Friday, October 25, 2013

You've Got a Friend in Me

They told me that boy's clothes weren't as cute as girl's clothes. They said dressing up boys was not nearly as fun as dressing up girls.

They were so wrong!

Please enjoy the photos of my boys in this year's halloween costumes...I sure enjoyed dressing them up!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Summer Update

Well, the blog has been a little silent this summer...mostly because welcoming Baby #2 in June has kept me busy! But I wanted to share a little bit of our summer with you...

We started it off with my Husband's and my 5 year wedding anniversary! 5 years my Man has put up with's been quite an adventure and I can't wait for more! And even though I was 9 months pregnant and massive, I was determined to re-create a few of our wedding photos 5 years later (thank you, Pinterest). Here are a few of my favorites:

And then 5 days later we welcomed our sweet baby Landon to our family!

Colt meeting his brother for the first time!

And this summer Landon has experienced many firsts...some of my favorites being his first wedding...

...his first birthday party...

...his first trip to the beach...

...and his first swim in a pool!

Landon loved the pool water...probably because it was hot enough to be bath water...

And Colt loves the pool just as much as his little brother!

And then, not to be outdone, Colt had a first of his own to end our summer...he started preschool! My little boy is all grown really, he came home after the first week and told Mommy and Daddy he had a girlfriend...what?!

Yes, you can tell Summer 2013 has been good to us...and even though it's still 100 degrees outside here in Southern California, pumpkin spice everything has arrived in our stores and I am SO excited and so ready for fall! Looking forward to many more firsts for our family!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Laikan is One!

I was so incredibly honored when my friend Nikki asked if I would take her daughter Laikan's first birthday photos! Nikki had such fun ideas of what she wanted for the shoot and I'm so excited I got to be a part of it. Laikan is just too cute, as you can see. Happy First Birthday, Laikan! Here's to many more!

Brent and Sarah

Vintage-y shabby chic weddings are my favorite right working on Brent and Sarah's wedding was so fun for me! I've known Sarah for a long time and was so excited that she asked me to do flowers for her wedding day! And it was such a privilege to work with Lost Canyons Golf Course and their staff for the second time this year...Lost Canyons knows what they're doing and they make my job so much easier!

Baby's breath Groom's boutonniere.

Bride's bouquet: peach and cream roses, baby's breath and mint greenery.

Bride's bouquet wrapped in burlap and favorite!

Bridesmaids bouquets: peach and cream roses, cream hydrangeas, baby's breath and mint greenery.

Bridesmaid bouquets wrapped in burlap with pearls.

Bridesmaid bouquets.

Ceremony aisle decor: baby's breath bunches with burplap and lace.

Ceremony aisle decor. Photo by

Maybe my favorite part of the wedding: vintage doors the Bride found for her ceremony backdrop.
Photo by

Mason jar centerpieces, numbers made by the Bride.

Mason jar centerpieces, photo by

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ka-Chow! Colt is 3!

Without a doubt, of all the events I plan, my favorites end up being the ones I plan for my boy. This year's birthday party was the best by far because he was old enough to understand what was going on, get in on the planning and get excited about the day that was created just for him! His first love right now is Cars...Cars movie, Cars toys, Cars of course, we had to have a Cars party! The best part of the day was watching his face light up...Happy 3rd Birthday, Baby Boy!

These were the photos I took for the invitations. Colt's Cars logo was made by
this Etsy shop:

Birthday Boy! His party shirt was made by BabyCakes82211 on Etsy.

Welcome Table

All the guests wrote Birthday messages on his birthday tablecloth. This is a tradition my Mom started for me and my brother: when he's too old for parties and we have family birthday dinners, we'll put out the birthday tablecloth for him to look back and remember all the great birthdays he had and the people that he shared them with!

It was hot on party day, but thank goodness for the breeze! The balloons were a-blowin'!

Maybe my favorite party detail: Road table covers! And so easy to make: just strips of yellow duct tape!

DIY Birthday Banner!

Food table. Flo's V8 Cafe, of course! Signs were made from actual photos I took at CarsLand in DCA, printed out in tile format and glued to poster board.

Close-up of the applesauce labels!

LOVE these little Mater cups from the Disney Store!

Drink table!

Motor Oil...aka Sweet Tea.

Antifreeze...aka Blue Lemonade.

These were a big hit! Found these on Amazon and put each child's name on them!

The Cake! Made by Skiff's Bakery.

Favors for the kiddos: each box had a Cars cup, Cars stickers and Cars fruit snacks inside.

And favors for the grown-ups! These marshmallow pops were made by a good friend who makes delicious desserts and all of the proceeds go to fund their adoption from Ethiopia. Check out Baby Cakes on Facebook!

Our first 'Bounce' experience! Colt loved it so much, I think he spent 90% of the party in there!

Ramone's House of  "Temporary Tatoo" Body Art!