Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

my good friend Jill, emailed me this week about doing some pumpkin/halloween party decor for her daughter, Charlotte's birthday party this weekend.  first of all, let me say that i LOVE fall birthdays.  all three of my girls birthdays are in january and we are stuck inside for all the festivities.  fall birthdays have the greatest weather, gorgeous colors to work with and so many fun ideas!  ok jill, i am jealous!!

here are the cute pumpkin cupcake toppers, water bottle labels and birthday sign i made for charlotte.  can't wait to see how they coordinate with all of your other party ideas!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My First Order

to say that i am excited is an understatement!   i have had to pinch myself all day.  i just got my first order for invites and party decor from a real customer, not my family or friends!  woo-hoo!  i just can't believe it.  it's from a mom in dallas, texas who saw my site on Facebook through another friend of a friend.  she contacted me to help her design her sweet little girl's first birthday party.  she wants to do a cupcake theme and we know that i LOVE cupcakes so that was an easy idea for me.  here's the first draft of an invite i am working on for her.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rock and Roll

my nephew alex is the funniest little kid.  he is as sweet as ever, but has a little "edge" to him. when my sister in law jamie asked me to design rock star invitations for his 5th birthday party, i thought perfect!   and alex didn't want a "sweet" invitation, he wanted the full on rocker!  so that is what i did for him.  aerosmith, eat your heart out!

i can't wait to see all the pics from the party

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Following Your Dreams

hi there!  if you are reading this, you are probably my friends or family or maybe you have just stumbled across my site while looking for something related to cupcakes.  i have finally, after talking about it for months decided to follow my dream and start my own company.

in the pages of this blog, you are going to read a lot about all the ups and downs of a new business, my full time job as mommy, lots of great recipes, diy ideas and hopefully loads of crazy cute party supplies!

the inspiration for cupcakes and lemonade started with the birth of my twin daughters in 2007.  when i was planning their first birthday, i knew that i wanted to do something spectacular to celebrate the first year of their lives.  they were mine and drew's miracle babies and nothing short of the most amazing party would do for them.  i was so disappointed when i started looking for just the right invitation and other touches to make the party special.   so, i decided to design my own.   now, you must know that i have zero experience as a graphic designer and everything that i know or don't know, is all self taught.  i am still learning so much and have so much more to keep learning!

planning parties, party decor, and hosting events has become a passion for me.  i think i follow too many party blogs to even keep up!  i LOVE pink, polka dots, gingham, and anything toile pushes me right over the edge!

after having the twins, we went on to have a third sweet little girl.  my beautiful baby girls, preslee, mason and finley are not only the inspiration, but the motivation behind my company and they even were the ones to name it.  we were playing tea party one day and i asked them their favorite things.  they immediately both agreed, "we love cupcakes and lemonade."  well, there you go!  these girls are just like their momma!

so, with that said, i hope you come back and keep following my blog.  i plan to have new designs up soon and definitely many more by the first of the year.   thanks ahead of time for all your support!!