Sunday, November 8, 2015

Happy ONE Year LGB!

Sweet Lena Grace is 'ONE'! 

A year has come and gone since my sweet baby took her first breath in this crazy, wonderful world. I'll never forget she made her debut saying, 'here I am everyone!'; she was so ready to get this party of life started. She's an angel and she completes our family. 

Pretty much from day one...ok, maybe day two I knew that her first birthday would be a shabby chic celebration. It's the current trend but it also allowed me to use special pieces from our home that belonged to family members that have passed. All of the lace pieces were most likely made by Travis' great aunt Lena and great aunt Grace which is where, you guessed it - we got the name, Lena Grace. I used ice cream dishes that were passed down a few generations as well as a cake plate that would also be considered vintage but will always be chic.

    Sweets and more sweets! The desserts were white chocolate cake pops, macarons, white smash cake and a pumpkin spice cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. 

The menu had a 'sweet' theme; sweet meatballs, sweet rolls, sweet potato chips with sweet corn casserole pie - so YUM!

And of course, what's a party without sister Bessie getting in on the action? She rocked her shabby chic crown!

The punch was an autumn, cider punch and each guest took home a bar of pumpkin spice soap from our very own local Honeyrun Farm here in Williamsport, OH. I encourage you to check them out - hometown proud! 

This little girl enjoyed her day. She wasn't sure about her cake but after a while...she finally dug in. 

We love you Lena. Happy 1st Birthday, baby girl. May we be blessed with many, many more of your birthday's. 

Resources: Etsy - JLouisedesigns, StyleswithCharm, FakeCupcakeCreations, HBHaccessories, ItsyBitsyPaperCuts, MillysDreamBoutique, honeyrunfarm 

Others: Pistacia Vera, North Market - Columbus

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Candy Pumpkins!

Grab the kiddos for this project! 

What you'll need: 
1 bag of sugared orange slices
1 bag of gumdrops (I picked a bag with lots of green ones)

Slice the bottom's (flat end) of the orange slices and stick (2) of them together at a time to create your pumpkin. Then simply cut off the bottom of a green gumdrop and stick on top of the pumpkin to make a stem and...  Voila! 

Cheers to pumpkin season!