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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 Winter Wreath

If you read my last DIY post, you know that this year I’m decorating with navy, white, gray, and copper. Keeping with this palette, I wanted to make a blue, winter wreath. I love making my own wreath because I want something a little less traditional, and I also like to be able to pick out my own greens and combine a few different textures.

Whatever you choose to include in your wreath, you can follow these simple steps to create something beautiful and unique.

Supplies Needed:

  • Greens– I used 2 eucalyptus varieties, blue ice cedar, and eucalyptus pods for added texture
  • Wreath Form/Ring–I used 14″
  • Wire
  • Clippers

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Step 1: Prepare your greens. I love to cut and divide my bunches of greenery into smaller pieces. I also clean off the bottom of the stems so there is less bulk.

Foraging greens from your yard (or maybe your neighbors with permission!) is a great way save on greens. Cedar, pine, and other fir trees are a great place to start. Boxwood, laurels, holly, and evergreen magnolia also look great (and last well) in wreaths.

Other places around town I’ve found to purchase greens are Fred Meyer, Trader Joes, and New Seasons. 

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Blue Ice Cedar

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Eucalyptus

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Spiral Eucalyptus and eucalyptus pods

Step 2: Take pieces of greenery and create bundles. Attach the bundles to your wreath ring with wire. Pull wire tight so the greens stay in place.

Play with the amount of greens in your bundles. If you like an asymmetric look, use heavier bunches of greens on a 1/3 of your wreath form. Also, if you want to add in woody branches, attach those securely to the form before add your greenery.

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Continue Step 2 till you have covered the ring.

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Step 3: Add texture. I like to add my texture last since I only wanted it in one section. Add some ribbon and hang indoors or outdoors.

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Happy wreath making!