Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our Baby is ONE!!

I can't believe it - Cami is ONE today......I just can't get over how fast time flies! I know everyone says that, but it's true. It has been by far the best year of my life and I know Ryan would say the same too. I actually miss the sleepless nights, and I never thought I would say that 11 months ago. :) Her party was SOOOO much fun and went so great - she was SO happy and had the best time. Everything came together so perfectly and couldn't have asked for a better day. It was so wonderful celebrating Princess Cami's 1st party with our closest family and friends. We had a professional photographer at the party and I can't even begin to explain how amazing she is....by far the ONE thing I would recommend if you're ever going to throw a kids party. I've used her for Cami's newborn, 3 month, 6 month and Christmas pictures so to say I like her work would be an understatement. I actually met her at the Sandwich Bridal Expo a few months before Cami was born. We were both vendors there and I went up to her booth to ask about doing newborn pictures. I actually already had someone booked but Ryan thought I should go over and check out her stuff and I immediately fell in love with this canvas print she had of her three girls...I still remember it..sooo stinkin' cute! If you want to check out the pictures from Cami's party go to http://vdennin.photobiz.com/cart/gallery.cfm?galleryID=508060 and the password is "cami". Ellie is the sweetest person and the best at what she does - if you are having a baby, throwing a party, getting married, or just wanting some fun pictures you have to check her out - Vitella Dennin Photography - www.photosbyvitella.com.
I can't believe when people ask me how old my baby is I can officially say "ONE"....kinda sad but fun at the same time. I can't wait to take her to the zoo, waterpark and so many more fun things this summer with our family and friends! She is loved by so many and seriously the luckiest little girl I know. Major shout out to my family and friends who have made this the best year ever for Little Miss Cami! My little family is so blessed and I pray for each and every one of you each night.

P.S. Stay tuned for lots of updates this week on what I'm currently working on as far as my business goes...have about 15 orders of invites/programs/seating charts/senior grad invites and more to show off!! :) I was so busy last week I even had Ryan helping me stuff pocketfolds - lol. What a guy! ;)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lots of updates

Sunday nights are the worst! Anyways, just put Cami to bed...she ended up getting a runny nose and slight fever this afternoon...hoping it's a fluke and she wakes up just fine! :) Had a customer pick up her wedding fans today - destination wedding in May so they'll be perfect! As I type this I'm printing those invites I mentioned in my previous blog...should be done with those in a couple of days. Worked on a sample graduation announcement today! Fun, hope to do more of those! :) Had to show off a picture of Cami from Saturday - playing with her puppy! How cute! :) Reeeally excited about Cami's 1st Birthday on Saturday! My mother in law helped me cook a turkey today (we're gonna have it at the party) so that was fun and now I can at least try it on my own sometime...haha, not sure when that will be though! ;) I feel like I have a hundred things I could talk about but I think I'm gonna go relax for once! :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Busy Bee...

I've been super busy with invitations this past week and with Cami's 1st Birthday Party next weekend, I feel a bit overwhelmed but what else is new :) I really don't want to give away anything but couldn't help but upload this "sneak peak" pic of just a few things to give you an idea of Cami's party. I did a lot of the things myself but a few things I didn't have time for and quite honestly can't even do them as cheap as I got them on Etsy. Seriously, best site ever. The custom "Princess Cami" hat in the pic I actually ordered online last year but I'm currently making DIY party hats for everyone else...they are turning out pretty cute for my first stab at it....so unnecessary, I know, but I love it.

As for invites, currently working on a rush order of 225. Long story but here's a short version of the brides dilemna: Bride bought boxed set of printable invites from local store; found invites online she liked so ordered those instead; received invites and they weren't what they expected and had many spelling errors; decided to take boxed sets she originally bought back to store b/c she couldn't get them to print correctly and decided to order her invites thru me...BUT it was over their 60 day return policy and didn't want store credit for that much $, so here's where I saved the day, well kinda. I redesigned the wording, etc. in my program and will print on the sets they got from the store and assemble them too. Very nice people to work with and I feel so bad for their situation....not something you want to be dealing with when the invites should be mailed next week! I'm just glad I can help! :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The little blog that could...or something.

Hi there :) I'm new to this whole blogging thing, LOVE to read them, just not sure if I'll enjoy doing my own but figured I'll give it a shot! I'm Michelle, wife to my high school sweetheart, Ryan, daughter, sister, best friend, and most importantly - mom to the most precious little girl Camryn Jolee a.k.a. Cami or the other 15 nicknames she has :) I started my own business, I DO invitations by michelle in June of '08. Pretty much my life after Little Miss Cami is off in dreamland. It's no big outfit but I'm very proud of where it's heading. Just started selling a few of my party invites on etsy.com! How fun is that site? I am addicted! :)
Hopefully I can get some "followers" of my new blog, I guess that's the goal and to keep you updated on my invites, my life, my crafts and maybe a Cami story or two ;)
STAY TUNED...Cami's 1st Birthday Party is in a few weeks. I'll be sure to update with lots of pictures of her big bash. I was inspired by some super talented mama's and with the help of a few etsy shop's, may have just gone way over the top. But hey, she'll only be ONE once right?! :)