This post is image heavy…
We had major inspiration to do something different for the hanging decor. The paper plate polyhedrons are SO easy to make and we were pretty excited to create something unique.
You can find the tutorial on Disney Family Fun….
This cake was from a regular plain-old bakery (seriously – $8 at Target!) and we dressed it up with fancy and beautiful fondant from Sweet Petal Bakery. We love this option to decorate our own cake with professional decor/fondant!
Also, the hershey kisses labels!?
They were GREAT props for the kids, too!How cute is the dress from Mini Mooh!?
The cupcakes from Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter….
Heather does such an amazing job making the most
unique flavors of cupcakes! These were scrumptious!
Are you smiling yet?
This is funny. The first photo Becca took of (my son) Pierson and Arden was this…
… the second shot….
It just took Arden’s mom coming into the room and doing something cute to light up their faces!
Jeffrey LOVED the macarons from Sparkles Kitchen.…
(PS. I made these oreo truffles with my cookie girls – we get together every Christmas to make cookies and this year we made these! So fun, right?!)
We used the twine from The Cupcake Social to create a sweet little pom on top.
Beautiful macarons from Sparkles Kitchen…
Get yours HERE….
Credits and Sources
– Styling and Printable Graphic Designs Package by Anders Ruff
– Photography by Becca Bond Photography (www.beccabondphotography.com)
– Handmade Dresses and Bow Ties by Mini Mooh (www.minimooh.etsy.com)
– Cupcakes by Cupcrazed Cakery in Baxter (www.cupcrazed.com)
– Lollipops by This Charming Candy (www.thischarmingcandy.etsy.com)
– Fondant Decor by Sweet Petal Bakery (www.sweetpetalbakery.etsy.com)
– Macarons by Sparkles Kitchen (www.sparkleskitchen.etsy.com)
– Sugar Cookies by Allyson Jane (www.allysonjane.com)
– Cupcake Liners and Twine from The Cupcake Social (www.thecupcakesocial.com)
– Paper Straws from Bake It Pretty (www.bakeitpretty.com)
Jen, the owner of MiniMooh, on etsy (formerly Growing Up with Charissa) has a blog that is a must-see! www.efootprints.com is her inspirational blog full of eye candy and DIY ideas as well as great ideas on home organization and cooking! (Can I just say that her recipes all look fantastic – I can’t wait to try!)
Jen is going to be working with us soon on something spectacular. Can’t get into details just yet, but we are SO impressed by all of her ideas on her blog that we just had to share this great blog/find with all of you.
The first thing that caught my eye was her etsy shop that has the MOST adorable handmade clothing and accessories. She seriously could be the most unique clothing designer for handmade clothes that I have seen in a long time! She also sells patterns and instructions, which is even better for those of us who love to sew!
I am sure I will be posting again about her, but I just wanted to introduce her and share a few of my favorite posts and DIY projects on her blog include the below. (head over there for instructions, I’m just sharing the eye candy) I am so impressed by how she reuses simple things to create beautiful things!
1) Hanging BOOKS (inspired by the PB Kids catalog)
She couldn’t have been more creative! She used soap boxes! SO creative!
3) She shares great finds… .like THIS one… (I am obsessed w/ cute bento boxes recently and this one is just oh-so-cute!)
A big favorite (and adding to my to-do list) is…
4) Purposeful Play – she explains REALLY interesting ways to organize your house/playroom into zones for learning. REALLY makes sense! She is such a great mom! I need to set aside a weekend to do something like this (oh, alright, maybe a full week!)
5) Fabric Floral Necklaces
I can think of a bunch of my friends who would LOVE to make these…. You just have to see her instructions – so easy to follow, and what a CUTE idea!
Now, we all LOVE to shop, right?
You really should check out her shop, on etsy, because her dresses that she designs are so divine!
You should check out her old shop, too, because she has some other items on there as well! (including patterns and DIY kits!)
A few of my favorites: