Happy Birthday Mason!!

My friend, Rachelle just threw a fun 1st birthday for her son, Mason! It was so fun to see so many little kids running around all in the same place. She had it at the Sulphur Creek Nature Center. There were so many different animals to look at! Part of the party was a animal showing. The kids got to pet a snake, duck, and a chinchilla! It was super cute! Her theme was owls, which was made with a amazing cake and little treats shaped as owls. I made rice crispy treats with a owl face. They didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned but I thought they were cute, and they got eaten really fast!

Happy Birthday Mason! I can't wait to celebrate your 2nd birthday with you!

Valentine's Day Mantel

I use to HATE Valentine's Day! For the longest time, I thought it was silly! Even after I got married. Just until a few years ago...I think I really didn't like any holidays! But, now I am a a sucker for decorations and items that make a house feel warmer! It started with Halloween decorations, then Christmas now Valentine's day. I don't try and go crazy but a little red and pink to lighten up our little house helps!
Here is what I did on our mantel. I found this really cute printable that I printed out and stuck in a frame! Price: FREE. This print was found at Clean & Scentsible
Right now I am all about using my resources: items around the house. I really love doing flag banners, I think they are so cute and a great idea. Instead of printing out letters, I found some tags and wrote out "LOVE" and threw some heart stickers, put a string on each and was done with that banner. Of course, I thought I needed more! I did another banner with hearts that I cut out. For my last Valentine craft I made the door piece and had left over letters. So I put together the word KISS and painted with red and pink ink!
I did find this really large "paper clip" at Michael's Crafts that I had to have. That was my one splurge for this holiday mantel! If anyone has any other great ideas, please share, I have a week left to decorate!