Thursday, April 14, 2016

Superhero Birthday for a Super Kiddo

What kind of birthday party do you throw for a fun-loving 5 year old boy?

A Superhero birthday.

I tasked myself with putting together a super fun birthday party for my boyfriend's (now) 5 year old son. He loves all things Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, and the like. I knew a natural fit would be something based on Superheros.

I turned to the internet in the search of inspiration for this party. I had only a couple of days to put it all together - I'd say I succeeded.

I started out with a boatload of printables I found online. I wish I could remember all of the places I turned to, but with a Google search you'll be sure to find them.

I cut, pasted, trimmed, and taped my way to this:

Above is the beverage/snack bar. We also enjoyed grilled burgers and brats, potato salad, pasta salad, beans, etc.

I should have taken many more photos to show off the extent of my decorating, but I was running around like a crazy woman!

In the end, it resulted in one happy kiddo.

All of the work that went into pulling this off was 100% worth it and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. There's something about handcrafting this kind of event. When I posted my cupcakes to Instagram (@ksteu) I said that they were "made with love". And I meant it. This little boy and his dad mean so much to me - I love them BOTH.

This weekend, I'll be prepping 2 cakes and 75 cupcakes for my Grandpa's 90th birthday. Stay tuned. I'll be sure to show off those results, too.

Friday, April 8, 2016

I'm So Sorry

I've been completely gone. Away. Not paying attention. Not caring?

Probably all of the above.

I've struggled to stay in the blogging world, as I've struggled with many other aspects of my life.

Diet. Dating. Work stress. Friend drama. Etc.


A few goodies:
  • I'm BACK on the diet track. I'm working hard. I belong to a new gym, I'm getting up at 4:30am to make it happen each day. I have support. I'm not beating myself up over eating food that "isn't on plan". I'm learning to get healthy while living my life.
  • I've really battled through the whole relationship thing for a while. BUT, I've been dating the same man since last August (so the last 8 months or so) and things couldn't be better. I'm so happy. There's no drama, things feel easy. The thing that cracks me up the most is where I met him. Tinder. Who would have thought?
  • I'm still gainfully employed! I took on a new project at work 5 months ago that takes up the bulk of my time. It was something outside of my comfort zone but I've learned so much - both in the workplace and about myself. Though sometimes stressful, it's worth it in the long run.

Those are the few things that come top of mind first. I'm sure I can update with more later... but we'll start with that.

Let's hope I can get back into the swing of things!

Until next time...