Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ballerina Party Part Two

Here is the second round of photos from Maddie's ballerina birthday party. The day was perfect and she and her friends had a great time! We rented a big inflatable bounce house which was a hit. I figured with 4 year olds running around that being outside would be that best thing for any sort of activity.

Birthday Girl!

Bouncing Ballerinas

Enjoying Cake Pops and Conversations


More Birthday Fun

We had a few neighbors and friends over later that day and our little ballerina fell asleep on a chair outside by 6pm - whew!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Ballerina Party Part One

I can't believe how fast Maddie's Ballerina party flew last Saturday. She had that most wonderful time. It was so sweet to see all the girls dancing and twirling around in their tutu's.

I really enjoyed preparing her party and I'm excited to share it with you. I thought I'd break it up in parts since I took a ton of photos and it may just as well be easier to do it this way. Some of the items I did myself. In another posting I'll explain in more detail about them and also share a few as DIY's.

First up are the decorations and cake...
Sources :: Table cloth and cups - Target :: Jars - Hobby Lobby :: Malted Milk Balls - NutsOnline.com :: Pom Poms hanging from the light(DIY by me) - Lillyella blog site :: Striped Straws - Fort & Field

Ballerina Paper Dolls inspired from here

Flags and Party Favor tops made by me :: Pops made by me - Inspired by Bakeralla

Cake topper :: wooden doll purchased at Goose Grease Undone / Painted by me

Friday, June 18, 2010

You can find me here

I'm excited to share some news with you. A few months ago I was contacted by Flamboyant Designs Couture owner, Heather about becoming a featured artist on their sister site Flamboyant Designs. You can view some of my designs here. In the months ahead I look forward to creating more designs for them. When you get a chance take a look at their new site.

Just a few fun things I found in honor of Father's Day this weekend. We'll be taking a small vacation starting Sunday and heading up north to spend time with my family at a cabin on Pine Lake. We're looking forward to a little R & R.
Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!

Check back mid next week as I will be sharing Maddie's birthday party with you. She is soooo excited as well as myself. It's been fun preparing a ballerina party.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Birthday Tutu's

This weekend I spent some time making 6 no sew tutu's for Maddie's ballerina themed party. They will be given to the girls and will be part of their gift favors to take home. You may remember I made this one for her Tinker Bell costume for Halloween last year. I did find another tutorial that was basically the same except that I used 6" rolled tulle and thin elastic headbands( for the waist) that I found at Target. Much easier!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I'm seriously a ying and yang type of gal when it comes to design of any sort. I love me some color but, I also love things that are simple and calming to the eye. I'm adoring the Etsy shop pi'lo for the latter. They have a site and a blog that are equally charming!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Smells like Spring

Our backyard has the most lovely smell right now. We have 2 young Japanese Lilac trees that are in full frangrance bloom right now. I actually won one of the trees a few years ago at work and we decided to buy another to put one in each of our berms in that back.

Notice Leyton zooming on his scooter in the bottom left corner - ha-ha

I'm totally addicted to coleus plants that I plant in planters almost every spring. Love the varigated leaves!

Of course annuals like daisies are opening and we have Cat Mint which is very pretty but, does attract the fella's that you see on it.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Balloons and Chocolate

I've been on the look out for cute/clever ice cream bowls for the kiddos birthday parties coming up. This morning I wanted to quickly skim over a few of my favorite blogs. Seriously, if you haven't looked or drooled over at Bakerella lately you have to check these out. How fun and yummy!

I'm not sure if I will make these for the kids parties because there will already be too much sugar envolved. The parents would just luv me, right? They would however be perfect for a little get together. Can't wait to try. I know the kids will love to help me out with this one!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The weekend

Hope you all enjoyed the looong weekend. We did and the weather has been hot yet beautiful - 80's! It's hard to believe that the school year is winding down. Actually, Leyton has only 2 more days left and summer break will be in full force. We have so much planned this summer so if my posts are slim that would be why.

This weekend we spent a lot of time outside...in water and in the backyard.

Trying to catch birds...

Going to a waterpark and Lambeau Field with family/cousins

And seeing hot air balloons from our backyard.