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Sunday
Feb132011

avery's second birthday

This year's birthday celebration for Avery was small but still sweet.  She had a fun time, especially with all the balloons (but really, what two-year-old doesn't love balloons?!).  Since her birthday is near Valentine's Day, red and pink served as color inspiration.  We'll see what Avery decides on for next year!

From left to right, top to bottom:

Valentine I love you mix from Papabubble in NY.  Each piece of candy is a work of art.

Cookies from IKEA with a smattering of heart-shaped sprinkles.

White peach marshmallows from our local Blackmarket Bakery.

Coconut meringues from Blackmarket Bakery.

Mother's Circus Animal cookies.  A classic.

Recycled heart-shaped crayon favors.

Blackmarket Bars from Blackmarket Bakery.

Mini Creme Brulee Tarts from Blackmarket Bakery.  Definitely some of their best tarts!

Kettle-cooked jellies from Trader Joe's.  Avery absolutely loves these.

Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes from Susiecakes.  Best cupcakes in town!

A make-your-own-snack mix bar with pink polka dot portion cups from Bake It Pretty.

Avery's kid-sized table made by Way Basics.

Friday
Feb112011

avery's valentines

This year, Avery was old enough to make her own valentines.  We started our project a couple of weeks ago, inspired by this blog post.  Avery had a fun time scribbling on different shades of red and pink paper, then I cut out hearts using this Marvy craft punch, printed a little message and pasted some patterned wrapping paper on the back.  Each valentine went into a glassine envelope with some bits of beautiful hand-pulled candy from Papabubble in NY.  The last step was sealing each envelope with washi tape.

It was such a fun process!  Thanks to lovelydesign for your inspiration.

Wednesday
Feb092011

heart-shaped recycled crayons

I've been busy the last couple of weeks making things for Avery's upcoming birthday and Valentine's Day!  Here are some heart-shaped crayons that I made to pass out for Avery's second birthday.  I can't believe my baby is almost two!  Here is a link to the how-to.  I made different shapes for Christmas presents in December and will post a few photos of those in the near future.

Wednesday
Dec292010

christmas 2010

Here's a little summary of this year's Christmas with Avery!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

 

Friday
Oct292010

nightmare before christmas party

Check out the genius birthday party my cousin Amy threw for her son Logan!  It was Nightmare Before Christmas-themed and oozed tons of Halloween inspiration!  I loved the vast array of spooky treats (the Children of the Kettlecorn and Zombie Fingers were among my faves) and the amazing details and time put into the eerily delightful decor and styling of the party.  The kids enjoyed decorating cookies, making aprons and painting Halloween-themed photo holders!