Home Confetti: April 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


This sweet baby shower to welcome baby Ava hit all the right marks for a vintage inspired celebration.  Lace touches, a vintage plane and books with a touch of pink helped bring it all together.  Even the choice of desserts is incredibly nostalgic.  That strawberry topped cake covered with whipped cream looks like it came from the Italian bakery by my mom's house! Thank you to Joice Kelly Photography in Plymouth, California for capturing and sharing the details with us!

Monday, April 28, 2014


Over the weekend I was googling ideas for Mother's Day, and came across this sweet photo heart collage at My Sister's Cottage.  This was done using a program called shapecollage.com. You upload your photos and you can choose a shape to turn them into.  You can also probably attempt to do it yourself with real or scanned photos.  Either way, I thought it was a really nice affordable gift to give to any mom.  If you use the actual photos, make sure to mount them in a glass frame so photos don't get ruined.  If you use a printout of scanned photos, I'd bet it would look really nice mounted on a canvas.

Friday, April 25, 2014


Event designer, Elizabeth Stinson, put together what I am sure was a very special event for her–her son's christening.  She created an elegant and intimate celebration using a gold and mint color palette.  I am in love with the table covering on the sweets table. The private residence also provided a beautiful poolside location for the actual baptism.  Huge thanks to Florida photographer, Cary Diaz Photography, for capturing and sharing the beautiful details.
Participating Vendors:
Caterer: S&J Catering
Floral Designer: EC Floral Design
Invitation Designers: MegMacDesigns
Cinema and Video: Moonlit Cinema

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The soft color palette of blues and grays used for this wedding matched the beautiful setting of the Vero Beach Heritage Center in Florida. The flowers and bird cage centerpieces are ideal for any spring affair, and I like how they spotlighted the bride and groom's favorite drink at the bar. Best of all, photographer Lotus Eyes Photography really did a great job in capturing the couple's fun personalities! Make sure to check the list below for additional participating vendors.
Participating Vendors:
Invitation Designer: Invitations By Dawn
Dress and Bridal Shoes: David's Bridal
Cake Designer: Publix
Hair and Makeup: Lindsay Naffziger & Cindy Goetz
Videographer: Sarah Walker Productions
DJ: Infinate Entertainment
Bridal Gown: Sottero and Midgley
Officiant: Father Murphy
Chair Rentals: All in Fun
Linens Rentals: Where's Da Party
Grooms Suit: Joseph A. Bank

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I thought I'd share this great repurposing project today for Earth Day.  I have to say I was pretty stunned when I learned this frame was made with egg cartons.  I even blew the photo up to take a closer look! Pretty enough for any wall in the house.  You can find the full tutorial at bliss bloom blog.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Hi everyone!  Hope you each had a wonderful Easter and that you were able to enjoy some of the holiday activities.  There was lots going on around here and we had beautiful weather, so we took advantage of some of the festivities.

A local garden center hosted the Easter Bunny himself.  Not sure if the girls are too old for this now, but they indulge me!
Their favorite part of the day was holding the real bunnies they had there!
On Sunday we had brunch at the "Red Barn."  Cute place with rustic charm.  A lot of locals have their weddings and events here.
And then an egg hunt on the golf course! Siena won daddy a free lesson. He was psyched!
All in all, it was a great weekend! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I'm just popping in to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Easter! I hope you're enjoying all the Easter festivities this weekend. My girls had fun at a bunny petting zoo and Easter Egg Hunt yesterday. Plus, all the Easter baskets they've already received!

Isn't that the cutest Easter photo?!  Taken by my friend and photographer extraordinaire, Stephanie Stamos, located here in Colorado.  You can check out her work here.

Friday, April 18, 2014


Here's another super easy dessert that will help you make an impression as a dinner guest or just to have as a fun centerpiece on your table.  This Easter Basket Cake from Parents can be made simply using a box mix, or if you're really pressed for time, just decorate a store bought cake.  Find this and more fun Easter dessert ideas here.

Have a great Easter weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This bridal event offered 35 brides a close and intimate look at the details of wedding planning.  From tablescape ideas to invitations.  A few of my favorite takeaway ideas include the mix of clear and pink drinking glasses and using a jeweled broach as an elegant napkin holder.  These are small ideas you can use to enhance your own party tablescapes.  Long Island photographer Origin photos captured and shared all the details with us. Make sure to see the list of participating vendors below.
Event Planner: Coordinated to Perfection
Invitation Designer: Royale Amethyst
Cake Designer: Cupcake Sonata
Linens and Coverings: bbj Linens
Event Rentals: Please B Seated

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Invite these super adorable chicks to your Easter dinner or spring party.  They're almost too cute to eat! From Smashed Peas and Carrots, find the full tutorial here.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Spring has finally sprung! Time to get outside and capture the new greenery and flowers for some memorable photos.  I love this aviator themed session to celebrate this little boy's first birthday. And it's a great theme to carry through to a birthday party.  Thank you to Magnolia Adam's Photography in Oklahoma for sharing the photos.

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