Monday, May 16, 2011

Enjoying Life with a little Mud Pie...

Hola! I know its been quite some time since I last posted. Shortly after my last post, we had some terrible weather here in Eastern, NC. I had just en joyed a wonderful afternoon at a stamping class and decided to head home right after as I knew we were in for some bad storms. The skies didn't seem any different from other thunderstorms we've had here in the past. Shortly after 8 p.m. that evening I received a call from my Dad in Oklahoma letting me know we were having tornadoes here! We had been watching movies with the kids so I didn't have any idea we were under tornado watch. Now I know it sounds odd to those of you who may have never been through a tornado, but in Oklahoma we have sirens that are very loud(like a tsunami siren) and you have plenty of time for cover. There are no such warnings in NC and for as much damage as we sustained over many, many counties, ours was very fortunate to not have any deaths. Our home did not sustain any damage, but we do have friends who lost everything. On our way up to VA last week for spring break, we passed through several counties where the damage was unimaginable. A house was lifted from its foundation and literally sitting in the middle of the highway!! Mother Nature can be the wrath of all destruction and I really have trouble with the phrase, 'we are very fortunate to not have had any damage'. I feel God made us fortunate for another be able to get up the next day and live another day. He made my family fortunate enough to be able to help others. Never take anything for granted!

Although it has been rather quiet on the blog, I've been quite busy behind the scenes. I'm currently working on some fun decorations for a 1st birthday! All the decoration concepts came from THIS Mud Pie onesie. I love all these BRIGHT colors and they matched the colors perfectly from the onesie. All papers are from SU! and the only stamp set I used was PTI's-Polka Dot Basics. The cupcake and sprinkles are from the SU! Cupcake punch. The party info. is printed from my pc on PTI's Basic White CS. Since this CS is pretty thick, I do have to hand feed it through my printer, but it looks so nice and the ink does not bleed as opposed to other white cs. The only request for the invites, was to incorporate a photo of the birthday girl. She is just adorable and even her hair bow matches the colors! Stay tuned to the blog this week where I will share the other coordinating decorations with Mud Pie inspiration!

1 comment:

created by ~donnaK said...

Oooops, you've done it again, Dawn! Too cute. What a great way to add some cutsey to the birthday girl's party. Love how you added the picture to the invites. I was wondering what you were going to do with those circles!