Lunar New Year Party

IMG_2448Chuc Mung Nam Moi (Happy New Year)!! Last Friday, we had about 30 of our friends over to celebrate Lunar New Year – Year of the Fire Monkey. There was lots of eating, reading of the Chinese horoscope, playing bau cua ca cop (squash-crab-fish-tiger), and celebrating with fireworks (just sparklers and bang snaps).  Continue reading

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Birthday Pumpkin Carving

photo 1 (6)For my 34th birthday, I decided to have a few friends over for pumpkin carving. I was so excited to be done with wedding planning and to throw a normal party again! The hardest part was slowly buying 20+ pumpkins over a couple weeks and hauling them from the store to my car to the house. Continue reading

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Leyat & Jared – DOCing!

Leyat and Jared

Back in mid-October, I had the pleasure of DOCing a friend of a friend’s wedding. Friend referrals are great! Jared and Leyat are an easygoing, organized couple, but they needed some help with planning their Austin wedding from afar.  Continue reading

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Birthday Painting Party

Home on the HillFor my birthday, I bought a Groupon for a small, on-location painting party from Personal Picasso. They come to your house, set up the painting supplies (canvases, paint, brushes, aprons), and teach you how to paint one of their pieces. I highly recommend it (although if you go with Personal Picasso, the best way to get a hold of Charli is by text or facebook). Continue reading

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Wedding Card Box

photo 1After quite a hiatus, I’m back to share with you a DIY wedding two-tier card box. This was for Marcus’ sister’s wedding back in October. The card box was inspired by those made by Jamie Kim Designs. It took about 4 hours and cost around $35 in materials–so you can see if it’s worth it to buy or DIY.  Continue reading

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Shabby Chic Banners

shabby chic bannerKim of The Ravenous Couple had a lovely shabby chic baby shower this past weekend. Sadly I wasn’t able to attend this yummy and pretty fete in CA, but I contributed a couple banners and some cake bunting to show my love for #ravenousbaby.:) Continue reading

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A Cupcake Afternoon

photo (15)Last Sunday, a dozen or so of my lady friends came over for a cupcake party. There was cupcake-shaped food, Cupcake wine, and lots of cupcakes for decorating. It was a lovely afternoon of hanging out on the deck and food crafts. Continue reading

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