Saturday, January 18, 2014

Henry's 1st "Henry Ford" Birthday Party

Our sweet Henry is a year old.
He was born off the banks of the Detroit River,
a stone's throw from Windsor, Canada.
In fact, from the upper windows of the hospital, I could see the Canadian banks.
Henry was named after Henry Ford,
whose spirit is still alive and well in the city of Detroit.
By naming him Henry, we hope to always recall our two years in the Motor City.
Since we live away from family, we had a small family party for just the four of us.
Many, many friends and family members mailed gifts and cards.
We are so thankful.
I hung wrapping paper in our framed picture already
on the dining room wall to create a simple backdrop.
I created the cupcake toppers, banner, and party hats myself.
{I'll share a party hat tutorial later!}
It was a Henry Ford party for our little Henry Edward!


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Valentine's Day {at home}

The weather outside might be frightful, but at our house, the fire is certainly delightful!
{the mantle, that is!}
: )

After Christmas, I always contemplate what the wisest option is:
should I-
*Decorate my mantle the way it was before Christmas and take it down after a  month for Valentine's Day decor
*Put Valentine's Day up right away since I easily know where my decor is located and leave it up for two months straight.
: )
I'm taking the easy way out!
{If you want to try your hand at a Valentine banner, we made ours out of red square paper plates and printed the letters on our computer. Simple! No shopping trip needed!}
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