Okay, maybe not SO many things. But plenty.
This week marked the start of what I call "birthday season." It begins with my mama, then Nurse Nicki, my sis-in-law, my son (going to be a teenager!) then shifts into April with a sprinkling of spring break, Easter and closes with Adrain's birthday and a few days later we celebrate Ava's birthday.
Then I collapse and vow never to bake another cake ever again.
Until the next celebration, anyway.
|One of my mama's gifts, from ChantillyStay|
turning 60 so I planned her a party that would be pretty and girly. I went with coral-y peach, pinks and little sparkly pops of gold.
I was glad it was well planned out in my mind a month ago, because last week was very tough for us. This raising kids into well-grounded adults is no picnic sometimes. I shared that I was feeling weary last Wednesday on Instagram and got a huge response of love and encouragement from you guys. Thank you for that.
I'm sharing all the bits and pieces of her party today, but the truth is, I forgot to take so many photos that I wish I had. Oops. Too many balls being juggled I think. I've listed all the sources at the bottom of this post for you too.
salted caramel sauce. I filled these little ice cream tubs with two scoops and used polkadotted washi tape to attach small wood spoons to them. I printed up the cutest (and funniest) Avery label stickers on the tops of the lids. It read, "60 is the new... what was I saying?" My mom laughed out loud and that was the whole point. (I had to tie yellow and white twine over the tape, and around the spoons because once the lids were on, they were popping off all over the place. )
Salted Caramel sauce:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp sea salt (I used pink sea salt)
*Melt butter in saucepan. Add sugars and bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in whipping cream and bring back to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in salt. Cool completely. If you want a thicker consistency, rather than a glaze, pop it into the fridge and it will thicken slightly. Then you can dig your spoon into it. Which may or may not be a good thing.
Last chance items left in my shop this week. I'm clearing out some older prints and dishtowels to make room for newer items and have a very limited supply on sale for half price right now until the ones I've got in stock are gone. (You can check out the ones that remain here.)
And also. I bought myself a fiddle leaf fig tree plant for ten bucks while grocery shopping. I'm terrified of it, but it was calling me, "Sasha...put me in that bland corner next to your television... Sasha... don't walk away, get over here GIRL!" Plants are bossy like that. I'll probably kill it by the end of birthday season. (I haven't told it that, however.)
And also. It snowed again and I am officially over snow. So right now, I am sitting on a beach in Maui. (Actually, I'm just eating pineapple and yogurt with some raw coconut sprinkled over it, in my kitchen while I type this post, and pretending. I'm pretty sure if everyone promises to be nice and quiet, I'll be able to hear the waves.)
Feather tags, here.
Celebrate balloon print, here. (also as postcard sets)
Wrist soiree Amelia bracelet, here.
Shhh, there's wine in here mug from here.
Tissue flowers DIY, here
Peach and pink tissue streamers found at Caramelos, here.
Satin ribbon, Paper Source.
Wrapping paper, Target and Marshalls.
Little color blocked wood spoons, icecream pints found at Shop sweet lulu, here.
Washi tape and gold glitter tape, Joanns.