wear again from your own closet)

Hope Ellie has a great half birthday and Aunt Wesley gets lots of sugs! Now I just wish I could come!;)