Posted on April 20, 2012
I had a great time in Sacramento this week for baby M.’s newborn session. She was so full of smiles! Typically, I’m lucky to catch even one smiling picture, but with her session, she was smiling left and right! Here are three favorites for a little sneak peek…
Posted on April 16, 2012
My son turned six last month and I had tons of fun planning a camping themed party for him! If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably already know that I’m a bit obsessed with party planning. I was really excited with how this party came together… Lots of work but it paid off when my little Gavin told me that his party ROCKED!
I ordered the invitations and all the tags from BrightSide Prints and was so pleased with how everything turned out. Jill did an amazing job designing everything!
I made the cake with homemade chocolate mousse (try this recipe!!!) and saved some marshmallow ghosts from Halloween for the party. I was definitely planning ahead! The acorn idea was a Pinterest find and they were super easy and REALLY yummy!
The s’mores bar recipe was the BEST bar recipe I have ever eaten (if you’re a fan of s’mores… which I am! Try it!). Recipe found HERE.
The camp cookies were purchased on ETSY here. I’m not usually a fan of sugar cookies, but these were seriously delicious!
The day of the party turned out to be bright and sunny but very, VERY windy. That combo caused all the chocolate to melt and everything to blow all over the place, so I ultimately had to bring everything inside… try to ignore the cluttter in the background! I like how the mason jar drink cups turned out and the paper on them doubled as a place to write their names and keep track of which drink was for each child!
I also bought some plain muslin bags online and then stamped on each of them… aren’t the little tags cute? (also from Brightside Prints.) The Trail Mix Bar turned out to be a huge hit with all the kids!
The big finale was the marshmallow shooters (my hubby also made and spray painted all ten of these! He was so helpful with the party planning and ran the party while I was running around like crazy taking pictures!). The kids had a little marshmallow war in the backyard. SO fun!!!
Whew! Aaaaaaand now to plan the next party! Hahaha!