Paris Themed Bunco Party

January 31st, 2011

There is nothing that I like more than throwing a fabulous party. So when my turn to host Bunco was coming around, I had to find a fabulous theme! I visited the awesome Hostess with the Mostess Blog (what did we do before blogs??), and scoured the pages for some much needed inspiration. I came across this amazing Parisian-themed Baby Shower. I was super inspired and created this adorable invitation (seen below with glassine envelopes from ClearBags.com) using some clipart that I found.

Here are some photos from that night. I don’t have a wide photo of the whole “party table” but you get the idea!

Food and fun and prizes were had by all! It was such a great party, I can’t wait for next year! The straws, cupcake papers and striped bags are all from Fort & Field.

Nursery Inspiraton

January 23rd, 2011

So it has taken me a long time to decide what the nursery was going to look like. We did find out that we are having a BOY so that rules out pink… I had been thinking aqua/teals and greys but it just wasn’t exciting me. After talking to Mr. Project about dressers, he decided he would rather build his own than buy one. So we set to designing what it would look like and be made of. We decided to go modern and streamlined and make a 6-drawer birch dresser with stainless steel knobs from Restoration Hardware. I still hadn’t decided on colors, but I really wanted to use a big chevron for the bumper pads. I looked at available colors, and almost went with blue/cream, but that just didn’t feel right. So I asked Mr. Project if he thought yellow (my favorite color) was too girly for a boy’s nursery. He didn’t think so at all (he does love bright colors), so I went a little crazy and created this “inspiration board” for the room. The dresser is Mr. Project’s finished dresser, and the crib is a graphic I made that represents the crib that Mr. Project is going to make in a few weeks. Check it out:

The art, I am going to make by cutting vinyl and applying it to birch plywood sheets. The final design will be different – this art I found on etsy and modified to look closer to what I’m envisioning. The lamp is from Overstock.com and I’ll replace the shade with a white drum shade covered in some grey/white mod fabric. The chair is an Eames Rocker from DWR. The yellow side table shown is from Bellacor, but I am hoping to find a vintage table at a garage sale and paint it sunshine yellow. The grey damask rug is from Overstock, I really wanted something a little more mod/boyish, but for the price, this one is great, and I really don’t want to spend too much on a baby rug that will probably get pooped on. The ceramic elephant is perfect… but it’s no longer being sold at West Elm… so I have to find something else, but I can dream about this cute little elephant. For the bedding, I am planning to make the bumpers with yellow chevron fabric and steel gray piping (already ordered), and I’ve found some steel gray sheets and just need to find/make a white pleated crib skirt and add a yellow stripe to the bottom… shouldn’t be too hard, right??

So that is the plan! I just got to get it all together and add some more accents here and there. Oh and the best part… if the baby boy turns out to be a baby girl, I won’t have to redecorate!

Stella & Rose – part one!

January 13th, 2011

Well I’m about as proud as a new mom (I’ll know how that *really* is in about 8 weeks) because my new paper scrapbooking line from My Mind’s Eye is about the be released at CHA-W! I absolutely love this line and it’s rich colors, vintage patterns, and old-world feel. The line has lots of different items in it including layered chipboard, stamps, epoxy brads, layered stickers, buttons, trinkets, and gorgeous trims!

My Mind’s Eye has announced TWO of the FOUR collections on their BLOG along with a giveaway for both of these collections on Jan 19th. So get over there and comment so you can see these gorgeous items in person! Here are some quick images that I put together so you can see how cute HAZEL and MABEL are! To see ALL of the pieces check out the MME Website.

I wont be at CHA in a few weeks because I’m hugely pregnant, so I’ll miss you all! But stop by the MME booth and say hi to everyone for me.