Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plantable Parties?

So, as part of my personal crusade for 2010, I'm focusing on ways to make my parties more eco-friendly and sustainable. I am quite the digi-gal, the perfect little consumer, you might say so this eco-friendly-ing of my events has been quite the challenge. But, I'm excited to say, things just got a little easier!

I found this wonderful little Etsy shop and I am in heaven! Green Things That Grow is based in Lake Erie NY. Look there and you'll find greeting cards and party accessories that are completely green. Her {clever} slogan is, "Keep the print, plant the paper." Her products are made with "with 100% recycled post consumer waste, upcycled tools, and organic seeds". Love. It.

So, my obsession with plantable paper started when I worked with these lovely people. We had big, beautiful sheets of it in the paper drawers in the back of the store. I used to ogle them and dream of all the things I could do. I was always a big fan of using it on greeting cards.

Well, that's enough babbling! Look what I found!


Plantable confetti! Yay! Coming in an array of colors, this confetti is the perfect addition to any party. Stuff it in favor boxes, drop it in your centerpieces..what CAN'T you do with this stuff?

And this:

How flippin' adorable are these favor tags? I love them. They come with convenient and easy to read planting instructions, so even those with the least green of thumbs can rock these seeds!

Well, if you don't love this shop yet, you can also go to the Facebook profile and blog. I suggest checking them out. I can't wait to see what's next from this charming company! Enjoy!

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Love {Online}

I'm absolutely LOVING this!

Lonny Magazine

It's so cute! I'm really appreciating the amount of online publications creeping up these days. I've only read the latest issue, but I am already getting tons of inspiration from their dreamy color palettes and luxurious home furnishings. And you better believe I'm going to go back and read the first two issues! I almost feel like the Domino Magazine shaped hole in my heart has been repaired.

I'm going to enjoy making sweet sweet magazine with Lonny. I think we all will.

Photo credits: In order- www dot luxuryliving dot com, seebelow dot net and
blog dot shopdirtylaundry dot com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bat Mitzvah Fun

Aren't these invites adorable??

Another perfect 10 from Milwaukee design dynamo, Allison C. Beilke. I've really been loving purple lately and these cute Bat Mitzvah invites are no exception. I'm seeing personalized cookies, like these, but with two or three coordinating designs...

I was so excited looking at these, I just had to pop them into a quick mood board! Nothing fancypants, mind you, just a quick little thing...

What fun! I really love kids' parties. Mostly, because I love letting myself remember what is was like anticipating something really spectacular, the days when life was full of whimsy and wonder!

Photo Credits:
1. Dessert Cluster
2. Macaroons
3. Table Arrangement
4. Sweets Table