Friday, July 29, 2011

GIrls Weekend Tees

I orderd tie dye tanks with our logo for all the girls & packed them in our weekend survival totes!  All packed and ready to go!

You can find me here all weekend.....

Hope you all enjoy your weekend-see you Monday!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Girls Weekend Survival Totes

I am officially a bag lady this week!  I have been stocking our girls weekend survival totes with all of our necessary supplies:  water, magazines, sunscreen, body shimmer, gum, recovery rockstar, lip gloss, advil & glitter nail polish. 

I still have one last surprise for the girls I am picking up today & we will be ready to go!

I had grand ideas for name tags but resorted to glitter tags with stickers, SIGH.  If only I had more hours in the day...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Girls Weekend Door Tags

Just a few days away from our girls weekend & I am getting a few things together.  Remember the logo I designed for our event?  I am using it on door hangers for the girls rooms at the resort.

a fun way to dress up the doors for our weekend & an easy way to remember which rooms are ours

I am also using our logo for water bottles & a few other surprises!  Does anyone else have any ideas on how else to use it? 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to school

My boys started back to school today after a wonderful summer break! 

Girls weekend starts this Friday...better get to to work on our weekend survival totes!

Anyone have any cute ideas for our bags?  Please share soon-I am heading out to do some shopping!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mood Lighting

When consulting with a client on a contemporary theater project, I discovered LED Wallpaper. This textile combines sound-absorbing properties with LED lights which cast a colorful low-energy glow over any interior space.  The LED lights are available in a wide palette of colors, allowing the user to change the mood or color of the room whenever desired.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thinking outside of the box

My BFF's son is turning seven & it is a Star Wars theme birthday this year.  I love tying in my gift into the party theme but didn't want to get the typical Star Wars toys.  Collin is a little foodie in the making & I immediately thought of Williams Sonoma.  I picked up Star Wars cookie cutters, sandwich cutters & pancake molds.  I also ran next door to PBKids and found the cutest Darth Vader cloth bin to put everything in for our special birthday boy.

I can't wait to see what the birthday chef creates with his new kitchen toys!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Harry Potter Weekend

The boys were so THRILLED during our Stay for A Spell Weekend at the Westin Kierland.  When we arrived at the resort Friday, the boys were sent over to HP Headquarters to pick up their magical bag that was filled with a wand, HP glasses, Honeydukes candy & the Quibbler which listed the events for the weekend.  Here are my two Harry's trying out their glasses & wands (PS  I FORGOT my camera, can you belive it?!!!  Thank goodness we all have camera phones now, pics aren't great but the memories are)

They began with a treasure hunt in which the boys ran around the hotel & acquired collector pins on their lanyards

we spent the rest of the afternoon/evening swimming & watching Harry Potter movies. At 9:00 Saturday morning, we boarded the platform at 9 3/4 for the final HP movie at the Scottsdale IPic. The theater was AMAZING & we LOVED the bittersweet to see it all end.  We went to a yummy lunch & headed back to the resort so the boys could attend Professor Slughorn's Candy Potion Class.

After candy potion class, we competed in the family Tri-Wizard Tournament.  Jake loved the Muggle pie eating contest

although we did not win, we still had so much fun!

We worked up quite an appetite after the Triwizard competition & went down to feast at the Leaky Cauldron.  The Butterbeer was cool & refreshing after a day at Hogwarts & the feast was delicious!  We ended the evening with yummy Honeydukes S'mores & pumpkin juice by the fire.

Sunday morning, we attend Professor McGonagalls class & won the HP trivia contest!  After, the boys participated in the Horocrux Treasure hunt & were the first to complete the hunt!  The boys spent some time in Game on Wheels playing video games until it was time for the Quidditch Cup!  I am happy to report that my youngest captured the Golden Snitch & won for Team Gryffindor!

It was truly a magical weekend for our entire family & my boys said it was the BEST HP weekend ever!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Glass Jar Pendants

A recent lighting trend are glass jar pendants.  Is this a Design DO OR DON'T?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Harry Potter Weekend

We had SUCH an incredible time at our Harry Potter weekend...promise to post pictures & details soon!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Owl Post Delivery

My boys received a package from Hogwarts this morning

delivered by Owl Post

inside was an official Hogwarts letter inviting them to Harry Potter weekend at The Westin Kierland.  They were SO surprised & excited! The weekend is filled with HP events & activities for the kids & a private screening of  the movie!  My boys are thrilled about the family Quidditch tournament, the feast at the Leaky Cauldron (complete with Honeydukes S'mores of course) & Snape's Potion Class!

Inside the package from Hogwarts were HP tees & sweets for the weekend.

I will share all the details with you next week & hope your weekend is just as magical!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Girls Weekend Invites from Party Box Design

How FABULOUS are the invites for our Girls Weekend from Jess of Party Box Design?  I was lucky enough to win one of her designs in a recent giveaway!   Jess is so fun to work with, amazingly patient & super sweet!  She sent me the file, I printed them at home, added a little glass glitter to the cherry for a little sparkle & mailed them off today!  Couldn't have been any easier!

If you have an event coming up, be sure to visit Party Box Design & check out all of her fun designs! Thanks Jess for such a wonderful giveaway!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter Treats

I am borderline obsessed with all things Harry Potter this week & when I saw these Butterbeer Cupcakes from PJ's Babycakes I couldn't resist sharing

& these Golden Snitch Cake Pops from Beantown Baker are too cool 

I am going to try making a few HP inspired pops of my own this morning...let's hope they turn out!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Harry Potter Party

Have you seen this amazing Hogwarts party from Denise of Little Ant Design?  You have to check out the floating candles-they are so magical!  Butterbeer bar? Yes please!

 sign me up for this Potions class

Denise has several postings so be sure to click though her posts on the great hall, sorting hat ceremony, divination & she still has more posts to come! For all her fabulous party details, click here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ice Cream Party Set

How sweet is this Ice Cream Popsicle Set from Inkspot Workshop?  My boys go back to school July 25th & I would love to have a back to school ice cream social with this party set!

It has everything you need to host your own sundae soiree, including this adorable ice cream truck centerpiece

For ordering info, visit Inkspot Workshop.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Design Do or Don't

A new blog feature I will be periodically running are design trends that I am seeing through my client projects; called Design DO or Design DON'T.  This feature will allow you to see design trends & give your opinion.

My first design DO or DON'T is the current trend of glass counter tops.  This product is a laminated art glass kitchen countertop with unlimited color interlayer which creates remarkable depth. 

Is this a Design DO or DON'T?

(photo from DesignStandards by RM Global)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sundae Kit

This could be my new favorite summer gift idea from Jan of Family Bites...

love how she packaged everything up

you know I am stealing borrowing this adorable gift idea

Thanks Jan for sharing you cute kit idea!  For more details, visit her blog, Family Bites.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Girls Only Weekend Bags

My laptop is finally home & all better!  I started working on a few things for our Girls Only Weekend at the end of July & picked up these fun tote bags at Ann Taylor Loft!  Perfect for the spa or pool side for the girls!  Now here is where I need your help!  Should I  add "girls weekend twenty eleven" to the bags in between the sequin stripes OR  monogram each girls initals OR leave them alone? 

Seriously, could use your help & would love to hear what you think-which option do you like?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Computer is down

My computer has contracted a horrible virus & is currently seeking treatment at data doctors! Hopefully, I will have it back next week!  Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful & safe 4th of July weekend!