Birthday fun, part 1

So to start the celebration we decided to go to disneyland on wednesday not just because it was my birthday, but also because it was the last day to use our annual passes and we won’t be renewing so we did an entire day at the happiest place on earth. It turned out to be the most awesome day for lots of reasons…. (btw…this is a long post, but don’t be scared…’s mostly pictures!)

1. Everyone says happy birthday to you. It feels pretty good.

2. It was supposed to rain all day long and then it turned out to be a lovely brisk fall day.

3. The promise of rain scared lots of people off so the wait lines weren’t more than 20 minutes. Sad part though…Toy story ride was closed, but its ok because…..

4. I got a picture with the princesses. My very first one ever!

5. The old time piano player man played happy birthday and Alice and her guest sang it andddd then the mad hatter sang a very merry unbirthday to me as well….cause he hates the birthday song!!

Happy Birthday Yanessa from Yanessa Bowser on Vimeo.

6. We got a picture with Woody and Jesse. And we got to play with baby goats.

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7. We finally were able to see the World of Color show.


world of color preview from Yanessa Bowser on Vimeo.

Here’s some more fun pictures of the day…….

walking through a bug’s land

walking through a bug’s land

tower or terror

look, there’s a ghost! haha

after captain EO

space mountain

classic disneyland

just outside the little farm (behind thunder mountain)

together outside the farm

man who stares at goats

this is what we’re hoping our carved pumpkins will look like this year

nico and his friends

turkey leg

hidden camera

california screamin’

It was a pretty amazingly fun day and the fun doesn’t stop there. Next week it will continue with our stay at South Coast Winery and a hot air balloon ride. My hubs is pretty awesome! I can’t WAIT!!


~Mrs. B

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Cutest Little Red Riding Hood

This is pretty stinking cute and AMAZING!! These are the original birds that I wanted for my wedding, but since she never got back to me about them I went into emergency mode and asked my talented friend Lisa to make them (they turned out pretty fabulous).

I still follow the Ann Wood blog though….I think it’s super interesting and I love her stuff and Little Red Riding Hood is proof that she’s awesome!


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Happy birthday Mama!

Today is my mother’s birthday! Feliz Cumpleaños MA!!! We celebrated yesterday by going down for dinner (which her friend invited her to and we just kind of invited ourselves….) and ended up having a lovely meal and surprise run-in with some of our really good friends.

Our adventure started with us (N, my dad, my brother and myself) walking across the border and my mom picked us up.  We went to dinner with close family friends to Chans and it was pretty delicious.

Then, Maricarmen (my mom’s friend) mentioned that her daughters had decorated her house for her grand-daughter’s quinceañera (15th bday party) and insisted that we come see. So we ended our night crashing a quinceañera and hanging out for a little bit with our good friends Fer and her husband.

We got dropped off at the border, walked back across and drove back up here getting us home around midnight….all in all quite a fun night. (~extra treat ~ I ended up bringing some mexican candy from the party home with me….yay for me!!) Happy Birthday Mama Elisheva…..Te queremos mucho!!!
~Mrs. B
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We didn’t go to disneyland we went wine tasting with our dear friends Brandon & Emily and that was fine by me.  We had a blast! Brandon had wine tasting tickets to South Coast Winery (costa mesa) so it was free!!

Oh also…here’s the picture of my newly painted white wall….it makes our living room look a lot bigger. I like it.

~Mrs. B
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Fun Pin Cushion Project!

A few weeks ago I purchased one of Martha Stewart’s amazing books : Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.  I already have the Encyclopedia of Crafts and I love it so after debating for a couple of months I decided I needed the sewing one as well; and um..duh! I love it too!

I found a super fun and “simple” pin cushion on there using a ball jar.  I have loads of ball/kerr jars from my wedding and also from other projects so when I started thinking of my mother in law’s birthday present naturally this project was the answer. I made two one for her and one for my mom’s friend Magali.  They both love sewing and this is a fun/practical way of carrying your tools.

I wrote “simple” because it looks and seems simple, but when trying to make them I realized that it’s not really simple.  It’s kind of hard to push the cardboard out of the way so the jar will actually close. Also when you work with a hot glue gun…it kind of sucks because it dries fast so you don’t really have enough time to do everything.  Anyway….I did finish both of them and they turned out pretty darn cute! See for yourselves…..(I forgot to take a pic of the black & white finished so I just have the green one)

Have yourselves a lovely wednesday afternoon….I know I will…I’m going to disneyland!
~Mrs. B
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