Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ski Rack

my husband and i recently added hooks to this vintage ski and hung it as a great place for towel, hats, and bags, and more...





Monday, August 11, 2014

Superhero Campout

we had a birthday party for both the boys last weekend and since they wanted to "camp" and dress up a superhero campout was born.  here was the overall idea that included smores cupcakes, a lemonade bar [a big hit at this party], a boom box piñata, this scavenger hunt, and a neon meets nature vibe...



we have a backyard that's perfect for big parties, but the layout of our home, well not so much.  so i planned for the majority of everything to be outside, but it started pouring several hours before the party and continued through the first couple hours of it.  it was obviously disappointing, but we knew stressed out hosts can kill a party much quicker than bad weather can, so we set up what we could inside and made the most of it!

their current favorites "hulk smash" and captain america which are
perfectly fitting of their personalities right now.

and our recent additions to the family - ralph and tornado 2.0 fit right in

big thanks to my sister rachel who made these amazing smores cupcakes!
dark chocolate with actual toasted marshmallow on top - so so good!

we had this camper tent from christmas so it was a no brainer to use it.
so after the rain we brought it outside and set up their play kitchen and food
inside of it and cole requested arrow pillows at his party too after he watched
me make so many for the glamping event that was ironically the same day.


can you tell who has the sweet tooth?
thanks to my sister-in-law lisa for capturing this and these great shots below...


we taped the desert shower curtain to the side of our shed and it became
a perfect spot for pictures like this one of my brother doug with some of the cousins.


dean was kinda obsessed with the hulk shorts we cut out of his cousin's
leggings and he didn't want to take them off at the end of the night.

and the little ones also used it as a stage.

rain and all everyone had a great time, especially cole and dean!




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Scavenger Hunt

we had a birthday party for the boys over the weekend that included this scavenger hunt to go with our camping theme and to keep all the kids busy for a while...


 this guy took it very seriously and he made sure he
checked each thing off before he moved onto the next.

here's what we hid: reindeer moss, river rock, plastic butterfly, wood slice,
cut felt, white feather, fern clipping, and a stick the boys added tape to -
all from our yard or the craft store.  since the majority of the kids
couldn't read we just took a picture and printed them off.

then attached them to mini clipboards tied on a little twig pencil 

we also made little bags to collect their treasures in which became their
goodie bag and also held their candy from the piñata they did later.

the great part is it can be reinvented again and again, party or not!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Young Love

i have been filling up cole's quote book more than ever the past few months, and this series of images illustrates one of his best yet...

"i'm going to marry harper someday, that's why we argue."

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Shop

things have been getting a little more official lately, including a monster order of over a hundred arrow pillows i just completed for an event stylist in chicago...


vintage letters that just went up in my workspace



some new logo ribbon for packaging


and both of these new silk screened versions will be available in the shop very soon!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Living In

these comfy cobalt shorts that look great dressed up or down...



 target style // mossimo drapey short
[just discovered they're also available in hot pink!]



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