I don't quite know how to begin this post. I've been on a long hiatus from my blog, which was originally intended to be my fun diary of random finds. I honestly don't know if I can ever come back to it. On April 14, I lost my husband and biggest cheerleader to Colon cancer. He fought hard for a year and half, we went all over the country to seek answers and treatment. Unfortunately, with this dreadful disease it's the luck of the draw. He was my best friend, my daughter's hero, my boyfriend, confidant, biggest supporter of all my crazy dreams and ideas. We were together for 20 years, 8 of those as husband and wife. It sounds so cliche, but I've truly lost half of myself. He knew me better than I knew myself, he could answer my thoughts before I was sure what to make of them. When I wanted to start this blog for fun, he was the one that encouraged me to do it. I know everything takes time, and maybe one day I'll find the strength again to come back and keep blogging.
This year has truly been one of those years that I feel like my creative well has dried up. Life lately has been consumed by family, hospital visits, more hospital visits, traveling for hospital visits and my little toddler Victoria. When my dear Aunt approached me to help her plan a Bridal Shower for her future daughter-in-law I just couldn't say no. The perfectionist in me needed to help her make it perfect and special for the bride-to-be, and I knew it would be the perfect distraction from my day to day. It would take up all of saved up energy, but I'm glad I made the time for it! Enjoy!
Stationary Design / Fresh Linen Press
Cake / Cake Designs by Edda
Straws / Hey Yo Yo
Rentals / Imperial Party Rentals
For the past year, Owl patterns have been all the rage. I've been seeing them everywhere from invitations, to fabrics, to iPad covers, Pottery Barn even had a whole line of gear in a beautiful pink and brown pattern, even Michael's had a selection of Owl themed items in their dollar section. When Kim from Everything Etsy approached me to submit some printables for one of her roundups, I couldn't refuse! I've been a fan of her web site for such a long time! So I decided to join the bandwagon, and design an Owl Theme Mini Party Kit! Here is the finished product! Read Kim's post here!
Two Inch Tags
Blank Tent Cards
Blame it on the hot summer months ahead, but I can't seem to get enough of nautical themed fashion!