Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Don't I Look Pretty?

Thanks to my beautiful and talented sister, Christy, I'm loving my new blog look! A makeover always makes a girl feel special!

Another change you might notice is that all of my pictures and text are now protected (see copyright info on the sidebar). This means that you can come here and enjoy the pictures I have, and read the blurbs, stories, etc. that I write, but nothing can be removed from the site without permission. I did this for two reasons--1. privacy and protection for my photos so that they cannot be cut and pasted somewhere else and 2. (this is a fun reason) I am going to be opening up an etsy store. Since the store will be linked to my blog, I wanted to protect the pictures I might take of anything I make and vice versa, of anything I post.

I had so much fun making Anna Claire's birthday banner I made another one to see if there might be someone out there who would want to add some fun to their birthday decorations. I only have one made right now but if there seems to be a lot of interest, I'll begin to make more in different colors and patterns. I am so excited about this! I will link to the store as soon as I have it up and running.

Okay, business aside...this is what I've been working on to get ready for Anna Claire's 1 year birthday party! I wanted something other than streamers to decorate with, and I found these through Monica's blog. These were so fun, cheap and easy to make. I'll share a tutorial soon. All you need is some tissue paper and pipe cleaners. I'm going to have them hanging pretty much everywhere.

As you read in my last post, we are having cupcakes for the party. I wanted to do something different for a cupcake topper so I took some leftover fabric from the birthday banner, make some yo-yos and sewed them onto popsicle sticks. So cute!

And here is the almost 1 year old! Bed head and all!

Disclaimer: Any pictures posted after 2/2/10, unless otherwise noted are the sole property of Nesting in Pleasant View.


Every Day Blessings said...

loving your new look and your daughter gets cuter every day!

The Writer Chic said...

I can't wait to see it all! I'm sure everything will look beautiful.

Laryssa Herbert said...

It looks beautiful, so classy!

Smelling Coffee said...

I was wondering when your blog would have beautiful pictures across the top! ;-) It looks beautiful!

And congrats on opening your own Etsy store.

I'm about to e-mail you, because we've worked out everything so that we can come to the party!!! Yeah!

Ttyl... and see you soon~ Jennifer

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...I LOVE the look of your new blog.....and I LOVE the decorations you've made!!

Congrat's on opening your very own esty store!! woo..hoo...

Shannon said...

Love the new look! I can't believe she is almost one! I can't wait to see the party....the decorations are adorable!

Melissa said...

Love the new look. It is very southern and inviting. What will be in your etsy shop?