Happy Thoughts: Scenes from my weekend

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a relaxing and productive weekend all wrapped in one.

On the new home front, I received a sample door for my kitchen cabinets:

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I don’t think I like the “San Francisco” style and will likely go with a simple Shaker style but the construction on the door was great. I’ll likely order later this week (or early next week whenever demo is done and I can confirm the measurements).

The hubby and I also spent a few hours demolishing the cabinets in the garage.

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It wasn’t a major change but was needed to get other parts moving. I’m very excited about what is coming next.

Lastly, we spent Sunday evening with good friends from San Fran enjoying delicious fried chicken from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant (being served at Bouchon Beverly Hills).

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It was simply delicious along with the steak frites, mussels, and salmon tartare. (Sorry for the bad picture…we had devoured half of it before I remembered to take a picture.) We had a great time catching up and are always happy when friends come in town.

I love weekends like this where you are able to get things done but also relax with afternoon naps and enjoying time with friends and family. Well the weekend is over and I’m off to spend the day screaming at contractors because work on the house starts today!!!!

Here’s to a great week!

Fabulous Tots: Kelsey’s First Purple Birthday Party

As I mentioned last week, I spent the weekend in San Francisco attending the first birthday party of adorable Kelsey.

Kelsey and mom/party planner, Danielle

Her mom (and helpers) are known for throwing fabulous parties and this one was no exception even considering it was for a 1-year-old.  The party decor (and baby) were decked out in various shades of purple.  It was pretty and perfect for her.

Custom printed banner in the purple theme colors

Delicious dessert table with the baby cake, macaroons, cupcakes, cake pops…the kids were going crazy for the sugar!

More purple decor – decorated high chair; monogrammed water bottles, customized hats!

Delicious food spread.

Great kid station. Using ice-cube trays to hold individual servings of small bite size pieces for babies. What a great idea!

All in all, I thought this was a great party and the kids (while not great barometers when they are high on sugar) seemed to enjoy it as well.  I wanted to share the pictures because I thought it was just too cute and there may be some ideas that you can steal for your next party (plus I love all the purple!).  Hoped you enjoyed the peek inside!