Friday, June 15, 2007

4th of July Cupcakes!

Memorial Day!
Originally uploaded by Sweet Landa
Sometimes it is best to keep the designs simple when making cupcakes. I would also make red stars I think, but this would be a nice, simple dessert for the holidays.

The Party is in A week - Update!

We are getting closer to moving into our house. Today my husband finished the hardwood floor and started to put in doors, two to be exact. The plumbers finished one bathroom, so we have everything we really need.

Bad news, the countertops are delayed another week, but should arrive thursday. No kitchen sink until then. The carpeting was rejected because of dye issues. Hopefully that will come in this week, but probably not with our luck lately.

Good news, the double oven and microwave will be installed monday. That part of the cabinets are ready to go. My good news list seems to be very short.

So, with a week to go, we have to move in, get the counters set, install kitchen sink, pray for carpet, put in doors, finish tub surround, and finish painting. Not to forget, clean the house, make a cake, make food, get prizes, and set up for a party.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Party is in One Week!!!

This post will be completely for everyone's entertainment. We are having a party for my son a week from Sunday. The catch? We are not living in the house yet. The hardwood floor is not finished, the countertops are not even in yet, there are no appliances, we got the wrong faucets for the bathrooms, I still need to finish painting a few rooms, the doors and trim come today, and the carpet is not in because they had a manufacturers problem at the warehouse.

You may wonder why we are having a party if the house is not done yet. We moved our kids to a new school and new town and promised our oldest he could have a birthday party at the house to show his friends his new home. When you make your kids switch schools, you can't let them down for the only thing they have really asked for. This isn't our first home, and the last time we didn't have any countertops for 2 weeks, which meant no sinks!! Is this a big deal? Not really.

We seem to work well under pressure. Did I mention we are building the house ourselves. We spend almost every night at the house until about 10:00 p.m. or later with the kids. They have helped when they can, but mainly they are here to have fun. We spend 4 nights a week at baseball games and this weekend when we will be moving, we will be attending a tournament off and on.

A look on the good side. The place we are renting right now, just blew out the air conditioner and it's going to reach 90 degrees tomorrow. We haven't decided what we will do about the sleeping arrangements, but even if we only move 2 beds in and all the other furniture for a week, I can live with that.

Tonight I will take pictures of the house and what stage we are at. So, for the next week, follow me on our journey through the joys of moving in and setting up the party.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

American Flag Cupcakes

Originally uploaded by di0nne
I love these decorative ways to arrange cupcakes. Sometimes simple is best.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

David's Sunflower Seeds

David's Sunflower Seeds
Originally uploaded by davidlsharp
We are having a birthday party for my son in a few weeks. The theme is going to be baseball, but besides a game, what do you do at a party for boys and girls? I found a sight online that suggested a sunflower seed spitting contest. This is definitely a game that is safe and the boys will love. The girls will be just as happy with this game.

That's one idea. I'm off to find more!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Blog Carnival Coming Soon!

I am hosting the first Blog Carnival for this site at If you have any great idea for kids sport themed birthday or other great ideas, submit them soon. The Carnival should be posted on June 15th.

My first Carnival was for my Simply Cooking site. It was a lot of fun and I loved reading all the ideas every had. All of them were great. Hope to hear from everyone!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Birthday Party Idea Site!

I found this great site with birthday party ideas I am having a baseball party next month for my son and I got some great ideas from this site. My son wanted to have games to play and this has given me some great ideas. They have almost any theme you can think and the submissions are from parents who have actually thrown the parties. They also give out monetary awards to the top submissions. The top submission gets $40 in Amazon money. If you think you have a great party idea, submit it now. You could be the next WINNER!