Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wren's ''Gnome Sweet Gnome" First Birthday

Where should I begin! These past two weeks have been a whirlwind of first birthday planning. I think I really went a bit crazy but  I was so excited and could not believe Wren was turning one already. So this past Saturday we had so much fun celebrating his first birthday with friends and family.
The theme was woodland with gnomes, owls and toadstools. All week Wren kept calling the gnomes "gocks" it was so funny. He would crawl up to them and have little conversations with all of them on the floor. So I knew that mommy picked a great theme that he loved. I don't know if he will remember it all, but at least in the moment I know he had such a fun time.
It got a bit crazy at times so some of the pictures are before the crowd showed up. I hope someone took a picture of his cute smash cake.  Neither Kenon or I took a picture of it. Crazy, I know because I really thought I had a photo of it. I will add it once someone sends it to me.:)
I loved decorating for his party. It really gave me a great creative jolt to do something other that jewelry for a couple of weeks. Refreshing:)

 Happy Birthday our sweet boy!

I have been using this giant tin tub for everything! I thought it looked as if gnomes would live there:)

The cake plate with out his cake. I will add that soon.

My gnomes fattened up as they cooked and so did the toadstools. They tasted really yummy!

The magic acorns were made of hershey kisses, icing, and mini nilla wafers. The green candy is white chocolate melting chips on nilla wafers.

A went a little silly on the food names but it was so much fun:)

I had seen the photo booth idea on so many other blogs and had to have one for his birthday.

I found these fun masks at Michaels. In the dollar section. What a lucky find:)

Mr. Logan what a cutie!!

All the moms, aunt, sister and cousin. The Family:) Having fun in the photo booth:)

This is me and my hubby and our precious birthday boy!! Playing in the photo booth.

My favorite! I made a tree of pictures that represented Wren's first year! I cried because I got really nostalgic making it and I still can't believe a year has passed. He is our Love and  I am so blessed to be his Mom:)
The favors were dark chocolate owl lollipops! They were so yummy to make!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wednesday Love and The Start of Spring Festivals

I hate when I get so behind in blogging!I enjoy writing so much and  have so much to say but so little time to say it in. Baby and I have both been under the weather lately and it has been really hard to get anything done. Thoughts of what I want to blog about are written on sticky notes and stuck all over the house. It is really funny actually.:)

So with all that said this week is a busy one. Thank God for my hubby for taking care of Wren this past weekend so that I could get back into my jewelry making groove.  I just need the jump start to get a jewelry rhythm going again and then I am really off and running. Love how I just described myself as an old Chevy pick-up truck.:) I am preparing for a show this weekend. It starts the spring festival season off for me. It's kind of funny that I get butterflies right before I do the first show. I think it is because I have new products. Pieces that were once swirling creative ideas in my head, but are now three dimensional and ready to be worn and loved. I am so excited to present my fabric flower garden necklaces this weekend. Excited to see how they will look in my booth space and how my customers will relate to them. It always makes me beam with delight when someone sees a piece I created and lights up and has to have it. Then I know that it will be enjoyed and loved. I do get quite attached to my jewelry.

Someone who does Love the new garden necklaces is Kelly Rae Roberts. I was so excited to blog about her Wednesday Inspiration post. She named one of my necklaces as something she was inspired by that day. I was so, so, so excited that she was digging the new necklaces. It made me smile the whole week and still when I think about it I am still smiling. I was lucky enough to meet her for the second time at the Atlanta Apparel Mart this past January. As always she was such a delight and so sweet to talk to. If you get a chance check out her wonderful art. It is amazing and speaks volumes.

Now back to work! Long necklaces coming soon. Hope the sun is shining where you are and if it isn't then dance in the rain. :)
Here we are meeting Kelly Rae (2) at the apparel mart. My friends Jenni (1) and Tiffin (4) were my partners in crime we had so much fun!