Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and are now trying to get it all together in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works for the Boys & Girls Club and I have my own photography business. I blog about crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and things I love! The design and migration from Blogger is still in the works, so thanks for being patient! And thanks for stopping by! Snoop around, why dontcha :)
Ok, last post on the birthday fun…the cake! I made a little mini cake for Paigey.
I just baked a normal sheet cake in a 13×9 inch pan. Then I used a small bowl as a guide and traced around the bowl with a knife to cut out two circles of cake. Then I smothered that baby in icing and topped it off with two striped straws! (The striped peach straws are from Dress My Cupcake via Amazon.)
I love this next picture. She’s like – uhhh, what’s going on?!
It took her a while to warm up to it but then she was all in baby! Huge thank you to Jenn again for taking these pictures!!
And thanks for putting up with my week long posts on the birthday! I’ll be back next week with some Christmas fun!
Ahhh, my favorite part…the invitations! I don’t know when I turned into such an invitation person. It’s my favorite thing to design! As with all of my other invites, I either sit down and draw a blank or I sit down and inspiration strikes! In this case, well, my ideas kept becoming more and more grandiose…so, I just went with it! Luckily once I get an idea I can create the text portion quickly. Honestly, for SOME reason, the printing took me the longest. I was printing on the front and back and seriously felt like a dummy for how long it took me to get everything lined up perfectly! Here is the front…
After I printed them out I decided to add a fabric pennant to the front. I just cut them out, added gold polka dots with paint and a foam stencil brush and then I used this thin washi tape to attach it.
I love that the number one is peaking out! When you flip up the fabric here is what you see…
And here is the back! I doctored some of it up in Photoshop as to not show personal info just fyi.
I used the same gold paint and brush to make an “o” as part of the “the big one” on the bottom. I also used a smaller dot to have it read as 4 o’clock on the dot. Get it? I’m so funny.
I put them in pretty aqua envelopes and out the door they went! And now that I think about it, to everyone that was invited – can I steal my invitation back?! I need one for the scrapbook, ha!
Thankfully right before the party started Jenn snapped these pictures of us!
Girls in polka dots. And because someone asked, my shirt is from the Gap!
So thankful to have these next shots of Paige. Word to the wise: I know everyone wants to take pictures when their kid turns one. I totally get that but…I highly recommend taking pictures right before your kiddo starts walking! If that means taking them at 10 months, so be it. Paige motors these days and it is so hard for me to get a shot of her when it is just us two. I need SERIOUS distractions now!
All I really bought for Paige’s birthday party decor was some crepe paper and balloons! Once I decided on the color scheme I bought matching crepe paper and balloons on Amazon. I decided not to really have a “theme” so I was kind of picky about the colors. I finally settled on using peach, aqua, gold and a little bit of navy. I basically made all of the decorations the day before the party, so needless to say, they all needed to be easy and fast! This first garland that I made was actually the result of a DIY fail! I was trying to do something completely different and it didn’t work out, ha! But the result was this cute crepe paper starburst garland though!
The day before her party I realized that decorating was turning into “How many things can I do with crepe paper?!”. Here is another garland of draping crepe paper :)
I made a little backdrop by layering crepe paper in the dining room. I didn’t catch a very good picture of it but Paige’s little birthday cake was sitting here.
I took some leftover grey crepe paper from another party and ran it through the sewing machine so that it would ruffle and I lined the edges of the backdrop with it.
Here is a peek of it with her cake. Thank goodness Jenn snagged this photo of the cake! I wish I would’ve taken a few more before the party started but I didn’t have time!
I pinned this cute balloon decoration on Pinterest and decided to give it a try! You just add a penny into each balloon before blowing it up to weight it down! Thank you, Pinterest.
I made a little Happy Birthday Banner using Photoshop and Mac Pages and my mom helped me cut it out and hang it on our big chalkboard.
That was pretty much all I did! Just some cute touches here and there to make it feel festive! The only other things I bought were striped napkins (at TJMaxx) and striped straws! I had to! :)
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am editing client photos like a mad woman but I am trying to pull together some of the photos from Paige’s first birthday party to share!! It was, of course, the coldest, darkest day in November! Not my ideal day for photos but oh well! We had so much fun at the party and I had a little fun with the details! Here is a sneak peek :)