Monthly Archives: May 2013

DIY island-inspired backyard bash

It’s that time of year again.  Dust off the patio furniture and light up those tiki torches.  Inside the glossy pages of the June 2013 issue of Marie Claire magazine, I plan your summer soiree for you!  Dig that coconut bra and grass skirt out because you’re having a tiki party and it’s going to be the most fun. Invite me why don’t you?  xo, AE

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art inspired bridal shower invitations

Look at me go, blogging away these days.  I thought you might like to see these invitations I made for Megan’s bridal shower.  She is an artist at heart and we played off of that for her party.  I also got to whip out the watercolors for this one, which hasn’t happened since at least 1998, so that was fun.  And yes, I did borrow some paint swatches from Home Depot, but I bet someone going to this party will be inspired to paint their powder room blush. I found a little quote that I used at the bottom, “art and love are the same thing: it’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” So true. xo

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DIY baby shower invitations

So I have this friend who is a twin.  We met in second grade, well, I actually met her twin sister Lindsey because Lindsey was in my class.  I didn’t even know there was another one when I did the unthinkable: I invited Lindsey but not Melissa to my second grade birthday party.  In my defense (besides the defense where I didn’t know she existed) who invites people to their birthday parties when they have never met?  Needless to say, my birthday party was killer and she never got over it.  Luckily, she has let me spend the past 25 or so years making up for it.

So when she found out she was expecting, you know I got on that like white on rice.  Take a little look-see at the invitations that I made for her baby shower.  Hank’s nursery has an alphabet/ transportation theme and Melissa painted an incredible mural on one of the walls, so I used that as my inspiration.  Behold: B is for boy.find a wedding planner