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Color Me Happy {Emmitt’s 1st Birthday}


Our youngest son's first birthday party!

Design Inspiration

I used our son's nursery decor (all things colorful and bright!) as inspiration for his 1st birthday party, incorporating all of the DIY projects + special touches I used to design his room.

Decorating Style

I love color, love vintage and love the industrial feel.  Our spaces reflect all of the different personalities within our family.  I love to make each room unique to the person that it belongs to.  Huge fan of DIY projects (a combo of thriftiness + a need to keep my hands busy).  There aren't many projects I wouldn't try to attempt least once.  :) I love how a fresh coat of paint can change the look of a room and how little details make all the difference.   I'm a sucker for monograms and I'd rather surround myself with a little that means a lot than a lot that doesn't mean anything.

Project Details

Sewn Streamers -- Made from tutorial found here  +  Personalized Name Blocks -- Made for E's nursery (tutorial on my blog here)  + Yarn-Wrapped Letter E -- chunky cardboard letter from Hobby Lobby (on the cheap), yarn and tape/hot glue   +   Monthly Onesies -- made using this tutorial   +   Colorful Sock Monkey Collection -- ordered from here  +   Pennant Banners + Cake Topper + Fabric Crowns -- I winged it, though there are plenty of tutorials and Etsy shops that carry these items.  + Fantastic Cake made by this talented gal +  My Pinterest Inspiration Board here

Favorite Items

I loved how the sewn streamers and yarn-wrapped letter "E" turned out.  Super easy and super fun!  I also loved reading through the Time Capsule Cards that our friends and family filled out to our Emmitt.  Each card began with "Always remember..." and ended with "Love________."  Some were serious, some were silly, all were great pieces of advice for our E to read on his 18th birthday.  So special!


It's all about the details!   If there is a DIY project you've been wanting to tackle but just haven't, this is the perfect time.   A simple search will find you a tutorial on just about any project you can think up.  The best part:  you'll have some precious touches to your little one's birthday party (i.e. personalized name blocks, yarn-wrapped letters, etc.) and when the party's over, you have some great room decor to use for years to come.  Win win!

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  1. avatar carriedoer says:

    Where did you have the cards made at? I want to do that!! Great idea!!

  2. avatar Mis says:

    Wow. Such love! Thank you all SO much!!! You guys sure know how to make this girl’s day!

    Great BIG hugs to each of you…

  3. avatar Sheryl East says:

    You have such amazing talent! I love your work.AND three little boys to boot. GOD is GOOD!

  4. avatar Lisa Schatzel says:

    You are extremely talented in all that you do. Your projects are amazing!!

  5. avatar Julie P says:

    Missy is simply a talent! She inspires on so many levels, with your her talent for writing, photography and decor! We just love your style Mis! xoxo

  6. avatar Chelsy says:

    You are amazing, Mis. Someday, I will sew some streamers too. :) I don’t know how you get all you do done with three little ones at home. Do you sleep?

  7. avatar Mis says:

    Thanks so much for all the kind words, ladies! So, so sweet!

  8. avatar Shantel says:

    What an amazing idea! Thanks for the information and sharing your talent for art with us

  9. avatar Jenny says:

    Way to go, sister! Beautifully captured!

  10. avatar Recreate says:

    All the colors here make me smile. You had such a colorful and cheerful party. I really love that you have highlighted all the colors by having white background to all of these.

  11. avatar Mrsdlynn says:

    Love all the color, what a beautiful setup

  12. avatar Hollyjwsmall says:

    I facebook liked yours:)

  13. avatar Melisa says:

    In awe. Simply gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. avatar Hollyjwsmall says:

    Very colorful and inviting!