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hello little one…

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Life / Parties

One of my oldest friend is expecting her first baby and I, of course, volunteered to plan the decor for her baby shower. I do love a good party! The space that she rented out has a great mural with all my favorite colors and it really inspired me to go for a bright and colorful theme. I was also really inspired by a lot of Beci Orpin’s work, her use of whimsical shapes and […]

James, year one

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Life / Parties / Potpourri

My nephew turned 1 last weekend and I helped my sister throw a moon & stars themed birthday party for him. I kind of had trouble coming up with ideas for this one, but really became inspired that week before the party. I was able to pull together a few pieces for the party, including this string art piece for the dessert table. Art Club has been working with string art for the past few […]

Amélie

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Life / Parties / Potpourri

          My brother and his wife welcomed a baby girl, Amélie, last October. As part of the Vietnamese tradition, we celebrated her first month into the world with food and family from both sides. My dad made his well-loved curry and my sister and I had another excuse to practice our flower arranging skills that we learned from a previous floral workshop.

Moon & Stars…

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A few weeks ago, I threw my sister a second baby shower to welcome their new baby boy. We kept things simple and invited our good friends to come and hang out with us at MKT Bar downtown to eat, catch up, and celebrate. For party favors, we had home made play dough (sprinkled with stardust, of course!) that was a pretty big hit with both the kids and adults.

food and wine

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Cooking / Parties

Autumn is finally here! Or so it’s finally beginning to look like Autumn in Houston. I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner with friends again this year. Last year, we decided to take a break and dine out, but somehow the idea of not cooking on Thanksgiving didn’t sit too well with me this year. It’s always a lot of work to put together a large party, but I really enjoys cooking and having everyone over to […]

weekend in SoCo

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Parties / weekends

The house cat mimosas for breakfast This past weekend, I co-hosted a bachelorette weekend getaway in Austin with the bride’s sister and matron of honor.  We rented this amazing house in the SoCo district and spent the weekend lounging in the pool and taking our time to enjoy good food and company with each other. A couple of highlights included paddle boarding for the first time on the lake, experiencing 6th Street since my college days, […]

a garden party for Baby

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     My sister wanted a garden theme to match her baby shower that I threw for her, so we went for it, getting much inspiration on Pinterest and from Oh Joy’s blog. Also, this meant that I was able to reuse some of the party decor, like those hand made tassels for balloons. The photo backdrop is made by using colored napkins, chicken wire, and a wooden frame that my sister’s husband was kind enough […]