Aiming for progress, not perfection.
"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Saturday, January 23, 2010
blue dress: actually a bathing suit cover up, a gift purchased in jamaica
red cinch belt: vintage 80's, etsy
gold owl ring: wet seal, a gift
scalloped blue paper circle: craft stash
personalized owl stamp (inked in red): from ellie's christmas stocking, etsy
in an otherwise chaotic day of snotting, snorting, whining, sneezing babies, i got my inspiration for ellie's birthday party color scheme: bright blue and red with touches of brown (think burlap & kraft) to tone down the vibrancy. the theme isn't going to be owls, but i'm trying to, big surprise!, do the party on a shoe string budget, hoping to use mostly stuff i already own. the owl is too cute not to use. i ordered printable invitations on etsy today, and the order came with printable favor tags, favor cones and a centerpiece box template. all for $5! the theme isn't going to be straight valentine's day as it has been in the past, but i'm going to have to infuse hearts somehow, however subtle. it's tradition. there is also a possibility that i will be throwing another party ON THE SAME DAY, and i am brainstorming ways to use the same general color scheme and decorations for two very different events. i'm hoping to come up with a couple things i can easily switch out to to make the decor suitable for both events.