Thursday, February 28, 2013

TAKE THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT PHOTO


thought this was a great email from minted.com
(also i'm loving they used my save the date card design!)


you can learn more about taking the perfect engagement photo
on the minted blog.... julep.com

Monday, February 18, 2013

BASEMENT PLAYROOM

this Mom was in need to move the playroom
[downstairs]
the noise, energy, hoop-la was getting to be to much
especially with me working from home

the other bonus is
now i get a first floor office
[oh ya]

we had about $500 to achieve a functional
basement playroom

we transformed this....


icky basement

to this...






coop looks happy :)

sorry about the horrible cell phone photos.
i will take better photos soon
especially when i get it a little more decorated

future basement projects...
chalkboard wall
spray paint the plastic shelves (to match)
and maybe some window blinds
a rug?


hope you had a fun productive weekend!
we did :)


Thursday, February 14, 2013

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

every year i try to get creative with 
my kid's classroom valentines.
this is what reilly and coop are handing out 
at today's valentine's party....


here are some valentines from the past...
hope you have a wonderful
love day!
-e

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

BIRTHDAY OUTTAKES

max turned 4 on january 20.
this year, we had a simple family party

big or small.... max had a great day.

the decorations...

a lego cake...


store bought cake and homemade decorations
(thanks coop for putting together the lego sets!)


 waiting to blow out the candles... being very patient :)

 more waiting.

even more waiting.

BLOW!

the crew... andrew, max, reilly & coop 
(minus the napping kylie & ryan)

EAT!


opening some gifts.

andrew is very excited!

open as fast as you can max!

happy wednesday,
e



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

INTRODUCING THE PETITE PAPIER BLOG

it's been in the works for awhile, but only in my head :)

i've finally put together a design blog called 
PETITE PAPIER
(my company name)

please stop by and visit.
there i will talk about everything graphic design-y.
here i will still continue to talk
about my day to day stuff including, my family,
my house updates, etc.



OOOOPS....

somebody missed the water.



maybe cleaning up his own mess,
will deter him next time?

do you have any solutions for this problem?
with two little boys, i feel it's a uphill battle!
- erin

Saturday, February 9, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY

saw this photo of one of my wedding invitation 
designs on minted. i liked it, so i thought i'd share.


happy weekend! -e

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A LITTLE HEART BROKEN

coop emailed this video to his dad
he's a sensitive kid

just wondering what spurred 
this very emotional message

video

little teary after watching that
-e

Friday, February 1, 2013

MORNING IN PHOTOS

it's FREEZING outside
and 
the school bus never arrived
needless to say, my day started horribly :(

trying to stay warm and doing house stuff

take a peek into our morning....

views out my window... brrrrr!


i woke up this cutie... all cuddly in his warm bed

straightened up reilly's room
apparently littlest pet shoppe has invaded her barbie dream house! 
one direction everywhere!

this guy startles me
every time i enter reilly's room

 spot cleaning the boys bedroom carpet
(a potty training accident)


did you know power rangers ride dinos?

a surprise from dan 

straightened the kids bath
what is going on with the toilet paper?!?

planning our super bowl party 
with my new favorite cookbook - GO NINERS!!

magnet board diy

why do kids always mess up the throw pillows
and push around the furniture?

lucy enjoying a morning ray of sun

sat down with a cup of coffee 
and admired my new cost plus table  
on sale for $49 (link)

$12 orchid from ikea :)

looking forward to a fun-filled weekend including

friday night pizza night
a soccer game
a slumber party for 7 girls
helping dan's parents move
and
a super bowl party
(did i mention i'm a HUGE niner fan?)

have a great weekend!
xoxo - e