Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{Post brought to you by Pink Door Design}

This baby shower invitation was designed specifically for the mommy-to-be and her husband, who LOVE to go fishing. They had already chosen beautiful bedding from Pottery Barn, so I chose to use the baby's bedding as the color scheme for their invitation.

Small note to Mary (mommy-to-be), congratulations on your first catch! I know he will be a fantastic new fishing buddy!

Mary's baby shower was hosted by her co-workers and I would like to share their snazzy shower snapshots. The hostesses mimicked the fishing theme in the shower decorations and I think everything turned out swimmingly!

These fishing poles (made out of bamboo sticks) were sitting next to the shower sign-in book as guests arrived. Hanging from the fishing poles were red and white bobbers with fish cut-outs. No details were spared, check out the pictures printed on the fish cut-outs... precious photos of Mary and her husband as babies!

Here is a close-up of the table centerpiece (one of my mom's many specialities).
Fresh flowers, fun fabric and fishes, OH MY!

Mary with the yummy chocolate cupcakes, adorned with
two graham cracker fish. Notice: the dessert presentation also
included gummy worms on the plates :)

And last but not least, a picture of the entire table. How cool are the strawberry topiaries?
A very clever idea. Plus, it's an edible arrangement that adds color & interest to the table! 

{Hostesses, a job well done!}

If you are fishing around for baby shower invitations, look no further! I would love to hook you up with a baby shower invite...whatever the theme may be!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Our laundry room was plain. Lacking in color, simply a sea of white. White walls, white cabinets, white door....made complete with a white washer and dryer. My goal with this Breath of Fresh Erin project was to make the laundry room FUN. Loads of fun.

Although white is a clean color and very fitting for a laundry room, I was looking for something bright and cheery. As you can see in the before pictures, I jumped the gun and began testing out a coral color on the walls before remembering to take a BEFORE photo...but you can still see the overabundance of white!

our white laundry room.

our new cheerful laundry room.

Now, please take a look at these high sliding cabinets in our laundry room. I am not sure the rationale behind these cabinets because in order to reach them you had to stand on the washer/dryer...not very functional if you ask me!! I was determined to give these cabinets purpose and lucky for me the boards were not made of real wood. I was able to take them out by easily snapping the boards in half. Within minutes, I said good bye ugly boards and hello little nook.

the old (and oh so high) cabinets.

the neat new nook.

I love the coral cubbyhole paired with the light apple green walls, but by far my favorite part of the laundry room make-over is the charming floral chandelier. It's a bit feminine (obvi) which required LOTS of convincing with Clay. After a long discussion and promising him I would do his laundry for the rest of our lives, the lovely light fixture made it's way into our laundry room! A beautiful victory if I may say so myself! 

the former light fixture.

the new lovely light fixture.

Laundry is not my favorite thing to do, however this re-do has definitely made doing our laundry a bit more pleasant!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


My hubby is a big Baylor fan and loves to tailgate at the BU football games...so for Christmas, I ordered him a gift he could use for the upcoming football season. The game of cornhole! (In Texas, it is more commonly referred to as the bean bag game.)
After researching online I discovered there weren't many options for Baylor boards so I made the decision to order unpainted boards and paint them myself. I was excited about the idea of a blank canvas as I was a studio art major at Baylor and haven't painted many projects like this since I graduated.

Here is a preview of the unpainted wood:

Since the boards represent opposing teams, I painted them with different Baylor logos. Thanks to the help of a handy dandy tracer, I was able to draw the BU and Baylor bear to scale with ease. After picking out a lovely green and gold at Lowes and painting several layers of paint, the boards are complete. All they lack now is a protective coat and they are ready for play! 


Baylee with the finished Baylor boards. Sic'em Bears!