Friday, July 30, 2010

Birthday Boy

I was hoping to post some more pictures of Leyton's LEGO birthday party but, I've had a huge project that I was working on this week and uploading pictures took to the back burner. Today is my little guys birthday and I told him no worky poo for this Mom. I wanted to sneak in this quick post though.
Happy 6th Birthday sweet Leyton! What I love most about you is your inner gentle soul, your hugs, your purple tooth(thanks to a good fall when he was 2-1/2), and that killer smile!!! I'm one lucky Mommy!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I'm completely hooked on the site Young House Love. Do you know about it? This young couple really knows how to make an interior design statement. All the DIY's and advice they shell out - wowza!

There is so much more to their site that I need to explore yet. I absolutely love the clean and fresh lines of what they all did to their home. Very lovely!

They have a whole section of How To's that you must check out. The upholster bed headboard is on the top of my list.

Tomorrow is the little guys actual birthday. So as promised I will post more pictures from his Lego party then. Enjoy your Thursday!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Party fit for a Six Year Old

I do have to admit that Leyton's party took a bit longer to prepare then Maddie's party but, I'm beyond pleased on how it all turned out. He was soooo excited and every time he saw something new that was LEGO themed his smile got even bigger. He was so full of questions and loved to help me out with it.

Again, I took a lot of photos so I'll share more photos of the party itself. Here are the decorations and other details.

Paper LEGO's that hung from the light above the table. I saw this idea on Stephmodo's blog site. They were so simple but, one of my favorite decorations!

These hang'n LEGO guys I created. One said "Happy Birthday", "6" and the other two plain.

These guys have Bakerella to thank. For some reason the black and blue editable pens weren't working that great so they got cheerful faces of green and red.

I made the LEGO cake which was the hit! My son was so excited that he had to open the refrigerator to show everyone when they first got to the party. A lot of time, love and a battle went into that cake. But, in the end I was very pleased how it turned out. I got the idea off of the Betty Crocker site.

Blue, red and yellow were the three main colors I used. They just screamed LEGO's to me. Leyton even pointed out that when the table was set it looked like a giant LEGO. Too cute!

I made this pull pinata using a large shoebox. This was my first attempt of making one and it actually worked!!! I'm sure the boys would have loved one to hit but, since this was going to break open downstairs I was thinking "safety first".

And finally the gift favors. I found LEGO shaped candy at a local candy store - score! I bought blue lunch bags at Michael's Craft store and added a tag that had the children's names on it using the LEGO font I found here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

A slice of Sunshine

We've had the worst bout of weather the last few weeks. It pretty much goes like this...rain one rain the next...rain rain. Cities south of us had 7 inches in 2 hours a few days ago. I'm a little bummed since guess what? More rain tomorrow. Tomorrow is the little guys birthday party. We were all set for a sunny day. We rented an inflatable water slide and was hoping that and other water activities would be the hit. Wishful thinking on my part. Even so I know Leyton will have a blast with his friends and will enjoy his Lego themed party. He's been counting down the days.

Despite all the rain I thought these lovely mini suitcases by Pinky Bleu add a bit of sunshine. How adorable, right? I had this seller hidden when I first saw these on Esty's front page awhile back. The shop is currently closed but, you'll have to take a peek at some of the sold items. There are even gift sets with a onesie inside the mini suitcase. What a great baby shower gift!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Camera Strap

I've been really enjoying my new Nikon camera but, I do have to say that who ever thought of a padded camera strap cover was really thinking. I love my camera but, wearing it around my neck for awhile really does irritate and hurt it.

I'm a bit of a novice to the sewing world but, in my time I've sewn some simple skirts and curtains and I thought I'd search a bit to find a good tutorial on how to make a padded camera strap. I found this one at Priddy Creations and the way she shows how to make it looks pretty easy peasy.

I'll let you know how mine turns out!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pretty Party Favors

I'm a fan of Delphine and these are another reason why I do. Pretty party favors!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A few lovely customer photos

I haven't shared many customer photo cards lately and thought these two were just too lovely to not too.

That's her Dad's Harley!

This was a 2 sided invitation I did for this lovely grad. Seriously...can anyone be any more beautiful?

*Information was changed to respect clients personal info.

Monday, July 12, 2010

LEGO Party Invitations

Whew...We just got done with Maddie's party and here I am on to planning Leyton's. When asked what sort of party he'd like it was hands down a LEGO one. The kid loves LEGOS right now so, LEGOS it is.

I searched the web a bit and really liked these simple party ideas here so this was a bit of an inspiration. I love the paper LEGO's hanging from the ceiling and that is already on my list.

Here are the invitations I designed for Leyton's 6th birthday party. He is completely excited for this. I am too! I have some great ideas and once again cannot wait to share another birthday party with you.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Favor Toppers - Freebies

The tutu's that I made was part of the party favor's that Maddie's friends got to take home. She also handed out little treat bags. I designed the bag toppers that coordinated with the colors I used for the rest of the party.

These were a fun and simple touch and what better then to share them with you. I designed some like the above/colors and also some other fun bright ones. These fit a 3.75 x 6 treat bag that I found at Michaels craft store. For the pink, green and orange toppers go here. For the other colored ones go here. Enjoy!

Have a safe and fun 4th weekend!!!