Monday, November 8, 2010


The good news...I found a pair of mid-century lounge chairs that I love at a great price! (Found the chairs at Furniture Lounge of course!)

The bad news...they were a mustard yellow color that just wasn't going to work!

Solution: Reupholstery!



LOVE the way they turned out! I'm not going to lie...reupholstery is not cheap...but it can be a great way to customize a special piece!

I had my heart set on contrast piping and it just so happened that my mom had the perfect black fabric on hand for the piping...perfect! The two chairs sit by an iron and glass table, yellow footstool and striped lamp...a great place to read, enjoy a beverage or watch TV! I found the yellow and grey throw pillows at a wonderful Etsy shop called Idari...check out her pillows in such fun fabrics at a great price!

Monday, March 29, 2010

"What Will It Bee?" Baby Shower

I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for a good friend of mine. We chose a bumble bee theme that incorporated the fact that they didn't know if the baby was a boy or girl...the theme was "What Will It Bee?". It should be no surprise that when we split up duties for the shower among the co-hosts that I chose invitations and decorations! It was so much fun putting it all together!

I purchased an invitation template from an Etsy shop called Sweetbeets to get it all started. (It also included templates for a banner, notecard, favorboxes and a punch sheet) These printable templates are awesome! I was emailed a link to the files (very quickly might I add!), customized them and printed them myself. What a great way to get the look of custom invitations cheaper and quicker!! I chose to spice up the invitation by mouting it on black cardstock and attaching a black and white gingham ribbon at the top. The only other template file I used was the punch sheet...I used different sized circle punches and sprinkled the circles down the middle of the tables and adhered a punched out circle to the top of each placemat.

Here are some photos of the party:

The favors for each guest were a small bottle of Burt's Bees hand lotion and a few Bit O' Honey candies wrapped up in a little tulle and tied with a ribbon.

The cake was made to match the invitation by the Lovin Oven Cakery in Libertyville...they did a fabulous job and it was delicious too!

A mod and fresh baby shower for a mod and fresh momma-to-bee! This is the guest of honor...doesn't she look fantastic!