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Well…some of you may have missed the announcement on Facebook, we found out last week we are expecting our 3rd BOY into our family!!  We were kinda pulling for a girl, but…we are thrilled to expand our little boys club at the Propes home.  So, with this also comes some design projects and rearranging to take place.  We live in a 4 bedroom home with the 4th bedroom being utilized as our playroom which means that two of  the kiddos will have to bunk up.  The obvious choice was to pair up the two older lil’ dudes and give the baby his own space…and so the transformation begins.  

My designs always start with some sort of inspiration, in this case I was drawn to some adorable Ralph Lauren polka dot sheets at Homegoods.  They are white with a blueberry colored dot, that I paired with some granny smith apple green pillow shams.

The sheets are queen sized and are too big for a twin bed, so I will take on a little DIY project, cut them down and transform them into duvet covers.  Ok, so now I have the colors, now what????  Well I stumbled across an adorable art print from Pottery Barn Kids that had a vintage surf feel.



Seeing that we just returned from the beach, it seemed quite appropriate.  Brandt, our 3 year old, LOVED the beach and seeing surf boards…so that is where the theme started to evolve.  I also thought this would be a great theme to grow with them for quite some time.  Well…here it is…the beginning process of design.  We’ll see where it goes from here??  


1. Custom wall paint detail 2. Surf Wall Art – Pottery Barn Kids 3. Oilo Pendant Light – Layla Grace 4. California Wall Plaque – Pottery Barn Teen 5. Leaf Bed Canopy – Ikea 6. Wall Letters – Etsy 7. Malm Bed – Ikea 8. Striped Rugby Rug – Pottery Barn Kids 9. Bedding – Homegoods 10. Play table & stool – Ikea

More “NEW” beginnings coming SOON!!  We have been working hard on our **NEW** blog design for a while now and we are so excited to share it with you!!  Stay tuned…we should be rolling it out within the week if all goes as planned (; 

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How about a little fireplace for your Friday?  Now, we will not be turning it on since we have reached the 90 degree mark in Phoenix, but here it is…all dressed up in her spring decor (;  Oh, yes…of course I had some other plans but I tuckered out pretty quickly and this is what I was left with.  You get the idea, a little Target…a little Homegoods and I’m done!!  Hope you all have  a great weekend!!  xoxo~rebecca

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I’m always looking for fun and creative ideas to add some pizzazz to any party. So when I came across these super simple ideas using cupcake liners, I had to share. Honestly, I never thought they could be used for more than just that….. but boy was I wrong!  Take a look at these!  What a simple way to add a little… or ALOT of extra love to your next party.

Photo via All Things Cupcake

Photos via Darling Darlene

See how you can make your very own custom garland  at One Charming Party

I’ve always been a huge fan of poms poms. I love this idea of being able to use not only custom colors, but patterns too!

See how they’re made at Sew Craft Create

And as far as where to find the liners……check out this site! {The Cupcake Social} They have every color and

every pattern you can imagine!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!  It is good to be back…I have been out of town this last week hence the reason for the lack of posts.  My dad suffered a stroke so I spent my time in the ICU with him.  I am home now and so thrilled to say he is doing great!  So, today I am sending lots of LOVE to him in hopes of a speedy recovery!

Well…it is back to work for me…and in case you never peeked at my “Sweet Tweet” Collection…here it is!!  My sweet and talented friend Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations and I collaborated on this party that would be great for Valentine’s Day or a darling baby shower.  We managed to pull this off for LESS than $100.00.

How did we do this?  Thanks for asking…here are some tips

1.  Borrow cake stands, platters, dishes, jars – ask around…between Nancy and I we had enough of these items to pull together to complete the table.

2.  Visit the Dollar Store – our local Dollar Store had some great seasonal items that could be incorporated into the party that were just the right colors.

3.  Treats – You don’t need to splurge on all of the treats…homemade it your most budget friendly option, but it is great to have one fabulous item, whether it is the cake, cookies, or cupcakes…that items(s) can take center stage.

4.  Make the party a playdate – for some of the secondary holidays…turn your party into a playdate.  Keep it small by limiting it to a few kids.  Provide the main food and drinks and have other mom bake a treat to bring and share.

5. Coupons – This is a must!!  Joann’s, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby always have coupons…strategize how to use them for that higher priced you have been eyeing up.

6.  Get crafty – try to make as much of the decor as possible by being creative with party printables

These are some super simple tips to help minimize the moola you spend all while throwing a super sweet soiree!!

Happy Valentine’s Day Chickies!!! x0x0 ~ rebecca


Credits

Party Styling:  Fresh Chick & A to Zebra

Photos: Adrian of Canyon Photography

Party Printables: Fresh Chick Design Studio

Table Runner & Backdrop: A To Zebra Celebrations

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED sign: Our Hobby To Your Home

Girl’s Shirts: Abbie’s Creations

Valentine’s Skirts: Zyggy Tails

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So I have this friend that is creative in a sorta way that the blows your mind…her name is Dawn…and I love her!!  She came over last night and we worked on some printables for one of her friends baby shower.  She also shared a little DIY project she did for the shower…well it was more the “idea” she shared until I talked her into getting started on it so I could snap a few pics (: Although it is not the completed project, you’ll get the idea..it’s that fabulous!!

First things first…

Tiered Cupcake Stand in White – Cost Plus World Market $14.99

Next, the stand did not match the shower decor so Dawn used a high gloss spray paint to change the color from white to black…oooo….ahhhh!!! (***I would not recommend placing food directly on painted surface***)

Here is the best part…THE BLING!!!  (audiance sound – OOOOOOOO….AHHHHH!!!)

You can continue to add bling on the rest of the stand to make it oh-so-fabulous…but at least this gets you started!!

xoxo~rebecca

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So last week was a wash for posts…sorry ):  Lots going on in the Propes home in preparation for Blake’s 1st birthday party.  I will have so much to share towards the end of this week…the party was a blast!!  Stay tuned….but in the meantime here is a little peek on a DIY project I tackeld among all of the party planning and  orders I am knee deep in.

I was inspired by my blogging friend Amanda of Shindig…she made a fun advent calender and and I wanted to do the same.  I changed it up just a tad by adding fabric scraps along with the ribbon.  Ok…chicks…super easy…if you can use a pair of scissors and tie a knot…you are golden!!!  I busted out my pinking shears and went to work….I haven’t touched these babies since design school!! (;

Here are the deets:

Supplies: pinking shears, scissors, fabric scraps, ribbon, mini knitted ornaments – found at Target for $2 each, and twine

Time: 30 min

1) Cut twine to desired length 2) cut 6″ & 8″ pieces of ribbon and fabric with pinking shears and regular scissors.  3) tie your cut pieces on to the twine…I place an ornament every 4-6 pieces. 4) hang in desired location

Really…is it that simple???  YES!!!  I used the same colors that would coordinate with the rest of my holiday decor.  If I had more time, these fabulous-fresh-fun stands of fun would be all around my house!!!

Oh…I almost forgot…the advent part…the ornament that I purchased are little knitted stockings and mittens…perfect to stick a little note from santa or treat in!!  I purchased 12…to signify the “12 days of Christmas”  and… to lessen the amount of candy my kids receive in a given period of time (;  If you want to add numbers to your advent calender… you can do that too, I left mine blank.

I aslo used ribbon in colors that coordinated with the rest of my holiday decor.  So here it is!    I hope this inspires you to go and make your own version!!

p.s. This may even make an apprerance in Blake’s party!!

So fun and festive…tee-hee!!    Ok…as soon as I get pics back I will show ya’ll what I have been up to!! xoxo~rebecca

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Ok chickies…per a few requests I have added additional prints to my Etsy Shop that coordinate with my Holiday Print!!  This week only…set of 3 digital prints for $10.00!!!

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