My old coworker remembered that I do crafty things and she asked me to help create some decor for her husband’s retirement celebration. She requested signage, a guest book station, and party favors. They planned to have a garden party so I kept with greens for the garlands. I lettered some chalkboards for a welcome sign and the dessert table. And a sign for the guestbook station, too. To keep the garden theme going, I found botanical postcards for guests to use as guestbook note cards. And for party favors, I found a seller on Etsy that sells retire-mint Tic Tac labels to match our chalkboards. Brilliant! This was such a fun project to work on! Happy Retirement, Roland!
Local Take‘s second location turned one year old last month. To celebrate, they hosted a fun garden pop-up and crafty party for the community. They invited me to pop-up shop… …and to host make and take station. I grabbed my felt scraps and hot glue and we made felt brooches and clips. I had a few sample designs out, but people could make anything they wanted. Check out all the fun and creativity! Unicorns, ice cream, pet portraits… Thank you to everyone who stopped by and got crafty with me! And a big congratulations to Local Take for one year in the books!
The day after our wedding we hosted a brunch at our place. The biggest thank yous to my Ladies for helping me pull off brunch the day after our wedding! Decor Talk about reuse and maximizing resources. We decorated with things we already had. We had plenty of flower arrangements to both give away to guests and to decorate brunch. Bestie calligraphy-ed a chalkboard for guests to draw and write messages. The golden Erin + Jay garland was from my office bridal shower, and we’re totally taking it out for all anniversaries. The tissue paper accordion garland pictured above I had been saving for a special occasion. After wedding brunch seemed special enough! I also had our Instax camera (the one I bought with contest winnings) out so people could snap some pictures. Food The spread had all the goodies. I like to say brunch was sponsored by Whole Foods because I used my prize monies from a photo contest. On wedding day, I went shopping with Husband and Bestie in our wedding best. Forrealsies. I went in my gown! I wish I had a picture …
My parents celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this week! 🙂 Through the years their home has gained the reputation of the “party house” because there is always good food, welcoming arms, and this glorious garden full of blooms, fruits & veggies, and love. Here is a peek at the garden I grew up in. I had my 18th birthday bash here, my parents renewed their vows here on multiple anniversaries, we’ve spent many nights BBQing here or having weekend brunch. It’s all good times in the Garcia Garden. There are also guavas, avocados, oranges, persimmon, numerous herbs, succulents, lemons, limes, calamansi, peppers… Sometimes there’s squash, avocado, loquat. It’s always changing and ever growing. When I grow up, I want to have a garden like my parents. 😉 What grows in your garden? Share below!