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coloring + Events + Life + Party / Friday, 21 Oct 2016

Cactus Coloring Party

Cactus Coloring Party with The House That Lars Built

Woot! Woot! On Wednesday we held our cactus coloring party to celebrate our new Cactus Coloring Book and YOU GUYS! It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. From the food to the workshops, to the workshops leaders (Alana Jones-Mann and Cassidy Tuttle), to the location, to the people in attendance. I have no words! Let me tell you all about it! Cactus Coloring Party with The House That Lars Built

“And YOU get a coloring book…and YOU get a coloring book…and YOU get a coloring book…”

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coloring + Events + Life + workshops / Monday, 22 Feb 2016

Girls’ Night Out coloring party!

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It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about our coloring book, Flowers, with all of you, but what better way to celebrate the release than with a Girl’s Night Out coloring party on Thursday, March 10 from 7:30-9:30.

Each ticket price includes your very own copy of Flowers Coloring Book, coloring materials, a fab bag to take them home in, and refreshments provided by Sweet Tooth Fairy and Black Sheep Cafe.

Bring a gal pal or two (or three or four!) and come for a fun night out! Click here for more info.COLORING-PARTY-TICKETS

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DIY + Events + Party + Projects / Monday, 28 Jul 2014

Balloon arch tutorial

How to make a balloon arch
Ok, ok I hear you! You want the tutorial! I had every intention of getting the tutorial from the BHLDN Flamingo Pop shoot and Midsummer Mingle to you so much sooner than this, but I’ve been on GO ever since. But now, calm your fears, here it is. In all it’s flamingo balloon goodness. I’m still perfecting the process (perfecting balloons?) but yes, turns out there is a learning curve to it as far as engineering goes.
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See the full tutorial on the next page! 
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A Midsummer Mingle + Crafts + DIY + Events + flowers + Party + Projects / Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Make the Midsummer floral crown

There’s nothing more magical, earthy, ephemeral than a floral crown and you know I’ve had my shared of tutorials (see here, here, here), but for Midsummer Mingle I wanted one for every single person so I knew we would have to adapt it slightly. Amy from Amy Anne Floral graciously stepped in to make 150 of them and I love how they turned out. They were modified for time issues but I love the simplicity.

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A Midsummer Mingle + Events + Party + summer / Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014

A Midsummer Mingle Part 3

I may never stop talking about A Midsummer Mingle. There are too many beautiful photos! We’ve even started talking about next year’s plans…and somehow I’m not phased by it (uh oh!). Today I’m walking you through the last part of the tour. 
Every host had their own section of the garden to design in whatever way they wanted. It was pretty much their blogs brought to life. Sarah Jane took the path leading up through 4 arbors as you see above. I added some balloons onto the arbors and she went to town with A Midsummer’s Dream theme complete with illustrated characters. At the base of the hill you were greeted with a selection of masks (that she made with her Cricut) that you could use as you walked up to explore her area.
After A Midsummer’s Dream you were lead to the eating area as catered by Ramblin Rose, Cocoa Bean Cafe, Mend Juicery, and cakes baked by ME.

Merrilee had set up a crown crafting station based on her new book, Playful, which is due out in the fall with STC Crafts (that you can pre-order here!). She also handed out the above poster to everyone in their swag bags. Don’t you love her? I want to frame it!

And here’s the backdrop my helpers created with some of my flowers.

Blickenstaffs, one of the sponsors of the event, set up a section where you could write notes and stick them in bottles. They are then going to release them into the ocean.

Merrilee’s experience was based on her Instagram series, Tiny Traveler Tilda. It’s an interactive series where you can help decide the adventures that the fearless Tilda goes on. I LOVE Merrilee’s illustrations and I’m hoping (crossed fingers) that this turns into a published book (hint, hint publishers!). Here at the party you could point out on a map where you think she should go next.
Caravan Shoppe, from Alma Loveland (who was sadly out of town) and Melanie Burke, decorated the side of the house with posters from their shop (like the above poster) along with a constellation candle made from Cricut. 

Raffle time!

The beautiful linens were from Scenemakers.

Phew! We made it. I’m sure you’re sick of photos, but uh, there is more to it. I’ll be sharing my Cricut project with you soon as well as a tutorial on how to make the balloon arch. Muhaha…it never ends!

photography by Natalie Norton

main sponsors: Cricut, Save on Crafts, atly, Land of Nod, Blickenstaffs

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