Party Shopping: Rustic Campsite Fun

As promised earlier, I put together a fun shopping guide to help you recreate the rustic campsite vibe of the camping themed baby shower and campsite wedding inspiration shoot created by Jesi Haack Design, JL Designs and Sweet and Saucy Shop as photographed by Gabriel Ryan Photographers. Both of these designs were all about old school camping nostalgia. As a camping junkie (I actually drink my morning coffee out of an oversized blue enamel mug) I love this look. First up, the inspiration…

{Photo by Gabriel Ryan Photographers.}

This look is all about campsite functionality with little bits of pretty and a few well-placed paper goods. A traditional Coleman lantern, a fun flannel shirt, cute drink flags, and an arsenal of cooking skewers is all you need to make it a party. Get a fire roaring, set out a platter of s’mores fixings and you’re good to go!

Plaid flannel shirt – Delia’s
Coleman lantern – Overstock
Enamel camp dinnerware – Amazon
Cookout set – Target
Drink flags – One Sweet Party
Cakestand – Sweet and Saucy Supply
Plaid favor bags – Bake It Pretty


Camping Theme Baby Shower

Spied over at On to Baby (The Wedding Chicks’ awesome new blog celebrating all things baby), I could not resist sharing this fun-filled camping themed baby shower with you. Camping! Seriously this is brilliant. Created by the powerhouse team behind the rustic campsite wedding inspiration shoot from the first Inspired Creations Contest, this shower is filled with rustic camp-inspired details like pine cone garlands, s’mores, lanterns, lots of warm plaid flannel, and a wood grain cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop that is so detailed it’s truly awe-inspiring.

One of my favorite baby shower ideas is to set up a craft station so each guest can make the little one a cute, personalized baby onesie. Take my word for it. Skip the games, add in a cute craft and your guests will thank you. Use iron-on transfers, bits of fabric, fabric paints, or whatever decorative bits you’d like to include and ask everyone to get creative!

Because I love this shower so much, I thought it was the perfect excuse for the next Party Shopping guide. Stay tuned later today for my guide to recreating this look at your next celebration!

Vendors –
Design: Jesi Haack Design
Design + florals: JL Designs
Desserts + cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop + Sweet and Saucy Supply
Photography: Carlie Renee of Gabriel Ryan Photographers
Paper goods: Posh Paperie

{Photos by Gabriel Ryan Photographers. Discovered via On to Baby.}


A Breakfast Brunch First Birthday

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I have a lot of great inspiration up my sleeve this week so I’m going to jump right into the fun. Allow me to put it out there – I love this birthday party. I’ve already told you (a few times, I think) about my obsession with breakfast. I basically think breakfast is one of the greatest inventions ever. (Big points for whoever thought that one up.) This birthday party celebration was planned by Rubyellen for her daughter’s first birthday and it’s basically genius. (Ruby also helped plan Danni’s gorgeous wedding.) A cereal bar loaded with colorful cereals, lots of coffee and warm hot cocoa, a pancake station offering red velvet, whole wheat and buttermilk pancakes, and an assortment of pancake toppings in vintage syrup jars make for a one of a kind celebration.

Ruby, thank you so much for letting me share and a big happy birthday to little Soul!

{Photos by Christian Cruz.}


Friday Link Love

Another week, another round of link love! I am marking a rare weekend home alone with just my pups and I’m not-so secretly looking forward to a quiet weekend to tackle a backlog of work and a backlog of must-see chick flicks. I’ll be spending some QT with Quickbooks (ugh) and also making time for a couple of appointments to chat about upcoming weddings and events (yay!). How about you – doing anything fun this weekend? Happy Friday!

Stunning typography

Love SMP’s new inspiration board builder

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous

Make big plans

Pink + burlap = lovely

More awesome typography

One final dose of Valentines Day (in stop motion)

Fabulous new blog series

{Photo from Hank + Hunt.}


A Sweet Spring Bouquet

It is a well established fact around these parts that I just adore essentially everything that the lovely Chelsea Fuss creates. Today I just can’t get this sweet spring bouquet out of my head. Maybe it’s because I’m finally growing really weary of winter and can’t wait for the smell of flowers and grass and trees, or maybe it’s simply because it’s just so pretty. Either way, I can’t get over the soft water color inspired palette and it makes me want to go play in a field of flowers. Get the how-to on Project Wedding.

{Photos by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.}