Monday, January 24, 2011

Ladybugs & Polka Dots are Taking Over...

my life & my house! Julianna's birthday is only days away{Friday!} ::tearslotsoftears:: and her big birthday party extravaganza is on Sunday!! ::eeekk:: Can you say crunch time? My to-do list seems a mile long and every time I cross something off the list another thing is added! Luckily my mom and SIL  came over this past Saturday to help out and I definitely put them to work! I am so thankful to have them!

I know I haven't posted too many details about the party other than the fact that the theme is pink and green ladybugs & polka dots. I guess I have been too busy obsessing planning & creating (I use that term loosely)  to actually sit down and write about it. I also didn't want to give too many party details away because some who will be attending the party also read my blog and I wanted to try and keep things under wraps until the big day! I am kind of weirdo like that. Forgive me?

So some may remember a post from November about me trying to be crafty and make some of the decor myself, like the centerpieces I have changed the topiaries a bit and love the way they have turned out! I also decided to make a ribbon wreath for the front door. I have seen these being sold on Etsy for upwards of $35.00! I made mine for about $15.00! I'm sure I could have made it even cheaper but the ribbon I used was kind of pricey. I am making/made a few other things and I am praying it all turns out well!

 This is now how the centerpieces will look. I am very happy with the way they turned out!

 This is my interpretation of a ribbon wreath. I chose to make it a little differently than some of the ones I had originally seen. It may not be perfect but I don't think it's too bad for my first attempt!

This little number will be apart of the decor. I have a lot of them! & let's just say I never dreamed that one day I would have about 200 yards of tulle in my house!

The invitation. I LOVE how it turned out! My friend Becca at Jumping Jax Designs made them for me and they are perfect! If you ever need invitations, cards or even a blog makeover, Becca is your girl!

Only 6 days of party prep. left!!

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  1. WOW, ONE YEAR...isn't it crazy! Great sneak the DIY projects!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out:) Love the tutu..I can't wait to get one (or several:) for my little girl too when she arrives!! Have fun.

  2. Jules is *almost* one year old! Wow! The suspense is killing me - I can't wait to see the pictures and hear about the party! From the few clues you are giving away, it sounds like it's gonna be great. I love those centerpieces. Good job! :)

  3. Super cute crafty decor! You're making me think I need to step it up for my lil man first birthday in a few weeks!

    Came to you by way of Bloggy Moms, stop by my blog if you get a chance!

    Ry @

  4. Love it! Super cute! My little guys birthday I'm sure will be a big event here as well! I'm a new follower from bloggy moms. Check out my blog and follow too. :) - Brooke

  5. This is so adorable! I miss my girls being babies! :( I'm following from Bloggy Moms :)

  6. WOW! What a talent! Those are gorgeous :)

  7. Thank you! Thank you! You are all soo sweet! :)

  8. I am terrible at reading blogs today so I just saw this but thanks for the shout out and WOW you are one crazy awesome crafty mama!