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Mermaid Wishes

Five years ago, when we moved into our house, I brought over the bathroom decor from our apartment and threw it up in the guest bath. It wasn't too horrible. It was colorful and girly, but simple. I had made the ruffle shower curtain myself, and repurposed a couple 3D flower frames rescued from an old job. But, now that Miss Ella is almost 7, she has some serious decor options (and opinions about EVERYTHING else!), so it was time for a change. Here's a few before pics... She decided one day that she wanted a mermaid bedroom. The whole thing was supposed to look like she was the mermaid underwater while she slept! Well, that's a pretty big project...

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hello THREE!

the truth. I can't believe it's been three whole years since I started this biz, basically on a whim. Here's the honest truth of it all, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. Before my daughter's birth I had been a retail manager at a designer hand bag company, a Starbucks store manager, a Design Production Manager at a graphic design firm, a customer service rep at a property title company, a barista, a stain glass artist, and a book store display designer. Phew! My side hustles were always creative, like designing and hand making bespoke wedding invitations and family photography. Randomly, one year my sister had convinced me to buy a Silhouette Cameo so I could...

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Pancakes and Pajamas please

Every year I swear I'm not doing a big fancy party for Miss Ella, and every year she talks me into it. This year I even gave her the choice of a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge or San Diego zoo, and she still chose a party. What kind of nut job would pick a home party over pandas, I don't know, but apparently I'm raising one! The theme she chose? A sleep over. Well, being only 6 years old, I felt a full sleep over might be a little premature, so we compromised with a Pancake and Pajama Party. For 3 days of intense decor making and food prepping, I think it came out pretty cute. She and her...

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There was a cake

Before there was a Peaberry Studio, before I loved felt balls, before I made thousands of raindrop garlands, there was a cake. It was the first cake I made for my daughter's birthday party. Her "Ice Cream Shoppe" party. It was her second birthday because when she was one I had no idea how to throw a kids' party! I spent hours going down the Pinterest rabbit hole trying to come up with ideas for the best ice cream shop party I could. The cake? It was just ok, but the "fanciest" cake I had ever made. To this day, it's my favorite party she's had. I put so much effort into the table top awning, the ice cream-themed food, the invitation, the chalk boards,...

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