Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Balloon Time Helium Tank Review

diy helium tank
My little one just turned 5! Since we've been back around our family we usually do my kid's parties at a venue. This time my little one choose the movies. Yay! I've never done a movie birthday party before. We watched The Jungle Book. Which is a little intense. The birthday girl actually had to come and sit on my lap. Lol. I love her still being little.

decorations for birthday party

helium tank
I never can just come to a party. I have to bring the party too. So, when I was asked to review Balloon Time Helium Tanks...I jumped at the chance. But before I went and got the tank we still hadn't decided on a venue for the party. So, I literally drove this tank to another state. One of the little things that is easily overlooked is the packaging. Well besides the tank being super light it has these two little holes on the side of the box. These are for your fingers so you can carry it. This was wonderful to have since I had to carry it from the car to the room at the theater and had tons of other stuff to carry as well. The tank isn't heavy but it's awkward so those little finger holes make it EASY to carry. It's the little things people...and this is one of them.
diy balloon air

The tank is so easy to operate. Even a child could do it. And that is exactly what happened while I was acting like a crazy maniac to get the room setup. My other daughter, a 9 year old, and mother blew up all the balloons. She aired them while my mom tied them. You can guess what her duty is going to be at the next party;)  The room was filled with balloons but amidst the chaos I forgot to take a picture of the ceiling. Balloon Time Helium Tanks are great if you are at a venue and need to air up balloons there. Because trust me I and my husband both have driven with a car full of balloons and it is not fun. Then try getting them outside inside without them getting tangled up. It's. not. going. to. happen.

Thanks Balloon Time Helium Tanks for sending me the gift card for the tank. I am sold! I won't do a party without my OWN Balloon Time Helium Tank.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Window Silhouette

black silhouette

St. Nick is on his way! I love doing these window silhouettes since we've been in apartment. It's the biggest space to decorate so I take advantage of it. I love looking at regular store window displays. I got my inspiration from this image that is posted below and tweaked it to my liking. I have two girls so the second child that looked like a boy had to be changed to a girl. I added a pony tail with a bow. BAM! A girl appeared.  I loved the cute little dog but we have a Dalmatian. I did originally change that too but when I started placing the pieces the dog didn't fit because of the divider between the windows. Overall I love how it turned out. I had estimated on my Halloween display that I would get several displays out of one roll of the magic cover but this is it. I am officially all out. If you want to see more details about how I do these head over here to the Halloween silhouette post.
window display

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Halloween 2015

Here is the beautiful but ornery butterfly. She picked her costume out this year:)

Here are the two trick or treaters before their Halloween outing. This was as good as it got for pictures. They were ready for candy and didn't want to waste a lot of time taking pictures with Mom. lol

Jack O'Lantern Juice Soda for Classroom Teachers on Halloween

Aren't these Jack O'Lantern juice sodas adorable? I bought a 6 pack of orange Crush pop from the store and made these Jack O'Lantern sodas. I designed the pumpkin face in Silhouette and used some vinyl to attach to the clean Crush pop bottle. I then packaged them up in clear goodie bags I got from Dollar Tree. I prefer Dollar Tree's bags because they are more transparent than the one's I have from Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby's had a more foggy look. The straws are from Walmart and then I dropped in a few candy corns for added cuteness. I love how they turned out and the teacher's did too. Hope y'all had a Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

DIY Halloween Window Silhouette

I love Halloween! This year I got pretty creative and did a Halloween display. I had found this image awhile back and thought it was just too cute. I love Halloween but without all the gorey scary stuff. I like the cutesy decorations. My girls will agree. LOL.

One of the best parts about this is it is easy to remove and doesn't leave any residue behind and is completely customizable to your space/window. We are in an apartment now so pretend those dirty windows are part of the decoration. We are on the second floor and didn't want to hang outside to clean them.  Yeah, that's what we will agree on, right?

Forgive the photos they are from my iPhone. I was being lazy.
projector for window display
Here is the overhead set up to project onto the window. I used a TV tray to get it to the right height.

halloween silhouette
Put the transparency on the overhead projector.

cute halloween silhouette
Project your image up onto the window to make sure you have it properly placed.

pencil traced silhouette
I put some scotch tape up to keep the Magic Cover up in place and traced the projected outline with a pencil.

material for window silhouette
Here is what I'm using to put it on the window. I had to order mine off of Amazon. It's called Magic Cover and it sticks to the window but it comes off clean. It is also double sided black. Meaning this will show black on both sides. Love it. But not that it comes in 24 ft! Looks like I will be finding lots of projects to use this on.

black out material for silhouette
Here is the Magic Cover traced. Can you see the pencil lines? It is just enough to see to cut it out.

halloween window silhouette
 I had to divide my silhouette into 3 parts. I decided to put the center of it straight down the middle of the girl since this would be the easiest. Here is the first part cut out.

black cover for window display
 When I started sticking the silhouette to the window I put the top on first then slowly pressed down with my hand will I moved the paper backing away as I went down.

window black out
Here it is going up. My photo bomber in place as usual. My husband told me I'd have to take it down if the dog started barking excessively at it. It was a 50/50 chance but she's good with it:)

I loved how it turned out and I've had lots of neighbors complement it as well. Looks like another project I will be repeating.
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