Sunday, August 29, 2010

A picture says a thousand words...or twenty-two...

My college friend and co-worker just had her first baby on Thursday.  This little guy has been a calm one pretty much throughout the whole pregnancy.  I told Rachel that he was going to take his time coming out (which he did!) and that I think he's going to be a snuggly guy.  I guess it's too soon to tell, but when I held little Weston at the hospital yesterday he seemed quite snuggly to me!

I wanted to bring something to Brandon & Rachel at the hospital in celebration of Weston's arrival, but didn't want to go the traditional route of flowers figuring they might already have quite a few arrangements.  I had seen this concept on a website a while back (I wish I could remember and would give due credit if I could!!!), so I can't take full credit for it.  I'm just old-fashioned in the way that I'd rather give you something I spent time making than something I purchased from a store.  Plus, when you've got a new family member, I think it's always fun to see their name in writing :).

I had leftover craft paper from the LumberJack & Jill shower, so I made use of that and some twine for gift wrap, then picked up the letter "W" at JoAnn's to dress it up.  I apologize for the poor pictures/lighting...I was in a hurry and wanted to make sure I at least captured it before I gave it away :).

So there you have it!  If you have a friend that's having a baby or getting married - this is a fun way to celebrate their special day!  All it takes is a computer, some paper, and a picture frame & mat and you are good to go!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

LumberJack & Jill Part II: Photobooth

The host & hostess of the night, Josh & Lauren 
The soon-to-be newlyweds, Jason & Chelsea
Just a few shots of other guests from the evening...

and last but not least...the cameraman himself, Ian!

To view the rest of the photos from the evening, hop on over to Frilly Milly's facebook page using the link on the right!

Monday, August 9, 2010

LumberJack & Jill Part I

Whew!  We did it!  This party required a lot of "collecting" and prep work, but in the end, we pulled it off!  This is just a teaser of what's still to come!  I'll post detailed pics that go into the specific elements sometime in the next week, as well as other elements of the party that are not featured in this shot.  Overall I think it turned out great, but most importantly, the couple and everyone in attendance really loved it!  In the end, that's what it's all about!  BIG shout out to Lauren, the party hostess, for all her help, as well as my friend Ian at IGCPhotography for taking all the pics (including the one above). it too late to change the title of this party? :)  The funny thing is - the forest theme is what inspired the whole concept, but in the end, I think the more appropriate title is "LumberJack & Jill".  What do you think?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gadget, Gizmos and Stuff I Really Want :)

I've recently discovered a brilliant company called Joseph Joseph.  Started by twin brothers, Joseph Joseph specializes in contemporary kitchenware that is not only incredibly functional, but stylish as well.  I love their entire set of Elevate kitchen utensils, but my favorite item is definitely the Adjustable Rolling Pin pictured above.  At only $20, how could you pass up such an amazing tool?  I know it's going on my wish list...along with every other item on their website.  Check 'em out!