February 19, 2015
Ronan turned 4 years old this fall. To celebrate we had a "rainy day" party. Portland appropriate, yes? I had the cutest cookies made: umbrellas, boots, clouds, and rain drops. An amazing local baker made his cake, which was topped with a teeny umbrella and boots. I spent months making the giant cloud decoration out of paper-mache....it looked incredible I have to say,...so much like a real cloud! I used this post for inspiration and directions. For favors I did small umbrella shaped boxes filled with rain drop candies (chocolate covered sunflower seeds..delicious!) from the wonderful Candy Babel here in Portland, who specializes in unique candy from around the world. They do not currently ship, but if you are ever in Portland you must visit her incredible shop. It will be worth your while... Amani, the owner, is even sweeter than the goodies she sells! I always try to keep Ronan's gifts on theme, so this year he got a brand new pair of Hunter rain boots and a stack of books about: clouds, rain, boots, and weather.
photos by Remembrance Photography
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December 1, 2014
OH.MAH.GAWD! I am totally in love with this advent calender designed by the amazing Kate from Nearly Crafty. Isn't it fun? You punch out the middle of each number to find a treat inside. Kate always comes up with the coolest things. I swear her head is just full of magic. Check out the tutorial on her blog Nearly Crafty and make your own!