Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

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I am so excited to share pictures from Estella’s Alice in Wonderland 5th birthday Tea Party! I always wanted to have a tea party for one of her birthday parties and it was perfect this year because I wanted to keep it small and the girls were a little older to enjoy it. It was made even better when Estella’s best friend from back home Emerson was able to join and I was able to continue the tradition of decorating with her mom Amanda.

This party was too fun to plan!

Enjoy

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Her birthday cake was inspired by the cake in the Alice in Wonderland movie.

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When the girls arrived to the tea party, they had to find their seat, put on their mad hatter hats and drink the magic potion which made them big!

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After they grew, we took pictures in the tiny room. It was so cute.

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Tea Time!

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Let them eat Cake!

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Dessert Table

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Small chocolate roses in Eat Me Domes

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Mini Red Velvet Petit Fours

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Barns.. My Current Obsession

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We decided to build a barn on our little piece of land before the farmhouse breaks ground to use as my husbands workshop. Many of the things we will be incorporating in the house will be made by him (bathroom vanities, new farmhouse tables, bedframes) so he needs something big enough to handle house projects and maybe a little custom side business. The farmhouse will be painted white (of course) with black windows and accents so I really wanted something with a little bit of color so people didn’t think I was too boring.

HOWEVER, I am boring and it seems like the only thing I’m currently loving is Black Barns.

Has anyone ever really seen one in person? They Are BEAUTIFUL.

So here are my inspirations… I’m hoping since it’s his workshop, he likes the black because that’s what I will be painting it.

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Like white paint, there are so many different colors of black. I’m trying to decide between a few of my favorites.

What do you think about the black barns? Unique or Boring?

Mad Hatter Mini Top Hat Tutorial

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Last weekend we celebrated Estella’s 5th birthday with an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. A lover of tea parties since birth, Estella and I started watching the original Alice in Wonderland movie to get some ideas for her party. Since we were only having 4 girls at the party, I figured I could make them fancy mad hatter hats myself and I love how they turned out. These hats are so easy to make  and cost so little!

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Materials:

Stiff Felt Sheets- Any craft store should have them

Headband- I bought mine at Dollar Tree. I like metal with satin cover.

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Anything you want to decorate it with. I used left over tulle, feathers, paper flowers, metal keys and butterflies

First- Cut out your pieces. You need 2 circles and one long rectangle. The larger circle which will be the base of your hat will measure 4 inches, the smaller circle which will be the top measures 2.5 inches and the rectangle is 9×3 inches.

I used my silhouette cameo to cut the pieces because its pretty much the best thing ever but this is easily done without it.

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Step 2. Build the Hat.

Take your rectangle and rub it back and forth on the edge of the table, this will make it easier to bend out smooth.

Using the smaller circle as a size guide, Roll the rectangle into a circle the same size as the small circle then hot glue the edges together.

Glue along the top ledge of your roll and place the small circle on top. Hold down until dried. Make sure there are no holes.

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Step 3- Attach the Large circle to the headband. Before attaching the large circle to the hat, fold large circle in half and make two slits about an inch apart in the middle. This will allow you to slide the headband through and then hot glue the base to the headband.  I found it holds best when you hot glue your headband where the headband goes over the felt.

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Next you want to attached the base of the hat to the top. Simply run a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the hat and press onto base. I pressed mine down until dry to make sure it would hold all the decorations.

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Last step is the best step!! DECORATE!

You can add whatever you want to go along with the theme of your party. Since we were having an Alice in Wonderland tea party I added tulle, feathers, flowers, butterflies and metal keys I found at Hobby Lobby. I tried to match the hats to the girls personalities and dresses I knew they would be wearing to the party. The best part? THEY LOVED THEM and they can wear them for dress up too!

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I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did! I will be doing a post hopefully next week on the rest of her party!

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Saying Goodbye to our Sweet Magnolia

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Its been almost 8 months since I last posted on the blog! Where did the time go?!

It went to deciding to sell the house, my husband getting a job in Charlotte N.C and me packing our beloved home in-between of being a single parent to Estella.

It was so hard to leave… and really hard to say goodbye to the house we put so much love and elbow grease into. I remember the day we closed on the house, I was standing in the front yard taking it all in and seeing Ian and Estella dancing in our new empty house. It’s the house that Estella made her transition from baby to toddler and had most of her firsts. All of the birthday parties, baby showers and mommy wine nights. It’s the house where I felt Ian and I finally mastered marriage and became a great team.

So while I sit here in our temporary home in N.C, I’m remembering our sweet magnolia and hope she is doing fine.

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Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Fireplace Paint: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray

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DiningRoom

Paint: Benjamin Moore Pale Oak

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Kitchen

Paint: Sherwin Williams Jogging Path

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Playroom/Family Room

Paint: Sherwin Williams Jogging Path

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Master Bedroom

Paint: Benjamin Moore White Dove

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Master Bathroom

Paint: Benjamin Moore Simply White

Floor: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray

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Guest Bedroom

Paint:Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments

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Estella’s Room

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Winter ONEderland Birthday

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Last month I was asked to plan a birthday party for a darling little girl’s first birthday and we chose a Winter Onederland theme. Being a mommy to a toddler who is all about superheros and hello kitty, I couldn’t wait to plan a more whimsical party with a white, pale pink and light teal palette. While my client told me to do my thing, we did agree that there needed to be lots of snowflakes, a beautiful first birthday outfit and a hot chocolate bar.

This party was just too fun to put together!

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I added lights behind the curtain and table which looked so magical.

I absolutely loved the paper snowflakes purchased off of amazon.

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Using my silhouette, I made a snowflake banner and the food cards. If you don’t have a cameo, I would highly suggest buying one!

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I made a high chair tulle skirt using the same no-sew method I used on Estella’s Halloween tutu.

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Desserts included a doughnut hole tree, smash cake, snowflake cookies, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with chocolate snowflakes on top, Oreo cake pops and white chocolate covered pretzels.

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To make the large chocolate snowflake on the smash cake and small one for the cupcake toppers, I placed a print out of snowflakes under wax paper and piped melted chocolate on the wax paper and then sprinkled sanded sugar on top.

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Hot chocolate bar

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Hot chocolate bar with marshmallows, white and dark chocolate chips and snowflake wands for the kids.

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For the favors I put hot chocolate mix along with mini marshmallows in small baby food jars with a “Thank you snow much” label.

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Christmas Decor Tour

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The halls are decked and we are so stinking excited for Christmas!! Today is the first time Florida weather has made it feel a little bit more like December and it’s WONDERFUL. While I took a very minimalistic approach at decorating for Christmas this year, I thought I would share some pictures of our sweet magnolia on the blog today.

Enjoy!

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Teacher Christmas Gifts

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Well I officially put teacher gifts off to the last minute this year thinking I had more time. When did Christmas get here so fast?! So today after dropping Estella off at school, I picked up some peppermint essential oil and worked with what I had at home.

I decided to make Peppermint Sugar Scrub because I love making homemade scrubs and they require few ingredients.

If you are looking for a cute gift for the wonderful teachers in your life, these are so simple to make and the kids can help too!

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What you will need:

- 2 cups cane sugar or white sugar

- 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can add more for desired consistency)

- Red or green food coloring (I used red for a candy cane effect)

- Peppermint essential oil

- Mason jar or any jar you have on hand with lid

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Step 1: Pour sugar in a medium sized bowl

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Step 2: Add coconut oil to desired consistency then stir

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Step 3- Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil into the mixture and stir

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Step 4- Evenly divide your mixture into two bowls and add 1 or 2 drops of food coloring to one mixture

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Step 5- In your jar, alternate the two colors pushing down each layer with a spoon

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Add a label (I used my Silhouette Cameo) along with a candy cane.

I hope you give this DIY scrub a try if your looking for a Christmas gift!

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Christmas Gift Wrapping

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I’m happy to say that Christmas shopping is almost finished and I’m in the wrapping stage! While Estella’s gifts from mommy & daddy are wrapped in bright candy cane paper she loves so much, I like to wrap gifts to my family & from Santa in different paper.

I thought I would share some of the wrapping that has been going on around here lately.

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This year I wrapped a few gifts in black kraft paper and decorated it with white chalkboard marker, glitter pine cones and garland. I love this because you can make so many different designs on your paper.

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With lots of gift card presents this year, I simply used glitter boxes with pine cones & garland.

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For gifts that Santa will leave under the tree, I wrapped them in brown kraft paper and created a gift tag from the north pole on my silhouette cameo.

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For gifts from Estella to friends and grandparents, I always buy a paper that Estella can decorate on her own.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

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I have a new client who wants me to plan a Winter Onederland party for her daughters first birthday and I’m super excited because it’s right up my alley (hello, white!) While I am still in the planning stage, I started shopping this week for decor. I want a whimsical party all in white with glass bulbs in vintage pink and mint. I set out on the hunt for these exact colors and came up short so I decided to make my own.

I purchased a set of plain glass ornaments at Hobby Lobby, they can be found anywhere, and purchased the two colors I was looking for.

(note: you can buy the ornaments with an iridescent sheen like mine (i think they make the ornaments look older) or ornaments without the sheen.

I love how easy and inexpensive this diy project is.

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What you will need

Clear glass ball ornaments

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First: Pull off the top of the glass ornament and set aside. Since the ornaments normally have dust inside you can rinse them out with water or I find that rubbing alcohol works the best, just swish a small amount of alcohol around the inside then pour out.

(If you use rubbing alcohol make sure you turn it upside down and let completely dry.)

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After your ornaments are completely dry, pour a little acrylic paint inside. I started with about a Tbsp to start and added a little more if needed.

Start by tipping the ball back and forth to get coverage. Now fold a paper towel to cover the opening, hold on tight and shake it like crazy. You will need to shake it hard every which way to get the whole interior covered. If you see that the paint just isn’t completely covering the inside after all that shaking, add a little more paint and shake again.

(I enjoyed shaking it and singing “shake, shake, shake.. shake your booty” my toddler thought it was hilarious.)

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After the paint has fully covered the inside, simply set it upside down in a small Dixie cup or paper bowl. Dixie cups work best because it allows the paint to completely drain and any excess isn’t touching ornament. (I was out of both so…. I made it work.)

Keep them upside down for a day to allow them to fully dry.

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Now you can put the cover back on and call it a good crafting day, add glitter to the lids like I did or add any design you want on the outside. Whichever you choose, you just saved yourself the frustration of trying to find the perfect color ornaments and lots of money!

Enjoy!

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Christmas Inspiration

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I think decorating for Christmas is the most exciting thing ever.. (with Halloween costume making a close second) I’ve been getting tons of great inspiration from Pinterest so I thought I would share some of my favorite things I’ve been pinning lately.

Enjoy!

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Love everything about this from the old door and bucket holding the Christmas tree (we actually use a bucket as well!)

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This mitten garland is so cute.

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This would look beautiful on a fence or on a kitchen window.

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Using a cutting board as a candle holder and the white fabric wreath bows.

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Simple green ribbon on old paint chipped door.

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Chalkboard with boxwood wreath hung with a red ribbon.

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Feed sack table runner, vintage bulbs and farmhouse table.

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I remember making these with my mom when I was little. I remember wondering why she would decorate with ripped rags and now I’m loving them.

I hope these ideas inspire you to deck your halls like they have me!

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