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Sparkly 13th Outdoor Movie Party

I have to say, littlest sister’s 13th birthday party was one of the funnest parties I have ever been a part of. Girly invitations, vintage charm, sparkly giant balloons, shimmery tassels, ombre caramel apples, cozy quilts, mounds of confetti, s’mores and a 13-layer cake… I think I’ll just hit “replay” when it comes time for my birthday. 
The girls played charades, ate to their heart’s delight and then snuggled up for a movie under the stars – such a perfect way to celebrate 13.
Photos by Mr. & Mrs. Blue Eyed Yonder
Keep your eyes out for some fun DIY tutorials coming your way: tassel garland, ombre apple sticks, balloon streamers and more!

Posted 10/20/11, Topic: Events

Birthday Girl

Photo by Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder

I’m still busy, busy sorting through photos from littlest sister’s birthday party. Whew! So many to choose from. I’ll have to put on my editing hat and make some decisions.

I didn’t want to leave you hanging, so I thought I’d share a photo of the birthday girl herself, littlest sister, Kameryn. She was such a doll in her cute birthday outfit: sparkly sequin top and oh-so-girly ruffled bolero. I figured, she’s 13, that’s old enough to have your first Anthro purchase, right? She wears it well… uh-oh, we might have another Anthro addict on our hands.

On a side note, I just have to give a little shout out to Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder. His photos of Kameryn had me weak in the knees. I think I need to hand over the camera more often. Muah! you talented man you.

Posted 10/19/11, Topic: Events

You’re Invited

Grab your favorite pink drink and dust off your sequins, I’ve got a week full of glamourous girly posts that will have us all wishing we were thirteen again. 
Littlest sister’s sparkly outdoor movie party was such a blast. Lots of glitter, giggles and girls – such fun! To kick off this week of party posts, I though it appropriate to put first things first – the invitation.
I love dreaming up unique invitations and always look for ways to add interactive elements. This special invite featured a movie screen with a custom designed “13” movie countdown, a spinning movie reel, and a ticket dispenser… oh, and lots of hearts and glitter. 
The movie screen was mounted on wooden dowels and even had a tiny patch of green grass.

The movie reel pulled out from a sleeve on the side of the card. The reel spins, providing guests with fun details about the party.

A custom designed movie ticket was tucked into a sleeve at the bottom of the card to reveal the movie they’d be watching. The serial number on the ticket was the date of the party. 

Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}
Making these invitations was so much fun. I haven’t had a girly project in a while. I couldn’t help but smile when I realized that littlest sister turns 13 and I’ll turn 30 this year. Just a little ironic, don’t you think?
Stay tuned this week for pictures from her party and some snazzy DIY party tutorials. 

Posted 10/18/11, Topic: DIY, Events

13th Inspiration

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I’ve been busy, busy and up to my eyes in glitter, tinsel and tassles! I’m working on littlest sister’s 13th birthday party. (Whoa, 13… I could cry, but I better suck it up for another time. Too much to do!)

She’s going to have some friends over for an outdoor movie. They’re watching 13 Going On 30, too cute huh? Outdoor movie, popcorn, charades, corndogs, cake and a caramel apple bar… oh, and loads of sparkle! This is a little sneak peek of some of the inspiration behind the party. Check out more inspiration for the party on my Pinterest Board.

The party is this Saturday, so keep your fingers crossed for perfect weather and hopefully some fun pictures.

Posted 10/13/11, Topic: Blog

New Addition

There’s a new handsome fella in our house…
We found this charming industrial cart at The Longest Yardsale in August. It’s such a perfect addition to our living room. So much character, so much history.

Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder had the bright idea to put some rubber pads under the wheels to keep it from sliding all over the place. (It also saves my wood floors from getting murdered by those heavy wheels.)

I love the patina on this piece. You can see the faded blue paint that once covered the cart. Just a little splash of color and richness. You can’t help but wonder how many heavy loads this baby has seen.

Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}

I’m pretty sure it’s not normal to get this attached to your furniture… I think it’s a keeper.

Posted 10/12/11, Topic: Vintage Finds

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