Sunday, October 9, 2016

Spray Painted Dinosaur Birthday Cake

When I asked little sister what kind of birthday cake she wanted this year, all she said was "Dinosaur cake". My creative juices started flowing, and at first I wanted to spray paint a "long-neck" dinosaur. I couldn't find one with the shape and size that I liked, so I ended up using a dinosaur we already had laying around.
I spray painted it gold and I just love how it turned out!
 Sister loved it too, which is what really matters!
We have a birthday tradition in our family where the birthday boy or girl goes out to a special dinner with daddy at whichever restaurant they want to. Here they are headed out on their special date to McDonald's! Her face kills me! #allthecuteness
I just love this little lady. And just for the record, we're all about princesses and Minnie Mouse and all that other overly girly stuff, but how freaking cool is she because she chose a dinosaur theme for her cake?! She rocks. :) She's our spunky girl who has huge heart, and I just adore her! :)

Daniel Tiger Birthday Cake

On my little guy's last birthday, he wanted a Daniel Tiger cake. So I took to the interwebs to find some ideas and inspiration. Here's my Daniel Tiger cake pinterest board. As you can see - such cute options! I printed out pictures of the three that I thought I could handle and hung them up in the kitchen. I mulled them over and let my little birthday boy help decide which one we should do. We chose to do this one - mad props and thanks to whoever made this cake!! It is adorable and was super fun to try my hand at recreating. :)

And OH MY GOODNESS it turned out darling!!! This was almost a year ago and I'm still so excited about it. And the birthday boy was LOVED it! Oh and I have to say, it tasted out of this world too! Here is the recipe for the frosting, and I'm pretty sure we just used a yellow cake mix.
Umm, ADORABLE, right?!
Here's my little helper modeling with his cake partway through. I kind of liked the simplicity of it with just the yellow and red dots! But this little dude wanted to do as many colors of dots as possible (he helped put the dots on), so we did, and oh my I think it turned out so stinking cute.
The Daniel Tiger figurines were early birthday presents that I bought just for the cake, and the little man was THRILLED! :)
He had a fun friend party a few weeks before his birthday, since on his actual birthday we would be in Texas for Thanksgiving. I asked him if he wanted his Daniel Tiger cake at his friend party or family party, and he chose friend party. Here are the party animals! :)
Aren't they the cutest? And I must say, that cake is pretty cute too! I wonder the little dude will want for his cake this year...can't wait!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Transitional Fall Outfit For the Win

So I put this outfit together and wrote this post like a month ago, aaaaand I'm just now posting it. #becausethatshowiroll. So when you read about 80 degree weather (it's more like high 60's now), the start of the school year, blah blah blah, and it's not making any sense, that's why. :) BUT, the outfit below really was the perfect summer-to-fall transitional outfit! #youcanthankmenextfall ;)

With the start of a new school year comes the official start of fall, at least in my mind. :) I'm ready for baggy sweaters and lots of layers, but it's still almost 80 degrees outside. What the what?!
I feel like no matter what season we are in I am just never wearing what I should be to either stay warm enough or cool enough. In March if I see one ray of sunshine I break out the sun dresses and flip flops, and I'll be freezing by 8:05 am. In early September (much like this past week) I see one gray cloud and I just know it will be a chilly, gloomy, perfect fall day. And by 9:30 I'm sweating out of my cardigan and layers. I think I'm just a little overzealous sometimes at the start of a new season. :)

I found this darling top at Goodwill this summer and I feel like it is the PERFECT transitional piece for fall. Short sleeves, but with that awesome plaid print and the dark blue. It makes me want to jump on the back of a wagon and enjoy me a hayride. :) (Check! We've done that since originally writing this post - LOL). 
So this is what I wore on Saturday, and let me tell you, the jeans were pushing it - it's just too hot to wear ANYTHING! But I'm loving this outfit. :) Maybe next week it'll have cooled down a tad and I can throw on my boots instead of the flip flops. Then the week after that put on a scarf instead of a necklace. Holy cow, transitional piece for the win.  Who am I?! Maybe I will survive this fall without looking like a total moron. #bootswhenits90degreesoutside #shortsonwhenitshailing #ineedtostartcheckingtheweatherreportonthedaily
 Shirt: Goodwill (Old Navy); Earrings: Nickel and Suede (HERE); Necklace: Nordstrom (HERE); Flip Flops: Target; Jeans: Old Navy (HERE); Watch: Impressive Trends via Jane (It was only $2.99! Yes I ordered like 5 colors...:) (Oh and HERE is the watch for $9.99)
Ahh, this cute outfit is killing me. Love it. Well, it's October now and fall is officially in full swing, cooler weather and all. I love me some fall and I definitely love fall fashion. YAY! :)