alright . . . so some weeks are good & I feel in control of my life and some weeks are overwhelming & exhausting such as this past week (thus explaining the crappy blogging week). Now I don't want you to all think I've given up already - there has just been so much going on!!! So let's get "back on the horse" so to speak - right?? What has been keeping me so busy . . .
Well, this little man turned 1 last Thursday :) Can you believe it??
Here's is my attempt at baking - okay it is just a cupcake but it was a super-size one people & I used an icing tip instead of spreading the icing on :)
Someone liked their cupcake . . .
But by the end - he was all partied out :)
We also celebrated Ryan's birthday with his friends. Being smack dab in the middle of Christmas & New Year's having a party is always difficult. He really wanted a friend party this year so we hosted it this past Saturday at a nearby play place. Everyone had lots of fun . . .
He really wanted a superhero cake & my sister-in-law has a friend that is super talented - check it out (totally way better than my measly cupcake right???) . . .
And yes, I bribed him for this shot below - I just wanted a really nice one of him at this age - these days he's all about no pics or really goofy faces on the pics. A pack of Batman gummy fruit snacks did the trick :)
In addition to partying it up over here - I have also been working away on my CHA projects - can't believe it is just around the corner :) So many new goodies I have my eye on :) Have you seen any of the new Jillibean Soup releases yet??? I have them in person & they are AWESOME!!! So far Jill has revealed Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup , Neopolitan Bean Bisque, Coconut Lime Soup and Game Day Chili. But there is more cool things to come!!! Keep your eye on the JB blog :)
Speaking of Jillibean Soup, I do have some projects to share :) First up, a card featuring Homemade 6 Bean Soup . . .
If you are wondering about those little leaf branches peeking out - that is a Martha Stewart punch :) I am seriously addicted to punches :) I am really getting into making cards these days - I mean I've only done them for assignments but it is fun to work on such a small "canvas". I will be doing a guest design spot in a few months & (gasp) it's all cards - crazy right??
I also have a layout full of Sweet & Sour Soup goodness to share!!!
And the January Soup Sketch to go along with it . . .
Feel free to join in & post your page on the Jillibean Soup Facebook page for a chance at winning some Jillibean Soup goodies :)
Before I go - a few music pics for the week, just in case you are looking for some new tunes . . .