Shannon Berrey

Party with your pants!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I love a good pair of blue jeans. I could happily wear them everyday. I know it's not appropriate for every occasion, but there is something so comforting about a perfectly worn in pair of denim. And you know who is super helpful in breaking in a perfectly good pair.....

These 2 littles. 

DON"T let these faces fool you. If I make the dreaded mistake of leaving my jeans on the bed or on the floor, well.....

Forget about it. Because nothing makes them happier than a good ole belt loop to chew the s**t out of. Every single pair has at least one belt loop severed.
Dang this makes me so mad. 

I love denim so much that I hardly ever throw out a pair. I cut them up and turn them into bags, pillows, clutches, you name it. But I have never thought to throw a party with them. 

But the talented ladies of Jessi Haack Design and JL Designs sure did! Check out this fantastic baby shower decorated with all shades and pieces of denim.

images 3-8 via Inspired By This

The Things

Monday, June 06, 2011

Last year, my friend Julie had twins in her belly. We threw her a baby shower with Dr.Suess' 
Thing 1 and Thing 2 as our theme. {This was before I was a blogger--those babies are
now walking!}. We had the party in my {old} store. It was a really fun, easy theme to build upon.
The wall hanging was made from a puzzle I found on ebay. I glued it to a super thin piece of
plywwod which acted as the frame. It was cut out with a jig saw and painted. 2 small holes
 were drilled at the top and a ribbon acted as the hanger.

Look how cute Julie mama is! {She's going to kill me for posting this} We gave her the
 boa--she doesn't usually show up to parties in them ;)

The $1 striped windmills {Dollar Store} were used throughout. I had the little vintage chairs
 and I taped some scrapbook paper to their seats to Suess 'em up a bit.

I found some little red onesies and painted the Things logo on each. If you don't want to
 paint these yourself, etsy and ebay both have some fun items.

Dr. Suess books were easy decorations.

Most of the paper goods came from Tar-jay.

1 package of 1$ tissue made 1 pom-pon. That's a lot of bang for the buck! I hung them throughout
with fishing line. The green lamp was purchased at a yard sale about ten years ago. I sewed colorful
felt dots onto a larger piece of white felt and then wrapped the white felt around the original shade and
 used some hot glue to hold in place. The other lamp I made using hand painted pieces of pottery--
teapot, vases, cup and saucers that were all drilled with holes and stacked on a steel rod that I then

Even the chandeliers were zhushed.

Of course there were green {deviled} eggs and ham. See the frames on the wall in the background?
They were prints of birds. I just taped scrapbook paper on top of the glass to cover them up.  

Love these cupcakes that Sheryl and Elizabeth made! The blue cotton candy mimics the 'things' hair!
{word of caution: the cotton candy starts to melt soon after it comes in contact with the icing so  don't
place it on until the last minute}

1 package of feathers, pipe cleaners and some hot glue make cute feather flowers.

If you have any questions about items in the pictures, feel free to leave it in the comments below.    

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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