Ombre Minnie Mouse – sneak peek

Hoping you all had a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend! We celebrated our youngest daughter’s 2nd birthday on Saturday and had such a wonderful time with close friends and family! I had intended on posting and sharing some sneak peeks of the party prep sooner, but ran short on time. That seems to be the story of my life these days, but better late than never I suppose!

Here’s a quick look at the photos shared on Instagram from the days leading up to the party.

Ombre Minnie Mouse - Instagram| Posh Little Designs
All details in shades of ombre and pink, designed by yours truly. To see more you can follow me @poshlittledesigns on Instagram, or stay tuned to see more from the party coming to the blog later this week!

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Birthday-gram

Last week I welcomed another birthday and although 1 year older, I feel grateful for the gifts and blessings that have come my way. There are simply too many to count and mention here, so instead I’ll just share with you some of the highlights of the celebration, that I enjoyed with my dear family and friends.

I used instagram to capture it all.

Birthday-gram by PLD

A birthday for me just wouldn’t be complete without macarons! I just love them…maybe too much! But since we don’t live close to any bakery that makes them, my hubby sent for some from Dana’s Bakery. Let me just say that I couldn’t have been more excited when they arrived at my doorstep! And the flavors like birthday cake, pumpkin pie, thin mint, s’mores, pecan pie and chocolate chip cookie dough, meant there was no way to go wrong.

A macaron is the perfect birthday treat for me! My hubby even wedged a single candle into one and him and my girls sang to me. Melted my heart.

I also got the gift of a new rose gold timepiece by Michael Kors, some of my favorite bath products from Philosophy, and a pair of sexy black heels by Louise Et Cie, because every girl should own a pair of heels that makes her feel just that!

I enjoyed some much needed pampering and got my nails painted in the trendy fall hue of oxblood, and then celebrated with sweet treats, champagne and my favorite girls at the cutest little gem of a bakery in my home town. I also got the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers as you can see above, from a girlfriend I have known for nearly 20 years.

Not seen here was the afternoon date I got to enjoy with my husband while my mom looked after the girls. The image of me in “all black everything” was from our date together which consisted of brunch at a local southern spot, featuring the most incredible fried okra and Caesars, followed by a stroll around downtown and then lastly a visit to Trader Joes. Ha!! The last of our date was more about how much we could get accomplished while the girls were with grandma, but sometimes it isn’t about what you do, but who you do it with.

Who else has a November birthday?? Scorpio season!

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Cheers and thanks for reading! Check back soon.

xo

All images taken by Brandi of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013

Spring In Paris – Inspiration and Invitations

My baby girl will be 1 years old in just a few week’s time and I can barely believe it! The past 12 months have gone by in a flash. She was born on Mother’s Day weekend last year and shares the same birthday as my late Father. Such a special gift. Each day that passes we’re reminded of the way she’s blessed our lives. We couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments or more in awe of her heart, her love and her smile. There are so many moments worth celebrating and although bittersweet, we are looking forward to ringing in her special day with our closest friends and family.

The theme for her 1st b-day is inspired by a collection of Paris cookie cutters that I carry in my Etsy shop. When I first got them in stock, I fell in love. But that’s not where my obsession with Paris began. I have been enamored with the city and France in general for quite a long time. So romantic, so chic, the land of macarons, Coco Chanel, French decor and just about everything else I consider to be posh. Every girl’s dream!!! Isn’t it?! And since my baby girl is a little too young to choose her birthday theme, I’m taking advantage of what will most likely be the only year I get to choose for her.

Now for the planning. My goal is to keep it super young and sweet just like her, starting with the color scheme. Since she was born in Spring, I’m planning to tie in the season by using an abundance of fresh flowers; peonies, roses and hydrangea. I’ll also be incorporating the trendy pastel accent hues of mint and blush as well as many French details and decor, such as the Eiffel Tower shown below. As you can see, the overall feel to be light, airy, and super girly-chic with lots of signature touches including handmade invitations, props, prints and labels.

Adding this signature touch is important to me because it’s what makes a celebration memorable, unique and posh.

1st Birthday Invite - Spring in Paris

Above is a sample look at some of the designs and prints I’ve been working on as well as the items that have inspired them. From the “I love Paris” imagery, to the white Eiffel Tower I purchased at Target, the mint pastel balloons, ivory striped straws and last but not least a box of macarons from Ladureé. I need to get my hands on some of those…asap!!

1. I love Paris 2. Eiffel Tower – Target 3. Pastel Balloons  4. Ivory Straws  5. Ladureé Box

Paris Invite - Spring

And here’s a closer look at the invitation that was sent to our special guests.

 I’ve had so much Paris on the brain lately, a visit to the city of love is definitely on our list of to-dos, however it will have to wait until the girls are a bit older and more accustomed to long travel. Until then I’ll just have to pretend like I’m already there…this seems like the perfect start and the perfect way to celebrate ma chéri.

p.s. The 12 month photo seen in the invitation is from one of the 1st birthday photo-shoots I did with my baby girl. Stay tuned for a closer look at the images, they’ll be up on the blog next!

Thanks as always for reading! Check back in soon!

xo

Photoshoot for Baby M

Hello everyone! Happy April!! I don’t know about you but I’m certainly glad that March is behind us. The 2 holidays made it pretty hectic so I’m thrilled to welcome April and Spring and begin work on some new projects. This month I’ll be focusing most of my attention towards my baby girl’s 1st birthday! Yes, she is about to be 1 years old in May. Such a bittersweet, yet exciting time for all of us. Can’t believe how fast the year went by, but I’m remembering to enjoy every little moment as she grows. Taking photos is one of my favorite ways to do this. There is no better way that I can think of to capture her in action.

Here’s a little sneak peek of the photo shoot I completed today, which is for her upcoming birthday celebration and invites. Since we’ve chosen a Spring in Paris theme (more on that later,) getting her all dolled up was a must!! Just a few snapshots taken on Instagram to give you an idea of what’s to come. I’ll be sharing the final edits soon.

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What she wore.

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Please stay tuned as I have I have much to share relating to baby M’s upcoming Paris themed birthday celebration.

Stay posh and check back soon!

xo

Birthday-gram

Yesterday I celebrated my 31st birthday in the gorgeous city of Seattle and what a lovely celebration it was. Last year we were traveling at this time so it was nice to take advantage of some low-key festivities close to home. The weather was great with no rain and it was surprisingly sunny and warm. The tourist spots were quiet without the usual hustle and bustle and this was quite a refreshing surprise.

We shopped at my absolute favorite H&M flagship store, did some sightseeing, enjoyed the pier 54, merry-go-round and the Great Wheel, (which I was completely freaked out by, but I put on a happy face for my oldest daughter who was thrilled to ride it.) We ate some fresh and local seafood, sourdough bread, and enjoyed yummy birthday treats from a little French Bakery called Le Panier. I am totally obsessing over this place now! The French Macarons were to die for and were an amazing compliment to my vanilla Rooibos tea from the original Starbucks. Pike place was relaxed and the sounds of gospel filled the market. Fruit and veggies were vibrant and impossible to pass up. I took home some raspberries which I look forward to creating treats with over the next few days.

Here are some of the highlights from my celebration captured via Instagram. Follow me by clicking on the icon to the right.

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The day was nothing short of perfect. Unhurried, and filled with lasting memories with my loved ones. I couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Cheers!!

Instagram, Cinderella & Surprise visits

Between planning my daughter’s party last week, and a surprise visit from my sis who lives in LA, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my blog posts. I do plan to edit and upload images from her royal celebration very soon, but for now I’m taking advantage of some long overdue sister catch up time. Until then, here are a few of the shots that I snapped from my daugher’s royal birthday celebration via Instagram.

Dessert Table

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Royal Sugar Cookies

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Rose Centerpiece

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Cinderella Party Favors

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Sisters

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Check back soon for more images and inspiration from her royal celebration.

Sugar Cookie-gram

My daughter’s 3rd Birthday is only 6 days away and since I’ll be busy prepping the entire week, I’ll be photographing via Instagram and blog posting from my iPhone. Loving technology these days!

As you may already know, the theme for her party is Cinderella and one of the items on our dessert menu among many others is sugar cookies. I always try to do as much as I can in advance so I made these cookies last night and plan to freeze and get them decorated by the weekend.

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Glass slipper, ball gown and princess tiara shapes will tie in perfectly!

Check back soon for more!