Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Photoshoot

This year we chose a very near beach to take the kids for a photo shoot. Well, after a little bit of drama we manage to take some good pictures for our Christmas Card. It was hard to pic one, and I could not find a design I like it anywhere - then I decided to make my own version...

The Photo Shoot at Matheson Rammock


Tomorrow I will post the actual Christmas Card!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Playdate

Saturday I hosted a small playdate for my daughters' closest friends. They decorated little gingerbread houses and had a few Christmas crafts. After dinner we all had a lot of fun at the photo booth posing for funny and silly pictures! Hope you enjoy!

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I had the table all pretty and ready for them to eat - with the cute Santa plates and cups, favors, etc. Then I realized it would be impossible for them to decorate the gingerbread houses {no space left} so I took everything out and forgot to take a picture of the table setting - but the kids enjoyed decorating the houses...

One of my friends brought those super cute favors

The Photo Booth - I loved the idea from Paper & Cake and decided to make one for the party with their Holiday Photo Booth Props - they were AMAZING and everyone had so much fun!

more fun...

After all, the kids were tired and decided to relax in the playroom's bed...


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gourmet Brigadeiro

Every year I need to come up with some sort of treat or gift to give to all of my daughters' teachers {about 20}. This year I decided to make {with the help of my mom, of course!} one of the most simple desserts from Brazil - brigadeiros! I am very happy about what we’ve put together…

We made 20 boxes with 12 bonbons in each one in tradictional chocolate, cappuccino, and coconut flavors.

Have a great week!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Favors

Here are a few ideas for little Christmas favors:

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For my daughter's music & piano class friends I put together a bag with a few music items {pencil case, pencils, erasers, sharpener, note book, etc}, a cute Santa lollipop and one candy cane. It came out very cute. I use the Cricut and the Birthday Bash cartridge to create the top.

Here is the gift for the piano/music teacher. This year was easy to find "music" ornaments and decorations... Pottery Barn has a amazing "music" theme! I got a few ornaments to include on her package and a photo of her daughter and son in the picture ornament.

For my daughter's friends at school I used the same idea. I found a cute Christmas book, a little chocolate wrapped in red/green paper, ribbon and a candy cane.

I will post the pictures for the gifts I made for all of my daughter's teachers - since she has 18 {teachers, assistants, office staff} I had to come up with an inexpensive idea...

have a wonderful break!