Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrations and Earth Day Sewing : :

This weekend we celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary and Jacob's 9th Birthday. I'm sure it goes without saying that this weekend in April, the birthday boy's big day always wins out! This year Jacob decided on a movie theater theme party and it was so much fun!!

Jacob's 9th Birthday Movie Party!

Complete with a Popcorn Cake, made by my best friend Cynthia of TaylorMade Baked Goods!

Popcorn Cake

Paper good details that were super sweet, from Sweet Bella!

Cute details

A concession stand, run by Haila and myself. We were both wearing our Applique Aprons!

Our Concession Stand

This was my very favorite picture from the day! It was such a great weekend!!

My favorite photo of the day!

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, I'll be sewing for each of the kids a cross-body, fold-over satchel in some fabric from my stash, mostly purchased from Bloomerie!

For Bag Making

These bags will be made to fit their new sketchbook and pencil sets from Stubby Pencil Studios. We plan to do a lot of bike-riding this Summer and since my kids are all such little artists, I've been wanting to make them each a bag, perfect for bringing along their sketchbooks and drawing supplies!

Notebooks and Pencils from Stubby Pencil Studios

I'll be sure to share them once they're finished!

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, Stubby Pencil Studio is giving a free set of colored pencils with every sketchbook purchased! These sketchbooks are really adorable, and are also super Earth friendly, made from 100% post consumer recycled paper that is acid and chlorine free, fully biodegradable glue, and vegetable based inks.

Stuby Pencil Studio's Earth Day Special
My kiddos are going to love them, I can't wait!

Be sure to check out these great sketchbooks here!

In addtion to receiving the free set of colored pencils, you can also use discount code EARTHDAY and receive 15% off your order thru midnight 4/22/13!!

Happy Earth Day everyone!! I wish you all a wonderful,
new week!!

Maureen

41 comments:

  1. What a great party! I'm sure that your son loved it. Sweet Haila looks great in her apron too! Well done!

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    1. Thank you!! It was a ton of fun. It's hard to come with party ideas for the boys at their ages of now 9 and 10. The movie theme worked perfectly!!

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  2. What a great looking party! Happy Earth Day, Maureen!! =D

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  3. I did not know Earth Day could be such fun.

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  4. what happy looking children - you must be something right :)

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  5. wow! that is awesome... my son would LOVE that theme too! were those real pop corn on the cake? I can probably do the cake myself but the popcorn looked so real :-) and the consession stand is a super idea too. wow I have to show my son...... now what movie did you watch?

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    1. The popcorn is actually made out of marshmallows, with a little yellow food coloring! My friend the amazing cake-maker prepped them all for me, I just had to open them into three pieces, use some icing to set a whole marshmallow in the center of each , and then use more icing to set them on the cake. That took me about 1.5 hours or so!! But it was worth it, they looked just like real popcorn and were yummy, too!

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  6. What a great cake! My oldest son's birthday falls 1 day before my anniversary. Birthday's do win out! Fun times :)

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  7. Happy 11th to you and the hubs ~ hope it was wonderful!
    Love the cake for your son's birthday ~ what a talented cake decorator!

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  8. What a great party! Happy birthday and happy anniversary! Our son's birthday is two days after our anniversary, and I'm sure his day will also win out every time too :) I saw your post about Stubby Pencil on FB and I was just about to order, thanks!

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  9. Your favorite picture is my favorite too! What an awesome theme and he sure looks older than 9! It seemed at though (for me) once my children got that "pre-teen" age, life started moving at a much faster rate of speed.
    Happy Birthday, Jacob!!

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    1. Really, older than 9? He is such a peanut, just a little more than 50lbs! I wish things would slow down, especially once Summer gets here, but yes -- things are going full speed these days! It's so important to enjoy each and every one of them!!

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  10. Happy Anniversary! And Happy Belated Birthday to your birthday boy!! What fun decorations. I definitely need to check out those sketch books!
    Wishing you many fun family bike rides.

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  11. WOW! What a great theme and exciting cake and goodies to boot. Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and Happy your a GREAT Sister. Don't want the prettiest gal there to feel left out!
    Cheers from Oshawa, Ontario.
    p.s love the aprons and your using your stash. No-one around me thinks of buying fabric without mentioning their wants here first. Stash-busters!

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  12. What a special party! Love the details, cake, etc. and pictures of your children. Happy Birthday, Jacob! So many great memories for your family. I love the way that you share them with all of us. Can I move in???? LOL!
    Very special...XXX

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    1. Thanks Sondra, it was so much fun! Jacob had a great day and party!

      You can certainly come visit anytime you want!! I would love that!

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  13. Looks great! What day is your anniversary? My parents anniversary was on the 20th, and celebrated 39 years!

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    1. I forgot to mention that I found the cake idea at Kara's Party ideas! http://www.karaspartyideas.com/

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  15. The cake is adoreable, and I noticed you had Izze's for the drinks! I love Clementine Orange the best! I'm HOOKED on them, but must ration myself. :):) Great photos, great celebration. Happy times to all!
    :)

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    1. Thank you, Lynne, and I know it! Grapefruit is my very favorite and yes, I must ration them. Even though it's sparkling juice is has too much sugar to drink them all the time! Thank again for the sweet comment!

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  16. Love the party decorations, and that cake is awesome, the expression on his face says it all!

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  17. Looks like it was a fantastic birthday party. I love the concession stand!! And that cake, wow!! Happy Anniversary!!

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  18. Oh that's a great cake and set up, my husband would love me to throw him a party like this, hmm...

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  19. I want you to throw my next birthday party... LOL! You did a great job. Just from the photos I can tell his day was really special!

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  20. Love the party theme, and I want you to throw my next party too :oD Love the bear on the bike sketch pad too!

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  21. What a fun party and congrats to you and your hubby too!

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  22. what a great party idea! LOVE the theme. I am usually too lazy to do a theme. We typically just go outside and play. My son wanted a Mayan Temple cake this year(for his 10th). My cake was not nearly as nice as yours! Maybe you can plan my next party. :) http://simple-yes-easy-no.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-birthday-celebrations.html if you want to see pics.

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  23. THANK YOU MAUREEN FOR THE NEAT "HAPPY GO LUCKY" GIVEAWAY!
    KNOW I WILL LOVE RECEIVING THIS PACKAGE+MAKING SOMETHING REALLY 'QUILTY' SPECIAL! HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY TOO! LOVE, LINDA,"THE WINNER"


    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  24. Ok, this may seem like a crazy question but where did you get the tub of Twizzler? My hubby has been asking me for a tub like that for his desk. I have been to Sams since that seemed like the logical place but they didn't have any. The guy there looked at me like he had never even heard of Twizzlers when I asked if they had any.

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  25. The party looks amazing and fun.

    I love the art satchel idea, too.

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  26. That looks like one very happy birthday celebration! Great photos!

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  27. Oh my gosh--everything about this post is adorable!

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  28. That's the best party idea I've seen!!

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  29. Great party idea. My birthday is on 9th April and our Wedding anniversary is on the 15th. My birthday always wins out too, well it gets remembered!!

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