a little pumpkin's first birthday party

Monday, October 31, 2011

my little nephew, david, had a perfect little pumpkin's 1st birthday party last weekend and we all had a blast at his party! his mom (my niece), ailynne and the whole family pulled all their creative ideas together and hosted a fun festive fall party for the kiddos!  

ailynne's sister, anne-marie, decorated the buffet area with adorable hanging balloons and paper poms. delicious traditional filipino food were served for lunch!

the backyard was decked out with bales of hay and baby pumpkins for a fun photo area!

the cake looked and tasted divine. how lovely that it's displayed with orange burlap.
the dessert table was so tempting with french macarons, pumpkin cake balls and cupcakes!

there was a bounce house, facepainting and twist up balloons for the kiddie guests to enjoy and boy, they sure did! 

thanks ailynne for sharing all the photos from the party and for having us over! we had so much fun especially aston!

party sources :

invites + pumpkin flags + favor stickers : GO AGAINST THE GRAIN
mini chiavari chairs : PARTY EXPLOSION
twist up balloons service :  TWIST UP BALLOONS
personalized birthday shirt : LACEY KAYE CREATIONS
french macarons : THE SWEET BOUTIQUE
poster + pumpkin patch sign : WALMART
balloons decor + poms : ANNE-MARIE
bounce house/moonwalk : MOONWALK WONDERS
hay bales : STEINHAUSER'S
photography : ANNE-MARIE

pre-holiday shopping guide

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

are you excited for the holiday season? you bet, i am! 

jump start your holiday shopping at BUSHEL & PECK paper by taking advantage of their ongoing pre-holiday sale good until Oct. 31st! 

i am excited to share a few gift items perfect for the little ones and what's great - they're ALL on sale! 

these polkdot mary janes are so sweet! 
they are currently 20% OFF with code : TINYTOES

no code necessary for this one!

lastly, B+P paper's sister store, MODERN CLASSIC PAPER is closing shop and ALL photos are 30% off with code : SOLONGSALE


so, what are you waiting for ? 

shop now till Oct. 31st, enter code : GETSHOPPING and get 10% OFF total purchase! start shopping HERE

monday's desserts

Monday, October 24, 2011

it is true when they say, you can have your cake and eat it too! 

happy sweet monday to all!

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friday pinning!

Friday, October 21, 2011

this is still a party blog, by the way, in case you're wondering. just needed to interrupt our usual programming to share some of my favorite fall looks especially when we had really nice cool fall weather (finally!) since monday. well, it still gets warm later in the day but i'm just thrilled to bust out my sweaters and scarves when i leave the house early in the morning! 

my style board in pinterest is packed with inspiration and here are a few fall looks i adore. i am loving the tomboy-look with fashion essentials of a luxurious fitted leather jacket, a pair of old worn boyfriend jeans, a well-made all-around coat, great plaid shirts, a sequined top (to add a tiny sparkle), black boots and the perfect oversized tote! 

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the weekend is here and it looks lovely outside! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND everybody!


i am linking this friday post to 5 MINUTES JUST FOR ME pinning and singing linky party and PAW PRINTS AND PASTRY BAGS pinnable me fridays!

sweet as caramel

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

not sure why everyone loves caramel but i am one for sure to like any dessert or drink with it. i know it's very sweet and having it on rare occasions is more than enough to satisfy my craving. but that's not to say the same with my almost daily starbucks skinny caramel latte fix....here are a few caramel dessert recipes i am wanting to try!
{click links for recipe or where to buy}


minnie's caramel cake


caramel-wrapped marshmallows, you can buy them HERE


                                                          dermerara salted butter caramel

           do you have a caramel recipe to share? 

thanksgiving dinner musts

Monday, October 17, 2011

i'm just gathering ideas for our own little family's thanksgiving dinner and since i was in pinterest wasteland most of the weekend, i stumbled upon lots of ideas that you can certainly adapt in your own thanksgiving celebration! 


i just saw these dinner napkins and instantly fell in love with it's rustic feel. perfect for thanksgiving dinner! 

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a simple but pretty tablesetting

another gorgeous thanksgiving dinner tablescape with pale colored ghourds and pumpkins!

of course, the night won't be complete without the thanksgiving dinner fixins. yum! 

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my favorite, sweet potato casserole deserves it's own picture in this roundup :-)
a skinny recipe version can be found HERE

something new to try as a dessert post-dinner, pumpkin praline trifle! sounds divine!
you can find the recipe HERE

and lastly, don't forget the kiddos ~ they are happy with a lot of crafts and activities! such a joy to hear their laughters and giggles all throughout the night! 

happy monday to all!