Apr16 First Birthday Garden Bunny 2014

Today we have a first birthday party that is perfect inspiration for an easter party, it will make you melt!!! I can’t do it justice so here’s Photographer and excellent planner of this party Michele Hart to give you the details…

“Adelyn is one!  Literally 12 months ago she was a quiet, cuddly baby in my arms that could barely keep her eyes open and now she is not only walking but running… and eating real food, and saying her first words, and pretending she is a momma to her baby doll.  I can’t even remember what 3 months ago was like.

Some people say that spending money and time on a big birthday bash is excessive but I really like doing something extra special to mark the passage of time to celebrate Adelyn.  I want her to be awe inspired and giddy with excitement all day long.  And to be surrounded by warmth, love and beauty.  This is what I came up with:

Adelyn loves animals – especially the soft cuddly ones – so I decided to have a garden bunny theme with lots of soft neural colors.  The bunnies and balloons gave the event a playful and youthful feel but the overall tone was very sophisticated and elegant.  Garden roses stole the show making appearances not only on the table but as a garland on geronimo balloons, as a cake topper, and on the back of the highchair.  The “Garden Treats” menu added to the festivities and all dishes featured carrots – except for the cottontail macaroons – and provided a light lunch for our guests.

The concept and vision really came together when I started working with lana frankel on Adelyn’s invites.  She did a beautiful job hand illustrating everything from the invites to the menus.  Erin with plum sage brought my garden vision together with the use of beautiful garden roses and greenery to make creative vocal points for the day.  calluna events worked with chairished rentals  to create a simple dinner table layout to match the rest of the decor.  mulberries cake shop made the tastly carrot cake and tee & cakes prepared the vanilla macaroons.”

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So we’re all obsessed over the floral garland so I have the most lovely news for you, Michele Hart made it and has a really helpful tutorial on her blog which you can see HERE

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Also, did you love the party hats!!! Michele Hart has a tutorial on how she made them, you can see it HERE

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Feb23 Oh the Places You’ll go 2014

Here’s a gorgeous travel themed nursery for you today, don’t worry I have all the beautiful details for you!

Photography: Katrina Louise

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Dresser – Craigslist find – painted white, added distressed fence wood to the top.
Barnyard closet doors and shelves – DIY – wood stained with Minwax American Maple, galvanized steel pipes used to hold wood – all parts purchased at Home Depot
Curtains, crib skirt, and rocker cushions – Handmade by my friend’s mother Dorothy Hatfield
Green Trunk – from vintage market.
Small orange trunk – DIY painted and refurbished by mom
United States print on canvas – Land of Nod
Vintage school room map – from antique market
Mint/white rug and alphabet H map – Urban Outfitters
Airplane pillow and polka dot crib sheet – Pottery Barn
Book cut out in shape of H – Anthropologie
Globes – found at garage sales, vintage markets
Travel knick knacks from Belize, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua
“Baby Napping” sign – From Shabby Shoe Designs 
orange mustache sign – DIY – hand drawn stencil and orange enamel paint on distressed wood
owl stuff animal – DIY – felt and cotton fabrics all purchased at Joanns
baby shoes – they were mine from when I was a baby, purchased by grandma in Italy

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Feb20 Oregon Nursery 2014

Remember how much we loved this portland maternity shoot of the photographer duo The Gemmers?  Well there’s MORE and it’s just as woodsy and organic and perfect as you would expect.

Nursery Photographs by The Gemmers
Family Photographs by Phil Chester

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Feb14 Be Mine 2014

Good Morning Readers.  Love well today – make breakfast in bed, cuddle with your loved ones, be family & say ‘I love you’.

Happy Valentines Day Lovers!!!

Photos: Mint Photography

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Jan30 Maclaren’s Nursery 2014

A little nursery inspiration for you today. Don’t worry, Brittany gives us all the juicy details on how she made this nursery so spectacular.

Photography (and nursery design) by the fabulous Brittany Porter of BPosh Photography

Bunny mobile- Hartstringz on Etsy, Frames- thrift finds, M- Hobby lobby, Deer Head-NearandDeer on Etsy, Curtain- Urban Outfitters, Pillow- Ikea, Rug- Rugsusa, Dresser- antique shop in surfside, ribbon mobile-DIY, M on hoop- DIY, Changing pad cover- Polka Dot Peacock, Bumper fabric- FabricBubb on Etsy, Hamper- Target.com, Crib Sheet- Candy Kirby Designs, Dream Catcher- DIY, Maclaren signs- DIY, I love you canvas- Pinterest inspired DIY, Gold mirror- Hobby Lobby, Gold branches- DIY, pom pom flowers- DIY, books- Book Lady Thrift Store, Bunny Rattles- H&M
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