Posted in Feb Blog Challange, Ordinarylife

FBC – A bit of a catch up.

22 – My dream wedding

I was never the girl that dreamt about getting married or having a big wedding.  I always thought that if I did get married I would elope.  Gretna Green was my destination…. However, Mr OL did not want to elope.  He thought there was nothing better than getting married in front of friends and family and stating that you intend to spend the rest of your life together.  I could not argue with that.  The wedding we had turned out to be my dream wedding.  It was understated, simple and small (ish).  I loved it.

23 – Meet 5 twitter friends.

This is another difficult one.  I am “friends”with a lot of people on twitter – quite a few of whose blogs I read too and am now friends with on FB.  The following people I would definitely like to meet (I have made it 6).   Robyn from @thebookclubblog and The Book Club Blog , @melbinos, @marciafrancois from The 1,2,3 Blog and Take Charge Solutions, @catjuggles from Juggling act of life, @laurakim123 from the Harrassed Mom and of course  @HayleyM_ from Everything In Between. There are many others that I would like to meet to, but those where the first 5 that came to mind (and that I have not already met.)

24 – Would you change anything physically about you and why.

No.  I am pretty happy with everything the way it is.

Actually – there is one thing.  I went grey really early and have been dying my hair since I was 19!  I am sick of it; I would love to have back the hair colour I had when I was 18.

Posted in Baby OL, Baking, Children, Cookies, Family, Food, Ordinarylife

3rd Birthday Party – Rainbow theme

Here are a couple (ok, a few more than a couple) of photo’s from Little OL’s 3rd Birthday party.

I have known what theme i wanted for her 3rd birthday for over a year.  In fact ever since I saw THIS and post by Sweetapolita.  Oh wow! I wanted to make that cake.  This from a girl who at time had NEVER made a cake from scratch.  As I knew what theme I wanted I have been preparing for a while, gathering ideas and odds and ends.  I bought the candles about 8 months ago, I knew if I left them I would never find them when I really wanted them.

Rainblow Balloon Banner
Rainblow Balloon Banner

Yes, I blew up all the balloons – phew there were a few light headed moments…..

The Colouring in station
The Colouring in station

I figured that not all the kids would want to play in the splash pool or slip ‘n slide so gave them something else to do – I also was worried that if it rained they would be very bored.  I sprayed masonite clip boards with a glitter varnish and put each kids name on them. The kids then got to take the boards home with them.  I also designed and printed off a whole lot of rainbow themed colouring in pages.

Party Boxes
Party Boxes

I made these boxes using my Silhoutte Cameo.  They were the first things I have made with it and it was much easier than I was expecting. The machine has been intimidating me….

Rainbow Jelly
Rainbow Jelly
Rainbow Cake Push Pops
Rainbow Cake Push Pops

I made these the same why that I did the cake.  Easy but pretty time consuming.

THE CAKE
THE CAKE
THE CAKE - a rainbow suprise
THE CAKE – a rainbow suprise
It was very popular.....
It was very popular…..
The Birthday Girl enjoy the splash pool
The Birthday Girl enjoy the splash pool