We love tying the knots!

Our girls admire new and creative packaging ideas for all the orders flying out the door!  We just love taking the time to create beautiful bows to match the lovely stationery our customers are receiving.  That's why when we saw this latest from packaging knot "how-to" from Craftzine we just had to share.  It is too cool ... and will be adorning a few of our silk boxes soon!!

A First Birthday!

EttasParty Oh what fun, our little Miss Etta Marie turned one!  This meant one thing – it was time to party!

Her soiree was a “Pizza, Pops & Playtime” theme and we put a ton of work into the details!  We decided to use two of Smock's wonderful papers from their Everday line which can be found at Haute Papier Leesburg.  The purple and red of the Flounce and Quadrille flat papers really captured the playful look we were going for.  We designed the invitations to include a hand-cut one and coordinating liner.

We used the four designs for paper decorations throughout the house.  Our favorite touch? The delicate sewn circle garland strung throughout.  Of course, the refreshments fit the theme.

Did you know there were so many foods with the word pop in them? Popcorn, pop rocks, pop chips, cake pops and the list goes on and on!  Overall it was a truly adorable event and fun was had by all. Happy Birthday to Etta Marie!

Tie it Up!

We do A LOT of bow tying around here all year long, but especially during the holidays when items are drop shipped directly to the recipient.  To adorn your boxes with beautiful bows simply grab a couple of rolls of ribbon and follow the directions below from Better Homes & Gardens.

click here for the dior bow

click here for the florist bow

click here for the tiered bow

click here for the two-toned bow

click here for the classic bow

A Plum, Lavender and Butter Affair!

As promised here's a "sweet" recap from the baby shower that Jackie and I hosted for Erin this past weekend.  All of the desserts were homemade - you can find the recipes on The District Domestic.  We'll be showing how to make the pomanders in a DIY next week - stay tuned :) Purple_Yellow_Baby_Shower_2