Lil Hoot events from time to time. Her amazing talent inspires me everyday.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday surrounded by those you love!
photo found on pinterest... cannot find link to photographer so if you know the source let me know!
03 October 2012
I am head over heals in LOVE with this sweet birthday party by Candace from Candy and Cake!
Candace contacted me a few months ago about the floral invitation that I designed for HGTV and asked me to create some matching food labels. Candace chose this adorable boho chic theme for her little one's first birthday that combined sweet florals and elephants with this lovely color palette. This party is filled with sweet details and homemade touches. Candace also created most of these gorgeous desserts and designed and created the cake. I'm in love with this cake, people!!! These stunning photos were taken by Juli Labrecque Photography and you can see even more lovely photos of the party, here, on the blog On To Baby.
Event Design & Desserts: Candy & Cake
Photography: Juli Labrecque Photography
Lemon Macarons: Bridge City Cakes
Lace paper cups and cupcake liners: Shop Sweet LuLu
Paper straws, chevron favor bags and wooden cutlery: Green Munch
Plates and napkins: Superstore
Paper Goods: Jayme Marie Designs
Grass Placemats, Lanterns: Dollarama
Aqua Lace Diaper Cover: Always Under Pay
Party Hat: Vivianne Rose
Yarn Pom Sticks: DIY with tutorial from Domestifluff
Yarn Garland: DIY with tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes
11 July 2012
It is no secret that I LOVE Paris. So, when my friend and neighbor Kathryn Whitaker, from the blog Team Whitaker told me she was throwing a Paris party for her daughter Anna - Laura, I was thrilled. I knew the party would be fabulous as Kathryn goes all out for her little one's parties. I couldn't wait to see the pictures of all the details, and let me tell you... the party was darling! The party included a brunch served in their lovely backyard, amazing activities such as crepe making, Eiffel tower making, pin the butterfly on the Eiffel tower, and delicious sweets such as Macarons (of course!!).
You must check out Kathryn's blog for the amazing details and photos!
Also, Paris paper collection will be in my shop soon!
28 June 2012
The other day I was thinking about how I rarely post personal things on this blog or give sneak peeks into my family and life. It's weird that I don't, considering that my little family is what takes up most of my love and attention. I think I may just start letting my readers in a little more. :)
I will always cherish these sweet photos taken by Katie Metka. I chose a photo session for my birthday gift this year, and I feel it is one that I will cherish for a life-time. Don't tell my husband but it will probably be what I ask for every year now. ;) Katie did such a lovely job.... love, love, love.
31 May 2012
I have frequented the blog and lovely photos of peekaboo photography for years now. Kate and her husband work as a team and seriously take some of the dreamiest images of families and little ones. They have three adorable daughters and Kate recently had a post on her blog about her youngest daughter, Lyla's birthday party. I simply had to share this sweet cherry filled event. I ADORE the theme, the venue, and the details.
"The party was at Dear Lizzy’s the cake is from Dipidee and the cherry napkins are from Amy the labels for the drinks & party favors are from Paper Jacks and the cherry suckers are from Stephanie."
If you get a chance you should head over to Kate's blog and check out her stunning photography. Thank you Kate for letting me share your little one's party!
13 May 2012
I pray every night that I would be the best mom that I can be and that I care for them in the way that they need the most. I hope I make them proud.
I have certainly learned so much from my beautiful mom who has shown me unconditional love and support every. minute. of every. day. I also believe I am a better person and mom because of the sweet mother in law I have been blessed with.
Happy Mother's day to all the mamas out there!
15 April 2012
So, these pictures are a bit late, but I thought better late then never. :) These pictures are from our Easter weekend. We had a great weekend! Not only was it Easter but I turned the big 33 on Saturday so there were many reasons to celebrate. :) Our weekend included dying eggs, a fun brunch, kites in the park, a family photoshoot... it was truly amazing and I feel very blessed. I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend as well!
05 April 2012
Painting - via pinterest, by Michelle Armas
Dress - anthropologie
Striped tie - via pinterest, source borrowed-and-blue.tumblr.com
Ice cream photo - via pinterest, source pixtal peep
Earings - via pinterest, by Nest Pretty Things
Flowers - via pinterest, photography by One Love Photo
Ice cream spoon - via pinterest, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
20 March 2012
Lovely products found here...
Cake : via pinterest, source MySweetandSaucy
Cheers: via pinterest, source Little Miss Party
Flowers: via pinterest, source April Peet Flowers, photographer Cameron Ingalls
Tent: via pinterest, source unknown
Little Girls Jumper: Simplicity Couture
Candy Buffet: via pinterest, source Amor ology
Little Boys bow tie: Divine Domestication
16 February 2012
Amy Atlas today! What an honor to be featured on the blog of such a talented and creative person! Head over there to see more pics of Niko's party!
I wanted to share a few shots that didn't make it on the Amy Atlas post with you... I have to say this party turned out so great! I really tried to capture Niko's love of superheroes and personalize the party just for him. I invited just 2 families to the party knowing that Niko prefers small groups and that he would have the most fun with just a small handful of friends. Everything turned out so wonderful from the lovely vendors I used (see credits below) to the sweet friends that celebrated with us that day... it was a great day.
I want to do another post very soon as well showing you the book that my husband wrote and I illustrated for Niko called The Adventures of Super Niko. It turned out so great, and I think it would be a fun idea for many!
Please visit these lovely vendors... their art is amazing!
Cake Topper: Palmer and Jane
Cake: Polka Dots Cupcake Factory
Tiny Tile cookies: Sunshine Bakes
Striped forks: Sucre Shop
Super Hero cookies: The Cookie Jar
Cupcake cups and favor bags: Shop Sweet Lulu
Niko's super hero shirt: My Little Legacies
Felt Pow & Bam: The Wanna Be Crafter
Yellow poka dot bucket: Brodder's Tubs
I hope to have the paper goods up in my shop soon!!
14 February 2012
These beautiful photographs were taken by DrewBphotography. Dreamy, right!??
The table set-up was by the creative mama in the photo, Julie, who also has a lovely blog, Joy's Hope. You should run over and check it out! I just love when I fall upon new websites and blogs of creative women doing beautiful work! Amazing!
Happy heart day to all.
13 February 2012
shop today, so head over and check them out soon! They are perfect for a colorful celebration for your little one's next birthday! I am daydreaming of rainbows and sunshine today as it is a dark and rainy day in Austin... These are cheering me up though. :)
I hope you like them!
I hope you like them!