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Golden State Warriors Birthday Party

My youngest one recently turned two and we decided last minute to throw him a birthday party. He loves sports which is great for us because we are a big sports family. He particularly loves baseball and basketball and since the Golden State Warriors had just won the 2015 championships, we decided to throw him a Dub Nation party. Having two kids and not much outside help, I really had to limit myself in the party planning process. As much as I love doing it, I had to set some boundaries (or more like my husband had to :)).

I think the natural idea for any type of sports themed party is to do ticket invites so I had a little photoshoot with my little guy, added some blue lasers in photoshop and off to the presses it went. A friend had donated her laminator to me and I had been going crazy doing some DIY foiling with it. We also got lucky as USPS just released some awesome looking Wilt Chamberlin stamps. Also sent an invite to my homey, Steph Curry cuz you know, we tight like that. :P

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 Since it was summer, we had the party at a nearby park. Everyone came decked out in their Warriors gear.

Decorations at a park are a pain so we just went with some simple blue and yellow decor. The fun part for me was redrawing the starting line up in this chibi-like cartoons. I really get a kick out of redrawing anyone and anything into these little characters. It’s a weird hobby of mine.

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By the way, my Silhouette Portrait cut these bad boys out. I never have to buy another birthday banner again, EVAR.

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Years and years ago, at the advice of a friend, my husband bought me a button machine for my birthday. Initially, he didn’t understand what in the world I would use a button machine for. Well, DH, it is to make awesome button party favors for our son’s birthday, obvis.

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Now let me tell you about this double shot basketball hoop. I searched around to see how much it would cost to rent this thing. Everywhere I checked was going upwards of $350 for 2 hours. $350??? I figured a used one on eBay must be less. Fortunately for me, it was on sale on Amazon for a whopping $160. Add to Cart. Done. Despite the brunt of building it and dragging it to the park, it was a hit. My son LOVED it. He couldn’t even reach it but he absolutely loved it. I’ll admit, my husband and I stayed up a few nights duking it out as well. Great for kids AND adults!

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 As my kids get older, there has to be a little more entertainment at these parties. We brought out our Little Tikes hoops for some toddler balling action.

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Food. Food is very important. There must always be enough, and there must always be a ton left. We hired an amazing taco cart guy who made their tortillas fresh ON THE SPOT. It was some legit tacos. We also had a few other more kid-friendly snacks. Would’ve loved to have made some basketball-themed food but time got in the way.

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Happy Birthday, little one! Keep practicing and most importantly, enjoy playing!!

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Golden State Warriors Thank You Card

 

 

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A Vintage Summer Wedding

This year, we have twelve weddings to attend. Twelve!!! And it’s not like I can say not because it some of my favorite people getting married! Therefore, there will be a smattering of wedding posts in the new few weeks.

One of the more recent weddings we attended was someone I’ve known since 13, a childhood friend, Jessie. She asked me to run her wedding and I obliged so I didn’t capture that many details but I know her lovely photographer, Nick Radford who shot this wedding will have many good ones to share. The wedding was held at the beautiful Orcutt Ranch  in southern California. It’s a state park so cost for rental isn’t as high as other venues.

They also asked me to design their invitations. Something clean and art-deco. Jessie really wanted to incorporate rose gold foiling into the invite which we did. Hopefully I’ll have some better shots soon!


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rose gold foil invites

The bride DIY-ed some really adorable hot air balloon centerpieces out of paper lanterns, yarn and potted succulents.
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 Congrats to the lovely couple.

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Free Pride & Prejudice Valentine Printable

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and we are all scrambling to find a unique Valentine’s Day card for that special someone or special someones! There are so many fun DIY valentine’s nowadays that I wanted to jump in and make one of my own featuring one of my favorite books and couple, Mr. Darcy and Ms. Elizabeth Bennett of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. I love their love-hate relationship and their love banter. I just had to do one of them and share it with you all!

Download the free valentine printable here! 2UP on a letter size paper at a 4Bar size.

 

pride and prejudice free valentine printable

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New Holiday Products in the Shop

They’re here again! Our 2014 Christmas Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas and our 2015 Birds of a Feather calendar available in small version and wall calendar. We also have a few new Christmas card designs as well as other unique Christmas gifts now up in our Etsy shop!

 Baby’s First Christmas Ornament 2014

Hang Tag Christmas Ornament 

Hangtag Christmas Ornament Wood engraved

Birds of a Feather 2015 Small Wall Calendar (5×7″)

 

2015 Wall Calendar

2015  Wall Bird Calendar (large)

2015 poster calendar

 

Flappy Holidays Penguin Christmas Card

Penguin Christmas Card

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