If those words don't scream SPRING, than I don't know what does! I ordered these boots for my daughter on Tuesday and they arrived today during her nap. They might just be the cutest darn things I have ever seen! I got to thinking that her Easter outfit - dress, tights, bonnet, fancy shoes, etc. - is just as impractical as every other holiday outfit. I'm imagining Easter to be chilly and wet to some degree. How is she supposed to navigate the terrain of the Easter Egg field in dress shoes? The answer is, she is not going to wear dress shoes for an egg hunt! When I found these boots I just about melted on top of my lap top. I can't wait for her to wake up from her nap (I'll be eating those words shortly) so I can try them on her. Cross your fingers for me in hopes that they won't be too small.
In case you can't get the full impact of how cute they are in size, here's something to help you out.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Target had these adorable tin pails for sale in their bargain section for $2.50. I picked up a few and used my Cricut to cut out the kids' initials. I sprayed a little adhesive on the back of the letter and adhered them to the front of the pails. I purchased the Bunny Love party collection from The TomKat Studio on Etsy and attached the Easter Egg Hunt 2010 party circle to the handle. All set for Easter!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
My very dear friend, Katy, turned 28 this past week. Since we have met (almost four years ago) we always host birthday dinners for each other and our spouses. Katy's parents travel from California to New York to celebrate her birthday with her, which is just so sweet. Last year was the first dinner that included her parents. It is so much fun to decorate, eat, chat and drink great champagne (that Katy's parents were kind enough to bring). This year Katy's dad made her childhood favorite cake - one that Katy made up when she was a little girl). It was a delicious chocolate angel food cake with cherry butter icing. YUM. Cherry is a shared favorite between Katy and I. We have a slight obsession with Wegman's Cherry Meatball cookies. Have you ever had the pleasure of eating one? Lucky for us the bakery was stocked with them yesterday. Not only are they the best cookie on the face of the planet, they are pink in color which was a perfect compliment to the black, white and pink decorations that I created for Katy's special dinner!
If you have ever been in the home section of TJ Maxx, Marshalls or visited the store Home Goods, you must have seen these wire jewelry holders. For Michelle's bridal shower I used the white metal holders for centerpieces. I hired a florist to tie beautiful brown satin ribbons around the waist and attach a gorgeous lavender flower to the ribbon. She fluffed lavender tulle under the skirt so it flowed down onto the table. This dress form was left over from the shower so I decided to use it as part of the birthday table centerpiece. I attached a strip of black and white polka dot paper around the waist and stuffed the dress with pink tulle. Recently I have been seeing similar wire forms in the shape of shoes and purses. How cute would they be stuffed with tulle that coordinated with your color scheme? The dress wire frame coupled with the two white vases I picked up on clearance at Michaels (for $4.49 each) created the exact look I was going for.
I have been so inspired by all of the writers of the blogs listed in the "Sites I L-O-V-E" section of my blog. This dinner was a melting pot of many of the things I have read about on various party blogs mixed with Katy's style and ideas of my own. Happy Birthday Katy!
PS I am in love with the Badgley Mischka tablecloth I picked up at TJ Maxx for $16.99. What a steal! I can't wait to pair it with hot pink, lime green or red.