Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Makings of One Party and the Revealings of Another One

My husband's cousin is pregnant with her 4th child.  After carrying 2 myself, I have much respect for this woman.  I didn't mention that her first 3 are a group of handsome, rough-and-tumble boys.  But this go around, Sam and her family are welcoming a precious little girl into the world.  Mollie Mae will have quite the security detail.

Sam and I have very similar tastes (she's one of the first people I text when I find a treasure that I need a second opinion on) and we have always kind of had this great "style relationship."  We just get each other.  So, naturally, when her sister said she was going to throw a little open house to celebrate this sweet mama and baby, I asked if I could help.  I'm not the person you ask to head up shower games or put together a menu, but I do enjoy making invitations.
I kind of took a page from the details Sam was planning for Mollie's room.  I started with the idea of the flowers, and added some strong color to an old botanical print I found.
I think the mix of pinks and tomato reds is feminine, yet modern and strong.  I have had some requests for the curtain fabric in Milly's room (I got it at a discount fabric store and there was no identification on it), and this kind of reminds me of it a bit.  I went ahead and uploaded a pattern of it to Spoonflower, for those of you who were looking for something similar. 

On another note, I've been really excited to share this with you all the past few weeks...
The kids and I got to do this really fun "Narnia meets Hunger Games" cover shoot on my birthday a few weeks ago!  Along with the cover, the magazine did a story on Xander's Friday the 13th birthday.  That's why I've been waiting to share the party with you all here.
But Monday I will be back with lots of pictures and details.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

  1. I work in Pediatrics in Kansas University Hospital, the cover of the M, caught my eye this morning, and let me tell you I went straight to your story. JUST LOVED IT, upon arriving home I came to your site and OMG Girl your ideas are awesome!! Totally starred your site in my faves!! Cant wait for the details on Xander's Party.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Ana! I really appreciate your kind words and thanks for reading!

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  2. That cover shot is fantastic - I hope you have it framed somewhere!

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  3. I used to read that mag like crazy when I lived/worked in KC. You and the boys look beautiful mamma, and those invites are killer.

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    1. You lived in KC?!? When was this? Where did you live?

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  4. That cover is so amazing and I can't wait to see the details of the birthday party

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  5. eeeeek! I have anxiously been awaiting my copy of M! so exciting! The cover is stunning :)

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    1. Thanks, lady! Hope we can get together soon!

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  6. Oh. My. GOODNESS. That cover shot is FABULOUS! In so many ways. And I have been dying to see pics from Xander's b-day, but didn't want to pressure you. Ha! Guess you have been withholding deets for good reason. SO looking forward to seeing more! Just when I think you can't get any cooler... :)

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    1. Oh, thanks, Autumn! Ha, yes, I've been wanting to share the pictures for a while now!

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  7. What a cover shot! You and your kids are the bomb! You are multi-talented, and I imagine you have quite a career ahead of you. May God bless you abundantly!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sherri! I really appreciate your support and thank you for reading!

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    2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Sherri! I really appreciate your support and thank you for reading!

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