Monthly Archives: April 2011

Etsy Love: Royal Wedding Souvenirs

The countdown is on and the Royal Wedding is just around the corner! Excited! I can’t help it. In fact, I couldn’t resist this sweet little mug from this Etsy shop

and I’m so tempted to get this tote…*sigh*…I’m such a sucker for romance.

I’ve accepted the fact that I won’t ever get that gorgeous sapphire ring but these will do nicely…

What about some decorations…this Union Jack bunting is darling…

And I just love this print

Every girl should own a crown…why not wear it around your neck? It’s more subtle, really.

Look at this lovely little necklace

Ooh and remember that gorgeous cobalt blue dress that Kate wore when they announced their engagement? Get your own version here. Perfectly lady like.

Okay…just one more…have sweet dreams of your own prince on this precious handmade pillow

Have a beautiful Thursday my friends. Will you be watching the big event?

xo,

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Face painting…

Okay, I had to share all these beautiful painted faces from Grace’s b’day party…they are too cute!

Such lovely princesses were in attendance! Of course, the birthday princess decided she didn’t want her face painted! Perhaps, she felt it would have detracted from her tiara…who knows? I thought it best not to argue with her. She seemed to just love watching her friends have fun.

Her pre-school set up the most gorgeous tea room for her. Unfortunately, I forgot my bounce flash so the photos turned out terrible. So sad. Instead of looking at my blurry photos (I have SO much to learn!) let’s take a peek at this gorgeous princess tea party…wow…

Do you have some birthday parties to throw this Spring and Summer? If so, head over to Kara’s Party Idea blog for more of these stunning images!

xo,

Party idea images via here.

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Birthday Girl

Hello there! I know…long time no post…sorry. It’s been a whirlwind with Grace’s birthday and then Easter. Busy but fun with lots of phototaking! I have too many photos to process….but in the meantime I wanted to share a few shots from her little “Princess” party…

more to come…

Hope all is well with you!

xo,

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Birthday Party

I know I didn’t post yesterday and I’m super late today but I have good reason. Grace is turning five tomorrow (I can hardly believe it) and it’s been a whirlwind of activity! We have family in town, a party to throw…two actually, if you count the family gathering and tonight, her Nana and I decorated and loaded up bags of goodies for all the little girls that will be in attendance at the Princess themed festivities tomorrow. We wrapped up presents and laid out her party dress with a new pair of perfectly shiny, white patent leather shoes. Too cute! I think I’ve done everything on the list…so why do I still feel flustered? oh well. Let’s hope it goes well! I will be sure to take lots of pics to share with you! Okay, off to bed…this princess needs her sleep too!

Hope all is well in your world! Sweet dreams.

xo,

Image via here.

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The Delightful Doily

Hello friends! Hope your Monday went well! The sun is out here so I’m feeling quite cheery. Okay, on to the doily roundup…

No longer considered Grandma’s home accessory, doilies are popping up everywhere – at weddings, on gifts and stationary, as interior decoration, even on clothing. Sweet, delicate and pretty the delightful doily seems to embody the feminine, vintage appeal that is so popular right now. Check out all these lovely and inspiring ideas using the simple doily…

And how cute is this idea for Easter? Go here for the directions.

xo,

images via 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Melancholy with a side of rain…

Today…it is raining…yeah, I know…shocking! I have really tried to keep my chin up and not complain about the rain but today it just got to me. I felt completely unmotivated. A half finished collage sits on my studio table…photos are left unedited and the laundry is begging to be folded and put away. blah. I can’t be bothered.

So…I thought I would post some pictures of how I feel today…

We are supposed to see some sun this coming week. It will be a welcome change!

Hope you have a beautiful, sunny weekend!

xo,

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