Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mod Mickey + Minnie Collection Coming Soon!

Did you know we sell this adorable Mickey/Minnie Inspired sign in our shop? Perfect for your Mickey or Minnie inspired parties!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Try Me Thursday: Baby Names

Sooo....I'm obsessed with baby names. OBSESSED. I see a baby and immediately have to know their name. Thought it would be a fun topic today since the top names of 2011 were recently released. {See list here} I'm totally bummed one of my favorites is listed #2 thanks to Kourtney K for naming her baby Mason. :) Now it's the latest craze!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New {She's Ready to POP} Baby Shower Invite

I just love this theme! I had a client contact me about creating a "She's Ready to Pop" invitation for her baby boy shower using blues + yellow's. It's a popular design in my etsy shop already and it's available in few different color options, too!

Purchase this design for only $15 in my shop. Which is your fave? XO, m

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Construction Party Sign!

If you didn't catch it on facebook last night, hubby is AWESOME. I've been working on lots of designs for my friend's son's Construction themed 1st birthday. Ryan (my husband) wanted to create a new construction themed sign to go along with it and it is just the CUTEST, if I do say so myself ;)
These are now available in my etsy shop! Perfect decor at your Construction themed birthday party or we can even personalize it for your dirt-lovin' little guy's room! :) This is a one-of-a-kind sign my husband designed and made of the highest quality.

Thanks so much for the amazing response on facebook yesterday, we *love* when others like our stuff!! :) XO, m

Monday, May 21, 2012


You know when you find someone or something you absolutely LOVE, you continue to use them over and over? Well that's my obsession with the amazingly talented Rachel of *golden*. She rocks my world every time I open one of her packages. She designs the most adorable tees, party hats, bibs + more for any theme or occasion! Here are a few she's created for me...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Top 25 Party Planning Mom Nom

Happy Friday! I was super excited and honored to receive an email yesterday from Circle of Mom's that I was nominated again this year as a Top 25 Party Planning Mom! SO fun to see my name alongside my most favorite sites! You can vote once every 24 hours until June 7th. I'd LOVE it if you would take a second to vote for little ole' me! There's no sign up or anything - just click on this link and click the little yellow vote button next to my name....or whoever you wish to vote for! :)

Thank you SO much! Have a fabulous weekend! XO, m

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Try Me Thursday: My Fave Invites

Happy Try Me Thursday! This week I want to talk my favorite invites. I often get asked which is my favorite and I can't really answer with just one. I've been so busy lately {yay!} that I hardly get the time to upload my new designs. It's kind of neat to look back at some of the first invites I created and to see how my style has changed. I love modern and bright designs for party invites - what kid doesn't? 

I think Cami's Elmo inspired invite I created for her 2nd birthday will always be one of my top faves. It is amazing to say that invite really opened up so many opportunities for my business. I think I may have had 50 sales in my etsy shop before I listed that collection in May 2011. It's beyond amazing to me, and I only have you, my fans, to thank!

Here are a few of my favorites from over the past four years. It's also fun to see what is popular for my customers. Some of my most favorite designs aren't popular in my shop and vice versa.

I'd *LOVE* to hear what your favorite design of mine is - leave a message in the comments or on fb! :) Do you have something you want me to discuss next week? Well, try me - simply email or message me and see if it's next week's topic! XO, m

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hello, Summer.

So these past few days have been just beautiful and the rest of the week's forecast looks fabulous! Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine does to your spirit? We even had a mild winter here in Illinois but I'm SO ready for Summer. For splash parks, fairs, picnic's at the park, late night bonfires....I could go on and on. Oh, and for margarita's - can't leave those out! I'm turning a new leaf - I've blogged five days in a row. {Patting self on back} It's something I love doing, just never seem to have the time....but, I'm getting there :) I don't know about you but I'm constantly taking pictures on my phone.  Here are a few of my favorite instagram pictures from this week.

Hello pretty girl on my fourth Mama's Day.

Hello Mother's Day gifts for the best grandparents. {Poppy Tree Frames}
Hello, new favorite shirt + earrings {Target}

Hello, crazy busy. {but not complaining}

Hello, lovely birthday photo book from

Hello sweet girl who loves to help do ANYTHING.

Hello bright + cheery mini tissue flowers. {Tutorial found here}
Linking up to Lisa Leonard's Hello Monday series for the first time thanks to Lindsay @ Lee La La. XO, m