Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{Totally Pinterested Tuesday} 1st Birthday Invitations!

Today's post is dedicated to my absolutely beautiful, heart-stealing, doll of a niece, Siana, who celebrated her 1st birthday yesterday. I completely adore this little girl and I'm only sad that I can't be there to help her celebrate.

Happy Birthday Little Siana Brin!!

However, just because I couldn't be there, doesn't mean I wasn't able to participate! My sister was kind enough to let me design and create her invitations (and was even sweet enough to keep from losing her mind when I took longer to finish than I had originally planned). It started off with an idea, and grew into something totally adorable...and crazy time consuming! There were SO many little pieces that had to be assembled for each invite! But, in the end, I really loved the product. Take a look:

Each one of those little photos were hand cut into heart shapes! And in case you're curious, they're pics of Siana at months 1, 3, 6 and 9. What do you guys think? I think they turned out pretty good, and my sister loved them so I'm thrilled I was able to contribute to this special event in some way.

As it's "Totally Pinterested Tuesday" I figured I'd share a couple of other cute 1st Birthday Invites I've found and pinned to my Kiddy B-Day Ideas board on pinterest.

I love these cute little boy-friendly birdy invites!
Find them on Etsy from ShutterbugSentiments

These are absoletely adorable!! You can get these cute 
western themed invites from InvitingPrintables

I'm a sucker for the circus, and these invites are perfect.
These invites are available from InvitationCrush

This giraffe is crazy cute, not to mention the little turtle! 
You can find these invites at MyExpression

If you want to see what other pins I've collected either for kid's birthday parties or for anything else:

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Friday, February 3, 2012

{Friday Finds} Valentine's Day Printables

Let me start this post by being honest. I can't take credit for any of the below awesomeness. I had great intentions, but ultimately I had to be honest with myself. I may be coming along in my digital design endeavors, but for the life of me I still can't figure out how to make a simple heart. Seriously. It's sad.

But just because I can't create anything pretty for your Valentine's Day, doesn't mean I can't share with you what many of the other talented peeps out there have created for you! Here a couple of my favorites...


Free Valentine's Day Card Printable @ Daily Suze

Buy these cute Valentine's Cards from Katie-did digital designs

Party Printables

Free Chevron Party Printables from DimplePrints via Tattertots & Jello

Buy these Lovely Party Printables from LovetheDay

Food Labels

Cute Printable Label @ Eighteen25

Buy these Super Sweet Labels @ ItsyBelle

So many pretty printables! Don't you just love Valentine's Day?!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

{Peeping DIYer} The (In)Sane Housewife

Yep, it's another blog series, but I'm pretty sure this one is going to be my favorite one. This series is where I get to peep through all your windows (blogs) and see what YOU'RE doing! Fun right?! Every week I'll browse around the blogs of my readers and pick a tutorial or project that I love and feature it here. Let's get started!!

My first feature here is a crazy awesome find. Joanne and Mindy from The (In)Sane Housewife have come up with a pretty great tutorial on how to make washi tape. That's right Ladies, DIY washi tape. What a great idea! The best part? All you need is scissors, double sided tape, and wrapping paper. I've totally in love. Click Here to visit their tutorial! Oh! And Joanne and Mindy are new to the blogging community so be sure to give them some love while you're there :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{Wedding Wednesday} The Lawyer Wedding - Succulents!

Ladies and Gents, this is huge.

Remember that "no flower rule" the bride implemented? Well, to be honest I was kinda freaking out about it. Sure, there are lots of other ideas for centerpieces and bouquets, and I presented a few of them here, but none of these alternate solutions were really doing it for me. Truth is, I like living things. Flowers and greenery bring LIFE to an event, not just color and beauty. In a last ditch effort I threw a couple succulent photos toward the bride, and wouldn't you know, she liked them!! (We won't talk about the fact that I had presented those same photos to her earlier in the process and she had said no to them at that point. :)

We got the go ahead from the groom and then started brainstorming on how to incorporate them into the decor. Here are a couple of the ideas!

Boutineers @ Engaged & Inspired

Favors Oh Lovely Day

Bouquet @ Ruffled
(I realize this bouquet has actual flowers in it, but you get the idea:)

Centerpieces @ Style Me Pretty

If anyone has any other great succulent ideas send them my way!
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