Superhero 3rd Birthday

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Sons 3rd birthday party was a success!!!! Cant believe how awesome in turned out! All decor was handmade. I was on a tight budget this year so I made sure to make it extra awesome with the limited resources.

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All printables were found online at Pinterest.com for free. Just search, “free superhero printables.”

Background poster bought at Walmart for $5.

Piñata was bought at a local party warehouse. I added a some work to it.

Toys were provided from my sons toy collection

Superhero costumes from Party City (sons aunt and uncle dressed up)

I always buy bulk candy when it goes on sale. Most of the candy was bought after this past Easter for $.25 each bag at Aldi.  AWESOME!!!!

All buildings and other decor was drawn, cut, and spray painted as well as gift wrapped by me.

All the decor came out to about $120!!!

Feel free to get inspired! =)

XO, Giovanna

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Super Seba’s 3rd Birthday DIY

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Its that time of year for me again, where I get to show off my amazing skills at my sons birthday. He’s turning 3 this Sept 19th and the theme is super heroes and we are super excited!!!!

Heres the back drop for the dessert table Im currently working on.

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I LOVE Pinterest, I got a lot of great ideas for the party and tons of free printables too!

Heres one! Click to download 

They’re the cutest heroes ever! Who does not love free stuff specially on a tight budget!

Budget friendly updates! New place new/old stuff

DIY

As a woman I know how hard it is to move into a new place and not be able to go crazy buying new decor and furniture for your new home. I just leased in a new apartment and was itching for new things but lets be real, times are tough and now a days its all about DIY! So, I did some updates and moved around some furniture. 

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First, I painted most of the walls and with the left over paint I made a fun gray striped hallway. My dining table also received a fun update with chalkboard paint. 
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I got these at Ross about 2-3 years ago and I was over the teal Dolphins color so I used the left over chalk paint for the candle holders, which came out great! I love the matte look!

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These dresser was originally in my master bedroom but in the new place unfortunately it did not go up the stairs so I decided to use it as storage since we barely have any. Originally dark brown and now a beautiful mustard yellow. I looked up on Pinterest how to paint furniture. Must say it is not an easy tasks. There is some steps and they all must be done. Took me 2 whole days to complete. Still need to get new knobs for it. 

 

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Spray painted some old wine bottles I saved for projects and this was perfect. I loved them! Can use them for any holiday!IMG_1651IMG_1626  

Very happy with my outcome! Still adding pieces and more DIY projects to come. Just because you’re renting a place does not mean you need to hold back on making it your own. For as long as its your home it should represent you.

 

 

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XO, GIOVANNA

QUICK & EASY PERSONALIZED GIFT BAG

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Happy Mothers Day! I just noticed I have no gift bags or wrapping paper other than kid ones. I found this cute paper bag gift bag and immediately knew it would be perfect for my sons great grandma. With a couple of must supplies and love we came up with this simple but cute personalized gift bag.

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What you’ll need:

paper bag

scissors

pretty shape scissors

stick on scrapbook paper

 

tissue paper

sharpie and love ❤

QUICK & EASY PERSONALIZED GIFT BAG  Simply, cut out a heart and glue/ tape to gift bag then write down the name of the person and insert gift!

XO, Giovanna

Safari Themed Shower

Baby Shower, DIY

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I did this baby shower for a friend this past weekend. All decor, I handmade myself. Printable banners were downloaded from the following blogs:

http://blovelyevents.com/2014/02/20/boys-safari-baby-shower/

http://twopennyblue.blogspot.com/2011/08/free-safari-birthday-printables_10.html

and some bought from StockBerry Studio

 

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The letters for all my handmade decor I bought from Michael’s and the fringe paper and vases as well as tissue paper from the Dollar Tree. The baby blocks are actually gift boxes covered in fabric which I found at Wal-Mart. It was not easy finding a base for these blocks, I looked online and in many stores and decided to go with the gift boxes and they worked wonderfully.

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All candy, straws, and bowls were ordered from Orientaltrading.com

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I love this elephant and how cute this came out. I painted the letters and crate and hot glued this cute chubby elephant I found at Big Lots for $3. Under all the fringe is a random bow I had at home to hold everything together.

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The outside of the house went perfectly with the theme. Baby Brandon was celebrated wonderfully in the jungles of Miami.

 

XX, Giovanna

Free Finds – 5 de Mayo Printable

Free Finds

Free Cinco Printable

 

Happy 5 de Mayo everyone! A bit late but this free printable kit is awesome!

Go grab it from the ladies at:

http://www.the36thavenue.com/2013/05/party-kit-printable-5-de-mayo.html

XO, Giovanna

Easter Baskets

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A bit too late but, hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Sunday with family and friends… thats all it is about… appreciating our loved ones everyday.

These Easter baskets belong to my son and godson…. Not much DIY here but the ribbon, bows, and personification.

I bought the standard baskets at Target, looked in my craft office and used some left over ribbon to personalize the baskets. I had cardboard paper letters and hot glued those one. My sons is on the ribbon and I added my godsons to the bow.

There’s always a way to make a gift unique with simple touches. Both gifts were budget friendly, I always make sure that for Easter I get the kids 1-2 small toys and the rest is things they need or books. And of course the sweets!

XO Giovanna

Chic Violet – Baby Shower

Baby Shower

 Baby Violets Baby Shower. All decor was handmade, I bought the cute paper decorations from an Etsy shop, but I can’t recall the name right now. When I do I will make sure to add it. I made sure to use different shades of purple. I wanted it to look fresh, modern, simple, and cute.

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Violet

It was a friendly budget shower so I had to make sure it looked cute but not cheap. I bought a dozen balloons, 2 packs of 0-3 month onesies from Walmart and I ordered the purple polkadot fans from Orientaltrading.com. The plastic table cloth was bought at Party City.

Chic Violet Baby Shower

Chic Violet Baby Shower

Since, I was on a tight budget I made sure the cupcakes had some cute wrappers. Again, when I figure out the Etsy shop I will inform you all. “Violet,” are separate wooden letters bought at Michaels for about $.98 each and the lavender paint on it is one I’ve used for years (Craft Smart – Orchid acrylic paint) and it is wallet friendly. You can find them in many places but I got mine at Michaels for $.75.

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

The baby shower was a hit, the mommy to be loved the simplicity of it and of course the violet.