Posts tagged year
Turner's DINO-MITE 2nd Birthday Party
Turner's DINO-MITE 2nd Birthday Party

Immediately after New Year’s Day my mind went into Turner birthday mode. I was rapidly trying to shop for gifts and come up with party ideas. Luckily I had already come up with a new design for his big boy room remodel in the basement, and that gave me a head start.  The inspiration was dinosaur themed with modern black, white, and lime throughout.

I searched for some simple ideas on Pinterest, and then I started buying/DIY-ing. I made the banners, cake topper letters, a tiny party hat for a dinosaur, the dino skull poster (which I plan on framing to hang in Turner’s new room), spray painted some dinos, designed and printed the table signs, baked the cookies and the cake.

I borrowed serve ware from my mom and sister-in-law, which held all of the delicious party snacks and drink. I snapped some quick photos of the table before too many guests arrived, but I forgot to take more after my mother-in-law arrived with the yogurt dipped pretzels (aka: dino bones to go on top of the muddy buddy dirt) so just pretend they’re there, okay? ;)

Turner was so thrilled with all of the friends and family that had come to see him. It was adorable! He could barely contain all of his excitement! He loved opening presents and blowing out the candles on his cake. The most rewarding thing to see after putting it all together was the joy in that little boy’s face. I was so glad I was in the moment to enjoy it with him. I only wish he would have held still long enough for me to capture just a few more photos of his little face.

I can’t believe I gave birth to this now little person. I love him more every day and I wouldn’t change a thing about him! He’s going to be the best big brother ever. Grey is going to love this goofy little dude. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos from our celebration! Would you guys be interested in any printables I created? Let me know! 

xo

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter
 
New Year's "Revelations"
New Year's Revelations || A Dash of Salter || change is good, ocean, peace, inspiration

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on the good old blog. Between the holidays and planning for Turner’s birthday party I’ve been swamped! In that time I also did a lot of contemplating about my goals for this year. I want to share with you some of my New Year’s “revelations.”

I’ve always struggled with doubts in my abilities to succeed. A lot of my life has been spent avoiding risk so I could avoid what I believed to be inevitable failure.  I’m grateful for the loved ones in my life who push me to take risks because without them I would have a very unaccomplished life.

Even now, my husband is constantly trying to persuade me of my talents and abilities. Until these last couple of weeks, I would say his attempts have been in vain. I’m starting to feel a change within myself. I’m starting to recognize my strengths and accept them. I’m starting to realize I’ll never succeed unless I believe in my own talents and abilities. Very soon I’m going to be taking a few risks and opening myself up to vulnerability.  For the first time I’m excited about what that will help me become.

I also fasted and prayed about some personal questions and received inspiration to study my scriptures on a daily basis. I have been reading the Book of Mormon every day this week and writing my thoughts in a journal. I cannot believe the amount of inspiration and insight I’ve already received. I know as I continue this habit throughout the year, it will be such a blessing in my life.

I still have a lot to improve on, but I’m excited about the few changes I’ve felt impressed to make in my daily life. I decided instead of calling them resolutions, to call them revelations. That’s exactly what they are. Change can be negative to some and exciting to others. And I’m happy to say I’m excited about the changes being made in me.

What are some goals you’ve been inspired to set this year?

p.s. I gave the blog a makeover. Did you notice? ;) I wanted to give it a little modern touch. What do you think?

xo

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter