mak's 1st birthday: inspiration board

It's hard to believe how fast the last year has flown by. Our little Mak Attack will be one in just a month! I mailed out her invitations today and am getting into party planning mode for her sweet 1st birthday. Birthday parties are my jam. I'm so excited about this girly glam gold+pink sparkle party I'm putting together for her. Take a peek inside my head and a bit of my inspiration for the upcoming party!

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bye bye blonde!

I've joined the dark side.

Yup. How's that for drastic change?? Jessi wouldn't even look at me for like an hour after I got home, she was so scared of me!!! I almost rushed back to the salon to change it back!

Hubby loves me as a blonde, so either he'll grow to love me as a brunette or it won't last long ;)

What do you think?

becoming a 1950?s housewife?

Moms are supposed to be able to cook right? Ok...well my mom didn't cook. But my dad did. I never thought less of my mom for it though, and maybe it's because my dad is such a great cook. :) Unfortunately, I take after my mom quite a bit in the cooking department.  There are a few things I can make really well: biscuits and gravy, hamburgers, homemade waffles, mac & cheese and my hubby's all time favorite - chocolate chip cookies. That's not a very impressive resume in the kitchen. As I become a mom, I want to take the time to learn and cook more.  I know it will be several years before the little munchkin is eating what I'm cooking, so that gives me some time to practice.  For now I want to focus on some dishes that will be simple while having a newborn to care for and still delish for hubby and I to eat after a long day.

I'm looking for some great recipes in the following areas. Please leave a comment with your recipes or feel free to e-mail them over to me at karakae@karakaejames.com.

Easy Crock Pot Meals

Freezable Casseroles

Quick On-The-Go Dinners

Fun Favorites for the Kids

After I go on maternity leave next week and have a few weeks before baby comes, I'm going to try my hand at some new things and freeze some stuff that will be easy for us to eat in the first few weeks of Baby Girl blessing us with her presence.

Maybe I will become a cute little 1950's housewife afterall.  Doubtful, but there's always a chance.

Thanks for your help!! Can't wait to try out some new things!

becoming a 1950?s housewife?

Moms are supposed to be able to cook right? Ok...well my mom didn't cook. But my dad did. I never thought less of my mom for it though, and maybe it's because my dad is such a great cook. :) Unfortunately, I take after my mom quite a bit in the cooking department.  There are a few things I can make really well: biscuits and gravy, hamburgers, homemade waffles, mac & cheese and my hubby's all time favorite - chocolate chip cookies. That's not a very impressive resume in the kitchen. As I become a mom, I want to take the time to learn and cook more.  I know it will be several years before the little munchkin is eating what I'm cooking, so that gives me some time to practice.  For now I want to focus on some dishes that will be simple while having a newborn to care for and still delish for hubby and I to eat after a long day.

I'm looking for some great recipes in the following areas. Please leave a comment with your recipes or feel free to e-mail them over to me at karakae@karakaejames.com.

Easy Crock Pot Meals

Freezable Casseroles

Quick On-The-Go Dinners

Fun Favorites for the Kids

After I go on maternity leave next week and have a few weeks before baby comes, I'm going to try my hand at some new things and freeze some stuff that will be easy for us to eat in the first few weeks of Baby Girl blessing us with her presence.

Maybe I will become a cute little 1950's housewife afterall.  Doubtful, but there's always a chance.

Thanks for your help!! Can't wait to try out some new things!

becoming a 1950?s housewife?

Moms are supposed to be able to cook right? Ok...well my mom didn't cook. But my dad did. I never thought less of my mom for it though, and maybe it's because my dad is such a great cook. :) Unfortunately, I take after my mom quite a bit in the cooking department.  There are a few things I can make really well: biscuits and gravy, hamburgers, homemade waffles, mac & cheese and my hubby's all time favorite - chocolate chip cookies. That's not a very impressive resume in the kitchen. As I become a mom, I want to take the time to learn and cook more.  I know it will be several years before the little munchkin is eating what I'm cooking, so that gives me some time to practice.  For now I want to focus on some dishes that will be simple while having a newborn to care for and still delish for hubby and I to eat after a long day.

I'm looking for some great recipes in the following areas. Please leave a comment with your recipes or feel free to e-mail them over to me at karakae@karakaejames.com.

Easy Crock Pot Meals

Freezable Casseroles

Quick On-The-Go Dinners

Fun Favorites for the Kids

After I go on maternity leave next week and have a few weeks before baby comes, I'm going to try my hand at some new things and freeze some stuff that will be easy for us to eat in the first few weeks of Baby Girl blessing us with her presence.

Maybe I will become a cute little 1950's housewife afterall.  Doubtful, but there's always a chance.

Thanks for your help!! Can't wait to try out some new things!