Pudding Pop’s Pink & Purple Party

YAY!!!   Pudding Pop’s having a party!!   A pink & purple party!   Fit for a princess!!

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I had to take a pic of the screen again. sigh

I was so excited, to plan this party, and celebrate her birthday properly!!   Last year, her parents didn’t give her one, so I had to make up for 2 years in one!

So, being the savvy budgeteer that I am, I went straight to the Dollar Tree for all the supplies!

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I had to take a pic of the screen again. sigh

{Ooooohh, this is making me mad!!  The copying captions thing.}

Pretty, and prudent!   Can’t beat $1 each!   Thank God for the Dollar Tree!

 

AND, I wanted this pinata from Save-a Lot SO bad!!!!

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Pink & Purple Party Pinata!

But, I didn’t have $17 extra.   And after all, who needs a pinata, when you have this???

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Centerpiece, well, pic of a centerpiece! I was too lazy to set it up just for the pic!

Of course, some might be disappointed that they can’t swing at it with a bat!

The cake would be the most important, to me anyway!!    (Wonder where I can find a GF bakery in town??)

Then, PopPop blew me away, by coming over with this!!

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PP’s very own pink and purple “cassel”!!

As you can see, she’s already moved in!   She was ecstatic when she saw her very own “cassel”!!!!

 

My little princess was pleased with all the pink and purpleness!!!

(A birthday party IS a holiday, right??!!)

Twin Twist

My friend Kristen C, yes, the cleanie!  made a huge announcement on her blog last Thurs.   She’s pregnant!!   I am so happy for her and Jerrod!   and wait for it…… they’re having twins!!

 

I knew those 2 crazy-in-love kids before they WERE even Kristen & Jerrod!!    When they announced their engagement, I was in shock!    What???    How did this happen??     They didn’t even hold hands in church.    He didn’t even put his arm around her!!    How was I supposed to know they were serious???

But they have so much in common, and are so cute together!!     After they got married, I started praying for them to have a baby.    When Kristen shared their infertility struggles, that gave me the information of how to pray specifically for them.   

And now, their dreams of a baby are coming true, twice as nice!!    God answered our prayers in a huge way!!

Watching this journey thru her pregnancy, and then the babies growing is gonna be so much fun!!

Yikes!    I just thought of something- 2 more quilts needed!!     Relax!!!     I’ll be all done with my present queue by the end of May, and the twins aren’t due until end of August!     I got this covered!

back of quilt pink blue yellow green

Back of quilt, with just a little wrinkle in time.

(Not their quilt, just a previous one I made.)

 

Ya know what??    If I was really smart, I’d make the baby quilts, just as soon as they tell people which one the babies are, the pinks or the blues.    Oops, I mean the pinks or the boys.    Oops, I mean, the girls or the boys!    The twins are identical, so how fun is that gonna be to dress them just alike!!!     gets lost in a baby clothes buying daydream for days……….

M&M

What did I just spend a whole evening doing?   Well, glad you asked.   Separating the good from the bad M&Ms.  

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Christmas M&M bag

 

What???   No, no, I meant the green from the good!

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Mixed bag of M&Ms

 

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“Bad” and “Good” M&Ms

 

No! I meant the green from the red!

 

There are NO bad M&Ms!!

Just green is bad for my next party theme- Valentine’s Day.

just green M&Ms

JUST the “Bad” green ones

 

I need red,

just red M&Ms

JUST the “Good” red ones

 

white, pink and purple.

Unfortunately for me, all that’s on clearance right now is the Christmas candy.   But hey!    If all I have is red for Valentine’s, then we’re gonna pretend red is all we needed!

And, the “bad” ones taste just as good!

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Cupful of just red M&Ms

 

 

Putting them in a purple cup MAKES them purple, right???

(What do you mean where are the green ones??   How should I know??   I’m innocent, I swear!   They were just right there!   What do you mean why is my hand green???   Dang it!   They promised they wouldn’t melt in my hand!!)

 

Join the party here:     

Brother’s Brave Bites

May 2, 2015.  A day that shall live on in our memories.

For the first time in my whole life!! I cooked an entire (3 item) meal from scratch, with no gluten or sugar!!

20150502_184737(Why am I always wearing pink shirts??  Do I only photograph myself on laundry days???)

20150502_172159Spicy Chicken Thighs

20150502_172210Buttered Broccoli Slaw (a little variance there, was supposed to be coleslaw, but I know Brother likes Broccoli, so I got that instead.  Good call!)

20150502_173204Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin.  Oh, so good!!! I will definitely make this again! and again, and again…..

My Brother and 1 other guest were brave enough to be the guinea pigs.

Brother approves!

Brother approves!

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Guest

And they complimented me!

I was planning to make a GF cheesecake too, but I was too exhausted.  My mistake was in telling the guys my planned menu!  I caught a little lot of flak for not having the dessert made! lol  They love me anyway!

So, when I do bake 1, I’ll have to make 3!  One for each of us!  Because I doubt I’ll want to share!!

And oh yeah, they’re doing the dishes!

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I’m so full and happy right now.  Bonus: nobody needed an ambulance!!

Pudding Pop’s Pretty Pink (P)kitchen

I know Pkitchen’s not a word.  I just had to put that P in there!  My fingers would not stay off the P key.

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How precious is that??

Ever since PP’s  Panda and Pink (P)first (P)birthday Party,

(I tell ya, my finger WILL NOT come off that P key!),

I’ve been jonesing to get PP a pink (p)kitchen.  The Sunday after Black Friday, they were still ringing up at Black Friday prices!  So, I was able to get one, without fighting all the crowds!

(P)hurray!

I even stated putting it together myself, but got stuck.  So we had to call in the handyman to save the day!

(We had DD1 and PP’s Christmas early, because they were down visiting from their new home.  )

Here is a pic of PP playing with her pretties.

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It came with pots and pans, dishes, spatula, and even a cell phone!

Now all I have to add are some potholders, hot pads, and and an apron!

It just so happens the the Christmas dress I made her was in 2 pieces, with an apron! So, I’m ahead of the game there!

PP's Christmas dress with apron

PP’s Christmas dress with apron