Thursday, October 21, 2010

I love fall and all that comes with it!

Fall has arrived on Dyrnan Drive!

So I posted about Junk Bonanza and how incredibly awesome it was. Seriously. The atmosphere, the people, the junk,the deals, the laughs. Did I mention the junk?

Here's the junk that was in my trunk when I came home! Well, at least the biggest peice of junk. Not sure what it was or what it was meant to be...but its mine and
its F.I.N.E fine (to borrow from Aerosmith).

Here she all her galvanized goodness...naked from the inside. Well, except for sand to keep it from blowing over.

And now with some dried Switchgrass, seed heads and twigs from the yard painted red.

From goodness to glorious-ness! (is that a real word?)

Once I get my other peices out and into their new homes from the Junk trip, I will post those also! Thanks for visiting! I've linked to Shabby Chic Cottage's Transformation Thursday! Check out the rest of the amazing projects out there!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Enchanted Forest Baby Shower

This baby shower for my great friend Aubrey was not only a great time to spend celebrating with great friends, but I had sooo much fun planning and styling this party!

Aubrey and Eric found an adorable Eddi Bauer Enchanted Forest bedding set for their Red & Tan nursery that is just the cutest neutral thing ever! All the tiny little forest critters include, rabbits, hedgehogs, squirels, fox. So I decided to run with the theme and add a little feminin touches to boot!

I decided instead of doing a traditional cake or cupcakes for the dessert, we would do S'mores on a know, to keep with the theme. I will be doing a tutorial on these later!

Couldn't have an Enchanted Forest without some little Toadstools! These will be included on the tutorial as well! Super easy...and got LOTS of giggles, oohs and ahhhs!

Pasta salad, veggie pizza and some Critter Crunch (aka..homemade carmel corn made by my girl Karla). It was a simple, inexpensive and unexpected spread that was a hit!

This was my first BIG baby shower as a party stylist. I'm not sure which was more work...the baby shower, the wedding or the benefit I've been doing since summer! lol. There are so many things I loved about each of them! Makes me get out there and want to get more! Need a party stylist? I can even do online consults for those that are not local! Leave a comment and I would love talk about how to style your party!

I've linked to the following parties! Check out the other amazing projects these talented ladies have been up to!

The DIY Show Off

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sneak Peak into the forest

I've been planning a babyshower for my girl Aubrey since the day I found out the first couple of weeks in April! Needless to say, thats a lot of time to gather materials for this "Enchanted Forest" theme. Aubrey found an adorable bedding set with the theme and figures I was going to run with it!

I've been wanting to use a lot of natural elements, maybe a little pinch of magic and some little woodland creatures.
The baby girls nursery will be in reds and tans, so I'm running with that also. Add in a bit of white to add feminity and we're all set.

For the first time since my brain took over and started coming up with all these ideas, i spread out all the bits and pieces to see what I had to work with. This is minus the serving peices! lol. Good thing I have a large table!

Im excited to add a couple of "nature" inspired treats to the table as well. Can't wait to see it all come together!

Just another 2 weeks and I'll have pictures to show of the party! Stay tuned!