Hair bow as gift bow

I wanted to share a couple of tips for present-wrapping that I came up with this weekend when I attended a baby shower for a new baby girl. I hope you will excuse the grainy phone pic–I didn’t start out thinking this would be a blog post. I bought a couple of baby headbands, with […]

3D Cupcake Invitation Tutorial

I’ve designed a few versions of a cupcake 1st birthday party invitation made with a coffee filter as a 3D liner. I love adding something unexpected to an invitation! This is the original invitation I made for my daughter’s birthday 3 years ago (see credits here). And now I’ve created a printable version (for sale […]

Cupcake Wall Art

This is the post I’ve been dying to share with you since I completed these back in March! But they were a special gift for my sister-in-law who was pregnant with her 1st child, and could not be revealed until after the shower. (I did cheat and post a few sneak peeks on my Facebook […]

A is for Alec–ABC 1st Birthday

Aa is for Alec So what if he was going on 15 months, Alec finally had his first birthday party, full of A’s B’s and C’s (and other alphabet letters, too)! A little hard to see in these pics, but the white letter banner spells “Happy 1st Birthday Alec” Bb is for ball Contrary to this […]

What a difference a year makes!

 In just a little more than a week’s time, my oldest turned 10 and my youngest turned 1. I think I’m in a little bit of denial. How is it possible that I have a 10 year old? And how come my baby is starting to look like a little boy? Of course, I have […]

Baby Showers Themes — beyond the booties

I’ve had a couple of friends recently asking me for advice about baby showers they are hosting. I originally wrote this post for the blog “Or So She Says,” but thought I should share with all of you, how I come up with the crazy ideas I do for memorable baby showers. Hopefully this will […]

Party Party Trend: Gender Reveal Parties

One really fun trend that popped up a few times in the Party Party was the Gender Reveal Party! I’ve never been to one, but they look like a lot of fun! The basic idea is that when the momma to be gets her ultrasound, the doctor (or whoever does it) writes the gender of […]

Brooklyn Baby, A unique baby shower

I know it’s Halloween, and all, but there are still other things (too many things!) to blog about like this unique baby shower I threw for my sister-in-law this weekend, the furniture makeover project that is nearly completed (featuring the Dutch Boy paint that they were so gracious to send me some time back), and […]

Boy Birthdays Revisited

My oldest son (2nd child) is turning 6 on Sunday!  I was going to throw the big robot birthday for him on Monday, but too many of the potential party guests are leaving town for the weekend, so I have postponed the party for a couple of weeks.  This is probably very providential, because I […]

Baby Shower Bootie Favors

I went to a baby shower the other Saturday.  I brought home some extras of these cute favors that were given out and my kids said that they HAD to go on the blog.  Can you tell how the booties were made? They are made from Styrofoam cups cut, folded, and glued together (if anyone has seen […]