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Revolving Bookcase

revolving bookcase

revolving bookcase

The unique design of this revolving bookcase provides a lot of storage for teen girls to display their favorite things. It is also a space saver. It only comes in white. You can find it at Pottery Barn Teen.

+  Revolving Bookcase $699 USD


Superhero Girl Birthday Party

superhero birthday theme

superhero birthday theme

We often think of boys when we refer to a superhero birthday party. But this one was designed for the 6th birthday of a little girl. The mother, one of the two sisters behind The Tortoise and the Hare, has done a fabulous job. She even hosted a supergirl themed photo shoot with her daughter a few days before the party.

superhero bingo cards

Nice details include the superhero bingo cards and the custom superhero costume. You will find more photos and inspirations on their blog.

The Tortoise and the Hare


Christmastime Block Puzzle | Etsy finds

Christmastime Block Puzzle tree and owls

Christmastime Block Puzzle tree and owls

Last night, I had to refrain myself from buying these awesome Christmastime Block Puzzle by Tiny Giraffe for my baby to-be. The tree and owl theme goes well with the nursery bedding I bought this weekend. But since we will be in the middle of our renovations, there will be no Christmas decorations for us this year. My husband suggested that I wait until next year. Although it breaks my heart, I know that he is right.

Christmastime Block Puzzle :: christmas tree and rudoph

It’s something to put on your Holiday shopping list if you need a cute educational and inexpensive toy for toddlers. The 4 blocks will produce 6 bright, festive images. The set arrives inside a ready-to-give packaging. For $4 more, add a personalized drawstring bag to store the block puzzles.

Christmastime Block Puzzle :: bird by tiny giraffe

You may recall that I introduced two adorable block sets by Tiny Giraffe earlier. I still plan to order mine once the renovations are completed. Especially now that a reader, who received the two sets of Zoo blocs that she ordered, told me that the blocks are super cute.

+ Christmastime Block Puzzle by Tiny Giraffe $14 USD on Etsy


Ghoul’s Night Out for a Glamorous Halloween Party

Ghoul's Night Out dinner table

Ghoul's Night Out dinner table

Who says Halloween is just for kids? This hot pink and black party theme by Hostess with the Mostess is perfect for your most stylish grown-up ghoul friends. No costumes required – just tell them to wear their favorite little black dress!

A solid black tablecloth and a few sheets of sparkly scrapbook paper create the backdrop for a glittering, spray-painted skull centerpiece and shiny black serving ware.

Ghoul's Night Out decor details

Rhinestones and a roll of ribbon are inexpensive ways to keep the decor glam yet ghoulish. Use them to decorate candles, wine bottles and to create napkin rings. I loved this clever twist on wine glass charms: just add pink rhinestones to plastic skull rings (and be sure to make extras since your ghouls will surely want to wear them too).

+ Ghoul’s Night Halloween Party at Hostess with the Mostess
+ Ghoul’s Night Evite Invitation


A Mermaid Birthday Party for a 4 Years Old

mermaid birthday party games and cupcake toppers

mermaid birthday party games and cupcake toppers

Sherry Willis wrote to me about the nice Mermaid Birthday party she hosted for her 4-year old daughter. She did a great job designing cute cupcake and cake toppers, fun games to occupy the kids and imagining the party decor.

mermaid birthday party theme for a 4 years old

I like the idea of decorating an homemade Bean Bean Bag Toss game. It’s a simple idea that adds a personal touch to the party. Another fun activity was the fishing game. She custom made everything. Each guest has a bucket with a name tag to put in their catch of the day.

mermaid birthday cake

With a little work and creativity, it is not that hard nor expensive to tailor a kids birthday theme. To give you a head start, you can stop by Sherry’s etsy shop. She sells banners, cake toppers, birthday hats, favor tags and invites. Have a look at her Circus party favor tags. The Mermaid theme should be available in a near future.

+ More details about this party at Party Pops
+ Party Pops shop on etsy


The Collectible Momiji Dolls, Mugs and Key Rings

Momiji key rings and hand-painted collectible dolls

Momiji key rings and hand-painted collectible dolls

The Momiji Dolls are just for little girls. It is mostly young women who collect them. Each hand-painted Momiji highlights a personality trait and has her own look.  The collection is created by up and coming designers from around the planet. The dolls are as diverse as the designers who made it, which means that they don’t always have an Asian flair.

momiji mugs and dolls

You can find derivatives products such as key rings, mugs, notebooks, pens and bags. I would hang the key ring on a purse, a handbag and simply use it as a key chain. The doll prices range from $10 to $16 and the key rings are at $7.50 on the US online store of Momiji. They are so adorable that I might become a collector. They fit nicely in a wooden rack.

Founded in 2005, Momiji HQ is a little office in Henley in a small English village called Arden. The village is famous for its ice cream.

+ Enamel key ring: lucky $7.50 USD
+ Enamel key ring: sister $7.50
+ Enamel key ring: best friends $7.50
+ Dancing Girl Momiji doll $16
+ Dancing Girl Momiji mug $10
+ Poppet Momiji mug $10
+ Mabel in box $15


Lemonade and Sunshine Birthday Theme for Little Girls

ice cream in mason jar served at the lemonade and sunshine party

lemonade and sunshine birthday party table

If you are looking for inspirations for a shabby chic party theme or a vintage tea party in a garden, look at what this mom did for the combined birthday party of her two daughters. Jess of Pen and Paper Flowers put a lot of efforts in preparing the event. She shared many details in a series of posts about her Lemonade and Sunshine party. Jess should be proud!

ice cream in mason jar served at the lemonade and sunshine party

The ice cream scoop in a Mason jar looks so appetizing. The flavors were lemon sugar cookie ice cream & strawberry/lemon swirled italian ice. An old bird bath was transformed in a nice ice bucket.

party vignette for the lemonade and sunshine birthday theme

Do not be shy to create multiple vignettes. They contribute to the ambiance. If you cannot find enough vintage milk bottles, you can recycle the bottles of Starbucks Frappuccino. The 9.5 oz. bottles are perfect to serve individual drink. The 13.7 oz. bottle can be use to serve water. I also keep empty bottles of water bottles in a cabinet.

+ Photos: Pen and Paper Flowers


Kate Spade’s iPhone cases And The Need for iPhone 4 cases

kate spade iphone 3G cases

kate spade iphone 3G cases

I always put a case to protect my iPhone. Kim of The TomKat Studio talked about her Kate Spade’s iphone case. They are for the iPhone 3G/3GS. I wish I saw those girlie cases before. With the iPhone 4, I am not ready to invest in new accessories for my iPhone 3GS. I wrote this article to encourage designers to design iPhone 4 cases that are tailored towards women.

+ iPhone cases by Kate Spade $40 USD
+ kate spade new york Agenda Case for iPhone 3GS $39.95 USD
+ kate spade new york Agenda Case Flowers for iPhone 3GS $39.95 USD


New Cards and Notebooks by Cartolina Cards

cartolina notebooks :: white swan and blue lotus notebook

cartolina les modes notebook and happy birthday card

Fiona Richards is known for her unique style. I love what she does. Therefore, I am happy to introduce the new collection of Cartolina greeting cards and notebooks. I only selected a few. So make sure to check out her entire collection because it is exquisite.

Fashion Theme

cartolina baroque fashion cards

This time, Fiona was definitely inspired by the fashion history of France. Her variation on Baroque fashion is splendid. It allows her to display burst of colors in a refined way. It is one of the rare occasions where I will suggest that you buy a kit.

More Florals and Nature Themes

cartolina notebooks :: white swan and blue lotus drawings

If you wish to give a little something to a girl friend, you can match your card with a notebook.  You could mix the White Swan notebook and the Blue Lotus notebook to create an ensemble.

It’s OK to think outside the box when you select a greeting card. For example,the Lucky You card could be used to wish Happy Birthday! to a kid or for a Baby Shower.

In case you did not know, Cartolina produces environmentally reponsible paper products. Their recycled paper cards are printed with vegetable based inks. Their printer was named Most Environmentally Progresive Printer in Canada for the last 5 years at the Environmental Printing Awards.

+ Cartolina Notebook $5.98 USD, Card $3.49 at Modern Paper Goods
+ Store Locator for Cartolina Cards


Delightful Mondays: Girlie Kitchen of Catherine Hammerton

catherine hammerton's Kitchen

catherine hammerton\'s Kitchen

You may have seen this kitchen on the April issue of Elle Decoration. The dress and the tablecloth share some design elements. You may be glad to know that the dress pattern is from Catherine Hammerton’s wallpaper collection. It has an updated classic flair.

catherine hammerton\'s kitchen :: close-up on dress and tablecloth

For her tablecloth, Catherine reinvented the same color palette on a simpler version. I like it! More photos and sneak peak on Design*Sponge.

+ photos by Brent Derby – styling by Ali Heath of Plum lifestyle for Elle Decoration


Cooking Birthday Party for a Little Girl

buffet table for a cooking birthday party of a little girl

buffet table for a cooking birthday party of a little girl

Pauline’s little girl of The Party Studio turned 5 years old. Her little girl is a fan of cooking shows. Her mother organized a stylish party where the kids decorated cupcakes and their own cupcake box. It goes with my philosophy that you should teach kids how to cook and bake at a young age.

cooking birthday party :: details of food and decorated cupcakes

Then, the details of the buffet table caught my attention. The baking tool cupcakes are superb. The ensemble feels young yet sophisticated. Get the details and a list of the suppliers at The Party Studio’s blog.

+ photos by Eclektic Photography + design
+ via The Cake Blog