Thursday, July 29, 2010

Little Sooti

Thetis over at Little Sooti has been a wonderful supporter of mine so when she asked me to work on her new logo I was honoured and excited to create something gorgeous for her. 
The above logo is what we came up with and I think it's safe to say we are both very happy with it :)
If you're not already a follower please pay Little Sooti a visit to hear all about the new and exciting things Thetis has in store!

Monday, July 26, 2010

We have two winners!!!

...and they are:

Tracey Robertson and Jodie Dutton


You now have $20 credit towards any of my products. Look forward to hearing from you soon :)

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, there were some great ones in there and I will definitely be including some of them when I add to my collection.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Give Away time!!!!!!!

I am astounded to have reached 500 'liker's on Facebook!!!!! 
When I first started my page I never dreamed it could grow to this but I am having so much fun on this 'ride' that I most certainly do not want to get off! Bring it on I say!! :)
Thank you so much to each and every one of you for your support in building my little business. I am having an absolute ball creating beautiful designs for you and as a thank you would like to offer up 2 x $20 vouchers to be used on any of my designed products or services.

To enter I just let me know either by commenting here on the blog, or on my Facebook page, what you think the next theme in my kids party range should be. Two winners will each receive a $20 voucher for any of my products.

The competition will run until Monday 8.30pm Perth time. Good luck all!!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Life and chocolate brownies

This afternoon my 4yr old and I made chocolate brownies together. Baking is something we do together quite a lot and both love. We put our aprons on, take turns at mixing, she breaks the eggs and then we lick the bowl.
Whilst making these brownies I decided to put in nearly double the chocolate that the recipe requested.....yes, I'm a self confessed chocoholic ;)
Turns out it was a good decision. Brownies were goooooooooood!

So what's my point? 
It seemed like a good example of one of my life philosophies. 
You get out of life what you put in. I believe this applies to all aspects of life. 

If you've been to one of my fitness classes it's something you'll hear me say, 'put in the effort now and get the results!' Also as an instructor I get more out of my job when I put the extra effort in to give my participants a fun and hard workout.

In my design work putting the time and thought into coming up with a design solution that is everything the client wants, brings me great joy. 

Of course it also applies to relationships, with partners, kids and friends. Put the time and the love into something and you will reap the rewards. 

This afternoon was a good one, quality time with my girl and extra yummy brownies.

May your glass be half full ;)


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thank you!!!

A huge, massive, enormous, giant
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the wonderful blogs who have featured April's chicken party. I have been blown away by your kind words and wilingness to share my little party. I am truly honoured... Jen xx

Thank you to:

Little Sooti 
Fresh chick designs 
Stylish childrens parties 
Scissors paper rock designs
Kate Landers Events  
Hip hooray blog 

Friday, July 16, 2010

My headband

Just a quick post...
I have had many compliments on the headband I wore at April's party last week, it's my new favourite accessory and I'd love to share with you MonTresor which is where the headband is from. Suzanna has some beautiful products that I'm sure you'll love.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

My cheeky chicken turns one!

Today we celebrated my youngest daughter, April's 1st birthday. It wasn't a huge affair, in fact it was basically an afternoon tea with our extended maybe I went a bit overboard...
But then again, no, I don't think you can go overboard when it comes to celebrating your children ;)

The theme, as some of you may remember from my inspiration board , was Vintage Chick(en). 'Chicken' because April is a very cheeky chicken and 'Vintage' as her name is April Rose which lends itself to a vintage styling in my mind.

The scene was set using hues of yellow and teal, perhaps not your typical colours for a little girl's first birthday but gorgeous all the same.
Needless to say there were little chicken themed decorations throughout and also carried through to the use of egg cartons in my wall decor and as serving dishes for yummy sweet treats. The sweet treats themselves also featured chicken themes with little chocolate nests holding chocolate eggs and chicken cookies. Also on the menu were: an array of yellow lollies in jars, mini lemon cheesecakes, caramel and cream biscuits, mini chocolate cupcakes, big vanilla cupcakes and of course birthday cake. The savoury yummies included chicken & salad and egg sandwiches, mini quiches, sausage rolls and a cheese and dip platter. YUMMMMMM!!

The decorations were vintage inspired and doilies featured heavily. I made my own wall decor out of them, pattie pans and egg cartons and had strings of paper ball garlands hanging from the ceiling and draped across the front of the table.

On the lollie bag table there was a basket containing mini pegs, small cards and a pen for guests to write their birthday wish for April and attach to a wonderful wish frame that my husband made, using chicken wire - to fit with the theme ;) A pretty bunch of yellow and cream roses with yellow daisies finished off the table beautifully.

It was a lovely afternoon and April charmed all our guests with her cuteness! 
I would  like to take this opportunity to publicly thanks my sister in law and Mum for their help with the food, to my Mum, Dad, bro and husband for their help getting everything ready - there is never enough time!!! Also to my hubby for humoring me with my 'over the topness' and making the lovely frame and again to my Mum for all her help -  she is simply the most amazing woman I know and I aspire to be like her. xxxxx



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bee for Bree!

A cute little custom invite I did recently.
The theme was inspired by the birthday girl's gorgeous little bee dress and the brief was "Bees, pink, flowers, feature letter B on Bree".

What do you think? Bree's a little cutie isn't she ;)