when i was pregnant with lola i said that if this little baby girl makes it, we are having the biggest party ever to celebrate and after a crazy year and a miracle fighter baby, we were ready to party. we had a double rainbow party for the girls. it was a blast. lola turned 1 and madeira turned 9. i think my girls are even more amazing than a double rainbow even if it does go all the way across the sky.
birthday girl no. 1
shirt from the french press in santa barbara. narwahls and unicorns and rainbows. perfection.
especially with sangria. what even a kid party needs a little adult fun. right?
the kids got crazy creative with this. it was great.
we played guess who. photos of lola, madeira and mama. it was hard!
the birthday girl no. 2 with grandpa.
the kids didn’t mess around at the art table.
the lola and and madeira masks were a hit. as was the most amazing face painter ever. ask me if you ever need one in santa barbara. she is an artist.
our cakes & ice cream were done by donna gemberling with confectionately yours in santa barbara, as their gift. i mean seriously. gorgeous and delicious.
oh and that house, our friends let us “borrow” it for the party.
we so scored in the friend department. what a day.
i love these. perfect for a baby nursery or a wedding gift or . . .
shows your family history in a unique and beautiful way.
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photos from site
I am officially obsessed with this and am already wanting to plan a NYE party around it. Dying. Party in a Box. Done right. You get 3 fans, 3 bunting balls, 6 votive holders, 1 cocktail shaker, 1 serving tray & 6 champagne coupes! Such a great gift for your fun party throwing friend. Or if you are that party throwing friend, buy it for yourself. You deserve it. Then invite us over!
available at west elm
Seriously anytime you put a cactus in a pumpkin and spray paint other pumpkins gold, you know its gonna be a good nite.
It was a double oven kind of nite. Which meant my bangs were definitely curly. #hotcook
tic tac toe of puff pastry yumminess. cut your puff pastry into even squares, i may or may not have had to use a ruler and then add toppings. we did orange, sage, salt and honey, pear, honey and chevre and hot pepper jelly and chevre (inspired by martha, no link, it was in her mag)
chalkboard sign, chalkboard pen wouldn’t work, so i went old school with the dusty chalk.again, gold pumpkin. and rosemary wreaths on IRONED napkins with little name tags. just printed the names on kraft colored card stock and cut them into little flags and then used floral wire to form the rosemary into wreaths.
puff pastry appetizer
pear prosecco spritzers
recipe from so simpatico
roasted butter garlic sage chicken with pomegranate glaze on a bed of roasted veggies (i used apples, butternut squash and fingerling potatoes)
recipe from in sock monkey slippers
my favorite brussell sprout recipe of all time (i leave out the anchovies)
recipe from food & wine
chocolate cake and copious amounts of yummy wine
i super love my dad. like so much. my mom tries not to be jealous.
i am usually very sweet.
i like to point. it creates extra emphasis.
i like to wave. sometimes it means pick me up, sometimes it means i want more banana, sometimes it means hi, just depends.
this is my face i make when someone tries to mess with me. people messed with me a lot when i was first born and it makes me kinda get mad.
but i forgive pretty fast.
i love to stick my tongue out. i even know the word tongue. i don’t know the word mama, but i know the word tongue, so that is good.
i get naughty and stand up lots of places i am not supposed to.
i love cats. that is another word i can say. but i can’t say mama. did i tell you that?
we love this girl. she is funny, feisty, happy, kinda crazy, has had more owies in her short life than the rest of her family put together (see fat lip in photos) and she fills our hearts to the brim. can’t believe its been 10 months. her heart is healthy, we have been no where near a hospital in at least 3 months and she is tipping the charts at about 3%, looking chubby and well fed. in fact she will eat anything.
(oh and i’m totally ok with the fact that both girls first word was dada and that when they both see him, they swoon. cause he is a pretty great guy and kinda makes me swoon too)
Ok, this is pretty amazing. A two day “crafting community camp” at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. We love the Ace and we love crafts. And we love Splendid too. Enter to win a trip to the camp and $500 Splendid gift card. Yes Please!
We had the privilege of being included in the amazing Flutter Magazine again for their newest issue which is fabulous!
We used some of our vintage buttons to create super fun wax seals
(page 128, but do not miss a page!).
Check it out here!