Aug 26, 2010

Bonnet Girls {question of the day}

Have you come across those darling Pioneer and American Girl parties being featured on party blogs lately?

I love the know getting back to basics.
Well sort of, I don't think Melissa Gilbert's character ever got a party so fabulous and those were the days before candy buffet's right?

Anyway, my daughter is not into the American girls,YET, and I never really got into Little House on the Prairie.

I know, I know, many people grew up with that show and ADORE it but it always made me sort of sad for some reason.... and the openning credits with the girls taking forever to get down that hill! I always felt bad for the little one that fell EVERYTIME! But I digress.

I was checking out a new Magazine Family Canada and found some fun stuff I thought I would share just in case anyone out there is planning  a Party at the Prairie. ( BTW follow this link for the DIY)

cloth goody bags couldn't be sweeter
fabric bunting is essential
and I know you  are loving these fabric wrappers.
 You know those Pioneers didn't have label makers back then!
Love this idea...hope I can use it someday for my own little Bonnet party.

 I gotta tell you though...Holly is more my style!
and who is your favorite girl in a bonnet?

images via Family Canada
Holly via sqidoo

Aug 23, 2010


Donna Hay is a must on my list along with other fab magazines for entertaining. What is on your list? Please share, I am always looking for new eye candy.

Aug 18, 2010

Staging Process

My sons 4th birthday is in a couple months and we are currently brainstorming over what type of party we are going to host.
 Camping and fishing have been a big hit this summer and it looks like we may be going in that direction.

{enters Yogi and freinds}

Any fans out there? Oh, I really do hope so. We just recently introduced these shows to our kids...they think Yogi talks funny and love when he calls on BooBoo.

So what do you think? All the kids are under 6 and otherwise this would be a camping/fishing party. I can still do the fishing and campsite activities and I was thinking of making Yogi Ties and BooBoo bow ties, maybe doing some Pie relay races and who knows what else!
Any thoughts, tips, ideas?

Am I completely out of my mind on this one? I just hate to do anything too expected. It has to have a twist!We are throwing this on a very modest budget and just want it to feel special and fun and well thought out. I can do the camping/fishing party in my sleep...I guess I am looking for a challenge and hoping it will be a memorable party for my little BooBoo.

Please let me know what you think!
Exit, stage left!

Aug 16, 2010

little french fry {party threads}

Would you like to super size that?

Isn't this is beyond adorable?! This one is my favorite from the RaeGun etsy shop. Go see.

image via Rae Gun

Craft Savy {Twine}

I have seen this colorful twine making its rounds lately.

This morning I came across

and found this....................

It somehow reminded me of grade school. I recall doing something similar to this but with yarn. I think I made a rainbow...kinda' fuzzy (the memory and the rainbow).

Have you used twine there a particular brand you recommend? Please Chime in!

pleas visit Made for the tutorial

Aug 13, 2010

Favorites Friday

Trying something new here. I just want to share some favorites, some finds, some fun. You may have already come across it and you may have not but to me they are my favorites this week!

Favorite Invites

see more here fron Jennifer Birkhard


Favorite Party

Hudsons 2nd birthday...see more here from Jenny Cookies.


Favorite How To

Pretzel Crayons

a Printable and how to via Parties by Hardie

That wraps up my favotites for this week. Hope at least one is new to you and I really hope you will share one of your favorites this week so I can go check it out! Who knows...maybe it will be one of my favorites next Friday.

Enjoy your weekend!

Aug 7, 2010

Ring of fire

{working title}

I can honestly say I have never put these two words together

Donuts and Dragons.....

but I must admit it does have a "sweet ring" to it!

Go see!

Aug 6, 2010

A day in Del Mar

We spent a couple days in San Diego this week. Yesterday, we headed to the races at Del Mar. A first for us! We thought it would be fun to dress up and wear floppy hats. Del Mar, by the way is gorgeous! You cant beat the location. The weather was gorgeous!

This is the fam.
Ironman LOVED wearing a tie and of course any excuse to dress up is fine by the little princess.

I adore this picture! I captured it as they looked on to their first race.

This is my little sister. Isn't she lovely?! By the way, she always looks this great and she is a FABULOUS cook. She made us the most wonderful dinner the night before.
Honestly, a great time had by all in our second home (aka-Evelyn and Davids place in San Diego).
Now we are back in LA and wrapping things off for a party tomorrow.
What is in store for your weekend? Hope you have a GREAT one.

Aug 4, 2010

Babie News!

The new issue of Babiekins is out and it's fabulous!

P.S my work is in it! I did the Hocus Pocus spread, check it out and let me know what you think!

Aug 3, 2010

Sew Nostalgic

Can anything be sweeter?
This is just so nostalgic for me. My mom who happened to be a professional seamstress introduced paper dolls to me at a very young age. She also made my sister and I clothes when we were young and you can imagine how fabulous our costumes were on Halloween. Of course that was back when kids had those horrible plastic ones with the masks as retail options.
I came across Oliver + S and felt a need to share.
Have a great day Dolls!

vinatge print unknown, images via Oliver +S

Aug 2, 2010

Raising the bar

This is your wake up call!
Move over candy bar and make room for the CEREAL BAR!

Isn't this Grrreat! (Sorry, couldn't help it)

oh and the blinged out/personalized spoons are bananas!

Ummm can anyone say Back to school Party?!!!

Go check out the rest of the party here and don't forget your vitamins.

Honestly are my hero:)

Aug 1, 2010

Bobble Heads....stat!

{prop closet} I have a little first birthday party scheduled next Saturday. The theme is baseball. I am now obsessed with trying to get my hands on some Dodger bobble heads. Wish me luck. Any tips? Please share.

Image via

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