Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Stylish Children's Parties

I know many of us bloggers have children and are constantly trying to think of a fun trendy birthday theme for our kids.  Well fret no more Stylish Childrens Parties!

This blog is the catch all of fun themes for the kids mixed with a bit of style and class for the adults!  

Just last night I was having dinner with some girlfriends and the discussion of why trains are such an obsession with boys.  Where does that come from?  Every boy loves trains!  Well look no further for a fabulously decorated train party for the next birthday!

Isn't this so cute!  

How about a classy Ballerina Tea Party?  What little girl doesn't want to dress up with all her friends in tutu's and leotards and be ballerinas all day?  

Wouldn't you just die getting this invitation in the mail?

Look at these decorations!  Can I come and have tea?

And of course what kind of party would it be without having some ballet lessons?

If you want your kids party to be the hit of the year.  Keep checking out Stylish Childrens Parties.  You won't be dissapointed!

Definitely a Blabworthy Blog!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Swanky Tables

Oo la la... is this blog fun, or what?

Swanky Tables is actually a boutique event design company in Portland, Oregon and their blog is "dedicated to sweet and stylish affairs."

Look at this classy theme for a kid's birthday party...
Aren't those invitations cute?  It is a printable party collection from Melangerie and Annette highlights several of their party themes in THIS post.  Super adorable and classic!

Check out this post where she highlights different Pops of Blue with tablescapes.  Very inspiring!

Now, doesn't this just get you in the mood for summer??
HERE she shows off some Cinco De Mayo ideas including recipes for these amazing looking cocktails. Mmmmm... anyone else ready to be at the beach?

Head over to Swanky Tables and let Annette 
"inspire you to infuse personal style and gorgeous details in your next celebration."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Nicole is the creative brain behind Freshlyblended.  
She is "a graphic designer by day and indie crafter by night." and dedicates her blog to showcase all the things that inspire her creativity.

Check out this patchwork couch she found from a company in Spain.  So neat and different!
Click HERE to go see other patchwork couches she featured by Creative Affairs

Wow... look how neat this is...
HERE Nicole talks about the other amazingly creative indoor plants she has and where to find these intriguing hanging air plant pots.  Plants that need little water or attention?  Sounds like my style...

I am loving this bag...
and all the other ones she featured from drika.b on her blog HERE

Thank, Nicole, for sharing your creative inspirations!  
Be sure to head over to her blog and maybe be a little inspired yourself.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Imperfectly Beautiful

Let me introduce you to Amanda...

"I started this blog with the hope that I might inspire other women to embrace their creativity."

My favorite part is that she has embraced the "imperfections" of her work and that things don't have to be perfect to be beautiful.  
(Though as I look at her blog - everything I look at looks amazing)

What amazing looking wall decor?  Love how it is Pottery Barn "inspiration"

If only I had a mantel like this to work with.  Check out Parade of Mantels to see all the ways she has "tweaked" her mantel decor - even for all the holidays!

How about this enhanced hand towel... go from drab to fab without buying all new towels!
(Sorry - 'drab to fab' so cliche sounding but it just fits... and now I said it twice!  Yikes!)

This part is what makes her so real and honest... 
she posted about her remake on this table (which looks great to me) but then is honest about her dislike of her work and how she wants a "do over".  Not everything always works exactly the way you want and I appreciate that honesty.  I am definitely looking forward to seeing what she does with it!

Head on over to check out Amanda at Imperfectly Beautiful and let her know that we sent you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Small Earth Vintage

When I happened upon this Small Earth Vintage I knew immediately that it was blab worthy!  I admire men and women who have a passion for fashion and not just a passion but boldly go where so many of us are nervous to go!  This website has so many gorgeous shoes and dresses featured that I wish I would look good in because they're stunning!

If you want any of this's all available in their etsy shop!

To describe this blog in their words...

"Small Earth Vintage is Andy and Karen. They've been buying and wearing vintage all their lives; they've been treasure-hunting together for the past ten years. When Andy isn't treasure hunting, pedi-cabbing, or learning his way around an apple orchard, he likes to run marathons, cook, and nap. When Karen isn't on Etsy, she likes to read Scandinavian mysteries, make classic cocktails, and watch old movies. Together they like to thrift and take road trips--with their amazing wonderdog, Lucy."

Check out these beautiful silver shoes!

I love this dress!  I want to wear it out on a girls night!  It reminds me of spring weather where you walk around outside with a cute clutch and go shopping with your girlfriends with the clear skies and sunshine.  It's amazing what I can come up with when I see a fabulous dress!

I really enjoy Small Earth Vintage and I know you will too!  Don't forget to leave some vintage blabbing love via comments when you check them out!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hip Hostess

If you're looking for all things party decor...this is the place to be!   This is her one stop shop of how to put together the best party ever!  From decorating, to recipe's, to color palettes you won't go wrong by checking out this blog!

This picture is from a post that links to 24 different ideas of outdoor decorating for parties.

I love this idea of having plants that survive on volcanic rock!  How cool and so zen this is!

And here are my all time favorite suggested decorations she found.  Check out these wonderfully festive polka dotted balloons.  What a great catch!

I love hosting parties, and now I know that this is the place to check out if you're looking for the hippest ideas out there!  Be sure to check out Hip Hostess!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bringing Lady Back

"I created this blog for those who would like to live in a world where we can be free from the insipid insult and protruding pantie. Here you will find a collection of inspiring rules and quotes for women of all ages to refer to in order to live a more beautiful, fulfilling life."

Amen, sista!

Every day she brings us a new quote in some relation to being a lady.  This blog is hysterical and inspirational all at the same time.

Here are a few samplings... and comments by me in italics

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain." ~ Dolly Parton
We all need that reminder every once in a while.

Lip liner should match or be 1 to 2 shades darker than your lipstick. Not 5.

ohmygoodness... yes!

Walk tall. 
Instant confidence, and the quickest 5 pounds you'll ever lose.
How about 15?

Mind your entrance and exit of a car.
Can I add... and look fabulous doing it?

Carry spare change in your car to support lemonade stands.
So sweet! (Pun completely intended)

And my personal favorite...

Reach down and touch your toes at least once a day. Your great-great grandmother could touch her toes up until the day she died {at 97} and was darn proud of it.

Bringing Lady Back is a wonderful lighthearted blog that is sure to put a smile on your face!