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Cloth Masks

Life in the time of COVID-19…and how it changed my life at home. Thanks for visiting my blog. I know that it’s been a while since I’ve updated. Parenthood and getting settled into routines have definitely taken time away from planning events and craft projects. I am currently a furloughed Teacher at my children’s school. My specialty is Arts and Crafts, with focus on … Read More Cloth Masks


whaley loved baby boy / babyshower

Theme: You are Whaley Loved Colors: baby blue, navy blue, gray, white, and gold Venue: Cloud Lounge (Arlington, VA) All photography and designs: merrylavender event planning + design I officially declare this past event as one of my top three favorites. I had the pleasure of planning and decorating a client’s whale themed baby shower!  The mom-to-be envisioned blue, gray and white for her … Read More whaley loved baby boy / babyshower


EVENT: romantically written ~ signages

I had the pleasure in making signs for the beautiful bride!  She had asked me specifically to help her with various items with certain writing styles. photography: Paper Pearl Studio florist: Jo and Co Floral and Event Design venue: westfields marriott / chantilly,virginia website: I took my time to work on this rustic wood wedding sign, and the result with the floral decor was absolutely … Read More EVENT: romantically written ~ signages


successful bake sale ideas~

Bake sales are a lot of fun! Whenever my company or office had a bake sale, you could always count on me to bring something. One particular year, I committed to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Little did I know that I had to raise $1,800 in order to participate in the walk. I thought that there was NO way I would be … Read More successful bake sale ideas~


EVENT: sweet baby girl / baby shower

Theme:  Flowers Colors: Purple, Teal, White, and Gold Quote: Let Her Sleep, For When She Wakes, She Will Move Mountains My husband came home to say that I had a prospective client (his co-worker) who would like for me to decorate their colleague’s baby shower.  Did I say yes?  You bet!  I was unsure of what the mother-to-be would like, as I was told that … Read More EVENT: sweet baby girl / baby shower


DIY: money lei ~ for the graduate

Yay!! My cousin Peter just graduated from high school!  I wished him the best of luck as he prepares for college in the fall, and encouraged him to enjoy the adventure to come.  The first time I made a lei, it  was actually for his sister’s high school graduation a few years ago.  You can see the flower lei I have made out of … Read More DIY: money lei ~ for the graduate


EVENT: a royal, peacock themed cocktail hour

Theme: Peacock Colors: Bronze, Teal, Turquoise, Purple, and Azul I was super excited when I was asked to create some Cocktail Hour signs for my friend’s wedding.  When they reached out, the couple said that they would totally  understand if it was too much to ask or if I was too busy to do it.  Are you kidding? I love these two, and I … Read More EVENT: a royal, peacock themed cocktail hour


Bon Voyage! Graduation Party

If you want to know where I get my inspiration from, it’s my auntie. If you think I’m crafty and have an eye for all things auntie is that and more. Recently I stayed at her house for a weekend. She was away with her kids (my cousins), for a sporting event. One of my cousins qualified for the state finals! Yay him!! … Read More Bon Voyage! Graduation Party


Max’s 1 Year – Where The Wild Things Are

My original plan for my son’s first birthday was to have a space-themed party, but after I read him the book, Where The Wild Things Are, I knew I had to change everything.  For two weeks, my sole purpose was to DIY on the decorations. It became a routine, craft by day (at work, during downtime), and bake at night. Here is one of … Read More Max’s 1 Year – Where The Wild Things Are


DIY: Mustache and Lips ~ Oh My!

I created mustaches and lips for my guests at my own Gender Reveal Party.  If I was in a pinch and didn’t have the time, I would have spent $15 or so on Etsy.  However, during the early part of summer 2014, I had just moved to Virginia. I had no job, little $$$ and plenty of time on my hands for DIY and … Read More DIY: Mustache and Lips ~ Oh My!

delicious red velvet cupcakes

  Whenever I visit Washington DC, I crave cupcakes (particularly the red velvet) from Georgetown Cupcakes. I still remember my first bite; I fell in love. The cake mix was so moist, the frosting was light and airy, and was not cloyingly sweet. It was perfect! I instantly realized why their cupcakes were such a hit and why people were routinely waiting several minutes … Read More delicious red velvet cupcakes

bookcovers for art

Over the past three and a half months I have bought books, non-stop.  My addiction to young adult fantasy & romance, thriller, and adult romance has gotten me to about 20 books alone through Amazon. I absolutely have to have hardcover books. The sturdiness allows me to not have to worry about the creases in the spine of the books and slightly worn edges.  I … Read More bookcovers for art

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