Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Party Ideas with Preppy Plates

They're here!  We are the newest carrier of Preppy Plates.  If you haven't seen these before, get ready for a new obsession.  I first saw them at a friend's house back in October and started the hunt because they had to be mine.  Then Lib saw them last month and fell in love too.  When this happens, we know we have found a product that we NEED to carry.  Check these out
Are they not gorgeous?  What an amazing way to freshen up your dinner table just in time for spring and to inspire you to set a beautiful table every day.  Family dinner is very important to us (Ricker knows to be home by 6:30 every night) and I love setting the table for each season.  I actually just broke out the spring table cloth, candles and cute little bunny salt & pepper shakers.  Now I am stuck trying to decide which of the 58 (yeah, that's right 58) patterns I am going to order to match.  I'm pretty sure we are going with the yellow wave with green monogram
They just inspire me to go pick fresh flowers to finish off my table scape.  Preppy Plates not only have a huge selection, they are also melamine and dishwasher safe.  They come in a 10" dinner plate, an 8" salad plate and a 20 oz bowl.  And once you get going with these, the possibilities are endless.  What about hosting a bridal shower and setting the tables with your gift to the bride...a set of plates with her new monogram adorning each place setting
Mom went to a shower a few months ago where the bride recieved a set and they were the hit of the party.  They are also a great way to personalize a special event, like one of those landmark birthdays...
It might make the sting a little more pleasant when the table looks this pretty.  And the kiddos are not left out by any means.  The founder of Preppy Plates started the company to get her children more excited to come to the table each night (and stay to finishe their meal.)  Plus it gives them ownership of the place at the table.  Here's just a sneak peak at the kid's collection
There are 33 other options for boys and 32 for girls, it makes it so hard to decide.  I personally adore this one for our girls
Sports fanatics aren't forgotten either.  There are 13 cute (but not too cute for the tough little man in your house) options for almost every sport out there, or this one for the kid who plays on every team
Do you understand our obsession now?  While it's hard not to look for just yourself, they really do make an incredible gift and they come in sets of 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12, with deals as you order more.  Speaking of more, Preppy Plates also carries coordinating platters, acrylic trays and hard board coasters to finish off your table.  Now just to go add those so we can help you to be the ultimate hostess and guest-start designing!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Then Comes Baby In The Baby Carriage

Isn't she lovely????  This is Miss Emma Louise who arrived just before we went out of town and we are more than thrilled for her sweet parents and lucky big brother.  It truly seems like just yesterday that we were hosting a shower for her Mommy, Erin.
Krystal and I threw this shin dig to celebrate the impending arrival and went with Miss Emma's room color scheme to decorate and I, of course, used PSA stamps to decorate the invites.  I also used the lime & pink dual ink cartridge to set the tone!  The Carriage Peel & Stick pack is perfect for everything from shower invites to birth announcements and even Baptism invitations!
Speaking of shower's, this weekend is Krystal's turn!  They are expecting a sweet baby boy in May and I am having such a great time picking out gifts for all of these new little bundles!  Shower gifts can run together after a while, so I really like to do something that stands out.  It's fun to start out with one of our monogrammed buckets and fill it with all kinds of goodies!
From there the possibilities are endless, from a monogrammed baby blanket to a personalized bib...

To my absolute favorite...the Orbit Labels.  These things ROCK!  They come in so many fun colors and are quite possibly the most practical item I have come across in a long time.  They fit on almost every type of baby bottle AND sippy cup, so they grow with your kiddo.  And if baby is going to daycare or Sunday School, they are so much fancier than the masking tape with sharpie-lol!
I actually gave another girlfriend this exact bucket with all of these fillings for her shower a few months ago and it was too cute!  No need to even wrap it, just add a bow to the handle and you are set!

It's also great to welcome the baby with a special keepsake.  Ella has her monogrammed silver cup on her special shelf in her room
And Owsley, with her wild curly hair, definately could use the silver plated brush and comb set!  My Mom actually still has her set on her dresser.  These truly are gifts of a life time!
Not to mention that they are beyond affordable!  Now I just have to figure out what to get for Miss Emma and then for Krystal!  So many choices.....oh and even more choices are on the way!  We have a HUGE new vendor coming on board and they are going to take our love for all things personalized over the top!  Sneak peek coming soon!