Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Oh Christmas Tree!

Decked our house with balloons and garlands! With a one year old and needing a new tree, I decided to have fun this year. In the past, we have gotten real trees, but we realized last year having to keep the house warmer for Elizabeth, the tree died rather quickly. I was researching good fake trees and found some flocked options that I liked, but after thinking about it decided to hold off for a year. EM is at the age where she gets into, pulls on and messes with everything. I figured flocked snow would be eaten, ornaments broken and messes all over. After seeing an adorable balloon tree on Instagram, I decided what a fun way to still have a tree, and try out a new concept for the shop!

After playing with some colors, we decided to mix pastels and pearly dark colors for the tree. I love the mix against my light bluish grey walls. Plus the settle pink added a fun girly touch for my little miss. We maybe like pink in this house! I think there are so many fun color possibilities with these trees. Pink Santa ended up being the perfect tree topper!

After finishing off the balloon monstrosity, I decided to keep going with our decorations. I pulled out some of my favorites from the past, and mixed in some new from the shop this year - I've been crushing our bottle brush trees since we got them in! Grabbed a few pink and love them with my paintings. Still a few of those left in the shop! Last year, I snagged some pretty faux greenery garland (since the live died quicker than the tree did) and they work great on my dresser and mantel. Stockings, I use traditional velvet stockings from my childhood - love the bell! Reminds me of Christmas Eve night hearing them get stuffed by Santa. Elizabeth got in the holiday spirit with me today for photos and rocked her adorable new Christmas bow by Avery & Grey - one of these beauties left in the shop! The red glitter candle is my favorite Volcano scent and is also available in the shop, as well as other holiday scents and containers. If you aren't quirky and crazy like me, and actually put up a real tree, make sure to check out our fun ornaments before they're all gone. We got in so many fun ones this year! Thinking I still need to do a cute tree for EM's room using some of these.

Hope your decorating is going well! What's your favorite item to get out every year?

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Table 2018

With my family we are celebrating Thanksgiving early because we have lots of family coming in town. It is always so much fun to celebrate the holiday with a big group, but it can be stressful to set a pretty table if you don't have enough china or pottery (and if you want to avoid dishes!). I helped my mom with some of the table place settings for our family dinner this weekend, and snapped pictures of the fun products in the shop before taking over to her house.

If you are wanting to use your pretty dishes for the big dinner, the kids' table is a great place to use paper - you can make it fun and festive, and not worry about something getting broken. We have little kids, that would be too young to handle my mom's gorgeous dishes. Plus, on the kids' table you can add fun things like the turkey crackers and pilgrim hat place cards! Crackers are a really fun "prize" they get to open - you pull each side and they pop open. These particular ones have a trinket toy, joke and a paper hat. We also have some pretty metallic ones that can be used at the adult table with wine charms inside. Place cards are a nice touch, especially if you want put certain people near or far from each other - got to love the holiday family dynamics! A talented lady close by the shop actually reached out and offered her calligraphy services for last minute place card writing if you want them to look beautiful. Come by or call the shop this week, and we can help you get the order placed.

My little turkey, practiced Thanksgiving during my quick photo shoot today - she loved the crackers and also loved not giving me a smile when I asked haha.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Definitely stop in the shop to snag some pretty paper goods for your dinner or dessert. If you aren't local and need to order online, get your order in asap! We will make sure to ship out quickly.

Shop this post: Dark Teal Octagon Plates | Gold Circle Plates | Gold Dot Guest Towels | Gold Hammered Forks | Turkey Crackers | Pilgrim Hat Place Cards | Turkey Place Cards

So very thankful for all of you!
Lots of Love,

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Swan Lake Ballerina Birthday

When a good girl boss friend reaches out needing help with her daughter's birthday party, you make ballerina dreams come true! I was so excited to work on a party for Angela's daughter, Addie. She has so much spunk and loves anything girly. She has been taking dance classes, and her mom mentioned she would love a ballet themed party. I found some adorable invitations through the shop and we got to work.

Ever since we got in the gorgeous iridescent swan plates, I've been eager to throw a Swan Lake themed party. This was just the occasion! I mixed the die cut swan plates with adorable printed swan plates. I kept the napkin simple with the cute blink eyes. I cut up the swan garland we have to run down the center of the tables on top of confetti. Very light and elegant, but fun with the confetti and pops of pink.

For the backdrop, we went all out pink hanging up the beautifully ombre dyed canvas that Liv + Work made for us last year. Pretty ballerina balloons danced next to the dessert table, which helped delicious treats by shop favorite, September Moon Cupcakery. The remaining swan garland went along the table, and Angela brought the adorable Swan Lake book she had ordered for Addie.

The most magical part of the party, was the wonderful appearance from a couple ballerinas in the Ballet Wichita company. Every time we host the ballerinas at our shop, they are always so sweet and interactive with the littles. This time was no exception, and their beautiful costumes matched the party so well. Definitely snag your tickets to this year's Nutcracker to see them perform!

For the party craft and favor, I ordered in supplies for the girls to decorate tutus and bows, and boys super hero capes. We set the supplies on the tables and tutus on the backs of the chairs. Rhinestone stickers made for easy, mess free decorating. Plus, what little girl doesn't like a little sparkle! The super hero capes I ordered came with everything they needed, including the stickers. They both seemed to be a hit!

It was so fun finally getting to execute a theme I had been thinking up, and celebrating a little I have known since her birth - cannot believe she is four!

Interested in throwing a fun party at the shop? Reach out! We would love to help you.

Shop this party: Swan Die Cut Plates | Swan Princess Plates | Blink Napkins | Blink Plates | Pink Gingham Napkins | Heart Confetti | 4 Candle | Swan Garland | Invitations - Contact Us to Order | Balloons - Contact Us to Order | 4 Necklace - Shop In Store

Lots of Love,