Parties

You Are My Sunshine Birthday

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Becoming a mom has made me realize how much I love to party plan. I never really had the opportunity before having my daughter, but it’s seriously a blast crafting all of the party details and decorations. I was so stoked to plan Olivia’s 1st birthday! I’m sure I spent countless hours of browsing the internet for party themes, but one in particular kept sticking out to me. When I was itty bitty, my mother sang “You Are My Sunshine” to me each night before bed, as I’m sure most moms did. Since Olivia has come into this world, I’ve carried on the tradition of singing it to her every night. While she now sings along with me in her sweet toddler voice, I belted out the lyrics as loud as I could at her age, haha… my poor mom. This song has always held a special place in my heart and I just knew it would be the perfect theme!

Craft

Fabric Bunting Sewing Tutorial

Buntings are such fun and cheerful decorations for parties, holidays, nurseries, or however you wish to display them. I made this fabric banner for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. This project is simple and super inexpensive to make! Her theme was “You are my Sunshine”, so I chose some bright and sunny patterns for my pennants.  I purchased the bias tape at Walmart for under $2. Other than that, you may have to buy the assorted fabrics, or you might already have some scraps laying around. You don’t need a lot of it for this tutorial. Sizes will vary, depending on how big you want your flags (see my little template below). With basic sewing skills, you too can make one of these adorable buntings for any special occasion! Here’s how I did it:

Design

Olivia’s Big Girl Room Tour

I’m so excited to share my latest project with you all! Since our daughter Livi was turning 3, I thought it would be the perfect time to transform her nursery into a big girl room. Might also be time to reorganize… it’s outrageous how quickly toys and clutter can accumulate over time! When we first painted her nursery, I fell in love with the color Treetop by Dunn Edwards. This color was so lovely and a perfect shade of warm turquoise. But after 3 years of seeing it every day (while toys and stuffed animals were multiplying all around me), it started to feel dark and draby. Definitely time for a change.