Thursday, June 7, 2012

Grayce Lane's first party!

It's been awhile since I've planned, coordinated & executed a party/event.  We're hoping to have our big, official Housewarming Party this summer, but I felt I needed a little practice before jumping into such a detailed event.

My older daughter, Miss M, is finishing Kindergarten next week and since the school didn't plan any end-of-year parties, Mr. GLD and I decided "Hey, let's host a big End-of-School Family Picnic!"  These kids have had an awesome, first year of school.  If it were up to me, I'd have the entire class stay together throughout elementary school.  All of these kids are smart, fun, helpful & sweet to each other...I love that they've had such a fun experience this year.  It definitely deserves a celebration!

It started as a simple plan...just send a simple Evite out to the families of Miss M's class, grill some burgers & hot dogs and do it 'pot-luck' style!

This is where my inner party-lover comes in...and it is evident that I have been spending a lot of time hanging out with the sweet Nicolle of Libby Lane Press.

I'm now working off of a master list...things to do, buy, create (ok, so that part I totally left to the expert)...I'm obsessed with the details...oh, all of those little details!

And I've realized in the past couple of weeks, that Miss M's class & families are absolutely amazing!

One of the Dad's has graciously donated tables, chairs and a moon-bounce!  All of the families are bringing food & goodies.  Nicolle, well, what can I say...she's just awesome & donated her precious time to create some printables & labels for me.  She also introduced me to a super talented baker who is located nearby in Virginia.  

I am so excited for these cuties to be delivered on Saturday!
pinterest's the 'BEFORE'...stay tuned for some 'AFTER' photos & details!
(and yes, this stash is currently occupying a corner in my pantry)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Yippee! I'm baaaack!

Whoa!  Where did this spring go!?  Has it really been 5 months since I posted?
I have to admit, this school year really did me in and I am SO ready for summer.

We've been crazy busy around Grayce Lane.  As always, we had many, many projects (which I will post about soon) and I stayed extra busy by throwing in a few personal projects as well.

Some of you have visited me here in blog-land inquiring about the now popular, ruffled tablecloth I made for my sweet friend, Nicolle.  I was overwhelmed by the amazing compliments and interest in that fun little creation.

Nicolle and I have had a lot of fun this spring.  We've done some brainstorming about future projects, crafts, wine 'tasting', and of course, shopping trips.  I'm pretty sure our husbands are going to put us on 'project hiatus', but we'll deal with them later.

We actually enlisted my husband, Mr. GLD, to help us with the latest project.  Here's a little sneak peek...the finished product will be revealed next weekend over at Libby Lane Press.  Nicolle's adorable daughter, Miss S, is turning 4 and wait 'til you see the sweet little party she has planned to celebrate!

Libby Lane Press is also celebrating a birthday!  A HUGE congratulations to Nicolle for her amazing accomplishments this year.  I know she has some big dreams for this next year, and have no doubt that she will make every single one of them come true!  

She is celebrating with the biggest giveaway I've ever seen...25 vendors...yes, that's right 25!
All of these ladies are super talented, so I'm very honored to be a part of it.

I'll be listing many of these cuties in my own Etsy shop throughout the week...but you just may be lucky enough to snag the one in this giveaway!

Ok, lovelies!  I'm in dire need of another cup of coffee and then I'm off to tackle my 'to-do' list for this week!  Got a BIG party we're hosting this weekend!  Can't wait to share the details!