The Birthday Cake

By |September 11th, 2019|

It was the Friday night before Ava’s tenth birthday.

Keep in mind we were having a small celebration, nothing fancy, on Saturday, with our family and a few of her close friends.  There would be fun pink snacks and pizza ordered, a little shopping, and a spend the night adventure.

But…sighing and laughing at myself…I agreed to […]

4th of July Shoot

By |June 30th, 2016|

A few weeks ago when I was shooting like mad at The Southerly, we threw together a last minute look to feature a more simple gathering at the space.

We just stumbled upon doing a patriotic theme, and it all started with that vintage table linen.

After we scrounged around their storage, we wound up pulling together […]

Happy 4th!

By |July 4th, 2015|

Well, Happy 4th of July, friends!!

We’re still at the beach enjoying a little time off (Thank you, Jesus), but I wanted to wish you a happy holiday with your family and friends.

And here’s a little throwback to a fun 4th photo shoot we worked on last year…

You can see the rest of the kids’ treat […]

Memorial Day Outdoor Fun

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer.

So what better way to ring in the summer season than with a day filled with outdoor games. Head to the beach, the lake or make your backyard your own personal vacation this Memorial day. Here are some of my outdoor favorites!


First up… Giant Jenga.

We […]

Casual Tiny Food Party

By |May 18th, 2015|

Since we were in a hotel room the first go around, all of us at PI decided to hang out and watch the re-airing of our Pilot, Sweet House Alabama, last week.

Most of our house is light and bright, but Matt’s home theater (that he finished mostly by himself) is all manly and brown and […]

Free Frozen Party Menu Card Printables

By |August 9th, 2014|

Happy Saturday, friends.

We’re finishing up work on the school room today and working in the shop, but in the meantime, I wanted to share the free menu card printables from the Frozen Party I posted yesterday.

Click the photo below to download the 5 menu card printables designed by our Kaitlyn…

P.S. These printables are designed in […]

Simple Frozen Birthday Party

By |August 8th, 2014|

Birthday parties are the best/worst.

Best when I can remember it’s about the time with the kids and celebration of them.  Worst when I worry too much about the decor or games or setting.

So a few years ago, I adopted this personal motto for the tiny people celebrations:  Decorate one table/area to the nines and call […]

a casual birthday party at the beach

By |July 30th, 2012|

Well, we made it through our first workshop (and had a blast)!

Before I share the details with you, I had to share some pictures of our beach trip & Ava’s (casual) birthday party.

We stayed in a gulf front beach house this year–our first time directly on the […]

a spring table in the dining room

By |April 5th, 2012|

Hello, friends!

Well, my time spent in Boston was fantastic!  I can’t wait to write all about meeting Annie Sloan and so many others–it was a wonderful trip!!

We normally host Easter Sunday lunch at our house, but as of today, we’re loading the babes up and headed to the beach […]

Ava’s party-the details

By |July 20th, 2011|

Thank you so very much for your sweet comments on Ava’s Vintage Makeup Party!  It was so much fun to pull together and now that I think about it, relatively simple.

Because the wonderfully talented Lindi at Love the Day designed all the printables (which is something I normally do […]

Vintage Makeup Party

By |July 18th, 2011|

As mentioned in my last post, I love a party.

Especially a party for my little ones.  Parties should represent the child, and celebrate what they love or respond to.

And when possible, they should be pretty.


We had a smaller gathering this year, […]