Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"for the love of" photo shoot

I met with Miss Bliss at Jam to connect about her upcoming photo shoot. If I can remember all her fun descriptions it went something like-I want fun, whimsical, bright, cupcakes, turquoise wall, pennant banner, lollipops. And my mind was going-call Casey for cupcakes check, banner got the paper check, already have pinwheels check, bright bring lemons and strawberries check. Whew!! I think I got the vision she was after.

I admire Miss Bliss' work in such a different way now. We went from kids that acted like a deer in headlights, to happy smiley got every perfect pic in 1 minute, to missing their nap and crying and back to happy. That is a challenging job! But the end result is so many sessions of beautiful children so go check out her site and see these tikes in action.

Pennant banner all paper from Scrapbooks Etc. As is the ribbon. That was the simplest project I've done in a while!

I love using mason jars. In fact, I carry one around all the time to drink my water in. On this day I made some quick pinwheels, poked a green brad in them and stuck the pinwheels with a few glue dots on to the jars. I added some twine and a paper straw for more fun and color.

Real lemonade here! My son didn't want to put his down for his shoot ;)

More things I love! Wood berry baskets and crates. They give such an organic and cozy feeling to things. Then add beautiful fruit and the colors look so alive.

Ahhh the cupcakes. Check out the disco glitter on these babies! Again, Casey had to deal with my specifics. I asked for 'tilt-a-whirl' cupcake liners and very turquoise frosting. Yes, I know the names of cupcake liners! And she was spot on, they came out perfectly. No child complained about having to eat one!

I hope you enjoyed these pretty pics, I know I have!

xox Ricki

link love:
scrapbook paper-Scrapbooks Etc
paper straws & cupcake liners-Bake it Pretty
wood crates-Poole and Sons
berry baskets-Garden Time
Casey's Confections-Caseys Confections
Miss Bliss Photography-Bliss Boutique Photography
SAS-phoenix location

Friday, April 8, 2011

Milk & Cookies 1st Birthday

Milk & Cookies it doesn't get much yummier then that!

This party was hosted for a handful of darling one year old's and their mommies & daddies. Cookie tasting was on! The dilemma was which milk goes with which cookie?!

I used trifle bowls filled with ice, classic milk jars (purchased at Whole Foods) and filled them with strawberry, chocolate and plain milk.

Look at these cookies! The wonderful Casey, of Casey's Confections, did an amazing job. She made three sugar cookie flavors; vanilla (with little specks of the vanilla bean in the cookie!), chocolate chip and chocolate. When I opened the case I think I went to sugar and vanilla heaven-it smelled divine. I can not even begin to understand her patience for making these beautiful creations. She also made little dunkers-chocolate chip and m & m. Casey was incredibly patient with me as I only wanted turquoise, red & brown m & m's in the cookies! Yes, I know tiny details I just can't overlook them.

These little creamers from Crate & Barrel were the perfect choice as a milk vessel for the tikes. Of course I used paper straws and this time I dressed them up with ribbon.

The set up was so cute! White cake plates from Crate & Barrel and Home Goods were the platform along with fun colored food labels I used that went with the invitation theme.

The to-go treats were my favorite part! Mommy host told me about her to-go idea and I happily agreed. So she ordered them, I 'ribboned' & 'thanked' them. We filled them with Horizon milk cartons and families added some cookies to take home.

Here's the front of the invitation. It was fun to put together as was the party.

Happy Birthday Cash! And a big thank you to the mommy who continues to appreciate my work and services.


link love:
divine cookies!-Caseys Confections
cake plates & creamers-Crate and Barrel
paper straws-Bake it Pretty
paper-Scrapbooks, Etc

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Here's the scoop!

This was a pink and turquoise birthday party for a fabulous little two year old.

The favors were made of sweet little cotton sacks that were personalized
with each birthday guests initial and name.

These gable boxes were used for the kids lunches.
PB & J, and turkey & cheese with Annie's cheddar bunnies, grapes & water.

Cupcake liner poms were strung through-out the party room for decorations.

An ice cream bar was set up and it was filled with 3 ice-cream flavors (kid classics-vanilla, strawberry & chocolate of course). For the fun-for kids and messy-for adults part; chocolate syrup, fresh whip cream & enough toppings to stain your kitchen floor for days.

For the big people there were pink rice crispy treats and chocolate covered trail mix.

Even though it was pouring rain outside it was shining bright in doors with lots of happy kids.

Enjoy xox

link love:
white gable boxes-Box and Wrap
favor bags-Perideau Designs
cupcake liners-Bake it Pretty