Graduation Milestone

This Spring I have both jr. and senior proms and graduations. I love a good party, more so I enjoy planning a good party.  I like exploring neat ideas and mostly I get pleasure when my guests have a great experience.  This party was an outdoor picnic theme. We served pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and kettle chips.  I kept everything very simple and the feedback from guest the next day was very positive.

Enjoy the photo party and easy ideas!

 

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The last few parties I have planned or hosted it has been all about the helium balloons.They are a quick, fun and easy way to decorate. For this outdoor party these large number balloons added to the graduation theme.

 

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This simple balloon bouquet was just the right touch.

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Very simple self serve popcorn station.

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Another easy self serve idea.

 

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For special events I like to go one step further with the cake. This is a work of art.

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You can use mason jars for so many things, such a simple and easy idea.

 

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A great way to end a wonderful evening.

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As seen on Pinterest: Teacup Bird Feeder

I had to clean out some dead branches from an area in my yard. The tops of the trees are beautiful and provide lots of privacy but the bottoms of the trees had lots of dead branches. I often noticed little birds hanging out in the trees. I thought these teacup bird feeders would be a great way to add to the empty space and bring more of those lovely little birds to the trees.  I have a few more plans for this space as it leads to a pathway of wild blackberry bushes.

 

I purchased all the cups and saucers from a thrift shop. I also found beads and ribbons to use for hangers. The glue I picked up at a hardware store. I selected glue that was waterproof.  A glue gun would work as well.

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Back from vacation!

I am back from a wonderful vacation and jumped right back into work and getting my classroom together and preparing for my new teaching position. Here is one shot I took of the bride and groom at the campground wedding we had. I became the official amateur photographer. It was so fun! DSC_0203

As seen on Pinterest

Our friends announced they are getting married the week we will be away camping at a beautiful beach. They are having a beach wedding followed by a big party in the campground. I have to say it is a first for me but I am looking forward to it. We are all helping with the planning and preparations and I took on the place settings. Now, your not going to take silver and crystal to an outdoor camping event but how about plastic and paper.

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Now here is what I did…

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I am back….

I am back today from 10 days of camping in a National Park. It was  wonderful to connect with nature, friends and of course family. I have so much catching up to do and here I thought I would have so much more time to blog in the Summer. Follow my instagram account to check out some pic of my camping adventures. Hope to get more pics up soon.

This hike was so beautiful we did it twice.

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Hey, What’s Been Going On?

Has it really been 8 days since I have blogged? Yikes! I didn’t know how much I was missing it until now. Eight day is way to long to be away.

Had a great birthday and we celebrated again this weekend. Some gifties Mother’s Day/Birthday

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My long-time birthday buddy

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We went camping this weekend and did a wonderful family hike of 15 km. More beautiful pictures to share.

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