Saturday, November 26, 2011

Great Big Plans

I've been busy making great big plans. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I've got two big events coming up this week before I can even really think about Christmas decorating and such.

My oldest son turns 13 on Tuesday (Ack! I'm going to be the mom of a teenager!). I just decided tonight that we are going to have a smallish birthday party for him next weekend. I'll tell you all about it afterwards.

He is a really great kid and doesn't ask for a lot. We usually just do family parties, but occasionally I'll feel brave and have a birthday party for one of my boys. I'd like to do something nice for him since he is always such a big help to me.

I have some fun surprises up my sleeve for him too. He asked for a bow tie and I found a navy blue polka dot one on Etsy from Pinch & Pull Neckwear that I think he will love. After my last adventure making bow ties and with everything else I had going on, I wasn't ready to tackle that project again just yet.
Also a  week from today I'm hosting a baby shower for my sweet friend, Kitty (with lots of help from family and friends). I created the invitations for the shower especially for her based on some ideas she had seen that she liked. This is what I came up with:
 
They were a hit! We are finalizing all the shower plans this week and making more plans for some homemade Christmas surprises.

Oh, and make sure to come back next week because I have even more plans for a great giveaway that you won't want to miss.

P.S. What do you think of my new blog header? I gussied it up a bit. I wanted to keep it simple but I thought it needed a little something. 

P.P.S. I take custom orders in my Etsy shop, Predilections. If you would like me to create something especially for you, send me a message and we'll work something out. I can do either paper or digital creations.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jill,

I am so excited for all of our adventures this week. You're header is beautiful. Everything you make is to pretty. You are so talented and I adore you.

Wishing your Mr. Man the happiest birthday ever. I can't believe you are going to have a teenager.

love love,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

p.s. Did you notice that your fabulous baby shower invites were pinned on Pinterest?

hugs.

graham and heather said...

Love the banner,the colors are very nice. And the invites are adorable!