Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Dinner

Hope you all had a happy Easter! We hosted dinner at our house with 2 other couples. It was a beautiful low key day starting at church, then having appetizers/dinner and spending the rest of the afternoon in our courtyard playing bocce ball and basking in the sun. 
The Easter candy bar!

Appetizers and champagne cocktails. We had goat cheese/honey with crackers, deviled eggs, and homemade caramel Chex Mix.

The colorful table...I grew these little pots of grass in less then a week!

Each person had a mini Easter basket filled with candy on their plate and a dyed egg with their name on it as their place setting.

Ready to eat! Ham, bacon wrapped asparagus, rolls, scalloped potatoes, and a colorful salad.

The fun (childish:) dirt cups I made for dessert.

E loved her Easter basket...still playing with the empty plastic eggs 4 days later.

Monday, April 7, 2014

DIY Chandelier Do-Over

I have had this Urban Outfitters chandelier for over 4 years now and I loved it but am ready for something new. I haven't found another plug in chandelier I have loved so I thought I would change up the one I have by adding chicken wire of course...ha! Here is what I did...
My chandelier before.

I needed chicken wire, yellow paint and a brush.

I painted the chicken wire the same color as the chandelier.

After letting it dry I molded it in a circle around the chandelier and attached the wires together.

My final project! I love how it is different enough to keep me happy until I find something else.

Before and After...have a fabulous rest of the week! xoxo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Evangeline Turns One!

After weeks of posts about party prep leading up to this I am finally posting E's party pics! I love this party planning stuff so when I decided I wanted to throw a 1st birthday party for our little lady my creative wheels started turning. Of course a hundred ideas came to my mind and I finally settling on the bright colors. I had seen a bright colored mural in our neighborhood that I thought would be a great backdrop for a photo of her. After taking the picture and actually having it turn out I was excited to go with this theme! (above is the photo we used for the invitations)

Party favors and party hats!

Bagel bar and a bowl of donut holes!

Also a yogurt parfait bar, 'E' shaped Rice Krispie bars drizzled with white chocolate, lots of fruit, a bowl of Cheerios for the little ones and of course birthday cake!

'Happy Birthday to you...'

Yeah, she loved it!

Opening her gifts after the party was over. She loved all the paper and ribbons!

Family photo:)

And the 12 month board from a few weeks ago. (her party was before she actually turned 12 months..therefor the missing photo)

I can't believe a year has flown by and how much love and joy this little lady has brought to our lives. Can't wait to see what's in store for this year. xoxo