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Eden Jade Turns 1! | Featured on Style Me Pretty Living

Full disclosure (and if you’ve been following me for awhile, you already know) this is a very belated post!

My sweet mini turned one last June. It was probably one of the most surreal days of my life. I could not believe my baby was one year old and that I had been a parent for a full 365 days!  Nearly, since the day she was born, I knew I wanted to throw a big birthday bash for her. I’m so glad I followed through. It was wonderful to surrounded by the tribe of people who love our little girl and helped us through our first year of parenthood.

For her party, I decided to stick with a fun palette of pinks, peaches and corals, and of course include lots beautiful florals. The City Hippy Studio created the invitation based around the monthly photos I took of Eden. Each month I would create the number out of flowers and lay her next to it (you can see each monthly photo here). I loved how the invitation and all the other signage for the party turned out.

Puj baby was gracious enough to use their retail space as our venue. The concrete floors and white walls created a perfect backdrop to the bright colors.

Something Borrowed provided the beautiful furniture for the lounge area. Pink chairs, cream sofa, and fun throw pillows created a cozy area for guests to hang out.

Since the party was late morning, we decided to have brunch! Fresh fruit, cheese, crackers, yogurt bar, mimosa’s and bloody mary’s were all DIY by my family. Little Red’s Bakeshop provided yummy pastries, the smash cake, and the sugar cookies that we gave out as favors. Dessert for the guests were Coco Donuts.

The floral arrangements had a mix of some of my favorite blooms: Peonies, dahlias, garden roses, and cosmos to name a few.

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I loved this “stats sign” Jena from The City Hippy Studio made. It makes the perfect keepsake!

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Obviously, extremely biased, but she’s just the BEST!

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It had been a warm spring, so at the end of June Portland had both locally grown peonies and dahlias! What?!?

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Loves of my life.

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Libations provided by auntie Amy!

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I LOVED this cut out of Eden’s named made by ADX Portland. It now hangs in her nursery.

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Cutest and most delicious cookies from Little Red’s Bakeshop!

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Vendors: Event Design + Florals: Swoon Floral Design | Photography: Lady & Gent Photography | Venue: puj baby | Invitations + Paper goods: The City Hippy Studio | Rentals: Barclay Events | Specialty Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland | Pastries, Smash cake, Cookies: Little Red’s Bakeshop | Donuts: Coco Donuts | Party Napkins and Straw Flags: For Your Party | “Eden Jade” cutout: ADX Portland | Eden’s Outfit: Old Navy

 

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DIY Felt Christmas Tree Garland

The holiday season is officially here! I love decorating my home for Christmas. The only caveat, is that I don’t like to do the same theme/color palette year to year. This is a nightmare for my financial advisor hubby ;).

This year, I decided to I wanted to decorate with navy, white, gray, and copper. I love this wintery color combo! Unfortunately, I only had a few silver and white decor items from years past. In order to save some money I decided some DIY projects were necessary. In the next several days I will be sharing a few DIY decor projects I am using in my home this Christmas. First up is the DIY felt garland for our Christmas tree.

Supplies Needed:

  • Felt in color(s) of choice. I kept my color scheme neutral (white, oatmeal, and gray)
  • Bind wire or twine
  • Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric)

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Step 1: Cut your felt into 1/2″ x 5″ strips and cut your bind wire to desired length (You may want to cut a few pieces in equal lengths.)

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Step 2: Next, tie your strips of felt onto the bind wire.

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Step 3: Pull pieces of felt together and turn in different directions to create fullness and dimension. Continue until you have covered the bind wire.

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Step 4: Add to your tree!

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Check back soon for a DIY winter wreath tutorial.