Little Man Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated my sweet cousin and her husband with a Little Man Baby Shower for their little one on the way. I offered to decorate the event because I wanted to do something special for them. They have been together over 20 years (since high school), married 10 years and their dream of expanding their family is coming true.

The details

  • DIY cake table backdrop with DIY pinwheels
  • DIY Candy Buffet table backdrop with mustaches
  • Etsy shop El Tendedero for the Welcome Baby Banner, cupcake wrappers & toppers, water bottle labels and games signage
  • Etsy Shop The Arty Apples for Candy Buffet sign
  • Etsy Shop Bump And Beyond Designs for the Little Man Banner
  • Etsy shop Studio Yniguez for the favor tag
  • The gorgeous and delicious cake is from Isabel’s Sweet House
  • The daddy-to-be made the sweet wooden name board for baby Zhu and the top hat with mustache frame

Shabby Chic Tea Birthday Party

With Vera’s 3rd birthday being just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share memories from her Shabby Chic Tea First Birthday Party! I still haven’t picked out a theme for her party this year and I can’t believe my littlest one is no longer a baby!

The little details:

  • DIY fabric garland banner: select your favorite assortments of fabric and have them cut to half a yard. Cut strips of each fabric, tie them onto a long string of jute until you achieve the desired look
  • DIY Name: I purchase the heavy duty burlap cardstock from Hobby Lobby and I ordered DIY letter templates to stencil the letters with paint
  • DIY Photo Booth
  • DIY triangle and round garlands: get triangle and circle punches and start punching until your hands are numb
  • DIY scalloped doily garland: Made with paper doilies by folding then in half, glue the ends together but leave the folded section unglued so that jute can be inserted and the halved doilies can be adjustable along the jute
  • DIY pom poms
  • DIY floral mason jar tags
  • DIY favor bags topped doilies
  • DIY balloon tassels and high chair fringe garland: Made from plastic table clothes so they would be lightweight!
  • DIY vase décor: get threads of coordinating colors to wrap around the neck of vases for delicate details
  • DIY heart shaped cupcake toppers and donut hole inserts
  • Downloadable Shabby Chic Photo Booth Props were purchased on Etsy
  • Downloadable Shabby Chic Water Bottle Labels
  • Rose Shabby Chic Scalloped Banner was purchased on Etsy
  • Cake was made by Maria Carlo of Doux House! Delicious!


Girls Annual Christmas Party & DIY Gifts

For the past 7 years, these dear friends and I have gotten together each year to celebrate our friendships and Christmas. We couldn’t believe it was our 7th holiday party together!

A theme and gift idea are chosen each year to make the gatherings even more special and to ensue additional laughs.

The theme this year was Mad for Plaid and DIY gifts!


It was my turn to host the event and I did not want to purchase everything plaid, especially since the house was already decorated for Christmas. I choose to add plaid accents throughout the house to bring the theme to life.










As for the DIY gifts… no, it was not my idea! The challenge was that we had to keep each gift under $15.

Each wreath was less than $13 to make! Follow the guide below to make this easy gift!


Supplies Needed:


Stain both sides of the wooden frame and clothespins. Set the them aside to dry and grab the garland to cut off each steam.


Position the stems on top of the wreath frame and secure with floral wire.


Cut a piece of ribbon, loop the ribbon around the wreath to secure it to the frame with a hot glue gun.


I added photos from the 5th & 6th Girls Annual Christmas Party for a personal touch.


The 5th year was to wear a Christmas Theme. I didn’t take the theme seriously because I had my husband’s office Christmas party immediately after. I failed to hear that the losers had to do a video taped dance. I ran to my car to see what Christmas items I had in there. The problem was that I just had my car detailed and washed the day before. I came back inside the party with Christmas Light Roof Clips arranged as a necklace with the box dangling as the emblem. The 5th year is also referred to as the Great Roof Clip Scandal. Needless to say there is a horrible video of me dancing.


Tacos were the theme for the 6th year! Yes, that is a DIY taco truck that I made!


I don’t know what I was channeling when I was taking this year’s pic of the girls with my DIY gift!


I can’t wait to share the 17th Girls Annual Christmas Party with you all!