Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gotta Love Kids Birthday Parties

I love being crafty with my daughters. Instead of buying gift bags, here's a great way to add a personal touch to them. Toddlers love these puffy stickers (and they are not too messy). These are decorated gift bags for Ava's friends' birthday this afternoon. Happy 3rd birthday Eli and Alex.
Monday, March 26, 2012

More Cherry Blossoms

In keeping with our previous cherry blossom post we have another photo to share! I was strolling through Wegmans last night - an amazing grocery store - and saw these adorable cupcakes in the bakery section. How cute! We are loving the spring-like weather and celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival. We love it!
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cherry Blossom Festival - DC

In honor of our Nation's Capital and with Spring in full swing, we thought we'd put together an inspiration board with a Cherry Blossom theme. We are DC area natives, but rarely do go into the city to see the beautiful blooms.

We must give a shout out to our first wedding of 2012, Kathleen & Kevin...because they're using a cherry blossom theme for their wedding next month. We're so excited to see it all come together!
One hundred years ago the mayor of Tokyo, Japan gave, as a present 3,000 cherry blossom trees to commemorate the long-standing friendship between the US and Japan. What a beautiful present to give us! See the full story.
Cherry blossoms are not only part of our local history, but it is also near and dear to Sweetface's heart. This bloom has been one of my favorite trees/flowers for the longest time, and we had to incorporate it into our logo, which you might find throughout our site.

We love cherry blossoms and hope you love too! Enjoy our board and if you're looking for more information about the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
There is no trace of any Irish in our whole family (not unless you count one of our friends-friends who is half Filipino-Irish, or the family member we have who was wearing some extremely fashionable yet "very tight" green pants today-he shall remain nameless) but we enjoy celebrating all the green that comes with this holiday anyway.  I especially love the Lucky Charms gift bags (pic above).   Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!  We will still continue the tradition of pinching everyone NOT wearing green today (just like in elementary school).
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Everything Disney

Just got back from the magical place on earth The Magic Kingdom in Orlando.  We were blessed with our annual trip to Disney and as we get to know the park better by getting to go each year, each time our trip becomes more enjoyable.  Did you know that they throw Mickey Mouse shaped confetti during their day time parade? Here are some of my favorite shots from the Magic Kingdom this year.

The castle at night.
The Disney day time parade.
This was the confetti that they through during the parade.  I never noticed it before!
My sweet Ava Jude who is 2 1/2, being very patient while I tried to get the perfect shot of her in her Snow White dress.
My perfect Eden (who is 7 months in this photo).  This is a great shot of her doing what she does best: sucking her thumb and being the perfect baby she is.  Eden really loved these Mickey Mouse shaped balloons so I thought I would get shot of them behind us.
Friday, March 2, 2012

History of Engagement Rings

So have you ever asked yourself about the history behind engagement rings? Well I have, and so I took to the web to dig up the background.I found a few websites particularly on jeweler's sites talking about the history and I must say it is interesting. Apparently, Cupid's arrows had diamonds on the tips? Who knew! 

“Of all its many roles, the diamond as messenger of romantic love has resonated through the centuries to emerge today as powerful as ever. ”

Click here to get the full history!