Dear Ben,

I planned to come to your birthday party, I promise.  First it was really needing silence to celebrate the last day of school.  Then it was the need to go for a run, which led to having to charge the iPod just a bit.  Then the run (which was way too slow, my excuse is the heat).  Then… then there was the card.  I know your mom said no gifts which was fine but I had to make you a card.  “HI BECKY!”  Is what I hear most afternoons as I roll into our neighborhood and I LOVE IT!  This was my “HI” back…

A birthday card for your 2nd year of life!

BUT then I go to print your card and our printer (officially from the 90’s) is out of blue ink (cyan if you will).  I search for more and there is none.  “Fine” I say… I’ll go to the party empty handed.  I look at my watch and 8:09.  Party is over.  I’m sorry Ben, but I was wishing you a delightful birthday from right across the street.


Your Neighbor “Hi Becky”

As I am procrastinating studying for my Praxis outside the wind blows and my stale bag of popcorn flies…. Then my dog flies…. To get the popcorn of course. I didn’t know he was so into fiber

Liking it… Liking it…. Then:


“how the he’ll do I get this off guys?” – rusty

It is true that I find most enjoyment in wrapping gifts for people then I doing the dreaded shopping for the gifts.  Luckily for my sister’s bridal tea party I was able to buy her some great Pampered Chef products that I sell and are simply sent straight to my doorstep… Now that’s the kind of shopping I like!  Well this is what came out of my love for wrapping gifts.

The flower wrapping was an idea by the one and only Martha Stewart.  The other wrap job was an old wine bottle decoration that my hubs got me on our wedding night “Wishes Do Come True”… I wish my sister the same dream.

The Invitation

My sister is getting married in ‘T’ minus 2 weeks and a few weeks back the bridesmaids planned a super fun bridal shower at a tea room in Roanoke, Virginia.  I was able to design these invitations for the stellar event!  I had a lot of fun making them and actually submitted the design to Minted…. Lost … but we still had a MAD Tea Party all the same!

Then this past weekend we had the long awaited lingerie shower for my sister!  Above… then invites I designed for the event.  A corset cake was awaiting the party to help celebrate the scandalous event.  Picture of the cake to come!

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