Wonderland Birthday Tea Party

It’s been almost a year since my baby’s first birthday.  But I wanted to share a few photos from her party before she turns two next month.  I am not really a “theme” type person and I don’t really care for all the fluffy kid’s cartoon stuff.  So, I chose to do a whimsical tea party, Wonderland inspired. I designed her invitation and many of the printed details on the food table. A big thanks to my sister and mother for helping me put the final touches together.

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Tea Party spread
Tea Party detail
tea and sugar

June open presents
June playing
June cake
June new toy




Last Minute Christmas Card Sender?

Hello friends! I know you haven’t seen me in a while, but, I’m back with a heck of a deal. My photographer friend, Amber Lianne Photography, is offering 30 minute photography sessions for $50. So, if you live in the Twin Cities (MN) area and still haven’t gotten your act together on sending out Christmas cards, you might not want to miss this opportunity. Check out her Facebook page for more details.  Additionally, yours truly is partnering with Amber and offering a 25% discount on Photo Card Designs from my Shop! I am working on adding more designs and if you don’t see something perfect for you, I am happy to design a custom card for you!

Jolly Chalkboard Photo Card
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Photo Love

I had the honor of taking some engagement photos for my sister-in-law and her soon-to-be-husband. While I am pleased with these novice photos, there is part of me that wishes I could have another “go” at it! My technical skills limit me, but we had a lot of fun taking them. Thankfully, I’ll put my better skills to work when I design their wedding invitations. I can’t wait to get started on them!

Congrats to Joy & Patrick, who are tying the knot next Summer. I am soo happy for you two and can’t wait for that special day!

Bits & Pieces of Home

This is the small town Iowa house where I grew up. The governor of Iowa once lived in it. I remember when we moved into the house in 1990, we would find bits and pieces of history beneath the wall paper and in the attic. My parents have put a lot of work into it over the years and I love spending time there. While it seems my Mom and Dad are always building, changing and redecorating, it always feels like home.

Summer Loves

1. Noosa Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt – delicious! – and all natural.
2. Vegetables (and fruit). I especially love adding avocado to everything.
3. Dark Chocolate. ‘Nuf said.
4. Sleeping baby.
5. Sunlight and fresh air flowing through the open windows.
6. Kitty basking in the sun.