A Sneek Peek …

… at the theme for Jemma’s 2nd birthday party!  Can you believe Miss Jemma is turning 2 in just a few weeks? For a long time I thought we’d plan a TWO-ti Fruitti birthday party for her second birthday, but we swapped ideas for a few reasons. 1) Fruit isn’t locally in season in October […]

Baby Shower Memory Game

Leah planned the best game for my baby shower back in June – everyone loved it and the prizes were genius! Pretty much, it was a basic game of memory in group fashion. All the cards were labeled with pregnancy/birth terms and there were coordinating candy prizes. Here’s the list … Twins – Mike & […]

JUNE 2012: PNW Blogger Meet Up

Thanks to Instagram I’ve go a lovely little splash of pictures to share from the Pacific Northwest Blogger Meet Up I attended in Portland on Friday night … adorable photo booth banner | the sweet Mandey from Mama and the Dudes | photo scavenger hunt … Boho Mama‘s shoes | The Paper Mama and I, […]

Brother’s Forest Shower

Katie and Hannah hosted a lovely little shower at my in-laws home the other week and I wanted to give you all a peek at the pictures. And, I have to mention the DELICIOUS cakes they served from a local bakery … almond poppyseed cake with marionberry filling and chantilly icing AND carrot cake with […]


Thanks so much for putting up with me through all this party planning :) I doubt we’ll have such a fiesta every year, but who knows it was super fun having a theme and running with it! In case you have questions or are interested in some of the specifics from above, most of it […]

ONE-DERLAND … Party Favors

We’re just about home from good ol’ Texas and I can’t wait to share all the goodies from Jemma’s party! I’ve got lots of pictures from the actual party and this one last post on the One-derland preparations … FAVORS! Somehow I managed to hardly get any pictures of the favors. I guess it just […]


I just wrapped up my grocery list for the party … Lots of kid friendly treats with a few adult-approved favorites :) I wanted to forgo silverware so everything is finger friendly since that is Jem’s favorite way to eat! Here’s what we’ll be serving at Jemma’s One-derland: SANDWICHES The Mad Hatter’s PB & J […]

ONE-DERLAND … Jemma’s Alice Dress

Jemma had a special request – an Alice costume for her party.With a few kisses and hugs for her Mimi, Jemma’s wish was granted! She knew an Alice dress was a little above her mama’s sewing skills – maybe by next year I’ll be able to sew something more than a square :) One of […]