Friday, November 15, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I love me a seasonal picture frame. Have I said that before? Anyway I also love me scrapbooking. Man I sound old. Anyway, all that being said Thanksgiving picture frames are far and few between so I grabbed a stack of scrapbooking paper and took matters into my own hands. Pop over to I Love to Create to see what Tallulah and I came up with. Yup, there is a kids project sidebar.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Halloween is over but Dia de los Muertos is here! How are you going to celebrate? Might I suggest an up-cycled Day of the Dead craft? Pop over to the I Love to Create blog to see how you can transform an old milk carton into a festive decoration.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
I'm kinda obsessed with Halloween. Have you heard? This weekend I threw my 5th annual Pint Sized Halloween Party. My my how the party has grown. With each year the guest list gets bigger and the party tables of food multiply to feed them. You can't just set your witch finger cookies and mummy dogs out on a paper plate and call it a day. The art of setting the perfect party table takes days, weeks and careful planning. Let me take you on a little journey in time back through mine.
I threw Tallulah a Halloween party before I threw her first Birthday Party. Ok, I threw myself a party too, but I like to pretend these Halloween parties are for my kids. Back in 2009 there was just a handful of guests and not even a festive tablecloth on the table. I had much to learn about table setting and camera focus.
Year number two I kicked things up a notch and so did my friends. Guests were kinda enough to bring fancy cupcakes and eerie eyeballs. I loved the pot luck idea. This was before Baxter and his peanut allergy. I know all the rage is to have one long table up against a wall but I find a round table people can walk around works quite nicely.
By the third years things started getting all fancy. We upgraded from not only a table full of food but a bar too. More people means more hungry tummies. Plus when you have more tables of food it creates less of a bottleneck in traffic. See more pictures from this party here.
In 2012 the lovely and talented Jennifer M. Ramos came over to photograph the party and the spread. Food tables were inside and outside on tables, bars and counters. God bless the deep freeze. Yup, that is my secret trick. I start baking WAY ahead and put all the goodies into the deep freeze. Sneaky hugh? With Baxter's food allergy I don't allow anyone to bring food into the house, especially baked goods. See more pictures from this party here.
This weekend was the 5th Annual Pint Sized Halloween Party. This year also doubled as a housewarming party at our new digs. We moved in late this summer and rather than start decorating a normal house I jumped right in to decorating a Halloween house. Over the past 5 years our guest list has grown from 20 people to more like 120 people this year. We even had bartenders! Most of my centerpieces were thrifted (Frankenstein head and band major hat) or found on the curb (big polka dot covered cake stands) my mother arranged the flowers. See it does not take much to make a party table special. What will you be putting on your Halloween table this year?
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Halloween party planning madness continues around these parts. I'm hoping for nice weather to coral people onto my patio and into the yard. I couldn't leave my patio furniture as is, oh no. Instead I gave everything a Halloween makeover complete with custom stenciled pillows. Pop over to the I Love to Create blog for the full tutorial.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
A few years back my buddy Vickie Howell made a witch costume for my daughter Tallulah. Some of my photos of her ever were taken of her in said costume. I have several framed around the house and even once made a Wee Witch Shrine with one of the photos. 5 years later I am still working that photo shoot. I've always wanted to add glowing eyes to some of my Halloween photos so today I did. Pop over to the I Love to Create blog to see how it is done.