Monday, June 15, 2015

Artist Crush: Heather Day

I recently stumbled across Heather Day via instagram, only to realize that I had pinned a number of her pieces on pinterest. Social media has a way of doing that- looping back around and showing you what you are really drawn to. I love that each of these pieces are unique yet you can tell they are all done by the same person….I suppose that's the mark of a true artist eh?  Check out her site to see more of her work, I seriously love every piece.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

DIY party Clouds

On the off chance that you are interested in the clouds from R's birthday celebration, I thought I would share this quick and easy DIY with you. It only requires string, white balloons of various sizes, double stick tape, and stuffing.

1. Group white balloons together of various sizes and tie together with string.

 2. Once they are all attached to one piece of string, start coating with strips of double stick tape followed by stuffing. I found after the initial part of adding stuffing it was helpful to hang the clouds from the ceiling to see any "bald spots"

3. That's it! So easy. Here they are again, a finished product.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Reese is turning three and we had her best friend over to celebrate. Knowing that in the future, there will be plenty of birthday parties with lots of kids, games, and goodie bags- I've embraced the idea of keeping things simple while I can. So while this weekend's festivities could hardly constitute a party (with just one friend), I did want to make Reese feel special. Since she is obsessed with Mary Poppins, I thought I would go with a kite theme and made kite decor/bought kites for the girls to fly at the park near our house. Connor and I stayed up until 1 am the night before getting things set up, and when Reese came downstairs that morning to see the kites on the wall and clouds hanging from the ceiling, she let out a breathy "Ooohh WOW". And just like that- it was so worth the extra effort.
(I had to laugh when I looked over and saw her chowing down on chips while she waited for her friend to arrive)