Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{A Pretty Smitten Party} Grady's Truck Themed Birthday

Courtney at A Thoughtful Place recently threw her son a Pretty Smitten truck themed birthday party...and she did a fantastic job! Her party featured our petal pattern in navy and bluebell, with our truck in kelly green. So perfect for a little boy.

Check out the details...

I bet her son, Grady, enjoyed his party. Great job Courtney and thanks so much for posting it on your blog!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Backyard Blooms

The flowers in our yard are in full bloom and it's making me so happy! Every time I look out our back window I get to see these beautiful roses...

And when I walk out my front door, I see these FANTASTIC hydrangeas. I've wanted hydrangeas in our yard since we first moved in 5 years ago. I've finally planted them in the right spot and they are doing well! Still small, but blooming like crazy.

So with the blooms in my yard, I'm getting to decorate my house on the cheap. The best part!

On the console table behind our family room couch...

On a side table in our living room...

My nightstand

And our entryway.
What could be better?

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The other day I stumbled upon the Etsy shop Cutting Edge Stencils and I'm intrigued! I've been wanting to wallpaper our small powder room for quite a while...and now I'm thinking, use a stencil instead?

I think my favorite has to be this one...

But these are great too...

So I'm wondering, how hard is it to make it look GOOD? And even? And not like it's DIY? :) The stencils are only about $40 though, so if you figure that and a can of paint for the powder room? Definitely cheaper then wallpaper! Anyone tried them?

Friday, May 13, 2011


And the striped straws go to....

Anna who said:
oooh, I would love these!! Just starting to think about my son's second birthday even though it is still 6 months away. We need everything in orange this year!

Congratulations Anna!! I will email you shortly. And thank you to everyone for entering!! We're already on our way to 800 sales...

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pretty Smitten with...Cake Stands

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a slight obsession with cake stands....I have two storage shelves packed with them...okay, so maybe more then slight?? But how can I not? They are simply the best way to display not only cakes and cupcakes...but all kinds of food and goodies! I love to use them at parties to stack favor boxes. And on the kitchen table to stack fruit. And even to display jewelry in my closet. See how fun they can be?

Here's a round-up of some of my favorites...

From Layla Grace, this set of three white stands allows you to add ribbon of your choice. Perfect for a party!! Just choose a ribbon in your color scheme and you're set. I chose to use this stand with an orange ribbon in my sailor party, see it here.

Also from Layla Grace...this adorable pink stand from Rosanna

And can't beat this classic scallop stand from Williams Sonoma.
I tend to favor ceramic stands...but a domed glass stand? Anything looks better under one. Especially under this beauty from Juliska.

Etsy also has some wonderful options. I'm dying for this one from Aedriel Originals...a yellow chevron pattern? LOVE.

And this beautiful set of three from Vessels and Wares reminds me of neopolitan ice cream. Love those colors and delicate lace pattern!

So which one is your favorite? Pretty hard to choose, right?

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Friday, May 6, 2011

A giveaway to celebrate 700 Sales!!

Yippee! My shop hit 700 sales this week! Keeping with tradition it's time for another giveaway...this time up for grabs are 3 packages of our striped straws. New to the shop, they've been quite popular. And I can see why, they are just darling!

The lucky winner gets to pick 3 packages in the color(s) of their choice. Winner will be announced on Friday, May 13th.


1. Simply leave a comment after this posting, either include your email address to be contacted if you win, or be sure to check back on Friday, May 13th for the results.

2. Want an extra entry? Become a Pretty Smitten fan on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you've done so.

Thanks, good luck and HAPPY FRIDAY!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

6 months old!

These adorable little feet turned 6 months old yesterday.

So did the rest of her. Happy 6 month birthday to my sweet Amelia. Seems like just yesterday she was born.

Something else is growing too...sales in our shop have hit 700! Stay tuned, to celebrate we'll have a giveaway starting this week.