Monday, July 11, 2011

Ah-Tissue Love

I have birthday on the brain. Our youngest (and last) turns 5 this month. Wow. 5. Eek.... Ok, now that I have officially freaked out, onto much better things.

As I was perusing the web looking for memorable decorations and inspirations I found myself at the lovely blog of brilliant & creative Daneve of Ah-Tissue. Former Event Coordinator (amongst other creative positions) turned stay-at-home mum opened Ah-Tissue, a tissue paper pom online shop offering unique decorations for home or events. From hanging poms to garlands & cupcake toppers in solids or prints, you are bound to find something to really add that extra something to your little ones special day.

I am quite excited to share with you images from the party she created for her little one.


I love how she added her printed poms in the dining area. It looks so festive.

So whimsically & thoughtfully decorated

with arts and crafts and...

 tasty treats galore.

Refreshments await those returning from the safari.

On the lookout for the elusive zebra.

Photo Op! Don't you just love this little staging area?

Daneve (and her husband) put so much thought and love into making their son's day as special and memorable as it could be. You can read all about the details here.

Do you have any special birthday memories to share?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th Love

There is something a little magical and wonderful about taking time out of the everyday to enjoy celebrating with family. One of our favorite holidays happens to be the 4th of July.

I think that it is the combination of summer freedom, lovely weather, fresh delectable fruit, casual entertaining & a hint of nostalgia that proves enjoyable for all.

For the past few years we have been blessed to join in at the festivities my brother-in-law and sister-in-law so lovingly prepare. The city parade proves as the mid-day highlight which when well planned,   can be quite enjoyable. 

Proper sun wear

and a safety lesson are pre-parade necessities.

A grand entrance from above seems to be quite the thing to get the party started.

a little old west...

 the boys worthy of respect

and some local Heros.

The rest of the day found itself full of water play,  adventures in the playhouse, a little friendly game of croquet and peaceful lounging. And as much that may go into such perfect days, there are a few things that make it all worth it...

The hope that this feeling of joy and wonderment will live within him forever.

Hoping you all had your own wonderfully memorable day as well.


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