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Simple Rainbow Theme 1st Birthday

9th October 2015


*Watermark says the1sthundred.com which is still me!  Different site

Hey, homies!  This is my second child’s 1st birthday party.  It was a rainbow theme and was simple, modern, and swag-tastic.  And, no,  I didn’t see these ideas on Pinterest but you can sure follow me on Pinterest via the link in the right hand column and feel free to pin away! Thanks to Shelly Griffin Photography for the excellent pictures!




I bought the swaggiest rainbow felt garland from Etsy from Sweet and Cozy Children’s Gifts.  I hung one from this light and hung another on the drink table on the island in our kitchen.  The “s” was a cheap last minute touch using a chipboard letter and some scrapbook paper.  Chevron is way overdone but it’s still really cute.





I decorated this cake to sort of play off of the invite.  It’s a modern take on a child’s cake and childish theme.  The cake is iced in buttercream and all other accents are made in fondant.  I love the big tall candles I found too.  If my child doesn’t like modern, she came from the wrong uterus!


I like making cakes where images spill over and I loved this big sun and it’s rays.



At this party I had an age range of guests from under 1 year to 12 years old so I had to do two different party favors.  Each child under 3 got one of these over-sized bright, rainbow colored patterned balls and a balloon as they left.  The balls were perfect for spring and the patterns and colors were great for the theme.  Best part?  They were only 2.50 each at Walmart.  Work it, Wally.  Even better?  The kids looked really cute with them.



For the older kids, I tried to think of something simple, colorful, and different than just candy.  SOOOoooooo, I bought Izze drinks which come in these glass bottles with cool logos.  These drinks are a different treat to most kids, organic, non-caffienated but carbonated so it gives the feeling of a soda. I paired them with wide mouthed paper colorful straws that I found in a 20 pack on clearance at Target.  I ran across these large favor bags at Walmart that covered the whole bottle and straw and I filled the bottom of the bags with large bright gum balls and Skittles (taste the rainbow), of course.  I bought these neat plain white tags and stamped them with orange ink and “thank you” stamp and tied them with orange ribbon to bind it all together.  28 dollars for all 9 completed bags.


Here’s a better view of the tags I made. These tags can be purchased at Hobby Lobby and they had other shapes as well. They were 2.99 a pack and I used my 40% off coupon so they were next to nothing. The stamps were all 50% off and an ink pad was only 1.99 so this was very affordable to do. I’m saving the left over tags for gift wrapping in the future.

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Lastly, you need a sweet baby dressed in a rainbow colored outfit. I grew this one myself. Not available on Etsy =0) The outfit, however, can be bought at Old Navy.


I loved how this party turned out. It was simple, colorful, fun, and crisp! She really loved it.


True story.

Nursery Reveal: Home Sweet Home

4th October 2015


Hallelujah!  It only took me 13,000 years to post this!  Okay, she’s 8 weeks old, but it feels like forever. Especially it felt like forever to all my friends who weren’t allowed in the room the whole time it’s been done because I made them wait for this post. Off of our master,  this small little 10 by 10 room painted all white became the coziest little nursery and I love it.  Hope you do too! Read the captions to see what I did, what is still left to do, and where I got the decor.  Enjoy, pin, and please like this project on Project Nursery using the Facebook icon by my images and give me a star rating while you are at it!  Find it here. You guys are a bunch of rascals and I love ya’.

Before: Believe it or not, this was the original master bedroom of the house.  Here is the before picture from when we purchased the home.     beforeafter 006After: Wah-lah!  White floor to ceiling with pops of color.  New paint, new fixture, new everything but beadboard and floors!   20140725ParrottRoom050 20140725ParrottRoom045 20140725ParrottRoom051This stellar handmade blanket was a Land of Nod knock-off of one of their quilts but in transverse colors.  Want to snag this blanket or have one custom made?  Buy it here on the Etsy shop Slumber Spun.  This blanket was made for me and it was all the charm of Land of Nod for less expense with ALL of the same quality!  Anyone that has seen my nursery has commented on the cozy, thick crocheted blanket.  Stacy at Slumber Spun makes lots of items including the fox you will see below and baby booties that will make you smack your granny they are so cute.  Check her out!  You won’t be disappointed. 20140725ParrottRoom041You can really see how small the room is now when you see the crib and the closet on the other wall in the same close-up picture! 20140725ParrottRoom021This dresser was an antique buffet I bought in Tennessee.  I adored that it had the two doors on each side and not only was it cute, it has great storage!  It was originally cherry and I painted it white and used the original hinges, spray painting them a light gray color.  I don’t consider this part of the room totally done yet.  I want a small, subtle pattern lamp shade with gray tones for starters.  Now just to find one….. This lamp was originally 80 at Hobby Lobby and I snagged it on clearance for 25!  This rug is HUGE and indoor/outdoor so great for traffic.  I bought it from Target and had it shipped to my door, tax and all for 160! 20140725ParrottRoom047 The subtle theme of the whole nursery is “Home Sweet Home”.  It’s unique and not a phrase you see in nurseries and doesn’t it make your heart swoon to see a tiny baby next to this print?  I ordered the print from Katie Daisy, thewheatfield on Etsy.  You will DIE at all of her prints she makes.  They are all custom water colors of original art and you are buying a reprint of her work.  I had this large rectangle print trimmed into an oval and matted at Hobby Lobby and this awesome frame is from Ikea.  Ohhhh, Ikea.  I love you. WP_20140626_10_29_49_Pro I knew I wanted white walls with bright colors.  The color scheme of the room started with this sheet that I LOVE from The Land of Nod.  I want to marry that store.  It’s serious. Emerald, two tone pinks, off-beat orange, bright yellow….I mean COME ON!!!! WP_20140626_10_30_08_Pro   This killer Ikea light casts the COOLEST PATTERN on the walls and ceilings for my little one to look at. 20140725ParrottRoom053 20140725ParrottRoom017 Meet Mr. Fox also handmade from SlumberSpun on Etsy.  Contact her for these little guys!  She also makes an elephant like this attached to a crocheted blanked.  So precious!  So perfectly made! 20140725ParrottRoom008   WP_20140626_10_29_10_Pro Colorful ceramic knobs I nabbed from my sister’s house for my closet doors. WP_20140626_10_28_06_Pro (1)   WP_20140714_14_22_31_ProThis adds to hint of Home Sweet Home.  This vintage door knob and plate are a line from Young House Love who are bloggers who happen to run my favorite blog!  They have the neatest line right now at Target that you must check out!  I sprayed painted this originally white wall knob a pop of blue to coordinate with the room colors. WP_20140626_10_30_31_Pro The ceilings are a light gray that coordinate with the hardware of the antique dresser and tie the room subtly together from floor to ceiling.  It’s less dramatic in real life but still a touch you pick up on in the overall feel. WP_20140714_14_20_35_Pro Do you love this 1950 elephant sculpture???!!! I do!  I found it at a local consignment shop and when I saw it on the sidewalk as I drove by, I called right away to claim him.  I love him in the room and one day he may move on to be coated in a rustoleum outdoor gloss spray paint to live in a garden or around a swing set.  So many possibilities!   20140619-IMG_1543 This coca-cola crate is also an antique that I took from my father-in-law who gave me one from his collection.  I thought it was a fun way to display books in her room. WP_20140714_15_36_11_Pro

Tri-colored bird cages that I mixed and matched from Hobby Lobby.  On the inside are these neat little birds from West Elm that are made overseas from seed pods that look like birds!  They are 9 dollars each and ship for free.  I plan on hand painting some of them different tones down the road to compliment the room a tad more in spots.WP_20140714_15_34_48_Pro   WP_20140714_15_35_29_Pro WP_20140714_15_35_57_Pro   A stork seedpod bird in a nursery?  Of course. WP_20140714_14_23_52_Pro These prints that are the original artwork of the amazing Etsy shop SealDesignStudio.   For the home theme, I bought these row houses that are homes in Australia and the nursery print of Golidlocks and Three Bears, not only showed a little girl at home, but what is more perfect for a nursery than a fairy tale print?  Woo hoo!  Just wait until you see the other fairy tale print I bought for another daughter’s room.  This Etsy shop has all of my heart strings and I wasn’t surprised when I saw they were featured in West Elm.   WP_20140626_10_29_28_Pro And I HAD to end my home sweet home nursery with this amazing barnwood Kentucky silhouette for my Kentucky babies.  It’s personal and therefore has intention in the room.  It’s made of old barnwood so it’s unique and old.  I can use this in any room for the rest of our lives and I’ll always remember when our homestate hung above one sweet little baby. Love it!  I bought this from a local shop in hometown called Digs on the River and these states are made by a man in Tennessee.  If you are interested, contact me and I’ll get you the info.   Like on Project Nursery here!  Thanks!