Fall Weddings: A few of my favourite finds and DIYs!

Fall is just around the corner, two weeks away to the official first day to be exact, can you believe it?! I feel like just yesterday it was spring, and summer… well you could have blinked and missed that! It has been a whirl wind year here between bridal showers, summer weddings, parties, someones very special first birthday, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

But to the point of this post… with fall just around the corner I wanted to share a few of my favourite fall wedding ideas and, because I love a good DIY, a few DIYs for the DIY brides out there! So here it is… Continue reading “Fall Weddings: A few of my favourite finds and DIYs!”

Advertisements

Nom Nom Nom, A Cookie Monster First Birthday

Hard to believe a year has come and gone already, but what better way to turn one then surrounded by friends, family, and lots of cookies!

If you haven’t figured it out already, Cookie Monster was the theme for this party and, as the little man loves his pancakes, I planned the celebration for late-morning to serve a delicious, kid-friendly brunch menu! From mini-pancakes and cinnamon buns, to DIY yogurt parfait and a cereal bar. Then to top it off, some frootloop marshmallow treats, blue jello, cupcakes, cake and, of course, lots of cookies (and milk!)!

Cookie Monster First Birthday Brunch

#PartyTip – DIY Yogurt Parfaits are a great alternative to assembling individual parfaits… Not only can guests pick and choose their toppings, but leftovers are easy to pack up and re-use without a fridge full of parfaits! 😉

The cereal bar was a hit, not only by the kids but for the “big kids” too, and you want to talk about something easy with minimal work… just grab a few jars, fill with cereal, add bowls, spoons and milk, and voila, done and ready! The cupcakes were just adorable, with the mix of mini cookie monsters with cookies and chocolate chip cookie topping. Then the cake…. one of my favorite, and most delicious, parts…. the chocolate cake, done up like Cookie Monster, had the most delicious layer of cookie dough filling!

The prep for the big day was lots of fun, between the “Nom Nom Nom”, “One” and other banners, Cookie Monster figurines, milk crates, and cookie Continue reading “Nom Nom Nom, A Cookie Monster First Birthday”

Hello Darlings! A Perfect Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower

Bridal Showers are already so exciting and fun, but add in the element of surprise and you’ve entered a whole new level of excitement! Like seriously, if you are planning a bridal shower in the near future make it a surprise shower, it does take a little more work but you will not be disappointed!

Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower Ivitations Champagne Brunch Invite

Planning this Breakfast at Tiffanys themed Bridal Shower for my future-sister-in-law, alongside her bridesmaids, was just too much fun! We went for a Champagne Brunch style with a mimosa bar, brunch themed food, and Continue reading “Hello Darlings! A Perfect Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower”

LEGO Star Wars 4th Birthday!

Isn’t it fun when the little ones hit an age where they pick their own birthday theme?! It was a tough choice between The Paw Patrol and Star Wars, but in the end the Storm Troopers won our little girls heart!

Ever since Miss L went on her daddy-daughter date to the new Star Wars movie it has been all the two of them talk about and needless to say when Star Wars was chosen as the birthday theme the hubby was beyond thrilled. It might have even been his suggestion to throw the LEGO twist on it!

We were debating long and hard on where to do the party: at home? an outside venue? indoor play ground? The possibilities were endless… But once we learned of Hero Tag at Laser City, which is a version of laser tag just for littler ones, we knew it was a perfect match! Continue reading “LEGO Star Wars 4th Birthday!”

Easter Ideas for Toddlers & Kids – Top 10 Activities, Crafts & Treats

Saint Patrick’s Day has been and gone and Easter is just around the corner! Are you ready?!

Here are ten of my favorite Pinterest Easter finds for toddlers and kids – activities, crafts and treats – and of course all “kid-approved” by Miss L. herself!

10.Painting with Continue reading “Easter Ideas for Toddlers & Kids – Top 10 Activities, Crafts & Treats”

10 Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas for Toddlers & Kids!

Less than ten days away, so here we our top 10 St. Patrick’s Day ideas hand picked from a few of my favorite blogs and Pinterest accounts, and approved by little Miss L herself! ‘Cause really who better to approve St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for kids then our little ‘almost four year old’!

 

  1. Leprechaun Fork Paintings | Crafty Morning Continue reading “10 Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas for Toddlers & Kids!”

Valentines Day Crafts with Toddlers, DIY & Tutorial!

Happy Sunday! Valentines Day is just around the corner (okay maybe it’s three weeks away, but close enough!) and the Hubby is out-of-town so the perfect excuse for a weekend of Valentines crafts and movies!

First we made that cute pendant banner and it was super easy to throw together! All you need is some twine or ribbon, clothespins and some card stock. I cut out these simple pendants on my Silhouette Cameo and voila, a quick and easy piece to add to our mantle! Add some vases we had around the house and a cute craft Miss L completed, and it was perfect.

 Valentines Day Painting Toddler Craft DIY TutorialFun & Easy Toddler Craft: Heart painting

Materials:

  • Two Pieces of White Cardstock (8″ x 10″ or appropriate size for your frame!)
  • Finger Paints (we used pinks, reds and purples)
  • Picture Frame
  • Silhouette & Computer

Steps:

Now this is the easy part… Continue reading “Valentines Day Crafts with Toddlers, DIY & Tutorial!”

It’s all in the Details: Wedding Invitations 

Wedding season is going to be here before we know it and I could not be more excited for two reasons… (a) all the current and upcoming wedding projects and (b) my brother and future sister-in-laws wedding!

Not going to lie… when my soon-to-be sister-in-law gave me the opportunity to try out some designs on a wedding invite for her, I was beyond excited (may have even squealed a little) and I couldn’t be more in love with how they all came together!

First let me tell you of their wedding venue, a winery, it is gorgeous and full of so much character already on its own which, from what I have heard of the bride-to-be’s plans, is going to beautifully accented by the wedding decor.  For the wedding invites I felt we almost brought a teaser of the wedding day forward, the design was kept simple yet still elegant… from the soft mint background and simple white peonies and text, but then the gold accents were done in the perfect amount from the gold glitter buds on the invite front to the gold band and envelopes. But enough from me, check them out for yourself…

Gold, Mint, White Wedding Invitation Suite

And with all this wedding talk and wedding projects going on in my little craft space lately I thought I would share one more wedding invite shot from one of my first wedding projects, my very own wedding… Continue reading “It’s all in the Details: Wedding Invitations “

10 of My Favorite Pinterest Finds for Valentines & Free Printables!

Christmas is well over and it has been a whirlwind around here as we dive into the new year! We have been keeping busy kicking off the new year with house purging, reorganizing, and finishing all those home projects we keep talking about room by room (more on that in posts to come). But with the new year comes new holidays, and first off Valentines Day! So on that note, here are a few of my favorite Pinterest finds for DIYs & Printables for Valentines cards for the littles… Continue reading “10 of My Favorite Pinterest Finds for Valentines & Free Printables!”