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Family photographer based in Houston, Texas. I write a blog - Snapshots & My Thoughts - about our life - featuring me, my husband (Sasha), and our three daughters - Isla, Emilia & Georgie.

Parisian Madeline Themed First and Third Birthday Party

I have always loved Paris since I was a little girl, and wanted to throw a Parisian themed party for my girls. When I was pregnant with my third, my friends surprised me with a Madeline baby sprinkle. I decided to pull in that theme for a joint party for my two youngest. I love pinks and blues, so veered away from the typical yellow, royal blue and red colors for the party. I wanted a good mix of Madeline theme but also just Parisian elements.
I had a vision for a balloon invitation and a party filled with colorful balloons as well. My friend, Monica who owns Paper Flour Ink, is incredibly talented and designed the invitations, as well as the welcome mat, backdrops and the beautiful Laduree cake. I was so thrilled with every detail! I shared more details on my blog here.

Dylan’s Candy Bar Themed First Birthday Party

When one of my best friends, Meredith, who I hail as the Queen of Sugary Goodness, suggested a candy themed party for our daughter’s first birthday party, I listened! I did lots of online research, and I was most inspired by the Dylan’s Candy Bar branding. I came up with an invitation design (very draft, as this is not my forte!) and sent it to my very talented friend, Monica, who made my wildest dreams become a reality with my favorite invitation I’ve ever sent out! I mean, it had candy belts in it – so many of which were consumed by my husband and 3 year old prior to getting them out of the door!
I DIYed a few of the party goodies – namely the candy stand with favor bags that my mom sewed and the planter with ‘Watch Emi Grow’ lollipops. The party was a labor of love, but we had a great time and left on a sugar high! I couldn’t ask for me!
More details on my blog here!

Bright, Mixed-Pattern Girl Nursery

One of my best friends, Amanda, gave birth to a baby girl last month, and sweet Charlotte may have the most beautiful nurseries of all. I love how Amanda mixed the different blues, reds, and pinks – the pattern play is spot on in this stylish room. I’ve never seen the IKEA Hemnes overlays before and was impressed by how high-end they made the $250 dresser look! I’m sharing more details on my blog here:

Kid’s Forest-Inspired Small Bedroom

My parent’s have a house in Durango, Colorado with three tiny, sloped ceiling rooms on the third floor. My three year old picked one to stay in during our last trip and we had fun decorating it! I used a lot of Mouse + Magpie products, which I love!
It’s a small room, so we used our space efficiently. We have under bed storage too, which is helpful for tight spaces. Isla loves this little room-away-from-home.
All sources cited on my post here.

Isla’s Magical Unicorn Party

Our daughter, Isla, turned three this year, and we were on vacation at my parent’s house in Colorado on her birthday. So we threw a small backyard party for her with some custom coloring sheets, a unicorn piñata, ‘pin the horn on the unicorn’ game, and lots of sweet desserts! The kiddos all had a wonderful time, but the parents were the ones who enjoyed the games the most!
I posted the sources for all items on my blog, Snapshots & My Thoughts.

Otomi-Themed Fiesta Baby Shower

One of my best friends, Meredith, is the queen of color (and sugar, but I’ll get to that in a minute!). Her business, Cake & Confetti, says it all! Meredith is expecting a baby right before Christmas, which is fitting, since her birthday is December 25th.
I knew that I wanted to throw Mere a bright baby shower, something that was a bit atypical (“babyish” isn’t really her style). When I saw some Otomi-themed prints on Pinterest, I knew that was the direction we had to go in.
Some of my favorite items from the shower were the cake, made by a friend, Monica of Paper Flour Ink, all of the gorgeous florals by Blush & Vine, and the calligraphy by Nancy of Natalie Gene Creative.
We both shared our points of view on the party on our blogs, with vendors sourced there!
Meredith’s blog post here and my blog post here.