Saturday, September 12, 2015

turning 5 and a butterfly party

My baby turned 5 this summer! 5 suddenly seems so big. I'm seeing how the year fly by, as everyone told me they would with kids. 5, 10, goes quick if you don't stop and take a breath. And there's not often much time to stop and take that breath. 

To celebrate this milestone, we held a pretty little butterfly party for Sage. This party was much different than the big ones we've had in the past which included a huge group of family and friends. This was a big girl celebration - an intimate party with a handful of girls in Sage's JK who were continuing on with her to SK, so they could bond and reconnect over the summer before they headed back to school.

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to transform these dollar store butterflies into pretty butterfly crowns, and how lovely they looked awaiting our guests' arrival.

 A 'ReBashed' fabric strip backdrop.

Pretty and edible butterfly cake toppers from IncrEDIBLE Toppers.

Let's take another look at the cuppies, shall we? When I spotted these 'coral, mint, and sage' edible paper toppers I knew they would be perfect.

The tablescape. Sage helped make the muffin paper butterflies we placed all over the room.

My attempt at chalkboard art.


Sage is obsessed with s'mores and sprinkles, so I knew she would devour this dessert.

Pretty Queen Anne's Lace picked from a nearby field. Matching loot bag tags.

My baby is 5 years old! And growing into such an amazing young lady.

This was such a fun and easy party. Everyone had a blast. High five, Sage!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Lemonade Stand Third Birthday!

Here are some pics from my daughter's Lemonade Stand Third Birthday Party! For the full post, please head over to the ReBash blog.





Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

happy's been a while

It's been a while! Here are some updates from the past few months.

Amanda Forrest's branding needed an update, so we created this cool metallic logo.

I've also been working pretty hard on the branding, packaging and website for this amazing product. I've tried it. It really does work! And well!

My sister refinished this beautiful buffet for our dining room, and I had my young daughter's watercolour painting enlarged onto a canvas for some wall art. 

We sent out our holiday cards...

I made pure vanilla extract for Christmas presents. It felt nice to make a handmade/homemade gift! And it was pretty simple aside from the part where I had to shake the bottles every day for two months. Vanilla beans were from this local company, and instructions to make your own pure vanilla bean extract are here.

I'm of course working very hard on ReBash, A Different Kind of Wedding Show, with Jessica

And the girls handed out their Valentine's today at school. Sage gave her classmates slime (thanks to Jessica and Mr. H. for the inspiration) and Finley gave her classmates bubbles. 

Oh! And I gained two new nephews this week! Both my sister and my sister-in-law had baby boys this past week. Welcome Ari and Carter! Photos to come.

Thanks for stopping in and getting the update. Have and amazing Valentine and Family Day weekend!