Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Halle turns ONE!

My daughter Halle turns one tomorrow (May 2nd). It is so hard for me to believe it has been a year since my sweet girl was born.

We celebrated this past Saturday. A lot of my friends were asking where I got my decor or how I made it. So, I decided to turn those questions into a blog post!

I put a lot of love into this party. Halle is my only girl (for another 45 days until her sister is here! ) and she only turns one once! So, here goes.

The theme for her party was "April Showers brings May Flowers." Fitting, right? We had her party in April and her birthday is in May. And well, look at her. She is a little flower! haha

I made this door sign and hung it on the pantry door in my kitchen. It is foam board, covered in wrapping paper. I made the umbrella's and flowers from scrapbook paper. Then, hot glued Tulle (from the dollar store!) to the back to hang it.

See that cute lil frame? Dollar bin at Target.

I made the pendant banner that hung from the treat table out of scrapbook paper, scrapbook flowers and twine.

"Rain water" :) Just Target water bottles, removed the wrappers and hot glued scrapbook paper strips on.

The birthday banner I made out of paper coasters by Martha Stewart. I used a paint for the letters. Her name is wooden blocks I bought at a craft store, painted and embellished with itty bitty pom's pom's.

The plates are from Target. One of their cute new brands, don't remember the name. I wrapped the plasticware in a matching napkin, tied some twine around it and hot glued little flowers.

Those vases I bought at the Dollar Tree. They were clear and I painted the inside white. The flowers are from the dollar store too :)

The treats table!

Those mini flower pots are also from the dollar store and believe it or not, so are the flower cookies. 

The cupcakes stand is by Martha Stewart from JoAnn's. I just hot glued those little flowers on there. The cupcake wrappers and toppers are also Martha Stewart.

I bought these flower pots on MAJOR clearance from JoAnn's. The flowers & butterflies I made with scrapbook paper. Inside the flower pot is foam to keep them in place and fake moss.

And on that note, sleeping beauty wakes from her nap. Until next time....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Let's give it one more try......

I've done a little research, found the video editing program on my Dell and promise to use better lighting next time. I am determined. Check back soon, possibly tomorrow..... :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Updo Tutorial!

Ok, I'm sorry. I said I would post this a few days ago, or a week ago, I don't even remember. I put it off because the thought of posting a video of myself, on the internet, makes my heart beat really fast and my palms sweat. LOL!

Anyways, I finally did it. I obviously need to film this on a different camera or maybe just turn some lights on. (DUH!) I just watched the video to make sure I don't look too ridiculous and I think I look a little miserable. I promise I am a super happy person, I was just nervous. : )

** Ok, I just watched it again while I was waiting for it to upload to You Tube and it's crap. You can't see a thing. It's my first time, I'm sorry.

Should I re-post with better lighting???

Monday, March 26, 2012

Currently drooling over....

These chic Tommi Parzinger pieces:

*All photos via www.1stdibs.com


Today is filled with grocery shopping, doctors appointments, school etc. I am going to post this hair tutorial tomorrow!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Elva Fields

I have always loved Elva Fields but I am especially loving these new spring hued baubles....

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

La Mer Spring 2012

I got an email this morning from La Mer with a couple pictures of their new spring styles. I have been in love with La Mer for a couple years now and they just keep getting better. This new spring line is killer!

All of these styles can be found at www.lamercollections.com. Leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send you a 25% off coupon!