Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mavrick Turns 2 & A Goldfish Brithday Party

 My little boy turned 2 this past week. Hard to believe I have a 2 year old crazy boy. We love him so much and everyday is a new adventure. We decided to go with a Goldfish theme since he loves fish and we had a lot of stuff left over from his party last year.

 The invitations I kept pretty small and little. I saw this invitation and thought the saying was cute and cheesy so I used powerpoint to put the top of the invitation together and printed them off. Then I got scrap pieces of blue paper that I had and cut them into a modern wave and layered them on top of each other. I hot glue that to the white part of the invite and added two Goldfish Crackers and a single line of hot glue for more of a water affect. After that I just added a simple liner to the envelopes to dress them up a little bit. My new favorite trick!

The Backdrop was super easy and I got the idea from this blog. I just cut strips of white, light blue, and dark blue crape paper and hung them behind the food table. I left some twisted and then some straight to give it a wavy effect. 

The pictures of Mavrick in the shape of a two I saw done here and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to add pictures of him through out the party but instead of having 50 frames this was a simple and cute way to display them all at once. 

The fish I made to add a little texture/dimension and to keep with the goldfish theme.   
 The party was outside in our yard so I wanted to keep the food light and simple since the kids were going to be in and out of the pool and sprinklers. It was so simple and easy.

What was on the Menu?:
-Sub Sandwich Bar (ham/cheddar & turkey/provolone)
-Flavored Potato Chips
-Veggies & Dip
-Blue Berry J-ello
-Goldfish Bar

 The Goldfish Bar was a big hit. I got this serving dish from my Grandmother when I went to college and I never really used it for anything until now. It was the perfect thing for the Goldfish Bar. I filled each compartment with Sour Cream & Onion, Chocolate Chip, Original, Vanilla Cupcake, and Explosive Pizza flavored Goldfish Crackers. The bottom part is suppose to hold ice but I had rocks from our goldfish bowl so I poured the rest of them into the bottom of the container to add a little blue to the arrangement.

 And no goldfish party would be complete without actual goldfish. They were bagged and given to the kids as party favors as they were leaving.

 A picture of the birthday boy with his cake. My husband baked and shaped it the night before and then my Mom decorated it for the party. I love how it turned out.

We had a great time and at the end of the day we had a happy and tired little boy. (and Mommy)
Thanks to everyone who came and helped celebrate this special day with our little boy.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Back in Business, Baby Announcement, and Inspiring Interior of the Week!

Hello Strangers! 
I am happy to say that I am back in the blogging, consulting, and designing business. With running the store, my little boy, laundry, event planning and being pregnant I was swamped.
But the good news is a couple weeks ago we found out...

We are so excited to have another little boy join our family. My mind is turning with names, organization for my home, scheduling and a new room for our boys. My son Mavrick needs a big boy bed and room but he will be sharing with our new little one so I want to keep it friendly for both. I will keep updating you on the project as we go.

Now on to the....

This is where I will tell you why I love the interior whether it be another bloggers design, or out of a magazine.

{Southern Living}

Why I love it?

  1. Sisal Area Rug---these are not used enough. They are so kid friendly and add an instant warmth and nature feel to any room.
  2. Green Country Panel Door---I love the soft green panels on the door. 
  3. Drapery---Not only do I love the vibrant use of textiles in this room but I love the fact they hung them HIGHER than the actual frame. Very important.
  4. Neutral Furniture Pieces---Choosing the neutral bases for big ticket items such as the floor, the sofa and the lamps allows you to play and change up the accessories and fabric at your leisure for a whole different look.
  5. Cowhide Area Rug---You don't have to be redneck or have a cabin to use a cowhide rug in your room. Here they have made it look very sophisticated and the colors blend so well with the rest of the interior.

 What do you love or not love about this room?
I love hearing your comments. =)