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Birthday Girl

Hello there.

Hope your weekend has been lovely so far. I was going to wait till Monday to share these but I found myself with some quiet time and thought I better take advantage of it!

Claire’s b’day was such a wonderful day. We had family in from out of town and many friends and neighbors came to celebrate our little girl. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining after days of rain, not a cloud in the sky and everyone was more than willing to sit outside and enjoy some food, drinks and of course, sweet Claire. Grace was incredibly excited for her sister and was helpful and supportive. She even made a “sign in” poster that she made all the guests sign as they came in. So cute!

My mother-in-law made some beautiful decorations for the house and I borrowed these great cupcake stands from a neighbor (thanks Christine!) to complete the butterfly and rose dessert table.

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I got these precious paper butterflies from this Etsy shop. You can eat them too!

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It took Claire a minute to figure out what to do with her cupcake…but it wasn’t long before she was stuffing her face.

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She was beaming from ear to ear with all the love and cuddles she got.

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So grateful for the special time I got with my family and friends…especially my Aunt Iris and Grandmother who traveled all the way from the east coast to meet Claire.

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Much love to you all.

xo,

Ivy

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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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My first show…

My feet were very mad at me today. Wearing 3-inch heels for 7 hours straight is not on my list of skills anymore…however all the aches and pains of today were worth it! The trunk show was so lovely and so rewarding! This was my first big event for Grace & Ivy and having it at my home made me all the more nervous. Thank goodness for my wonderful new friends, who encouraged me and supported me all the way through!

The day was very chilly, with some rain but inside it was nice and cozy. We had a fire burning, mulled cider on the stove, elegant holiday music playing and plenty of decadent sweets to share with our guests! Our little shop was open for business and it wasn’t long before we got quite busy. At first, I felt quite hesitant but the butterflies left my stomach as I began to chat with our shoppers. I found a wonderful feeling of connection with them. I got to answer questions, share my story and assist my customers with their selections. It was quite a high! The best compliment was to observe our guests making themselves at home by the fire and chatting with new people. Everyone felt comfortable – they wanted to hang out! I loved it!

So you know me…I had to take several pics…some are blurry…forgive me…but I had to share with you.

Don’t you love the snowflakes? We all made a bunch and then incorporated them into the decorations. Great idea Amy!

Jen brought these beautiful turquoise, vintage bottles for the mantel. Love them!

Setting up… Up front you can see Barbara’s gorgeous t-shirts and baby wear!

My little table! I had samples out of my brown sugar scrub and the body butters. My new vanilla-ginger body butter was a sure favorite and sold out fast!

(It’s so new that it’s not even on my Etsy site yet. So if you want one just shoot me an email!)

I got a little obsessed dressing the table. My husband cut me off after I hand drew the tiny stars on the paper trees…

I tried to make the best of my poor old brass chandelier by adorning it with a wreath of greens and our delicate little snowflakes.

All in all, it was a fantastic day. Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us. We so appreciate it!!

Have a lovely Monday. I’m hoping for a snow day!

xo,

p.s. Also sending out a big thank you to Matt, Jen’s husband, who provided us with lovely jazz music into the evening hours!


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You’re invited…

I have passion for paper. Beautiful napkins, gift paper, cards and of course invitations!

My parents arrived from Montana today, with my brother following close behind. He is moving out here and I really want to have a “Welcome to Portland” party for him and his fiancee…so an upcoming event has been on my mind. Always seeking inspiration, I was lucky enough to stumble upon this wonderful site.

Check out these wonderful, custom invitations created by Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

Unique, whimsical and so unpretentious…these little works of art really make a statement.

The real magic is always in the details and of course, I love the personalized feel of these.

Check out more of Anna’s amazing work here.

Oh, and don’t forget to send out your thank you cards…


xo,

p.s. You must also visit Anna’s beautiful blog. It’s a delight.’

Images via: Rifle Paper Co.

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