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I absoultely LOVE to get the news that a friend is expecting a baby!!  It is so fun to be able to design a shower invite for them for their very special day!  Both of these designs are going to be added to our Etsy Shop SOON!!  Hope you all have a happy Friday!

Whimsical Chick CollectionWoodland Owl Collection

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Sorry chicks…we have been a little M-I-A lately and have been a’slackin on the posting scene.  I have had to keep my late nights to quite the minimum.  I am usually up until the wee hours of the morning but we just found out we are expecting bebe #3 and I am sooo TIRED!!!  So I am lucky if I make it past 9:30!!!  Anyways…me being preggers may be the inspiration for this post… no…actually I was chill-laxin on Facebook and saw this link for Shop Sweet Lulu via Pizzazzerie and was immediately inspired.  Not to mention I may have had a small craving for ice cream (;  How cute are these ice cream cups fully equipped with wooden spoons…weeeeee-heeee…totally LOVE!!


So how could I pass up all this cuteness?  I had to design an invite that would be the perfect way to kick off your very own ice cream par’te!!!

Hope you all had a great week!!  Fun stuff coming SOON!!!! xoxo~rebecca

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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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Hey all, It’s Shannon, the new chick of Fresh Chick Design Studio.

So….Here it is, my first design!!! My husband and I are expecting our second child in May and  I thought what better way to start, then with a baby shower invite. I might actually have to use this one because I love it so much! My inspiration came from a simple white elephant shaped frame that I came across while looking for new bedding for the baby’s nursery.

 

Inspiration
Inspiration

The invite is now available on our Etsy shop. Full Collection soon to follow 🙂

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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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Valentine’s Day is coming fast!!  So in efforts to get a collection up and ready…me and my chicky friend Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations rounded up Adrian of Canyon Photography to click some pics.  Nancy also was in touch with a few other fabulous vendors to make this shoot complete (I will share in the full post).  This was very last minute at least on my end…heehee!!!!  I literally was designing the printables “the morning of”  yikes!  BUT….I have to say…I love this collection, I am calling it the “Sweet Tweet Collection”   I think you will love it too!!

So…these are a few pics from my camera…not so fab….but you’ll get the idea (:  The very last pic IS a professional picture from Adrian.  Trust me…you’ll be able to tell.  So, until the full post…xoxo~rebecca

Here is a REAL pic!!! (; weeeee!!

 

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Well, I can’t promise that this is the final post of 2010 but that is my intent.  I wanted to end the year with a fun post near and dear to me…my little dude’s 1st bithday party.  I can’t believe how fast and slow this year has gone by.  All I can say is that 2010 was….hmmm…a test?  For those that are close to me know that Blake, although as cute as a button, was a bit of a challenge.  I can say now that we are past the all-day-screaming-for 8 months-straight period of time and on to much happier times…see?

Plus, in addition to trying to soothe a screaming baby, and take care of a 2 yr old, I left my full-time job and started my blog and Etsy Shop!!  So while all of this insanity was going on behind the scenes…all of  you were able to expreience my outlet…my blog was an outlet…for me to focus on my sanity creativity and share ideas and inspire people!  So?  What does 2011 bring?  Not too sure yet…I am the chick without a plan…just sort of flyin’ by the seat of my pants and seeing which direction the wind blows.

Well, some of you may have already seen some of the photos of his party floating around facebook or perhaps you saw the awesome post on Hostess with the Mostess!!  Yes…HWTM!!  For sure one of my highlights of 2010!!!  Here are all of the details along with some party decor that didn’t make the cut…enjoy!

The dessert table…the jumping off point for this table were the birthday posters that I created.  Next came the paper trees and lollipop bouquets.

Since there was not enough room on the dessert table, why not create a second table?  So here is it…the candy buffet loaded up with all sorts of sweet treats!

Ahhh…the cake!  This was a last minute game time decision…I had plans to make a cake but then reality set in!!   I had enough to do, plus the honey-do list for my husband quickly became exstinct due to the fact he had surgery on his arm the day before the party…so off to Target I went to order a cake.  Problem is I couldn’t just “order a cake”  there were some special instructions for the super sweet bakery lady.   Afterall…I had a vision…I know scary right?  They offer a typical 8” round double layer cake…I asked for them to add a third layer, add fudge between the layers, ice with smooth buttercream, add polkadots in red with a red beaded border.  I would take care of embellishing the rest.    The cake decorating was totally unplanned, it was last minute so I decorated it with a few items I had for the party…some large swirly lollipops from Target and some super cute cookies to match the theme sent to me by The Cookie Jar.

Oh..and the yummy red velvet cupcakes???  Can you say…beyond fabulous deliciousness??  These delectable little treats were made by my sweet and talented friend Jill of Modern Cupcake!!   Jill…these were perfect…thank you!!

Can you believe these cookies???  Sweet perfection!!  Another wonderful friend and super talented chick…Lisa of The Cookie Jar really went above and beyond…thanks Lisa (;

Now what’s a party without some fab fondant cupcake toppers by Charynn of Two Sugar Babies??

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food tags

party dots

paper trees

lollipop bouquets

Talk about the most perfect pinata??  My dear sweet friend Nancy of Ato Zebra Celebrations had this custom made for Blake!!  Muchas Gracis Nancy!!

these paper candies didn’t make the cut…it was a combo of running out of time and no place to really put them ):

This also didn’t make the cut…a birthday bunting for Blake’s highchair…I totally forgot about it…ooops!

the morning after…he LOVED playing with the balloons that I also forgot about!!  Double ooops!

Overall the party turned out fantastic!!  Lots of work, but worth every ounce of time and effort!!  Thanks a million to Shannon & Nancy for coming over the night before and helping me to stay on track… and last but not least a monster thanks to my friends…Jackie of Jackie Lindfors Photography and Eric of Apple Velvet Photography for all of the amazing photos!!

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