Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Puffles Totally Heart the Gum:)

So my sweet boy is the one who gives me the legit ideas for his Penguin/Puffle/Pickle Party. Chimp is an authority on all things Puffle. Apparently, they have a love of the bubble gum. Lots of it. They blow bubbles, float away with bubbles carrying them through the air, pop bubbles all over their fuzzy faces and they chew gum whenever they get the chance.

Whipped up these cuties for my sweet little Puffle and his pals. Different flavors/colors of Bubble Tape with a coordinating Puffle attached. These will be on the hipsters' favor table. I feel bad for the kids that pick green. Shizz is SOUR Apple:)

Peace + Puffles

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Club Penguin Puffle Pickle Party Planning Patrol

Great goonies! I have not blogged in forever and a day, but here I am:)

My wee Chimp's Birthday is just around the corner and I have been in a crazy whirlwind to get things together. He adores Club Penguin and wants a party with a passel of penguins, Puffles and pickles. His tiny + shiny wish is my command.

Things have been a rollercoaster ride of emotion and unknowns over here for the past few months-I won't get into the deets. I am just rolling--trying to embrace every single day with my Chimps and to be present. Striving to always be present and try not to sweat or stress over the small, insignificant things.

Just posting pics today of a few items that I have already purchased.

I am a lover of handmade and usually make my boys' invitations. This year he fell hard for an etsy printable design. I could not recreate an even remotely similar or as adorable design, so I purchased them, printed on premium cardstock and assaulted them with glitter:)

I also purchased some colorful, handmade Puffles on etsy. Chick design skills + talent simply were astounding.

His "Birthday Outfit" is a Puffle tee from Zazzle that I am sure he will pair with wrinkled cargo shorts. LOL! Kid has swag and style.

There is no prize for making every party item by yourself. No DIY honor roll. No awards for how many Pinterest ideas you put into party play. There is no crime is getting help when you need it. Parties are to celebrate the beauty and joy that a person has brought to everyone's life. To celebrate how grateful and lucky we are to celebrate a birthday with those we love. Happy you are here.

Any party-anything you do or do not do-as long as it makes your child happy on his special day-is the right party. Big-small-handmade or store bought. Love is what makes the perfect party.

My son is happy. Always happy. Honored to be his Mama.


Friday, December 6, 2013

BEHOLD the Bumble Bash! {Yeti Love Playdate Inspiration}

I am a serious lova of all things overlooked + under-appreciated. Take, for example, the Abominable Bumble from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special. He was the furry, hairy beast that Rudolph + Co. feared and ran from the entire Christmas Special. The Bumble was simply a misunderstood Yeti, that simply needed all of his teeth pulled to become a decent player. At the end of the day, they all became friends and used the Bumble to put stars on all the Christmas trees..Awwww. You can't judge a book by its cover, or a Bumble by its ferocious growls and menacing chompers. Can't we all just get along...

There is plenty of inspiration out there for Santa, Reindeer, Snowman and cookie decorating parties. Red, green and traditional are covered. Why not think outside the litter box and host a fun, fab and furry little playdate-celebrating the misunderstood and knocked out with a chunk of ice sweetheart~The Bumble. Mix it up with a fun craft, a hot cocoa bar and unexpected bright colors. I think this would be awesome as a movie screening event for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-gather the littles and make an icy cool afternoon of it. We all watched this classic as kids and there is something so special and charming about watching it with your own children. Full circle of fab.

Kidhood is short. Make fun and furry memories when you can. Celebrate the Bumble. Celebrate the seemingly uncelebratable. The Bumble is a seriously cute misfit. Especially after Cornelius knocks him unconscious with an avalanche of ice and Hermie then pulls all his teeth out to make him a gummy, humble Bumble. Oops, I may have just given away the plot. Spoiler alert...after the fact:)

I hope you can find some inspiration for an ordinary day. Make memories. Laugh your heads off. Bumbles need love too.

Special thanks and a moonlight ice skate go out to my posse of fab:

Concept, styling, blurry pictures, handmade paperie: The Purple Pug (me) (Bumble Advocate)
Hot Cocoa Printables and Patterned Papers: Bird’s Party
Ice Crystal Rock Candy Lollipops: Vintage Confections   
Navy Sequin Tablecloth + Paper Straws: Candy Crush Shop    
Bumble Ball Cake Pops: Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats  
Mini Milk Jugs: Garnish

dreary day made dreamy. and hairy.

simple, unexpected drama for a playdate

dressed up some paper cocoa cups 
with furry yeti cozies because they are cute. and warm.

hot chocolate and hot vanilla printable perfection

Bird makes cute stuff. I assaulted it all with the Glitta. 

I made some boy Bumbles and some girls. Gotta be PC these days.

junk to throw inside the hot cocoa or hot vanilla

Bumble teeth after Hermie ripped them out. Funny, no?

Chanel No 5, meet Deer No 2
come on, hilarious

rainbow rock candy couture by that Vintage Confections girl

Not sure I can fully relay the beautiful of this sequin tablecloth by

Bumble Belly Lint
Crushed Rainbow Candy Canes

everything looks cuter in tiny milk containers
by the one and only Garnish Girl

BEHOLD the Bumble!
I was going to make a small, blue naked cake, but botched and bumbled the baking
came up with the idea (although Grey Grey thinks she did) for this Bumble Crumble.
Ripped off the ruined parts of the cakes, threw in some Cool Whip, blueberries
and sprinks. Added some little star picks. 
Looked adorable and so cute I cannot stand to look at it for too long. 

Ice cool rock candy lollipops with visions of rainbows running through.
No wonder that Vintage Confections Chick gets her ideas ripped all the time. 

Build a Bumble Bro. Beyond cute, no?
Fashioned this craft with wooden spools, fur and faces.

Cute craft to keep the kids busy for about 7 minutes

Can a person have love feelings for a sequin table cloth?
The Candy Crush girl completes me.

BEHOLD the BUMBLE BALLS on a tuft of snow:)
Sweet Cheeks dishes out the drama in cake ball form.

tee-hee. Giggling like I am 8 years old...Can't help it...

I'm ready for my close-up

my new favor gift tag design choking a Bumble to Go

I crush Candy Crush

humble bumbles
Cheeks is the ultimate Baller.

Hairy Holiday
Love, Your Bro

Picked up these garlands in Targie.
Love the fun of the unexpected colors for the holidays

i die.
sugar spectac

Saturday, November 30, 2013

fab, fleece turkey buddies {cute tute}

Gobble Gobble.

Whipped up these cuties for my lad's classroom project. Fleece fabulosity in turkey form. Huge hit with the kids and the teachs.

Stuff you need:

You've heard of Elf on the Shelf?
I call these Turkeys on a Bookshelf