October 24, 2019

 Photo credit: All images by Creatrix Photography

I love parties. I love planning them, hosting them, shopping for them and dreaming about them. I think there is magic in creating an experience when someone walks in the door and I truly have FUN pulling that together. 

This year, I wanted to throw something super vibrant, colorful and meaningful for Adelaide's 2nd birthday. She has a few favorite things: moose, cats, puppies, tea parties, any fruit and swimming. I decided to focus on her love of fruit and throw her a "Two-Tti-Fruitti" birthday. 

We pulled together a menu of fruity goodness including watermelon pops, my staple cheese board and veggie platters, and fruit punch. I found these colorful sunglasses and pineapple glasses so everyone could take a bit of the magic home, too. 

The Coop helped me pull together so many of the tiny details - table cloths, napkins, forks to cake stands to make this one of the easiest parties we have held yet! The Confetti Bar added some sparkle to...

October 20, 2019

HAVE YOU HEARD?! It's almost the most wonderful time of the year!!

Bring your families and join the Balancing By Design #momtribe and their families on November 10 from 3-5pm at The Coop for a FREE afternoon to remember. Dress to impress in your favorite holiday PJ or dress clothes and let the littles get wiggles out while holiday family photos are completed. Shop the holiday mini market, win fantastic giveaways, complete a holiday craft, and dance the afternoon away while munching on some delicious local treats and enjoying holiday cocktails and drinks. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, ball pit, dance floor and so many more great toys!  While our event sold out in the first 5 hours (woooozah!), you can get your wait list tickets here for FREE.

All families will receive :

- 1 professional family photo

- 1 craft per child

- Access to the play area for each child

- 1 swag bag (limited to the first 60 families who arrive)

If your RSVP has changed, please let us know as we have over 100 peop...

October 17, 2019

 Photo credit on all images: Creatrix Photography

I talked about how as a working momma, one of the hardest things to do is to plan a party. I get so overwhelmed with picking out the themes, colors, and food. As we approach the holidays, this anxiety to be 'perfectly balanced' really gets to me. Really the food and decor are what gets me every time. I also have this strange LOVE of planning parties so it's funny how the thing that stresses me out the most also makes me the most happy. Before sharing a re-cap of our 2nd Birthday for Adelaide, I wanted to share 5 quick tips on how to make an epic, yet simple party while balancing all of the things! I'm hoping this post is timely for all the mommas out there looking to plan holiday parties as we gear up for the holiday season!

1. Outsource your 'weaknesses' or the most -time consuming - There are some things I'm just not good at: cooking, baking, tiny details, and patience of setting up all.the.decor. and using tape. I also get super overwh...

October 12, 2019

All images by: Creatrix Photography

My mother and sister threw the most perfect baby shower for our little man! I know there are conflicting thoughts on holding a shower for a second kid, but we wanted to celebrate this second baby, especially since this time, we're having a boy!!

Located at the super quaint Texas Keeper Cidery, we had full access to a bunch of toys and outdoor space for the kiddos to run around and play! 

The theme was succulents and they did a beautiful job. They decorated the inside of the cidery with a gorgeous 6ft white balloon garland from StarrofTexasMemories along with some greenery from hobby lobby. My mom and sister even got mini succulents for everyone to take home afterwards!

The food was delicious, too! Texas Keeper served delicious ciders, cheese boards and snacks. Crema made some great gluten free succulent cookies and a gluten free Italian Creme cake. The cake topper and greenery were from Amazon.  

Jenna from Creatrix photography also did a beautiful j...

October 9, 2019

This article expresses my own personal review. I was compensated to write this post. 

Y'all know how much I love decorating, so I am excited to reveal a part of Baby Boy's new nursery to everyone today! We were inspired by the great outdoors, starlit evenings and as Adelaide calls them, "ani-maaaals," so we put up wallpaper with stars over a tribal-like / jungle-like decor.

I've been very intentional about adding more color into our home recently and after putting together Adelaide's toddler room, wanted something equally bold for our new son's room. I scoured Pinterest and the inter-webs and finally came across a simple crib, some fun wall-paper from Target and amazing art pieces from Minted. My mom is currently working on a handmade quilt to replace this blanket we got during our engagement in Mexico, but for now, I love how it adds a pop of color to the neutral hues.

So when looking for some fun art for the walls, I started looking around for places where I could print art out and get...

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