Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lucky Charm-ing

Hi everyone! 

Hope you all are having better weather than Chicago currently is...we could have taken a canoe to work this morning--yikes! To cheer us up and get us out of this dreary weather mood, we wanted to share the cutest pink and green birthday party. Thrown by one of our most loyal customers for her adorable little girl, Natasha came to us with the idea to throw a "lucky charm" themed bash for Caroline Cate, her St. Patrick's Day baby! While we consider Natasha a great customer and friend, she is also the brains behind the always swanky and Southern lifestyle blog Hello Happiness! Looking outside of the traditional St. Patrick's Day color scheme, Natasha decided to incorporate feminine, preppy colors into her celebration and came up with a fresh palette perfect for spring which included mint green, coral, and white. So adorable! Check out Natasha's inspiration board for little Caroline's party below (along with her blog post about party planning).
If you are as in love with her inspiration board as we were, just wait until you see how the party turned out  :)  We helped Natasha with the invitations and party swag, and she went to town with the rest of the decorations. Caroline Cate is a lucky little girl to have had such a fabulous first birthday party, take a look below at some of out favorite shots! We guarantee it's a party you won't soon forget!
Decorations to the nine's...we LOVE! She transformed her home into a charming pink and green palace, wow! Don't worry, we have even more to share below! Make sure to check out the adorable food cards we created (which were monogrammed, of course) and the beautiful cake!
Here's the birthday girl! What a cutie!! 
Happy birthday, Caroline! We hope you had a great day, we had so much fun being involved in your special day! Hope you are as inspired by this charming party as we were--pink and green is so fun to work with! 



Big thanks to Natasha of Hello Happiness for letting us use all of her wonderful pictures. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Things We Heart: April Edition

It's officially April, hooray!! The saying goes April showers bring May as we wait out these cold spring showers, we're imagining May's promised warmer weather and the eventual (glorious) Chicago summer! Until then, we want to share some of our absolute favorite things this month!

1. Girl Crush: Someone has a crush on's The Girls of Lincoln Park! If you haven't already, make sure you check out our GOLP fun!! Thanks again for the feature, we're still blushing a week later  :)
2. Die Cut Invitations: We are head-over-heels in love with one of our newest creations, gorgeous lavender and gold die-cut invitations for a regal May wedding! We love die-cut invites--it's a fun way to add some unique flair to your invitations, without straying too far from the traditional wedding invitation.
3. Sand Tropez from Essie: We found the perfect nude nail polish...seriously!! If you haven't tried this chic color yet, run--don't walk to pick up a bottle today! This soft, sandy beige has us thinking of the beach every time we look down at our manicure. This color really works for all seasons, but we especially love it while we transition from our winter colors into the brights of spring!
4. Oceanside Candle from Bath and Body Works: Speaking of the beach, this candle is literally the beach in a bottle. Since it arrived, it has been non-stop burning here at N&L headquarters, and we love it!!
5. Starbucks Blonde Roast: We both can't live without our Starbucks, and have been loving their new lighter roast! So delicious, and a great morning pick me up! Yum!
Here's a closer look at our most recent wedding invitation eye amazing did these turn out?! So classic and beautiful, with a fun little twist! We couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Make sure to check back later in the week to see a beary sweet teddy bear themed kids cute!! 


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Birthday

Happy Monday!! 

We hope that everyone had an egg-cellent Easter weekend! Today we're sharing Caldwell's 2nd birthday! His parents threw him a planes, trains, and automobiles birthday party featuring Caldwell's favorite things! Such a creative idea, every little boy's dream party! We are obsessed with the cute snacks and munchies for guests, and the awesome transportation cute!
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Birthday
Such a cute party, but an even cuter birthday boy!! We had so much fun creating stuff for Caldwell's party, hope he had as much fun as we did!!