How does your home inspire other aspects of your life? Does your living space reflect your Pinterest boards? Does your five year old's party reflect their own little taste? I'd love to hear your answers.
When I think about my brand, my style, and my vision for anything, it really entails inspirations from all aspects of my life. ...my house, my children, hosted parties. It all overlaps in some area or another. For instance, when my son, Finn turned two years old, we began planning a "woodland themed" birthday party. During the same time, he thought it would be fun to begin climbing out his crib, which turned in to transforming his nursery to a big boy room (insert tears shed).
The two inadvertently coordinated in to a room and party that I am still in love with today.
The wood wall was actually super easy. I helped my husband with my three month old baby strapped to me in the carrier. Finn had a weekend away with his grandparents to keep the big reveal a surprise. (see source below)
So, based on sheer repetition, the woodland themed continued to his second birthday invitations. I wanted to create an interactive scene that Finn's toddler friends could create and in turn, spark their own adventurous imagination. Those who know my Finn knows there will be an adventure, even at the young age of two. The laser cut "pop-ups" all rose to a forest scape that cast an amazing shadow across the "woods."
I finished these invitations off with my favorite, chartreuse, ALWAYS CHARTREUSE. The envelopes were adorned with the most whimsical calligraphy my eyes had ever seen. (see source below) If there's anything better than receiving happy mail, it's happy mail addressed with perfection.
I'll have to follow up soon with the sweet stationery suite for my sweet Isla Grace. Whoa. Say that five times! With her first birthday weeks away, I've been on my game, digging in to my inner female. Going from a little boy to a little girl has been interesting. Stay tuned for that adventure!