Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blue, Babies and Birds

This past Saturday some friends and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Sharon who is expecting a sweet baby girl this Fall.  Sharon is quite possibly the cutest pregnant person I have ever seen and always looks awesome. A few weeks ago she told us that she was doing baby girl's room in blue! I thought "blue for a girl..... this is going to be a challenge". But I knew if anyone could pull it off Sharon could. So the girls and I started to brainstorm her shower and how we could throw a girly blue shower. We asked Sharon to point us in the right direction with the fabrics that she was going to use in the baby room. As always she has awesome taste and they looked gorgeous! She went with blue chevron, a pretty blue print and a khaki print with blue birds. I quickly assigned making a rag swag to my sister-in-law for the mantle while Anna and I started to hunt for a Chevron patterned cake. Although Becky did a fantastic job with the rag swag Anna and I failed to find a chevron cake that was reasonably priced. But, she saved the day with custom cupcakes that a co-worker was able to make for us. Luckily, Brittany was able to take care of the gift. I always get carried away with the decorations and hate to get the gift so I was so grateful! There were two more girls participating that helped with food!  Thanks Kristen and Amanda. Here are some pics of the shower. It turned out great and we can't to meet baby Liv! :)

Diaper Cake

Rag Swag- Thanks Becky!


I love glass baby bottles

Baby Bird Cupcakes

Flower Decorations in Glass Jars

Guest favors - bird nest pendants

Diaper Wreath

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Three Birds at the Zoo

Today was a Charley Bird day. Earlier in the week Christopher decided to spend Saturday with Charley doing fun things! He decided we would go to the Zoo, eat pizza for lunch, go to the toy store and finish the day at the book store..... and that's exactly what we did! The Greenville Zoo is perfect because it is small enough that you don't have to spend all day there and still get to look at plenty of animals. Here are a few pictures from the Zoo.

After the zoo we went downtown to Barley's and ate what Charley calls the "Big Pizza" and then went to O.P. Taylor's Toy Store. I love this place because real toy stores don't exist any more. After picking up the much needed Aurora doll we then went to a new used book store called Mr. K's. (Can there be a new used book store or is that an oxymoron?) Maybe it's not new but it was new to us. Christopher left with a few books and Charley left with a few more. Who can say no to a kid who wants books?

Overall, it was a great day and these three birds had fun!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

My favorite things...for girls only.. or guys that want to buy awesome gifts for girls.. or girls that want to spend money that their husbands don't know about.

All my friends know that my dream job would be a QVC host! :) I love, what addicts call, "The Q". I never really sit for hours on end and watch it on TV but I manage to check their site ..ummm.....ummm ...everyday to see what the TSV (Today's Special Value, for you non Q lovers) is. Thanks to the Q, I have discovered some can not live without products. Here are just a few that I think every girl needs. 

So, just pretend I'm Oprah for the next three minutes that you read this and that my recommendations can lock down product websites,cause women to fight each other in the store, and keep Steadman up for the next twenty years.. A girl can dream ...right? Here are my top three in no particular order....

1. Philosophy's Amazing Graze- This is without a doubt the best! It smells so good and clean and not perfummy (Is that a word?). Every time I wear it I get comments on how great I smell. Ok- that's kinda weird I know. But, one time a man tracked me down across a parking lot just to tell me how good I smelled....honest truth! This product is not strong and I can never smell it on myself but others do.

philosophy super-size amazing grace spray      fragrance 4 oz
Amazing Grace is the best fragrance to start with in their line.

2. Clarisonic- This little tool is awesome! It is worth every penny. It takes more dirt off of your face than you could ever imagine and your moisturizer just melts in after you use it.  I try to use it three times per week and always take it with me when I travel.  Prepare to be grossed out the first time you use it. It's like the door to door vacuum sales people who come to your house for a demo and disgust you with how dirty your house actually is ....and then you write a 2,000 check. This is cheaper and you will be equally grossed out the first time you remove the invisible grime from your face. Go for it!.

Clarisonic Mia is available in multiple colors
Comes in tons of fun colors.

3. Finally one of my most prized possessions.... the Vitamix! This is costly but it is a MUST HAVE! This is truly an amazing machine. If you are looking to trick you husband, kids or friends into drinking a mass quantity of vegetables and ask for more ...get an vitamix. My daughter loves to make รค special drink". I could use this multiple times a day but I usually end up using it a solid 3 days a week. I promise your life is not complete until you have one..... no seriously order it now!

Reconditioned Vitamix
Every mom needs one

Monday, June 25, 2012

Baseball Birds and the Fundamentals

I am siting in the bedroom listening to the sounds of cheers from the living room. You see, not only are we a family of birds but we are a fan of the birds.......Gamecocks that is! :) My husband, his brother Matthew and their buddy Brant are pretty much as serious as it gets when it comes to Carolina sports. They are VERY superstitious and since the last game the Cocks won I was actually in the bedroom I could tell that they were all secretly wishing I would make an exit in hopes that simple action of moving rooms would turn the score around.

My husband has already trained my sweet daughter at the tender young age of three to believe that "Clemson stinks" and that "Georgia Bulldogs are low down dirty dogs that cheat". He seems pleased that she will repeat these mantras on demand. He stands back with a sense of pride and a glimmer in his eye as she confirms his deep seeded hate for Clemson beliefs of football. :)

The moral of this story is that my daughter may not actually go to Kindergarten knowing how to read but she will understand the fundamentals of being a fan of the birds.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Blogging Birds

OK so, I never thought about doing this before BUT I have been inspired by my friend Sharon Anderson to start blogging I am! :)  I decided to name the blog Three Birds on Blyth since we often call my three year old daughter "Charley Bird". And my husband, well, anyone that knows him would have to say he is a funny bird! By that I mean he is quite possibly the funniest person that I know and I love him because he keeps me laughing!  You can see an example of his humor every Sunday in the local paper and I never know if I am going to show up in there as I did this week.

OK, who used all the body butter...

So, I am the third bird and together we live on Blyth Ave!

My Husband and I have been married for 10 years this year and have a beautiful 3 year old girl named Charley. My husband is actually a writer so I am sure he will cringe as he reads my run on sentences and bad spelling.