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i know that "cute" is not a word typically used to describe good design, but in my world, it is. if it's your first reaction to say, "aww... how cute!" then it must be just that! "C-U-T-E." and i'm talking about so incredibly, ridiculously cute that the most masculine of men will even say those three words without thinking twice about it.

and so that is what i hope to share with you on my blog...

a combination of really unique ideas, simple thoughts that come randomly into my mind, along with "cute" designs that i've designed or come across.

Monday, July 18, 2011

ride or die chick

i've been bicycle shopping lately.  haven't ridden on a bike since i was a wee little one.  really.  no lie.  i keep telling my friends that i have never ridden an adult bike and they look at me a bit confused at first.  then i explain to them that the only 2 bikes i ever rode on was my very first bike, which was a strawberry shortcake tricycle and then my sister's hand me down little kid, don't remember what kind except that it was yellow and black, bike, with training wheels and then eventually without.  

so all this talk of mountain bikes, road bikes, 3 speed, 7 speed, etc. all goes over my head.  but lately with summer in full swing, friends out riding their bikes to the beach and the boyfriend building his very own bike, i've had the need to find me a bike and learn to get back on it!

i'll be the first to admit, i have no idea what all the specs and detail mean on a bike (luckily i have the boyfriend to help me out on that part).  i just knew i wanted something that fit my sense of style, is light enough for me to carry up and down 2 flights of stairs on my own, comes in a color scheme that i like, is available in a small enough size for my short 5' frame and of course have room for a cute basket!  after weeks of looking, i can't believe i actually found a bike that fit each one of those criteria. 

meet the 2012 trek allant wsd...  an order for this bike has been placed and hopefully will make its way to me at the end of this week.  next i'll have to find "the basket" that compliments this bikes cuteness.

the parties continue...

the summer seems to be pretty jam packed with parties and all sorts of fun events as my inbox has been consistently receiving inquiries and requests for birthdays, parties and baby showers.  here are a few that started off the summer for me.

i received a special request for a garden bug theme birthday party in the style of my little invites.  the outcome was this little love bug invite that will shortly make its way to my etsy shop along with a couple new designs i've been working on.  (stay tuned for those!)
a lovely young lady contacted me after seeing my 30th themed cupcake toppers and wanted to do something special for her own 30th.  here are her flirty thirty cupcake toppers and matching thank you notecards.
to complete the minnie mouse themed birthday party invitations i designed, here is a look at a couple additional things i did to help bring in the theme to the event.

buffet tags
*above photo courtesy of client

cupcake toppers
*above photo courtesy of client

monogram thank you notecards

parties galore!

well, another month seems to have passed me by and now i have to play catch up on my blog and share all the fun events that i worked on for Chlo+E's fun table spreads.

here is a quick run down with some snapshots to get you up to date...

here is a lucite concession stand the girl's created for the screening of Nickelodeon's iParty with Victorious.

the bachelor's melissa rycroft had a western themed sip and see hosted by huggies, where the girls designed an adorable western themed dessert table.

a colorful spread helped create this rainbow themed party for a little boy's 3rd birthday party.

and the most recent event that took place, was a vintage themed baby shower.
*all photos courtesy of Chlo+E


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