em’s fifth birthday party

This year, Em wanted a mermaid party for her birthday!

em's fifth birthday party

And a mermaid party during April was a fun challenge. Public pools open at the end of May. We found an indoor pool option but I wasn’t sure we were prepared to chaperone twenty plus five-year-olds. Then, we discovered The Fish Gallery – a tropical fish store that also installs professional tanks. They have a party room and a gorgeous showroom. It was perfect.

em's fifth birthday party

The kids got to watch + participate in feeding the fish in the grand showroom tanks.

em's fifth birthday party

em's fifth birthday party

They toured the facility and got to touch starfish and little fish in the touch tanks. It was all wonderfully informative and the kids had such a fun time!

em's fifth birthday party

Afterwards, it was hand washing time. Then, lunch and birthday cake! 

em's fifth birthday party

Like previous years, the sandwiches and fruit came from a local grocery store as did the flowers. Continuing with the color scheme, we made a mint colored drink using lemonade and blue kool aid mix.

em's fifth birthday party

We got a small, inexpensive custom birthday cake from Whole Foods. It had layers of chocolate ganache on the inside. Mummm!

em's fifth birthday party

The cupcakes came from Hey Cupcake! and were part of The Fish Gallery’s party package. There were suppose to be all white. But, hey, kids love sprinkles! We letterpress printed mermaid + ocean characters and made cupcake toppers with them.

em's fifth birthday party

For party favors, we decided on these sweet mermaid and starfish cookies. They were incredibly good!

em's fifth birthday party

I found starfish + seahorse glasses at Homegoods. They were perfect to house the anchor forks and paper straws.

em's fifth birthday party

So that’s it! Em’s mermaid birthday bash. Thanks to everyone that was able to join us and celebrate her fifth birthday!

em's fifth birthday party

We look forward to sharing her birthday invitations with you, lovely readers. Be on the lookout!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 63

custom house illustration // house no. 63

Lots to catch up on. Like this 5″x7″ print with a custom house illustration that made for a lovely Christmas present.

Thanks so much for the opportunity, V!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 62

house illustration //  house no. 62

Good morning readers! We have another custom moving announcement to share with you today.

Congratulations H family on your historic “new” home!

recent work // house illustration – house no. 61

house illustration //  house no. 61

I promise I’ll get to Em’s party very soon. I’m nearly done editing the pictures!

In the meantime, how about I share this lovely custom house illustration with you?

austin // peter pan mini golf

peter pan mini golf

This weekend while friends were in town, we were able to scratch Peter Pan Mini Golf off of our Ultimate Austin List. It was great! A nice + shady spot for an early morning activity great for both kids and grownups. I loved spotting the iconic Austin sculptures like the Pennybacker Bridge. It gets a thumbs up from us!


em's fifth birthday

This weekend, Em turned five! She wanted a mermaid theme, so we had a little undersea celebration. I’m looking forward to sharing her party + paper details with you!

Oh, happiest of birthdays to you – our sweet, silly, brave, bright, beautiful little girl!

Cookie favors from Truly Scrumptious Cookies.

recent work // house illustration – house no. 60

house holiday cards // house no. 60

moving announcements // house no. 60

We have these custom moving announcements + house-proud holiday cards to share with you today! The holiday cards were folded cards with a lovely deckled edge. The outside featured their gorgeous new home and address. The inside was blank for a personal message.

Congratulations A family. We hope you are enjoying your new home!

recent work // moving announcements – house no. 59

house 59

Good morning! We have another custom moving announcement to share with you guys today. Isn’t it lovely?

Congratulations on your gorgeous new home W family!