Monday, April 21, 2014

DIY: Thank You Card Gift

As I was helping my sister plan and style her daughter's first birthday, one of the tasks were to print her thank you cards from the GORGEOUS Anders Ruff printables package she purchased. After I printed the cute thank you cards, added jewels and bought the envelopes, I knew that I needed a cute way to present this to my sister.
I found a cute and CHEAP chevron portfolio at Target ($1 center) and simply placed everything inside. Below is a guide to the elements that were included and the finished product.

Items to include:
thank you cards
return address labels
stamps - custom made with my nieces face on it (
cupcake closure stickers

Items needed:
alphabet stickers
portfolio/case for elements

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oh Joy! for Nod

If you have followed my blog you know I am OBSESSED with Land of Nod. I am also obsessed with bloggers but that is for another post. I have been lucky enough to befriend a fabulous woman named Katie who does PR for Land of Nod. She has been so kind to include me in Southern California Nod Events.

Two weeks ago, I attended the launch of Oh Joy for Nod. Joy Cho is a blogger/designer/uber talented woman and has designed a new bedding collection for Land of Nod. You can follow her here: She also just launched an awesome party line at Target. And yes, I did buy almost everything.

And now for the fabulousness of the party. I realized after I got home that I did not take any pictures of the actual bedding line (I have a boy!). The party was so well designed and the space was amazing that I completely overlooked the obvious! Oops.

The event was held at The Fig House which was designed by Emily Henderson of HGTV. I am a HUGE fan and she was in attendance but I did not have the courage to introduce myself. Star struck! lol. You can read all about her journey on the space here:
And now for pictures of the gorgeous and fun party!

The courtyard of the space was set-up with tents, kids toys, the Nod bus and an amazing photo booth. Here is my son holding the adorable ice cream cone pillow from the collection at the photo booth.
I love big balloons and these pink ones were in a corner and so cute against the bright walls.
Fun flowers in ice cream cones. Brillant. The cones were real and used throughout the space.
My son loving the giant balloons. Many kids were mesmerized and playing with these balloons.
Crafting Community was in attendance doing two fun crafts. Oh how I love this company!
Here is a great shot of that gorgeous emerald green couch, signage and the giant balloons. I was pretty obsessed.
The goodie bag set-up was so well styled it was difficult to keep my son away. Who doesn't love some poms?
My son and a friend enjoying the bubbles. You can see behind them the adorable Land of Nod tents set-up and the fabulous campfire pillows. Love!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Home Redesign: Dining Table

If you are following my home redesign, you know that I am currently knee deep into a redesign at my house. I have a huge open family room that I have struggled with since I moved in. It was initially set-up with a living room and a family room (I have a formal dining room that is separate). I NEVER used the living room portion. Literally never sat on the couch. After 3.5 years, I knew I had to make a change.
My first big purchase after hiring a designer to help me with space planning was a new dining room table.
You can see the floor plan here:
The table is from Restoration Hardware and you can find it here: