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Lincoln celebrated his first birthday like a Duke! When I first met with his mom, she talked about wanting a backyard barbeque on the family’s gorgeous Metchosin property. I couldn’t wait to get started! Dad took it one step further, and suggested a Dukes of Hazzard theme. And so, Lincoln was officially named  the “Duke […]

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To celebrate Matty’s second birthday we hosted a Vintage Strongman themed birthday party! Matthew himself inspired the theme; he is both freakishly strong for a two year old, and aged beyond his years. My paper products designs, DIY projects and tablescape were heavily influenced by vintage carnival sideshow posters and actual photographs from the 1930’s […]

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One of my best friends, Megan, is expecting her first child, and I am so excited for her and her husband Brendon. This baby, who will be named Isaac, is going to be so loved I have been planning this shower almost as long as these two have been married. I’ve know that it was […]

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This Halloween party was inspired by my children; The Wicked Witch of the West, and Frankenstein. They wanted to throw a party at their castle, for their spooky friends! The decor was inspired by a monster’s castle, and Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. There table is encased in heavy castle stones, and topped with witch hat steeples. […]

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You would have to be living under a rock to not know about the popular 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy, written by EL James. These books have lovers and haters; my close group of friends happen to belong to the lovers… So when one of my longtime besties was nearing her thirtieth birthday, these books […]

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