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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!


Tuesday 11th of December 2012

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


Thursday 1st of December 2011

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... mis

Sheryl East

Tuesday 29th of November 2011

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

Lisa Schatzel

Sunday 27th of November 2011

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

Julie P

Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

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