Category: Arts & Crafts

[Event Planning] — Donald Duck & Anchor Theme Birthday Party • DIYs, Favor Bags, Banners, Prizes, Cake, and More

Finally taking the time to update my youngest son’s 1st birthday. It was fun and enjoyable planning his first birthday party. I decided on Donald Duck & Anchor – medium blue, grey, orangey-yellow theme. I had picked this theme prior before he was born. Yes – I am that crazy mama!

I had some stuff designed a year before his birthday party. All the details were important to me and especially things matching.

Made about 50 loot bags. Color ones were for the kids and the white ones for adults. I mainly decided on snacks. Who doesn’t like snack right? I bought snacks throughout the year and oh boy – I didn’t realized I accumulated that much…. I shall write it down for my next party!

Created 4 prize boxes for the games. Mainly snacks as well. Wrapped the boxes myself with cut outs matching the theme.

Wrapped up 40 popcorn favor bags. I thought of these last minute – so it was part of the birthday favors.

I made yellow and blue jello shots mainly for decorations for dessert cake table but the kids ended up loving it. It sure does give the dessert cake table the main color pop! Love it!

Of course we had to keep the kids busy with activities to do. These are the crafts I picked up. We also had bubbles and artificial tattoos for the kids. Had the face pie game for them to play. But the main thing they loved was of course playing with each other.

I made about three banners. The main one for the wall. Second one was for the dessert cake table and third was for the food counter.

These cups are for the potato salads – I believe I prepped 40 of these.

Oh man – the cake was one of the items I splurge on. It wasn’t easy finding a ‘Donald Duck” cake – so I had to special order it from a baker. I was so worried that it looked nothing like Donald Duck but thank goodness it was perfect! The flavor was cotton candy. A lot of people gave a lot of compliment of the cake. It wasn’t too sweet or too much cream.

I had a crazy amount of leftovers! I made enough to feed 100 people lol. I specifically messaged everyone to bring an empty stomach! Most ate already and that’s why. Thank god for containers – friends and family took most of the leftovers home. I made 3 main dishes and 1 appetizers myself. The rest were ordered or store bought.

In loved with my dessert cake table. I think it was one of the best I’ve done! I was really proud of myself! I mapped out everything beforehand.

 

A lot of work indeed for my youngest son’s first birthday but it was all worth it. Planning a party requires so much time and creativity! That’s why I plan it months in advance to avoid any unnecessary stress. I can’t wait to plan the next party! It was a blissful moment to have most of our friends and families there celebrating munchkin#2s birthday with us. Stay tune for his birthday party post!

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[Haul] — Largest Dollarama Haul

Sharing to you all – one of my largest Dollarama haul. I didn’t intend to get much – just the things I needed. This always happens – I can never walk out of Dollarama with things that don’t belong on my shopping list.

I got a two summer sand toys for our trip to the beach. A lot of home and party things for upcoming events. Found these cute treat bags in the wedding section which I’m not sure what to fill them up with. It just looks pretty – so I had to get it.

These baby squeeze bags was recommended in one of the Mommy groups – decided to give it a try. I will probably be putting blended juice in there. They are so cute arent they? Just hope they don’t leak.

That’s really it for this haul. I had to visit two Dollaramas because they didn’t have party favor bags for the first one I visited. Stay tune for the next haul!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Kids] — Easter Play Date & Egg Decorating

We had a little Easter play date over the weekend with a few kids and decorated Easter eggs for the first time. It was my first time decorating too and same with most of the kids. It was a lot of fun!

I purchased all these at Walmart – very inexpensive. The fake eggs – looks so much like real eggs. At first I was debating if I should just boil real eggs but it would be such a waste. I know real eggs aren’t expensive but I’m not a fan of wasting food like that. So fake eggs is the way to go! We had a total of 24 eggs for 4 kids. That’s a lot but the Mamas had fun too!

My munchkin wasn’t a huge fan of painting eggs – he’s an OCD freak like his mommy. Lol – he did not like the paint in his hand and all over the place. He was over it after painting one egg. However – the girls had a lot of fun painting. Shall I say it’s a girl thing? I had fun painting a few eggs too!

So colorful and creative! Everyone got to bring a basket of eggs home.

The kids had lunch after painting and some play time too. Love how well they behaved.

Overall a fun experience – I cannot wait to do this again next year. It was a good amount of kids. Too many kids will be more hectic for sure. The girls are much more mature than the boys. They know what they were doing. Cheers to a fun Easter play date!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[Lifestyle] — DIY 2017 Planner

Here I am sharing my DIY 2017 planner! You may ask – why do I even bother with all the work when I can pay a few bucks for one? The answer to that is – I like things my style & my way. I like the finishing touches to it. I like to have things plan according to my way. I like the colors I use.

I purchased the Quo Vadis planner for a few years back. Love the pink leather cover! Most importantly – I like the small size of it. I like things handy and convenient. I like to carry my planner out either if I’m running errands or grocery shopping. I re-use the pink cover but repurchased the papers inside.

From what I remember – it was $15. Doesn’t make much sense to put paper over a planner right? Well the original calenders/day to day sheets are so boring and not my style. I purchased it – so I can DIY my own.

This is the order I have my life planned. I plan my meals, groceries, weekly to-do’s, outings, school, extra curricular, next week meals, reminders, and blog all in one section! I like to look at everything instead of flipping pages.

I have these DIY sheets done every few months – so I can adjust to my needs. If its summer – I can take out the school section if I want. Or I can add other stuff too.Also – it is color co-ordinated by month.

Is this call a lot of work? I consider not because I enjoy it. I enjoy being organized to the max! Having a planner to me is super duper important. My whole life is in it. Well – sort of! Haha.

What’s my secret for a stress-free life? Be super duper organized and plan ahead! Always think a few steps ahead! Sometimes I plan meals 2 weeks in advance too! How do you organize your life? Comment below to share!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[DIY] — My Cross-Stitching Projects

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Just wanted to share these cross stitching DIY projects I did back in 2016. When I have some free time – I enjoy picking up this hobby. Hopefully I get to make a few this year too if time permits. I never have nothing to do at home because I always find something to do.

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I made this one for myself that has my babies name on it. Love it!

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For my girlfriend & her daughter. #LOVELOVELOVE.

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For my son’s backpack. I made him a few already. Love how the colors turn out and it matches his backpack too.

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There was no where to put his name on this scarf – so I cross stitched it on his scarf instead.

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My babies have matching ones too.

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I totally forgot to take a photo of the finish product for this one! Oppps – I wanted to try ‘ombre’ – it turned out beautifully! Hopefully I have some more time this year – Munchkin#2 has been so mobile lately – I just got to spend more time with him and entertain him. #MOMLIFE.

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[Celebration] — Jayden’s 5th Birthday Party

Celebrated our son’s 5th birthday party on March.5th.2017, a Sunday afternoon. This was his third 5th birthday celebration. We are very grateful to celebrate his special day with all his little friends – thank god it was the last celebration till next year! I believe this party is his most looked forward for because it includes all his favorite little friends. We even got a helium tank to fill up over 12 medium size balloons this year. All the kids were so happy to bring one home too!

For the menu – I focused more on what the adults would love to eat because – let’s be honest – the kid wasn’t here for the food! They can careless of what they eat. They were here to play with each other and explore different toys. Most importantly the birthday song and cake cutting.

The older kids got to do an art & craft which lasted about 5 to 10 minute long. Yes – these crafty things gotta be fast because their patience is only so limited. There were about 12 kids total – including ours as well. I was so surprised that they played so nicely and quietly. No one was shouting or arguing. The Mama’s got to chill and catch up while the Daddys’ got to play video games!

All the kids were so excited about the Minion cake – it was deliciously made and bought from T&T Supermarket! Not too sweet or too creamy either. Definitely will be purchasing their birthday cakes from there from now on! Can’t believe our first born is 5 already! We love celebrating with these kids every year – it’s the same bunch of kids that grew up together and we add in a few new friends every year.

Look at these kiddos! I can’t wait to plan the next party!

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Party Planning] — DIY Minion Birthday Theme & Activities

DIY party favor bags is definitely a must for each party! I love the whole process of it: Designing, cutting, gluing, and putting it together. For the favors this year it’s mainly snacks & useful things such as bubbles, crayons, and stickers. It was so much fun putting 12 favors for these kids. I always make extra in case there are extra kids.

Banner designed by myself. I wanted to get Munchkin involved in it but he didn’t have much idea. It was yet again so much fun designing and putting it together. I love designing banners and everything related to theme parties! SO SO SO much fun!

Backdrop to me is very important because I like to capture lots of pictures for memories. Decided to cut around 30 minions out and put it around the window frame. The big minion on the left is a balloon but decided to just tape it on the wall for another decorative piece. It’s cute eh?

 I DIY these food stands for food. I made about 60-70 of these. I toned it down a lot – I use to make around 150 to 200 of these. It just gives a finishing touch to all the party food I make.

Since last birthday we did the head band art and craft for the kids. I decided to pick out another art and craft for the kids to create this year. It’s always fun to watch them do it together. I got these prepared and all they had to do is put it together with parents help. Hope they’ll have tons of fun with it.

The rest of the stuff I bought. I love the Minion eye googles! That’s really it for all the prep stuff for his 5th birthday party! I can’t wait to plan the next party. Stay tune for more hauls & reviews!

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[Haul] — Personalized Passport Holder • The Heart Stuff

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Isn’t this cute? Remember my blog post about these adorable personalized passport photos back in August 2015? We never thought we’d be having another child so soon but good thing that #THEHEARTSTUFF shop was still around. I’d have a problem if I couldn’t get one for my second son! I’m OCD and I have to have everything matching right? I love it – it came really quickly.

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Look how cute this set of passport holders are! I love them so much – it just completes it perfectly. If your looking for something personalize like this – do shop at her shop. It’s on the affordable price and the material is perfect. Stay tune for more daily reviews and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time. Thanks for dropping by!

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[Event Planning] — Kerropi DIY Theme Party • Decorations, Party Favors, Prize Baskets, Food Stamps

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Do you guys remember Kerropi? Kerropi is a Japanese Sanrio character and we don’t see this character around often anymore. It was so much fun creating and designing for this party! This theme was for my son’s 1 month celebration party. Here you see above is the banner I created & the 145 food stamps I designed, cut, and paste together. I should of made more food stamps – I didn’t have enough for all the finger food I had.

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Prize baskets for the games we played that day. Another fun project for me to put together these 6 baskets and our friends enjoyed them too. I try to put in kids snacks to bring back childhood memories. There were six different kinds of snacks in each basket.

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Here’s the favors I had for our guests. There’s two parts: DIY candy kabobs & loot bags. For the candy kabobs – putting it together was messier then I thought. I wanted to give up after the second kabob! It was just so sticky and messy! Especially being OCD myself…. I did end up making 26-27 of those. Guests tend to like them because it was wrapped nicely and it’s a unique kind of favor. I might do them again for future parties? Who knows… As for the loot bags – there were 3 different kinds of snacks: chocolate chip cookies, chewy bars, and ritz cheese dip sticks. I love putting together loot bags! I made about 25 of these and I almost didn’t have enough. Well technically I don’t have enough because I want to give a few more out for people that visited at different times.

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Cut out around 45 of these cuties to decorate around our home. I’m usually watching TV when doing all these DIY stuff – so it’s really not that much work to me. If you love what you do – its really fun!

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Two out of the four party games we had. We had the famous diaper game, cotton challenge game, chubby bunny, and musical chairs. I’m so glad that our friends enjoyed the game and had fun. Having games at a party gives a better connection and vibe with each other. It’s just much funner then sitting around and being on their phones.

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Last but not least – the party food! It’s mostly finger food – which is easier to manage! I had meatballs, cheesey mussels, chicken bites, chicken nuggets, Greek pastry (forgot the name), devil eggs, potato salad, and cupcakes. The potato salad was a big hit! I was actually surprised that people wanted more but I didn’t have anymore! For sure will be having that again for my next party!

Overall – it was so much fun organizing yet another party! This is actually the very first party for my Munchkin#2! Do you plan your parties too? Care to share some of your tips? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Home] — My Arts & Craft Storage & Organization

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Just finished organizing this little area under my couch not too long ago! I wonder how long it will stay organize for. I don’t come here as often as before – only if I have a mini project to do. I love how everything is tucked under and clutter free. These are mostly my craft accessories, wrapping papers, and etc. Let’s go by sections.

Let’s go from bottom left to right.

(01) Wrapping Paper
(02) Tissue Paper & Table Clothes
(03) Glue Guns & Glues
(04) Ribbons
(05) Ribbons & Bows
(06) Tape, Staplers, & Office Supplies
(07) Stickers & Foam Stickers
(08) Foam Stickers & Confetti’s
(09) Foam Stickers
(10) Favor Bags & Festive Plastic Bags
(11) Favor Bags & Festive Plastic Bags & Fabrics
(12) Assorted Sticks & extra Zip Lock Bags
(13) Misc
(14) Misc
(15) Misc

That’s really it for my arts and craft area. I love how I can store a lot of things in here. What do you store under your couch? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more home organizing tips & daily reviews – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by!

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[DIY] — Milestones Card For Babies

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That’s right – with long consideration and research – I decided to create, design, and cut my own milestone cards. I just couldn’t find a set that I want. I’m not completely finish yet. I only did the days, weeks, and months for now. I would like to add the “firsts” too. First roll over and etc… Stay tune for an update with that! I enjoyed and loved what I created. It’s so much fun! I wish I knew about these milestone cards five years ago!

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That’s it for this post. Stay tune for more daily updates & reviews. This blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Haul] — Dollarama • April 2016

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A mini haul from Dollarama this time. I was in a rush and I knew exactly what I needed. Picked up lots of double sided tape for my DIY planner and projects. Garbage bags, zip lock bags, and banana bread trays. That’s really it. I love how they brought back the rolls of double sided tape! I’ve been looking for them for a few months now! Double sided tape can be expensive. Anyways hope you like this haul – stay tune for daily adventures and hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by! 

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[Home] — Baby Nursery Tour Update

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Here’s an updated nursery tour for you all! Yes finally complete and I love how everything went. It wasn’t hard setting up his nursery – just a lot of organization.

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Beddings and wall sticker is all Winnie the Pooh too. Cute aren’t they?

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Look at all these pooh bears! They belong to me when I was a child/teen. My little collection.

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I didn’t know what to do with all the ultrasound photos we surprised our family and friends with – so I decided to make a collage instead of throwing them out.

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Changing table with bathtub and more diapers under. & Some of Jaydens old shoes that Cayden will be making good use of :).

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This shelf is just for storage – nothing special. Diapers, wipes, and extra stuff.

That’s really it for this nursery! I already thought about how to change it to a big boy room in the future. But that’s not till 4-5 years later. Overall a very fun project! Stay tune for more daily updates. This blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern time! Thanks for dropping by! 

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[DIY] — July to December 2016 DIY Planner

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It’s that time of the year to work on my other half of the planner. If you follow my blog long enough – I customize my own planner. Each planner is divided into half – so 6 months in one planner and the other 6 months in another. No typical reason – I just don’t like my planner that bulky.

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You may think – why the hassle in customizing my own when planners are so cheap these days? Well – because I am OCD and I like to plan according to my liking and rule. Haha.

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Usually I design and print these planner sheets by half a tear – so at the end of half a year – I can see what I want to add in or take out in my next planner.

For example: my first born is starting school in September – I’ll need to add in a section where I can write down his Monday to Friday lunches. Or his school activities. Things like that I like it organize and on my planner.

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Might seem and sound like a lot of work to design, cut, and paste but as a superbly OCD person – I enjoy putting my planner together. Makes me feel extremely organized as a person. What about you? Which planners do you use? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily updates & reviews – this blog is updated regular at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Baby] — Gender Reveal Idea

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At first – I wanted to keep the gender a secret till the baby shower but how can I keep another secret for another 2 months? Pregnancy secret was hard enough and this time I just couldn’t hide it. Keeping it for a day was hard enough.

We found out the gender on March 2nd, 2016 – thanks to Munchkin#2 for cooperating – the ultrasound tech told us its 99% a boy. Which my feelings were that it’s a boy too. The symptoms were too alike with my first.

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I went open that day and took a blue onesie to put it on a doll. Found Elmo in my sons’ room – which the onesie fit perfectly. Than found a shoe box, put the Elmo in the shoe box, found some yellow tissue paper (yellow is unisex), and wrapped up the box.

Since we were having a relative dinner the next day – we bought the box with us. Told everyone to guess the gender and gave the honor to my son to reveal it. Hahaha so that’s how we announced the gender! It’s a BOY! We are thrilled to have another boy in our family. How did you reveal the gender? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more reviews and daily life adventures – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time!

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