Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CJ's School Bus Birthday!

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round! Obviously CJ's mom's wheels were turning when she came up with this adorable theme! What boy doesn't like trucks, cars AND yellow school buses?! 

Not only did the birthday boy get a custom school bus invitation, but he also got to be the bus driver! 
CJ's looking cool in his shades while turning the big T-W-O.

 {Invitation by Pink Door Design}

Here's CJ holding on tight to his school bus with his party planner extraordinaire (a.k.a. his mommy). 
Check out her color coordinated outfit, LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! 

Note to self: I will do this for all my future children's birthdays. 

As the two year old tots entered The Little Gym, their parents passed this table 
complete with name tags, family photos and a wooden school bus.

 CJ left his school bus on the table to run and play with his friends, 
but balloons and juice awaited the toddlers for their cupcake return. 

The amazing table-scape by Kodi, CJ's mom. She thought of everything!

What a great idea for displaying photos and themed artwork at a birthday party 
(especially if you are not hosting the party in your house).

color coordinated cupcakes!

Grey and white paper straws match perfectly with CJ's grey & yellow school bus decor.

CJ's birthday party even had school bus party favors. 
Kodi made these cute buttons to match the invitation and seal each gift bag!
{circles by Pink Door Design}

I love that Kodi displayed the birthday pennants on a vintage chalkboard. 
What a neat idea for a school bus theme! 
{banner by Pink Door Design}

Overall, a fabulous 2nd birthday party for a school bus loving kid. Happy birthday little CJ!

Lastly, Ms. Frizzle hopes this party 
gets your wheels turning.

Friday, June 22, 2012

mr. & mrs. 

One of my favorite pieces to design are Save the Dates. I love photography and really love how simply adding a photo to a card can make it that much more personal! I had an excellent time designing Josh & Lindsey's Save the Date. Their announcement was exceptionally fun to make because:

1.) I love this couple!
2.) They dubbed me their photographer for a day. 

I could not have done their Save the Date photo session without my trusty sidekick, Lisa (a.k.a mom). She carted around chairs & props, kept an eye on their precious puppy Penny and provided laughter when needed! Very thankful for her help :) Aren't moms the greatest?

 For our photo shoot, we headed to White Rock Lake to capture the future Mr. & Mrs. 
These are a few of my faves!

sailboats + kisses
picture + perfect couple

holding hands + lake sunset

Lindsey + Josh
They are going to have some super cute babies when the time comes! Don't you agree?
And last but not least, the Save the Date designed for Mr. & Mrs. Buis who recently tied the knot in March! 

{front side}

{back side}

Such a fun wedding to be a part of and I must say congratulations to Josh & Lindsey who just purchased a house!! 
And we all know a new house means decorating is in their near future and this of course makes me happy :)

{post brought to you by Pink Door Design}

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


For Memorial Day weekend, Clay and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend in Austin.  
 -- all pics via instagram - follow me @pickerin --

 We stayed in Horseshoe Bay and the weather and scenery was beautiful! 

A morning stroll at our resort...I wish our walks in Dallas looked like this!

On Sunday, we drove to Fredericksburg to walk around town and enjoy the wineries.
We listened to a live band at lunch while eating yummy burgers at Hondo's.

We sampled the beers at Fredericksburg Brewery Company.

Sampling the "Not So Dumb Blonde Ale."

I loved this shop in Fredericksburg. They had great fake plants and cool decor!

Our favorite winery. 

Rocking chair relaxation at Becker.

Cheers to a fantastic weekend! Here's to hoping we can go back soon!! 

Hope you all had a nice and relaxing Memorial Day weekend as well!