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Friday, June 15, 2018

MY GIRLS' BIRTHDAY

I can not believe how fast the days are going by! I just assumed with school out our days would be working on a slower pace, but that has not been the case. One big thing that happened was that my twin girls turned 12 last week. Officially tweens–and maybe the calm before the storm?! It's sad my girls no longer want the themed home parties. So, we let them each invite two friends for a day at Waterworld. Their friends slept over the night before and of course I needed to get some party decor into the night. The adorable party plates and table cover came from Walmart and I used Waterworld's sun logo as the cupcake toppers.
The top of the pineapple made a cute adornment for the cupcake display.
 The popcorn was covered with yellow candy melt, and was delicious!
By the way, swedish fish DO NOT float. Not sure how people are getting those shots on Pinterest. LOL

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LOVELY HANDMADE WEDDING

This wedding made me realize how much I appreciate the simple task of putting pen to paper–especially in this digital age. This couple did it in two places: on some of their signage integrated into their decor and asking guests to leave their wishes on kraft paper. And let's talk about that! What a great keepsake for the couple. This idea could easily apply to a graduation or retirement party. So fun and personal. Thanks to Indiana photographer, Victoria Rayburn Photography, for sharing the photos and ideas!
Photographer:  Victoria Rayburn Photography//Second Shooter: Heather Corbin Photography//Bakery: Mary Lou Donuts//Cake Designer: Carrie Seafross//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse//Ring Designer: Tungsten World//Other: Instant Copy//Calligrapher: The Artsy Birder//Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor//Bridesmaid Dresses: Next//Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy//Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon//Other: Sallie's Sewing//Dress Store: David's Bridal//Hair Stylist: Henni's Hair Shop//Officiant: City of God Church//Location: Lafayette Christian School//

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

LUSCIOUS LEMON & CHIFFON WEDDING SHOOT

If my daughter Siena were getting married tomorrow, I feel this would very much be what she'd want! In fact, she bought one of the plant holders used in this shoot for her room recently. I just love the pop of yellow the lemons give the decor against the darker floral shades. The hint of pale pink is soft and romantic, trickling through the desserts. "We used lemons for the splash of yellow and its light and refreshing feeling complimenting it with chiffon because of its elegance and diaphanous quality," explained Dennis of Toronto's Motion D. Photography, who was kind enough to share the photos with us. Simply stunning!

Photographer:  Motion D Photography//Event Venue:The Great Hall//Cinema and Video: Amaros Media//Equipment Rentals:Plate Occasions//Invitation Designer: Castlefield Design//Equipment Rentals:Cre8ive Studios//Equipment Rentals:Detailz Couture//Other: Reznick Event Carpets//Floral Designer: Secrets Floral Collection//Cake Designer: Sweet Regards Cakes by Daniela//Dress Designer: Stephan Caras Design//Dress Designer: Anakoi Bridal//Model: Bella Krys//Personal Stylist: City Sophisticate//Hair Stylist: Sam's Hairband//Makeup Artist: Emma Hughes Makeup//Event Planner: RDK Events & Communications//

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

IS YOUR HOME READY FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING?

Memorial Day is this Monday–the official start of summer! I feel like it really snuck up on me this year. We are so behind on home projects that I feel like that's all we're going to be doing this weekend. Are you--or better yet--is your backyard ready for summer entertainaing? Here are 5 tips to get your home ready for those summer nights!

REPLACE WORN CUSHIONS: If you've pulled out seat cushions from storage and some are really faded or worn out, go ahead and replace them. Cushions are usually what add pops of color to your outdoor decor and they just won't serve their purpose if they're faded.

FIX BIG LAWN PROBLEMS: If there are any big, glaring dead spots in your lawn or dozens of weeds around, try to get those issues fixed before hosting guests.

AMPLE LIGHTING: Most summer parties start and end well into the night so make sure you have some form of lighting prepared. That could mean lights attached to your patio umbrella, mason jars with tea lights around the deck, candles or even Christmas lights hung up around the perimeter of your yard.

REVIEW YOUR TOOLS/SUPPLIES: Make sure your grill scrub cleaners and other tools are still in good condition and that you even know where they all are. If you have a propane grill, make sure the tank is full. This is also a good time to make sure you have bug spray, sunblock and paper goods, such as plates and cups, stocked.

BUY A NEW GAME: No doubt relaxing and sipping a refreshing drink on the patio is enjoyable, but it's always fun to get a little competitive in the backyard with a game. One of our neighbors set up a badminton set in their backyard last year and it was a blast!

So are you ready to host a summer soiree? What other tips do you have?

Photo Source: Pixabay




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DOGGIE THEMED BABY SHOWER

Since the baby's gender was unknown, the friends and family of this mom-to-be used a couple of her favorite things as the theme to her baby shower celebration–dogs and books! How adorable is the flower arrangement resembling a dog's face, and the doggie towels are hysterical. The beloved animal really made an appearance in nearly every party detail! Thanks to Texas photographer, One Sweet World Images, for sharing the celebration with us!

 
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