Changes in store for 2014!

Am I too late?!?  Is it still ok to wish everyone a Happy 2014?!?

I hope you had an amazing Holiday Season filled with love, family & friends and lots of laughter!

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{Thanksgiving table I did for a client}

I have been so busy these last few months with clients (YAY!!!), The Holidays, family, laundry, cooking, errands, you know trying to manage all the chores that we *just love*…Time has quickly slipped by.

I know it is January 21st, but it feels like it should be October.   Our warm Surf City weather has my body and psyche all out of whack!

I have wanted to make some changes with the appearance of Butterscotch Lady’s blog and have finally made the time to get to work on it. {I have been having issues with Pinterest pics no longer working on my page and have found it to be extremely frustrating.  That is also one of the reasons I just had to step a way for a while.} 100_7928-001

I have been very open in saying, I am *not* a techy person and the fact that I have made it this far with no help says something, right?

I am not very good at asking for help from friends {because who isn’t busy enough with their own stuff?} but a dear friend of mine has offered to give me a hand and I am taking her up on it.  Hopefully it will help me stay more focused on the *fun* aspect of blogging and not the technical glitches I keep experiencing.  Wish me (us) luck!!!

So I hope you will continue to follow and enjoy Butterscotch Lady and look forward to a few changes and “upgrades”.

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

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Baby Girl’s 11th Birthday Party

Difficult to believe but Baby Girl just celebrated her 11th birthday yesterday!

 I can’t believe that the baby we wished for, for soooo long, is 11 years old!!!  Where did the time go?  Time keeps moving so quickly and without my permission.

I wish there was a “pause” button so I could just sit within a moment and really, really take it all in.

It seems like yesterday that I asked my grandmother what her favorite time in her life had been.  She was in her 80′s and she was looking back over her life and she answered, “When the girls were little (my mom and aunt)”.

I took what she said to heart and have thought of it often when I would be feeding Baby Girl in the middle of the night.  It would be just her and I sitting in her nursery and I would try to memorize everything about those nights; the smell of her hair, neck, the way she would gaze at me with half sleepy eyes…

My beloved Gigi has been gone now for nearly ten years and my sweet Baby Girl is now 11 years old…

As a way to celebrate the passage of time, we always have a birthday party for the kids.  Sometimes big, sometimes small, but always on a budget!

This year was no different, except now we are entertaining ‘tween girls!  Baby Girl has an amazing cirle of friends and she could not wait to celebrate with them!

 We had 12 girls over for a “Pool Slumber Party”!

{Our beautiful birthday girl!}

{Our beautiful birthday girl!  The party was at my parent’s home because they are totally cool and they have a pool!}

I made the bunting on my computer and had it printed at my local print shop, Copy4Less.  I had about 60 color copies printed, cut and drilled (2 holes at the top) for less than $40.  A lot of bang for my buck, if I do say so myself!

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{I was shopping for a client when I found this stand. You know me, I HAD TO HAVE IT!!! It was just $40 at Home Goods}

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{I have had these acrylic plates for years and I never get tired of usung them!  One of the few purchases I have ever made at Walmart. (I am a Target girl...}

{I have had these acrylic plates for years and I never get tired of using them! One of the few purchases I have ever made at Walmart. (I am a Target girl…}

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{A sweet dessert bar}

{A sweet dessert bar}

{Inexpensive desserts~ Twinkies, Swiss Rolls.  Perfect for a sweet tooth!}

{Inexpensive desserts~ Twinkies, Swiss Rolls, Oreos. Perfect for a sweet tooth!}

{Costco mini brownies.  They are cute and yummy!}

{Costco mini brownies. They are cute and yummy!}

{Red velvet cake from Costco.  Yummy and only $9.99!}

{Baby Girl’s favorite ~Red velvet cake from Costco. Delicious and only $9.99!}

{The Party Girls!}

{The Party Girls!}

I am not usually  a “dump a bag of chips in a bowl and order a pizza” kinda gal, but that is pretty much what I did this year.

{Usually Baby Girl wants a “dinner party” with steak, potatoes, salad… Pizza is so much easier! ;) }

I have to say, all of you Moms that have been doing that for years, YOU ARE REALLY, REALLY SMART!!!

It felt like hitting the “pause” button and I could just enjoy the party and watching my Baby Girl have the time of her life!

Until next time,

Butterscotch Lady

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The entire party cost less than $190 (including my adorable black stand).  Not too bad for feeding 12 hungry girls dinner and breakfast!

Printing $36

Chips- $10

Pizza $40

Desserts $30

Fruit-$10

Waffles {Bisquick} – In my pantry

Bacon- In my freezer

Paper Straws $10

Black Stand $40

Party favor {Pink Pool Noodle} 12 for $1 each

***I had the mason jars, plates, lemonade, scrapbook paper, ribbon, linens, starfish and dessert stands***

Come On In and Make Yourself at Home!

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If you have been following Butterscotch Lady since the beginning or have read my older posts, then you will know that we have a very small house (1,176 sq ft to be precise!).  With 3 adults (Buddy is now 16 and 6’1 so he counts as an adult!) a tween and a black lab, it […]

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Buddy’s fanSTACHEtic 16th Birthday Party

The day before the party, Buddy and friends left the chaos, and headed to D-Land.

It is difficult to believe that Buddy turned 16 this past weekend.  How is it possible?  Time just keeps flying by without my permission… Birthdays have always been a big deal at our house.  Mr. Cabana and I started a tradition when we were dating, to celebrate our birthdays for a whole weekend.   For […]

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Round Up the Stars!

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You know that feeling when you have worked for months on a project and finally you get to post the final pictures? Yea, I am feeling like that right now! Buddy is in the Academy for the Performing Arts and I agreed to Co-Chair the Theatre Guild End of Year Awards Banquet.  I guess my […]

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Busy Bees are buzzing at Butterscotch Lady’s House~

{Before pic of my side of our "quaint" (teeny tiny!) master closet}

Spring has definitely sprung here at our house! I have been a busy bee organizing closets… Several years ago we put a closet organizer from The Container Store in our closet which helped tremendously with space organization.  I love that they closet system gives us the option to change it around if we wanted.  Not […]

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Baby Girl’s Annual Valentine “Tea” Party

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In honor of Valentine’s Day this Friday, I thought I would share with you again Baby Girl’s Valentine Party from 2013.  I am busy preparing for this year’s party which we are having tomorrow.  Enjoy! As I wrote in last years blog about Baby Girl’s traditional party, I started the party to help foster a […]

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The Oscar’s is our Superbowl

My family and I love to watch movies both at home and in the theater.  I like just about most genre’s of movies from classics  to scary and all that is in between.  Some of my earliest memories are of watching movies with my parents at the local drive-in (long gone) “Blazing Saddles“, “Close Encounters […]

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Organizing My Party Pantry

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I have been busy organizing cupboards and closets (ok, really it is just one closet so far!) the last couple of weeks.  I feel like I am slowly making some progress.  I say slowly because we are on a budget and I can not justify going a one big spending spree at The Container Store, […]

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Let’s Party (Again!)

Let’s Party (Again!).

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