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Thursday, October 21, 2010

first things first

here it is, the very first blog. i am excited!! i have a passion for life, for beautiful and creative things, and i can't wait to share that passion with you. this blog will consist of a variety of things. i have so many wonderful creative friends that have beautiful babies, throw great parties, and just make beautiful creations. i think it's time these things be shared with the world. i am not an expert at grammar, so don't expect perfection in what i write. i like to type in all lower case and i pretty much just write what comes to my mind. 

for the first blog i'm highlighting my daughters first birthday. her name is paisley grace and she is amazing

paisley's polka dot birthday 

this banner was made from card stock and tied together with satin ribbon. the bottom layer is from the freebies template at  clever some day -pick a design you like, print off a large size, trace it onto the card stock and there you go! just cut out the card stock and you have your first layer. add the circle and the letter and you have the start to your banner! i added polka dots with colorful paint and hung the banner with white thumb tacks that blend into the ceiling and clear jewelry wire. 

the dessert table came out so colorful! the cakes were from west side bakery in akron, ohio. they make beautiful cakes (they also did my wedding and baby shower cake)! i am also a vegan, and they make vegan desserts as well so the two smaller cakes are both vegan.

 my daughter paisley's adorable outfit is from diva baby designs on etsy. i highly recommend using them for your daughters next tutu! she custom made the onesie, tutu, and bow. adorable!

these are the kiddos favor bags. all i did was purchase cheap brown paper bags (you could use any color!). i printed off the children's names in coordinating colors and cut them into circles to stick with the polka dot theme. cheap clothes pins to hold it all together which i painted polka dot's on to add an extra special touch! (i used the end of a baby q-tip to make the dots on the clothes pins)

i love this  picture of my mom and daughter. but i really put it on here because it was one of the only pics i got of the feature wall at the food table. it is blurry but you can kind of see all the cut out circles that i stuck on the wall to add to the polka dot theme. 

 the colorful  food table. i tried to stick with foods in the theme colors which was pretty tricky when it came to pink! there aren't too many pink foods. thankfully i found this great recipe for 'pink hummus' from weelicious.com  it turned out great and people really enjoyed it!

here is my 'orange and pink polka dot punch' and yes i can see that my pink punch didn't turn out quite pink. what can you do. however the tags on the punch came out great. started with a piece of card stock and picked my template from clever some day. printed the template off and then traced it on to the card stock. then i printed out the name of my punch on white paper, cut it out to the same template as the card stock, doused it in painted polka dots, put a whole punch at the top and added some polka dot ribbon. 

little paisley sitting at her decorated high chair right after her smash cake. love the balloons! thanks to polka dot market they matched her theme perfectly! i also got some great lanterns from there too. if you need anything polka dot it's the place to go, they have everything and are so enjoyable to work with!

here is a gret pic of the back of paisley's custom onesie and tutu from diva baby designs on etsy.


Mitzy said...

Welcome to the Bloggy World!.. Its a Great Outlet to write whats in yoru heart, and going on in your life!

Great Post!!!

Cheryl said...

Great job Stephanie!

Megs said...

Steph this is great!

Stephanie Nickel said...

Thanks Ladies!!!

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