Sunday, October 31, 2010

birthday wishes

tomorrow is my birthday and i love presents. i have been dreaming of things that i think would make great gifts, because they're all the things i want. a girl can dream, can't she?

1. navy blue jack purcell's, size 8
2. melissa button frye boots, size 8
3. tweed blazer from emerson made. or anything from that shop. seriously.
4. hoop earrings from melissa joy manning. every girl needs an essential like hoops.
5. left handed calligraphy set.
6. ok, ANY jewelry from melissa joy manning, like this sweet and delicate bracelet.
7. 4 edge wine glasses from crate & barrel. my sweet mom surprised me with a set of 8 one christmas and only 4 have survived the years.
8. aspen dinnerware from crate & barrel. i have some nice black & white damask dinnerware right now but i'm looking to tone it down a bit.
9. *see #6.
10. dwell studio for target bedding.
11. blasippa bedding from ikea. our room needs a makeover, and quick!

this list also doubles as a christmas list. *wink*

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Super Hero 4th Birthday

super hero 4th birthday party (read: spiderman party masked as super hero party.)
see this blog post. :)

this lovely handmade cake was made by the one and only Kahea from the blog Tickle Cake. she's an artist turned cake decorator and she made this cake for me as a trade for her daughter's baby announcements. i love trades. they make me happy.

some of our close friends picked up some spiderman comics that we used as decorations around the room and on the cake wall. thanks chris and melissa!

bunting, of course. made out of comic book pages and the polka dot paper that lined the envelopes for the invitations.

my favorite part: the decorate-your-own-super-hero-cape craft. it was so cute seeing all the kids running around with their very own cape.

just a little sticky back felt and glitter foam board. i precut the fabric and hot glued velcro to the straps. i kept the craft was super simple because we had over 20 kids and it was a parent-assisted craft so i wanted to make sure it was fast enough for everyone to make one.

one of many spiderman gifts big A received. all in all, it was a hit.