Transportation Party - M is 4!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Mr. M is 4!!!

This year his party was at the Texas Transportation Museum here in San Antonio, TX. 
A small but amazing place for the little ones to explore and imagine what it would be like to be a train conductor and learn about all things Transportation.  

The Invitation and Thank You card is from Lovely Little Party via ETSY.
DIY Printable Train Birthday Invitation Kit - Invite AND Thank You Card included
image from LovelyLittleParty

The Decorations:
I made all of the transportation signs out of poster board and craft paint.  I added a creative touch by including M's name and age on a few of the signs.  The signs were attached to wooden dowels and put into small galvanized buckets filled with rocks to weigh them down.  Blue table clothes were accented with red paper confetti, cloth train hats, and bandannas. 

What the kids did:

A REAL train Ride,  a large train tour, lots of exploring small trains, old cars, horse drawn carriages, etc.  Basically,  a perfectly magical place for my 4 year old and his buddies!

The Party Food:
Sack lunches filled with PBJs ,Turkey sandwiches, applesauce and sunchips.  I clipped a 'FUEL' tag on to each bag with a wooden clothes pin.  The chugga choo choo round label on the fuel cards is a FREE PRINTABLE from Poofy Cheeks.

The Cupcakes:
The adorable Train cupcake toppers are FREE PRINTABLES from Poofy Cheeks.  I LOVE free printables, especially cute ones!  Thanks Poofy Cheeks!

Each child was given a cloth train hat (find them HERE) and bandanna at the beginning of the party. (To make the bandannas go farther I cut one in half at a diagonal. 1 bandanna=2 kids).  Train Track Trail Mix (pretzel sticks, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows = Tracks, coal, and steam) was handed out at the end of the party. The round train track label was a FREE PRINTABLE from Poofy Cheeks.

 Our little Family

The party was a blast even in the Texas heat. Happy 4th Birthday to our little guy!!!

 With whimsy~

HIP HOP Hooray

Saturday, May 11, 2013
I can't believe how fast the years fly by.  The Cutie Patootie recently turned 7!!!
This year she had a HIP HOP party at her dance studio.  The girls loved it and had a blast learning some new moves.  

Here are a few of the cute details:

THE INVITATION:  As usual, Jane from BugLuv via Etsy created these adorable custom invitations for us.  
Printable or Emailable Girls Hip Hop Dance Birthday Party Invitation
Find this invite at BugLuv's Etsy Shop HERE.

THE PARTY: The girls were taught a Hip Hop routine and then performed it to all of us at the end.  Pretty impressive for a short class!

THE HIP HOP POPS:  These were a fun play on the traditional cupcakes or cake.  Cake pops are typically 
quite a process to make, but with a little research I found the easiest and most time efficient way to make them was by using the cake pop baking tray made by Nordic Ware . I found it at our local HEB.  (Target, Hobby Lobby and Michaels carry it as well.)  You can also find the cute cake pop tags at BugLuv.

I used these 'how to make fool proof cake pops' tips from HOMEMAKER CHIC.  Great tutorial!!!

THE FAVORS:  BugLuv created this coordinating CD case cover.  The girls were given a track of a few hip hop songs, including the one that they learned there routine too.  C thought this was totally cool.  


There you have it!

With whimsy~

Teacher Appreciation

Friday, May 10, 2013
We have been truly blessed this year by having an amazing first grade experience for C.  Her teacher could not have been better!  She is so dedicated and  loves each and every one of her students.  It has been such a treat working with her and watching her teaching efforts really kick in with C's continued progress in reading and math.  As a token of our appreciation I painted Mrs. G this sign.  I love the heartfelt quote and I know for the Cutie Patootie this couldn't be more true. 

Custom Name Sign, MADE TO ORDER

Find this sign in my Etsy Shop HERE!

Taeli's Custom Order

Friday, March 8, 2013
This custom order is a  spin off of one of my very first nursery art paintings, the Erin Olivia.
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed with a clear matte varnish

Love it?!
Contact me HERE to get started on your custom order.

With whimsy~

Majestic Elephants; 2

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
These Majestic Elephants coordinate beautifully with Pottery Barn Kids' Vienna Bedding collection
Find them in my Etsy Shop HERE!

My original Majestic Elephants (seen HERE) where is a soft blue and yellow color combination.  I recently had a custom color request of the vibrant green elephant seen in PBK's Vienna sheets.  I love them both.

image from HERE

12x12 (set of 2)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed with a clear matte varnish

Vienna Elephant Nursery Bedding Set
image from PBK

image from HERE
Vienna Elephant Nursery Bedding Set
image from PBK

Find this set in my Etsy Shop HERE!!!

With whimsy~


Friday, February 1, 2013
These little Owls are new to my Etsy Shop!

Owls, 11x14(set of 2), READY TO SHIP
11x14 (set of 2)
Acrylic of gallery wrapped canvas
All four sides of canvas are decoratively finished with coordinating dot detail.
No framing necessary
Sealed with a clear matte varnish
Owls, 11x14(set of 2), READY TO SHIP

Find these in my Etsy Shop HERE!!!

Love these paintings but need them in a different color palette and/or size?  Contact me HERE to get started on you custom order!

With whimsy~

Little Lions

Friday, January 25, 2013
Hi everyone!!!

Well, I have taken a bit of a break from blogging these past few months and it feels good to be back!
I have been painting away as usual and have a lot of cute new paintings to share with you.

To start, these 'Little Lions' are new to the Etsy shop!  They are inspired by Pottery Barn Kids' Brady nursery collection.  I LOVE the trendy geo print along side the sweet little lions.  The color combination takes a fresh spin on traditional navy by adding a splash of tangerine paired with soft gray.  It is one of my favorite PBK beddings at the moment.

Little Lions, 11x14(set of 3), READY TO SHIP

11x14(set of 3)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Sealed with a clear matte varnish
Brady Nursery Beddingimage from PBK

Little Lions, 11x14(set of 3), READY TO SHIP

Brady Nursery Bedding
image from PBK

Find this set in my Etsy shop:  HERE

With whimsy~