Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year, A New Baby!

We are so excited for the blessings God will bring us this year! Evie turned 18 months on New Years day and we are expecting our second child on June 26th! Evie has brought us more joy and happiness than we could have ever imagined. She is such a good baby with tons of personality - never a dull moment.

I am 15 weeks today and feeling the baby a lot right now. I actually felt the baby for the first time a couple weeks ago, very early. It seemed to take forever to feel Evie move. This pregnancy, all around, has been much different than my first from morning sickness, fatigue, and weight gain. I'm over it finally, but the sickness was much worse and lasted longer than the two weeks with Evie. I've been so tired this time and take naps for the first time since I was little. Luckily, weight gain has been very minimal. I welcome that! These differences convince us we are having a boy! I would be perfectly happy either way, but I had strong intuition that Evie was a girl so I plan on sticking with my gut this time.

Happy 18 Months to our little "Peach"!

Evie is around 20 lbs and in 12 mo clothes. She's pretty petite! However, she eats nonstop and outdoes me sometimes. Evie is very independent and plays so nice by herself and with other babies. She finally started walking at the beginning of December! She sleeps great and takes at least one nap everyday. Her little tricks and quirks keep us laughing and entertained. Evie folds her arms, plays harmonica with Daddy (she blows and shakes her head at the same time, adorable!), she flirts with everyone, loves her babies and patting their bottoms, gives lots of kisses and hugs, blows her food when it's hot, folds her hands to pray, blows kisses to everyone she loves, including Jesus. We pray with her every night and just today, she folded her hands to pray as I laid her down for her nap. So precious! She melts me.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Kelly Wilson! You are the winner to my $200 giveaway to use toward your wedding stationery!!! I have been working with Kelly on her beyond adorable shabby chic save the dates. She is so much fun!

I would also like to share these fabulous candle labels I am designing for one my dear clients, Katie. She has the greatest ideas and I love how these are turning out!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

$200 Wedding Stationery Giveway!

Are you looking for beautiful wedding stationery? If so, you may want to participate in this huge giveaway! It comes personally from Days Gone Design. In honor of making my 200th sale, I am giving one lucky couple $200 toward their wedding stationery order! Its really simple to enter too!

Details to Win! (must be a Days Gone Design Blog subscriber or follower):
For One Entry: Visit Days Gone Design and let me know which items you will order if you win.

Additional Entries (leave a separate comment for each):
For Two Entries:  Like Days Gone Design on Facebook.
For Three Entries: Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway and let me know you did!
example tweet: Just entered the #giveaway over @daysgonedesign for $200 towards wedding stationery! http://bit.ly/vdmThd

Please leave an email address so I can contact you! Thank you for your support and good luck!
More Details: All wedding invitations and other wedding items  from my shop or custom design apply. You may use part or all of the credit towards your purchase. Any unused credit will not be refunded, but it can be used at any time towards a future wedding purchase at Days Gone Design. Minimum quantities of 50 only. Excludes shipping costs and envelope upgrades.
*Gift Certificates are non-refundable, and cannot be redeemed for cash.
*Dollar amount is USD, but is not limited to US participants.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Featured in Lovely Clusters Catalog!

Check out Lovely Clusters Fall/Winter catalog, packed with gorgeous items and Days Gone Design is featured! Everything is categorized so beautifully. Get fabulous Holiday gift ideas for Christmas!

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Mr. Darcy's Wedding Programs are featured in Soft Neutrals

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Vintage Swirl Filigree Wedding Invitations are featured in Paper Goods

Check out the full catalog for so much more!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Yellow Giraffe in a Pink Ruffle Tutu

We had lots of birthday fun here last weekend! Evie was all decked out in her pink ruffle tutu. I planned on making her a fabric crown inspired by this...maybe next year! 

I did have lots of fun planning and had some help and great inspiration from Leah of My Bride's Aide. She recently opened her event planning business so I thought I would take advantage of her expertise. She gave me the idea for these fabulous paper flowers. 

I am not a cake baker but I had lots of luck with this one! The last stacked cake I made was for my husband's birthday and ended up sinking in the middle and falling apart. This cake was Evie's cake :) It is 2 6" cakes. The icing is homemade buttercream frosting. The ruffles were actually very easy! I watched this video first.

For the guest cake, I made a cream cheese frosting (delicious!) on 2 9" cakes. I used the remaining frosting for the cupcakes.

I found this amazing shabby chic tier stand for about $40 on Amazon. LOVE it! I can use it for other parties and so much more.

The white picture frame was a $2 garage sale find, painted and distressed by me.

The ruffle was super fun to make! I found pink cotton fabric at JoAnn's. I first sewed pieces together and then gathered manually by sewing machine. I tried another zigzag gathering tutorial first, but somehow the entire ruffle came out:(

Evie's party invitations were my first project for the party. I think I started them when she was only 3 months old! The rest of the planning was inspired by this.

 I had plans for pompops and a more elaborate banner, but ran out of time.

LOVE these striped straws! I found them at various Etsy shops and others, but they are cheaper on Amazon.

Evie received LOTS of fun new toys!

This chalkboard from Spell it with Style is awesome! We are using it in our kitchen now.

 Kristi was an amazing help once the party started. I would turn around to go do something and she already had it done! She didn't even make me pay her that day:)

We had tons of fun and Evie did a great job!

Yep, we're proud:)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cassie & Joel's Vintage Wedding

Months before the bride and groom say I do, so much time, talent, and inspiration go in to planning every last detail of the most important day of their lives. Each element plays it's part in creating the particular look and style the couple is hoping to capture. The details may each be beautiful on their own, but when looking at them as a whole picture, the sight can be stunning.

So when Days Gone Design provides invitations or other paper goods for a wedding, it is always so exciting to see the photographs of our clients' big day and see how all the little details came together to create a wedding that is truly breathtaking.

Such is the case with Cassie and Joel's wedding. Photos courtesy of Red White and Green Photography.

I am currently working on their thank you note! Check them out:

I finally have all of Evie's 1st birthday photos ready so I will posting all about her pink and yellow party soon! Here's a little peak...

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