Monday, August 30, 2010

Nesting baby shower

The gorgeous Linda from Shoot4U photography recently ordered some of my Nesting baby shower invitations (example in top left of pic below) for a shower she and some friends were throwing for another friend. We also created some cute, matching thank you tags.

The shower was yesterday and Linda has sent through some pics for me to share. Didn't they do a wonderful job? :) The adorable little boxes that the thank you tags are attached to held chocolates in all sorts of baby shapes such as bottles and prams.

Isn't the cake, modelled off the invite just terrific?

Well done girls, you carried through the theme beautifully. 

If you would like to see these and more of my baby shower invites please have a look here.

Jen
xx



Monday, August 23, 2010

Organisation and balance

My life is busy. 

Not as busy as some others I'm sure, but busy none the less.
I am teaching 6 - 7 groups fitness classes a week, my design business is booming (whoo hoo!) I have two gorgeous girls, a wonderful husband, who has also started a business this year, I am on the Playgroup committee... Combine that with Ella's school, playgroup and dancing and the all the other usual things that come with being a mum, wife, daughter, sister, aunty, friend....I'm busy....and the coffee isn't working so well...
BUT I refuse to sink. So I have decided on a few things over the weekend to simplify and streamline life.

1) Less Facebook time. I love Facebook and find it an invaluable business tool....but probably don't need to be on there quite so much

2) Cook a few meals in one hit and freeze them so I don't panic when it hits 4.30pm and I open the freezer

3) Set aside quality time for my special people namely my husband and kids. Date nights and family time.

I CAN find balance :)
Jen
xx


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's launch time!!!!!

When I first started this blog it was because I wasn't sure exactly where this little business idea of mine was going. I knew I wanted to one day have a website but just wasn't ready yet ;)

Well one thing has lead to another and after a lot of behind the scenes work with a very good friend of mine, Gillian Foley, I am very proud and excited to say I now have an online shop!!!!!

After just a few short months I can't believe where this creative journey has taken me. I feel so blessed to be doing something I love and can't wait to keep doing it :) I have many more designs to share, next is my wedding range, which will make it's way onto the site soon :)

Big thanks to all my family and friends, new, old, real life and online that have helped support me in this and a big shout out to my wonderful husband who has been a tremendous help.

HUGE thanks and appreciation goes to Gillian for making it real! I seem to have found my kindrid spirit in you Gill, you rock girl! A multi talented woman, Gillian is an amazing photographer also - check out her work here

So without any further ado.....

www.jenniferbirkheaddesign.com

Spread the word :)

Jen
xx

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cupcakes & cousins

Last Saturday night we had our two nieces over for a sleep over.
Along with Ella they form the three musketeers quite nicely and love being around each other - April is a little young to join in all the time but she does her best ;)
So the afternoon activity for the girls was to ice their own cupcakes to be eaten as dessert after dinner. 
The photos of the fun they had doing this, and the end products are just too cute not to share. Can anyone say "sugar high"?

Jen
xx

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An orange affair

Some beautiful wedding invitations ready for delivery :)
I have known the beautiful bride to be since I was three!!

Jen
xx


Monday, August 9, 2010

Night owl

Are you one?
I sure am. I'm sure to a certain extent we can train our bodies to function either side of the clock but for me the hours in the night when my kids are in bed are when I get the most done :)
I've tried setting my alarm and getting up before the kids but there are two problems with that:
1) I tried it this morning but must have turned my alarm off and gone back to sleep as next thing I knew hubby had gone to work (he leaves early) and Ella, my 4 yr old was next to me wanting breakfast.

2) Sometimes I have actually managed to get up with my alarm only to have made a coffee, sat down to work and one of the kids has decided to wake up early - a common thing in our house.

So, resigning myself to being a night owl - hoot hoot!!!

Jen
xx

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I implore you

to get up and get active!!!!!!!

As most of you know I have two professions that I am equally passionate about. Design and fitness.

Kind of lucky really as my design sees me sat down behind a computer - a lot!

I am blessed that my other job forces me to get up, get active and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

Exercise is like a drug for me and I needed a 'hit' this morning. Excellent, Pump class to teach :) Walked out feeling soooooo much better than I had done before.
Don't under estimate the power of a good work out people. Your body will benefit but so will your mind. 
Sometimes our minds need a break from sitting behind the computer as much as our bodies do.

So, however you do it: yoga, walking, cycling, weights, martial arts, aerobics, running, dancing, pilates

JUST MOVE! And smile :)

Jen
xx