Tag Archives: Birthday

DIY :: Dressed Up Solo Cup

I’ve been known to host the occasional blow-out at my place, and since I don’t have nearly enough glassware to accommodate 30+ guests (nor the time to make runs to the rental company!), I frequently opt to use single-use recyclable cups. Typically I love the clean look of regular clear plastic ware, but when I… read more


Transformed :: Imprinted Clay Bowls

Anyone else shocked that the holidays are right around the corner? Claire here, and this year I’m vowing to not find myself in an end-of-the-year frenzy, so I’m getting a head start on my gifting. From hostess presents to party favors, my list seems to get longer each year. These do-it-yourself clay bowls are good for nearly… read more


Birthday Girl

Can you tell that I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed my birthday? I mean, what’s not to love about pink cupcakes, pool parties and snazzy sunglasses? Today I’m celebrating with a mani/pedi, lunch with Adam and an afternoon movie with my mom… and tomorrow it’s off to Santa Barbara for our last getaway before baby! We’ve got… read more


The Gold Standard

I bet you were all starting to worry, huh? Going months without taking time out to gush over Rifle Paper Co. is practically unheard of around here. But then, when the leading light in paper & stationery debuted their new Gold Rush line earlier this week, we had to break our silence with a blaring… read more


DIY :: Stir It Up

All the decor at A’s birthday bash was inspired by little snippets of his life and personality. From a colossal cake made of his favorite chocolate chip cookies to trays featuring childhood photos, there was no question who the birthday boy was… and these stir sticks were the perfect finishing touch to the signature Greyhound cocktails. They were… read more


DIY :: Age is just a number

Remember the photos we posted last week from Camille’s hubby’s birthday blowout? Well, we’re not ones to break a promise… so we’re back with the full instructional on how to recreate that tissue paper number sign you all keep asking about! Festive and bold, this craft was the perfect decorative element to hang above the fireplace and… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Heavenly Coconut Cake

Over the weekend, we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday by getting up bright & early for the Livestrong 5k…then rewarded ourselves with a decadent brunch, fresh-squeezed mimosas and this sky-high coconut cake. There’s something so festive about a really tall birthday cake, and since there were only four of us, I made a multi-layered 6-inch confection… read more


Putting My Heel Down

If you’ve ever visited Austin, you might have caught on to the laid back nature of things around here – we like to keep it casual. Well, lately I’ve been craving a little glam in my life. It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve had a wedding or cocktail party to get fancy for,… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Peaches & Cream Cake

Are you guys stocking up on as many peaches as possible at the market during these last weeks of stone fruit season? If you’re as much of a peach-fanatic as I am, you should be…they’ll be gone soon (horrors!) I made this peaches & cream cake for my brother’s birthday, and we were all licking… read more


Happy Birthday, Jackie O.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis would have turned 82 today, and I couldn’t resist spending a few moments pouring over some of my favorite images of this first lady of fashion. I’m totally inspired by her poise, grace and unadorned style that always looked just right in any setting. Few women in history captured public imagination quite… read more