Archive for March, 2011

13 days and counting…
March 7, 2011

Yes, yes, my life is consumed by plans for the baby shower, so I will be torturing you with my thoughts for a bit longer. I can’t tell you how excited I will be to finally be done though…NOT because of why you’d think however…I’m just excited to see all the elements finally come together! I can’t wait to see how everything looks and interacts with each other.

Things are coming along pretty well. I spent my Friday night gluing tags onto popsicle sticks and then buttons onto the back to add a little sweetness. When I was done with this I spent about an hour gluing tiny flowers onto toothpicks for my personal dirt cake pots. I’m pretty sure my sister-in-law thinks I’m insane, but what can I say…I’m a creative…and who are we kidding…we are all a little neurotic.

This evening I spent an hour or so sewing buttons onto the sticks that I’ll be gluing my paper flowers on to, to make the smaller table arrangements. Tomorrow my husband and I will be spray painting the umbrella pieces for the street sign as well as the little ‘Mommy-2-Bee’ lettering that will go in the cupcake garden centerpiece…which, I must say, I’m super excited to see! I found what I think will be my final idea though while I was looking for some inspiration on Hostess with the Mostess. Not only will it be a cute decoration for the nursery, but how fun for guests to be able to write a special message to the sweet lil’one that’s on his way?!

Check it out 🙂

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Up to my ears in photos…
March 5, 2011

Along with trying to pay the bills I’ve been tirelessly working to get my website up and going…and by that I mean, getting everything assembled creatively so that I can have my genius left-brained friend set up all the coding…bless his heart. Going through all my work, matting everything, and doing some modifications has been a task in itself though. I’m getting there, but still have quite a ways to go.  For the most part, the bulk of the remaining work is my photography. I’m still in the process of developing this passion, but it’s been a lot of fun to go through the library I’ve developed so far. And I can’t wait to get out and take some pictures of my new home. It’s so incredibly beautiful here. I’m not sure if there will every come a day when I don’t gasp in amazement of how majestic the mountains look when I walk out the front door. In honor of my desire to get out and document my new surroundings (since I haven’t yet allowed myself the time to go out and do so) here are some of my favorites photos that I’ve gone through so far. Feel free to check out the rest or any of my other work on my website…Kern Concepts…more to come soon…hopefully 🙂

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Bursting with inspiration…
March 4, 2011

Planning this baby shower for my sister-in-law has been a real treat. Since my husband and I don’t own a home yet, I’m not able to do a lot of party planning. I’ve been dying to throw a party for quite some time and this experience only reiterates my desire to plan more in the future. Hmmm, I see many themed birthday parties in my children’s futures…hypothetical children for now…but wonderfully themed parties non-the-less. Sounds like reason enough to start trying 🙂 Easy Mom, just kidding.

Speaking of my mom though, I had a wonderful conversation with her tonight and she really helped get my creative juices flowing. My husband has offered to make some mini cupcakes or, as he has coined them, ‘Cake Shots’ for the baby shower along with my personal pots-of-dirt cake. After talking with my mom however, I realized that the cake is usually the focal point of the table. Since I haven’t really had time to think about how the cake shots would be displayed, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to start brainstorming. And ta-da, the idea for a cake shot flower garden was born. I think this will be the perfect touch to the food table. Now to go out and pick up some wheat grass tomorrow. Grow baby grow!

Here are some images I found online for inspiration. I’ll of course add some photos of the final product. Wish me luck 🙂

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Yuuummmmyyyy Color…
March 3, 2011

So I realized that a lot of my blogs lately have been a bunch of non-sense babbling from me…which, really, who wants to hear that? No need to worry though, today I am throwing up some more delicious color palates from Design Seed. What I wouldn’t give to meet some of their creative team…or, gasp, to work with them! I imagine it has to be as much fun as the people who are in charge of coming up with names for the newest nail polish and cosmetics. Names like ‘Teal the Cows Come Home’ by OPI or ‘Suzie & the Lifeguard’, also by OPI. I would have to name my first shade, ‘Too Hot to Dodge’ or ‘I Hate Fartleks’. Any takers?

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Heart and Soul…
March 2, 2011

I recently fell in LOVE with an artist named Adele. Her new album, 21 was just released and I’m dying to get my hands on it. The strength and beauty that resonates in her voice is almost spiritual. Her passion, and emotion are unmistakably heartfelt. I feel as if I’ve touched her soul every time I listen. I am blessed to have discovered such a strong, powerful, beautiful soul. Check her out.

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The heart of my free spirit…
March 1, 2011

I’m still struggling to find my place in our new home. I LOVE it here, but I find that it’s difficult some days to keep my old fearful self from keeping in. Today though, the straw finally broke the camels back. I AM DONE stressing with Michigan drama that I have no control over. I AM DONE going back and forth about things that are not important. I AM READY to move on and look ahead. That’s why we moved out here…and it’s time to get back on that wagon.

S-o, in order to clear my head and lift my spirits, I am finally going to take a break from work and get out and enjoy something for myself. I’ve been dying to take some pictures out here and, while I don’t need an excuse to go breath in the beauty of some horses…I’m promising myself to get out to the horse farm sometime this week. In honor of this promise I Googled some horse photography. Breathtaking.

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