August 18, 2013

Wellies in Maine

Oh how we love Maine... 

 My husband and I have a love for the East Coast, specifically Maine. This summer we had the most amazing getaway with my in-laws, brother-in-law & his fiance, in a remote town (Little Deer Isle) where the cool & wet weather were a welcome change from the 110+ temps we left behind. We think it's the best kept secret in the US... at least for a few months out of the year!

 I've wanted a really good reason to purchase a nice pair of rain boots so when we booked the trip, I was on it. I really didn't think we'd NEED them due to rain, but envisioned myself with my little guy walking along the rocky beach in our matching boots. I guess I've just always associated Maine with "Wellies." My impractical, heavy, bulky items that were squeezed into the suitcases weren't so impractical after all & turned out to be the best items packed! The boots saved us... they kept us dry, warm, clean and of course *stylish* in Maine!

Rainy day in Blue Hill...

 Clamming in Little Deer Isle...
Now I really looked like the smart one who packed boots! 

We found just three clams that weren't edible & LOTS & LOTS of delicious (hubby's fave) mussels!

With the Schooner Captain for our ride in Penobscot Bay... 

And a few of my faves...

Thank you, Maine!
 Thank you for the many "Firsts," the $3.50/lb lobster, the mussels on "our beach," the exposure to different lifestyles, wildlife and scenery but most of all, for the family time we spent creating wonderful memories. 

August 11, 2013


Celebrating a birthday in August, in Phoenix, is not always an easy task. But my lovely client and I pulled off a fun party indoors, to celebrate her youngest daughter's 1st birthday. The luau was complete with mini ham & cheese fish shaped sandwiches and mini fruit kabobs, a dessert bar, sand castle building for toddlers & a play pool full of small beach balls to entertain the babies. My client prepared a delicious spread of Hawaiian style fare for parents and a fun time was had by all at this special 1st birthday celebration!

I love to come up with unique ideas and create items for parties that will make them extra special.
Take a look at many details that went into styling the Luau Party...


Invitation Design: Mouw Designs (I added a little raffia to each invite)

Desert Table & Backdrop Design: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Hibiscus Garland & Candy Trio: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Palm Tree & Hibiscus Cookies: The Cake Baketress

Hawaiian Luau Cake: The Cake Baketress

Mini Cupcakes: Pink Velvet Cakery

Beverage Fan Board: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Round Water Bottle Tags: Mouw Designs
Chevron Digital Paper: Lane & May Studio
Large & Small Water Bottle Design: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Dining Tables
Dining Table Design: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Mini Poms: PomLove
Chevron Digital Paper: Lane & May Studio
Centerpiece Design: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events

Sand Castle Building Station

Sand Castle:
Rice Krispie treats in several different shapes, frosting to hold them together, a little brown sugar around the bottom, flag on top & a few chocolate treats in the shape of sea shells

Luau Favors
Hawaiian cookie, fish finger puppet, bubbles & a sea shell

Thank you Tags: Mouw Designs

Birthday Girl & her pretty Mommy!
Birthday Girl Styling: Savvy Styled Sessions & Events
Numbered Hibiscus Onesie: Blueberry Hill

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