This color scheme became the inspiration for my daughter's fourth birthday party, which I will share soon. However, here are just a few sneak shots of this wonderful color combo. Seriously... how can you not love it?
(Please forgive my bad applique job here. It was my first try. I promise to improve.)
So, during my blogging break, our family had a number of celebrations, including the first birthday of my niece, our own little M&M. So what better than a pink M&M party full of all the sweetness that she brings to our lives. I was honored to help her mother with the party.
As a warning, my "detail photos" were not great since I wasn't blogging at the time. But here's what I captured.
Painted wooden letters with two Easter M&M canisters spell out the birthday girl's name.
I created little m&m toppers for the cupcakes that my sister-in-law created.
The splat cake created by the birthday girl's proud mama.
Assorted M&Ms were a must, and easy to find in pastels since this was around Easter. My favorites... peanut butter M&Ms.
I wish I had gotten better pictures of the circle garland. Sewing paper... who knew. This may become one of my favorite party decorations. It takes a little time but is fantastically cheap.
I am officially beginning a new series called "Color Me Inspired" where I will share color combos that I love, and I'd love to hear some of yours as well. To kick it off... one of my favorite combos of the Spring/Summer.
It feels so classic. A yellow umbrella, yellow and navy wellies, and a fun navy and yellow skirt... what a perfect ensemble to brighten a rainy day (or a sunny one if the weather isn't cooperating with your photo shoot)
I love this skirt. I used Prudent Baby's Layer Cake Skirt pattern, and it has become an absolute "go to" one for me. I love the volume of it... perfect for swirling and dancing. Just add a simple cotton t-shirt and you have a fantastic summer ensemble.
If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. ~Japanese Proverb
I'm back! The big work project that has consumed my life since last Fall has finally completed and my family is enjoying a much needed beach vacation. I will share more about what has happened since February, but for the moment, I am finding inspiration and beauty in the world around me...
... be it a little boy who has left his baby days behind and now charges forth to explore the wonders of the world around him
... or a thoughtful little princess growing up faster than her Mommy is ready for.
And I just sit and watch, and treasure those moments when they still climb into Mommy's arms for a hug, a cuddle, and a story.