Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome to Los Olivos, a cute town nestled into the Central Coast

do you remember april?
it seems so long ago now that us californians are lounging on the beach catching sunrays and vitamin d
it makes me so happy
(avila beach- memorial day)
all my blues go away when i feel the salty air on my face & see my niece & nephew with their sandy faces & wet buns.
i turned another year older in april
i still feel like i'm 20 something!
i want to take you along with me to where i celebrated my birthday
you'll probably want to have your own girls day afterwards there too
& this is my personal INVITE to you

saarloos & sons was my pick for a birthday spent with girlfriends
(located in los olivos , neighboring solvang)
it's a place where wine & cupcakes come together to make HEAVEN
the owners have combined wines that pair with mini cupcakes for the BEST taste ever extra plus it's a modern vintage tasting room layout
all my eyes saw was pretty
pretty details everywhere
pretty wallpaper
pretty treats
pretty everything
lets go sit there together
i really want that chair

amber & her husband kevin of ENJOY CUPCAKES
her cupcakes are mobile
she fixed up this little vintage camper and it arrives at your event cupcakes in tow
(enjoy cupcakes photo credits jose villa)
(other shots via saarloosand
just one more reason you need to come see me
i can't even wait to go back there
& i think you should come with me

Sunday, May 09, 2010


i've been without internet for a long time but finally have it back. i am so behind in blogging that i don't know how to catch up. but my goal is to do it. i have to blog my birthday, easter, disneyland with the family, etc. i thought instead of trying to catch up tonight i will just go backwards and share a recent 5th birthday party that i helped plan with a friend. she really did most of it but it was so fun to contribute.

one day awhile back i happened upon the cutest ice cream parlour party (from eat drink chic) and i fell in love with all the little pink details. so when my friend said she wanted an ice cream bar at her daughters party i couldn't wait to share this one with her.  

my photo won't enlarge if you click it but if you go to eat drink chic's site here it will
above photos via eat drink chic
every detail is so cute and pink and perfect for a little girl's party! her site has all the label downloads for free here.

ella's birthday turned out so cute and it was so fun to be apart of!
stripey straws here and here. i'm pretty sure the silver trays are from the dollar store and the cotton candy bags are from wal-mart.
my friend julie (birthday girls mom) homemade the pink cookie flowers
i cannot tell you how good the mini cupcakes tasted. chocolate cake filled with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting. uuuummmmm yummm!
glass candy dishes at michaels
i really liked julie's scalloped spoon holders
party compete with face painting by the talented hannah
all the kids painted their own bird house
fruit cabobs with sugared ends made by julie's sister
ella the birthday girl. she is so cute. i used to watch her when she was just 2 and i've always loved her. she's like so cute with a squeeky little voice and girly but can sure hold her own because she has 2 older brothers.

now i wanna have a ice cream parlour party, wanna come????