October 28, 2017

It's my most favorite time of year - Halloween!  Unfortunately, it's been extremely hot here in LA lately - three days of triple digits - UGH!  Instead of an October full of sipping hot apple cider in our sweaters, we were painting witch's hats and playing skeleton Jenga in our undies! What to do...anyways, we're still trying to get in the spooky spirit over here, so here's a little glimpse into our Halloween decor and activities this year!

 My favorite...

August 23, 2017

It's that time of year again - the most wonderful time of the year for some of you. For others, it's the end of sleeping in, not packing lunches, and rushing off to activities. I'm in the latter of these two groups —while I'm glad that my kids are so happy to be back with their friends in school again, I'm not looking forward to crazy scheduled-ness of it all.  But, always, the time as come and the kiddos are headed back to school.  

Which means.....Wha...

July 15, 2017

Dive 'Under the Sea' for Liesl's bright and festive 7th birthday party!

My daughter Liesl, is animal obsessed.  I mean, completely in love with animals of almost any kind.  For her 7th birthday party, she told me (almost 9 months in advance, mind you) that she wanted to have a mobile aquarium to come to our house for her next birthday!  

Ok, I thought - well that's a tall order, but I'll see what I can do!  So, I got to work and found that I co...

June 6, 2017

Three and a half years ago (tear...), I posted photos of Maverick's Nautical Nursery, which I had designed.  I used a pale blue and white color palette and accented the room with sailing decor - sailboats, a boat helm, anchors, and other nautical elements. I adored this room!!!  Cut to three and a half years later - Maverick is now a busy boy, and we decided that it was finally time for a big boy bed!  

I wanted to change up his room slightly, but...

February 22, 2017

It's Award Season, everybody!  One of the best ways to beat the winter blues is to throw an Oscar or Movie Award Party! Maybe you are a movie buff, and having friends and family over for an Oscar Award Show Party. In today's post I'm featuring some super fun and unique ideas to make your event worthy of the "BEST PARTY" award and get you a nomination for "BEST HOSTESS"!  

Set the scene - TAKE ONE!  I've designed some super cute award...

October 26, 2016

Just wanted to do a quick post today - it's just a few days until Halloween and I'm sure many of you are knee-deep in planning for a Halloween party or get-together!  Here's a fun take on an idea to make some super spooky milk bottles for your drinks!

 To make these milk bottles, I used a cutting machine (like a Silhoutte or Cricut) and cut out SVG files for all different kinds of Halloween characters - vampire, witch, mummy, jack-o-lantern, bats, ghost, and...

October 22, 2016

Ok folks, I'm pretty excited about today's post, and I hope you are, too! I'm coming at ya with the 'mother of all bar carts' - a spooky, scary, irresistibly fun Boos-y Bar Cart for your Halloween party!

As you may or may not know, Halloween is one of my most favorite holidays - especially in the decorations department. In my opinion, the higher the gross factor, the higher the fun. Eyeballs in your drink?  I love it! But why should the kids get to have...