Thursday, September 30, 2010

♥ Pastels...Hearts...and Pearls! ♥

Hi Everyone! Well, I just couldn't stay away! The Shabby Tea Room got me!! hehe While I should be taking a nap while my 4 yr old son is quietly playing the Wii game and my little guy is finally down for his nap, I decided to stop by my favorite challenge blog just to see what was going on! Needless to say, when I saw this gorgeous inspiration photo for this weeks challenge, I couldn't resist playing along! Isn't this bracelet beautiful!? It sure would look pretty on my wrist!! hint! hint! (hubby) LOL
I decided to make a fun party favor with this theme. I used a metal heart container which I sanded the edges to make a little shabby. I then added some tissue papers, punched hearts, handmade stick pins with crystals and pearls, a bow made from some fabric, a My Mind's Eye ticket, Prima flower, glitter, pearls and chipboard heart. I ran a mauve colored ink pad over the white flower and chipboard heart before added some glitter to them. The basket can be filled with chocolates or whatever little goody you would like. It is perfect for a wedding shower, baby shower, birthday party or maybe a Sweet Sixteen. (Click on photos for closeups)
I actually managed to decorate the front steps of our home for Fall. I have since added some pumpkins. My favorite time of year! Now if only the weather would cooperate! It's still so darn hot! Can't wait for this weekend! It's supposed to be in the 60's!!
Lastly, here are some pics of Antonio and Santino. Tuesday was Santino's 1 month birthday! Boy, does time go fast!
Have a wonderful weekend! And a special thank you to Debbie and The Shabby Tea Room for getting my creativity sparked up again!! :)


Thursday, September 16, 2010

♥ Here He is! Our NEW addition to the Family ♥

Hi Everyone! I am so sorry I have been missing for soo long! Well, we have our new addition to the family! His name is Santino and was born on August 28th at 9:33 in the morning! He weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 22 inches long! He is a very happy and healthy little boy who has melted our hearts!
My C-section was originally scheduled for the 26th, as many of you may remember. On the 25th my hubby went to the emergency room after being sick all night long. Well, long story short, he had food poisoning from some Crab legs he ate a few days before. At first they thought it was C-Diff, which is a very contagious and a dangerous disease. It is transferred from people not washing their hands and then cooking your food! Yuck! I don't think we will be going out to dinner anytime soon! So they had him in isolation and he wasn't released from the hospital until Friday the 27th after he was cleared!! So my C-section was postponed until that Saturday the 28th! Crazy! Nothing ever goes as planned! But thankfully, my hubby and son's are all perfectly healthy!I thank God every day!
I was released a day early from the hospital, so that was a good thing! I am feeling great and doing good. Antonio is loving being a BIG brother and he just started Pre-School on the 8th. He loves school! He wants to go ALL the time!! Here he is on his first day!
Well, I just wanted to stop in to say hi and share some pics with you! I hope all is well with all of you and your families! God Bless you all!! I'll be back soon!