Friday, July 20, 2012

lily's owl birthday

yay!!!  lily's 7th owl birthday party is being featured over at the party wagon today.  i am so excited!  remember the inspiration i showed you here?

here's a little peek of the cookies i made for the party.  check out the rest of the party here!

don't you just love her cute little boots?


Friday, July 6, 2012

the great cousin camp out 2012: invitations

it's time again for our annual cousin camp out and another reason for me to send out cute invitations!  i found these adorable invites from cracked designs.  tara did these for her son's birthday party.  as soon as i saw them i knew they would be perfect for our camp out this year.  you can check out tara's son's adorable party here.

so i asked tara if she could tweak them a bit for our annual cousin camp out.  what do you think?

love the little bag!

each muslin bag fits into a kraft envelope and then sealed with this cute sticker

are you a child of the 70's?  were you glued to the tv like i was watching those great bigfoot documentaries?  i have been looking for the perfect ones to show at the film festival.  if you have any suggestions, i would love to hear them!  i know the adults are going to love watching them; the kids, i'm not so sure...

i'll be back with more camp out inspiration'll be surprised how many bigfoot goodies are out there!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

lily's 7th birthday: inspiration

i started planning lily's 7th birthday a year ago (yes, it's weird, i know).
she wanted an owl party. the owl party has now morphed into an owl/woodland party.
but i didn't want a traditional brown, green, red color scheme.

the inspiration and colors came from a set of vintage camping plates

the colors are unexpected but they work so well together

i also wanted a really beautiful, quirky, vintage-y invitation.
suzanne of SHE Paperie was the perfect gal to design it.

the only instructions i had for suzanne were the four colors, an owl and a pennant.
when i saw the proof, i gasped and screamed! she is GOOD!

i want to be a paper designer just like her in my next life...

here's a little sneak peek:

there's more owl party inspiration on my pinterest board here

can't wait to show you more details of the party...


Thursday, April 12, 2012

easter: the aftermath

we had a wonderful easter but i didn't manage to take many photos.

i did get a few snapshots of my cute bunny cart centerpiece
(tutorial via martha stewart)

i found these cute candies at the dollar store
the colors are so charming

then on tuesday morning when i woke up i found this...

hmmm...i still don't know who the culprit is...


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

easter place settings

when i received these adorable little chicks for my birthday,
i knew exactly what i wanted to do with them.

i filled pink milk glass egg cups with rice, added sheet moss
and made a little name flag

they are so cute and easy!

original inspiration came from here


Friday, March 16, 2012

do a little jig

happy friday and st. patty's day!

enjoy some cookies!


Monday, February 27, 2012

i do so like green eggs and ham!

celebrate dr. seuss's birthday friday march 2nd with some seuss-inspired cookies

here's a cute and simple treat for the kids to do too.

green eggs and.....bacon???

just three ingredients:

white chocolate chips
green m&m's
pretzel sticks

voila! perfect snack to send to school for dr. seuss's birthday
or even st. patty's day

and the original cute!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

downton abbey

have you seen the show downton abbey on pbs? i love it! i didn't start watching until this year but was able to catch season 1 on netflix. the only downside to the show is there are only eight episodes per season! i need more. now i have to wait practically a whole year for season 3.

i just stumbled across these cute paper dolls on pinterest via danyelle.
these may just help me and my friends get through the next ten months...

thomas and o'brien always up to no good!

love mr. pamuk down there in the corner!

you can print these off here and create your own downton abbey stories until season 3 begins!

do you watch downton? who's your favorite character?


Monday, February 6, 2012

100th day of school self-portraits

today is the 100th day of school at my children's school. i came across this adorable self-portrait idea on pinterest and thought it would be a great classroom activity for my daughter's 1st grade class. her teacher agreed! we did some practice portraits at home first; one for each of my children.

what will i look like when i am 100 years old?

aren't they cute? and they are so easy.

here's what you need:

black card stock
patterned cardstock
manila folders (for faces)
white painters pen
paper doilies
cotton balls
googly eyes

i cut each piece of clothing and let the kids draw their own faces and arrange their hair

i love how each portrait had its own personality

wouldn't they look darling in a shadowbox frame and hung in a mudroom or kitchen?