Oh dear Internet, things in this side of the coast have been chaotic to say the least. With my school,  Joshua going to school (another post on its own…), relatives visiting, parties being planned and the whole mother/wife thing,  it just seemed that 24 hours were not enough. But we are now slowly going back to our regular routine.

I was asked to plan a baby shower for a sweet mommy-to-be expecting her first baby – a baby girl. The grandma’s to be were the ones hosting the shower and they wanted the party to have a wintery feel to it.

A few months back I came accross a post from Hostess with the Mostess where Jennifer created this adorable Yarn Pom Snowpeople and I knew right away that I wanted to create that for this baby shower too. It was just too YARN cute!!

I went with an apple green and fuchsia color and the first thing I created was the invitation. From there I started to work on the SnowLadies ( so easy to make and came out so adorable!!) and the rest was history 🙂

I created a dessert table using a vintage iron Corsican crib.  Once again may favorite cake stands came to play and oh did they play… I just love how versatile they are…a change of ribbon and voila…PERFECT!!

We had baby vanilla cupcakes, baby jars with coconut custard, pink and green M&Ms, Coconut bonbons and Hazelnut bonbons. Delicious!!!!

S’mores wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbons were placed on each table set with a little poem chosen by the family.

I also did a diaper cake ( my second one, YAY) and I love how it came out!And I also made table runners for this party ( NO SEWING REQUIRED) using just fabric, ribbon and a hot glue gun 🙂

I had a so much fun creating the special things for this shower and I hope you enjoy how it turned out.


Event styling, design and printables ~ Clemens Designs

Floral Centerpieces ~ Twin Brooks Garden Center

Happy Saturday!!!


And I’m back, dear Internet. We just recovered from a serious case of INEEDAMAC ilness. Both my computers went down with virus and also hard drive issues, but thank God none of my data was lost and I’m back in business.


Let me just tell you that timing is perfect, because today I have the privilege of being  part of simply the best giveaway EVER. I’m talking about The Great Grape Glittery Giveaway that’s happening right now at The Purple Pug website.  Kristy put together an amazing giveaway with over $2000 worth of prizes from amazing vendors. The giveaway starts today, and goes until November 11th.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Head over to her site (click on the picture above), see the amazing prizes,and  who knows, you might be one of the 53 winners :=)

Good luck and happy Tuesday!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       













Couple of months ago I had the privilege of styling a Sock Monkey Inspired baby shower for  my dear friend Juliana. You might remember her invitation from here.

I went with the same color I used for the invitation. I made a personalized wreath using fabric and the baby’s name Caleb (yep, Gigi did her thing).

We wanted to have a diaper cake ( my first one) instead of the cake – there were cupcakes instead made by Gabi Walker, and I just love how it all turned out.

I was so excited to show off my newest acquisition – a mirrored dresser that I found at Homegoods ( I just heart that store so much!!).

Instead of having the clothesline with the oneses I decided to use the vintage frame I got at Material for The Arts the last time I was there and display the oneses inside as if they were some Art. There were mason jars decorating the tables and my favorite party item: red stripped paper straw ( love the vintage look paper straws bring to any party)

We sent guests home with chocolate covered honey breads wrapped in ribbon.

There were also  personalized thank you cards with M&Ms and handmade crochet monkeys by avapapernewyork

Pam Rodrigues was in Boston on that day photographing Bella Angel’s 1st Birthday so my dear friend Joyce Walker was the girl behind the lens this time.

Hope you like all the details.

I had so much fun styling Juliana’s party. Congrats amiga on the arrival of baby Caleb ( he is now almost a month old)

If you need paper straws or looooove the Monkey invitation please stop by my Etsy shop

Hope you have an amazing Friday!!!


I can not belive my little baby is two already.

His birthday party was scheduled for a couple of weekends ago but Irene decided to show up uninvited and we had to postpone for a week later. And let me tell you it was just the perfect day for the most important person of our lives.

I decided to have the party at our own backyard and to cook the food myself – note to self: Catering!!!- dear internet please remind me of this next year ;).

The theme, as I mentioned here, was airplanes and the color orange. I created the design for the party making paper airplanes out of polka-dotted paper.

I worked with my sister-in-law, owner of Tudo de Bom Arte e Festa and we created a logo that was used throughout the whole decor.

I also wanted to forgo the whole idea of a “dessert table” and went with a “cubed display” instead.

I sent kids home with their own suitcase, hand stitched and personalized with each kid’s name on it. Inside we had Joshua’s favorites:Playdough, markers, stickers, fruit snacks (Cars, of course), and a blank canvas.

We had a blast, Joshua loved every minute of his party. There was an appearance by his favorite characters, Elmo and Buzz. I have no words to describe his face when he saw Elmo coming down the stairs. It was priceless!!

We had ice cream cone, cotton candy, face painting, tattoos, glow sticks, airplane shaped sandwiches, popcorn…so much fun!!!

Hope you are in for a load of pictures…Pam Rodrigues Photography once again rocked my world!


Thank you so much to everyone that joined us as we celebrated our son’s 2nd birthday! You are all very dear to our hearts!

Happy Wednesday!!

I am beyond excited this morning to see that my Vintage Inspired Bridal Shower is being featured today on my favorite local blog: Style Me Pretty New York


Yes, indeed!!

Here are a few more images from the shower

This invitation is now available on my Etsy shop

You can see my full post on this party here and here .

I would love for you find us on Facebook and become our friend.

Have an awesome Friday!!


Up, up and away….

So here I am again…

a year has passed since I did this last…

and I can’t believe that my little baby is turning 2…

as I design the invitation for his birthday party I’m found with one request, made by the birthday boy himself:

Airplanes and the color Orange

Yep, my nearly two-year old son had told me that he wanted an Orange Airplane themed party.

His 2 favorite things in the world.

The airplanes I get it, he loved them since he was a tiny baby ( although in my heart he’ll always be that baby) but how did orange became his favorite color….not sure

The party is at the end of the month and the design for the invitation was not what I had in mind at first.

My first idea was to make something like this

Source here

But then the airplanes I got at Michael’s (over 35 of them) were not sturdy enough and I realized that they would be broken by the time they reached their destination.

So… I went with a more vintage feeling and here is how it turned out – and I have to say I’m in love with orange polka-dotted airplanes 🙂

The airplanes were hand folded and I hand stitched each card.

I’ll be adding this invitation to the etsy shop later on this week.

What do you think?

Happy Tuesday!

One of my dearest friend is expecting her first baby and I was so thrilled to design the invitations for her baby shower.

My inspiration came from her love for Sock Monkey and with that in mind I created the whole design for the party. The shower is in a couple of weeks but I had to show you how the invitations turned out.

This the first project Gigi  ( YES, I named my Silhouette ) and I done together, and all I can tell you is that she is a lifetime kind of partner 🙂

I am just bananas over this invitation!!!

This item is now available on the shop.

Happy Wednesday!!