Friday, February 17, 2017

Rose's 90th

This past weekend I had the pleasure of helping Sam's aunt throw a 90th birthday party for her sweet mother, Miss Rose. Rose is everything I want to be when I'm 90. She's this tiny little redhead who almost always his a drink in her hand (sounds a lot like me already, haha). I was so honored to be asked to help throw such a monumental event, I couldn't say no!

I immediately got my wedding florist (and friend) LeeLina Martin on board. I adore LeeLina. Working with her is always a dream and I love that she has a unique style all her own.
(She did the flowers for our wedding and Danica's baby shower.) She created some of the most stunning arrangements and helped adorn the centerpieces that were all photos of Miss Rose.

My absolute favorite element of the day though, was the welcome sign. 
I picked up the chalkboard at Hobby Lobby, and using my Cricut Explore Air 2, I turned a boring chalkboard into a custom welcome sign! And then LeeLina added her florals and OMG... ALL the heart eyed emojis!!
I made a few other fun decor elements using my Cricut, like this custom cake topper.
As always, I didn't take nearly as many photos of the final product as I should have but the party was a great success and I think Rose really enjoyed it. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hands Down

This past weekend I saw my favorite band Dashboard Confessional. I make it a point to see them every time they come to town. Once I even went to Montreal to see them!

Luckily Saturday was local, at the Wiltern. They offer an awesome VIP package that was totally worth the money. 
We ended up right in the front! 
It's safe to say I swooned for a good two hours straight. 

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We had such a great time at the show on Saturday, that Sunday morning we looked to see if there were any tickets left to the show at the Observatory and there were! So we bought them and went again on Monday!
Chris Carabba will always hold a special place in my heart. His music has been the pulse of so many of my most favorite memories. If you've never seen him, go buy tickets... like now.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Currently Crushing On // Etsy Edition

Lately I've been working harder than ever on my Etsy shop. That being said, all the time I've been spending on Etsy, I have wandered down the Etsy rabbit hole a time or two and found some things that I am currently swooning over and wanted to share.
(Which Should Look Familiar)
And that rounds out my current top 10 Etsy crushes. Do you have anything you've had all the heart eyed emoji's for? I'd love to see!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Doggy Adoption Day!

A year ago today, Sam and I went to an adoption event thrown by our favorite Dachshund rescue (Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles). As we walked out the door to head to the event, I stopped and turned to Sam and told him "We are just going to look. We are NOT getting a dog today." Fast forward to about 4 minutes into the event and this happens. 
Needless to say, we came home with two dogs that day. 
They had been called Ariel and Olaf since their rescue from the shelter but those names just weren't "them". The day we got them also happened to be the day "The X-Files" returned to television after almost 15 years off the air. We knew it was a sign to name them Scully and Mulder. 

They have been such a wonderful addition to our lives. There's nothing quite like coming home every day to a wagging tail. Sure, sometimes they pee in the house when it's raining (they are dachshunds after all), or I catch them with one of my slippers in their mouths, but I wouldn't want it any other way. Happy Adoption Day my loves!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Make America CREATE Again!

Happy Friday friends! 
No matter what your stance is on current events... I think we can all get on board with this, am I right??

Monday, January 16, 2017

Crafts & Cocktails!

 This year I decided to do something different for my birthday. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I love to host parties. After going back and forth on ideas, I landed on something I can't believe I never thought of before... A Crafts & Cocktails Crafternoon!

As always, I had my girl Erin whip up some SUPER cute invitations.

Using the color scheme from the invitations I found this PERFECT collection of party goods. I mean... is this not to DIY for?? (See what I did there??)
 Also using Erin's design, I created these invitation tags (because no invitation is completely without one).
I grabbed some gold and peach yarn from my stash and voila! Invitations are complete!
Lets jump right into the photos shall we??

A great time was had by all! I can't wait to do it again!

Venue: The Current // Cake: Sweet & Saucy // Cake Topper, Photobooth Props and Banner: Not So Cli-Shea //Event Styling & Decor: Not So Cli-Shea // Photos: Jen of Something Turquoise // Marble Hexagon Place Card Coasters: Something Turquoise DIY