Friday, 21 April 2017

A Dino Party

Someone turned three! I can honestly say, finding birthday party inspiration for my boys isn't always easy. I am all about flowers, lace and anything girly, so searching for a birthday boy party inspiration is a task and a treat.

This year, as many have, we decided to go with a Dinosaur theme party. It was nothing of the ordinary but the colour scheme and simplicity of my vision was just what I wanted after the last three parties I have put on for my boys were a bit much. 

I found a ton of inspiration off of Pinterest (also if you have not checked out Posie and Pine's son's Dinosaur Train party you really should) and loved the balloon banner so much with my littles's first "Donut Grow Up" theme party (plus it is is the easiest thing ever) I went for it again. We held the party at Highstreet's Community room and one of their requirements is you order all your main food from Highstreet so I threw out all ideas of making anything myself this year and ordered Famousa Pizza, Davids Tea (who actually gifted us their Tea of the Day) and ordered some good ol' Starbucks coffee. We purchased a few of our favoirte treat foods from around town for a cute little dessert table and it was pretty much the best thing ever to not have hung out in the kitchen all morning.

I purchased a few local must-haves below for the party and ordered the adorable Dino cookies, once again from my wedding client Allison at Whisked Granted (you can check out her Doughnut cookies here).

We played a few fun games (funny enough it was Easter weekend so we had a Dino Egg hunt) and indulged in the yummiest cake ever made my Reddy Made Cakes. It was such a hit and we are so thankful for everyone who was able to come out and be part of this without little guy! Thank you!!!


Bowen walking like a Dino! 

These cuties both turned three!


Venue: Highstreet Community Room
Cupcakes & Cake: Reddy Made Cakes
Cupcake Sprinkles: Dainty Sprinkle Co.
Straw: IKEA
Cookies: Whisk Granted
Balloon Banner: Made by yours truley
Cake Topper: Sprig West
Dine T-Shirt: Old Navy
Photobooth props: PrintableProShop
Photography: Myself, Julie Christine Photography

Saturday, 15 April 2017

New Moon Tea Workshop

As you may have read in my Paper Hear Calligraphy class post, I have always been one for experiences. I love trying new things (like not crazy adrenaline racing events like skydiving, but like tea and calligraphy workshops). When asked if I would be interested in taking the class, I was totally on board. I have always been a tea drinker and love hearing the benefits of herbs. Although I have always been a bit more of a black tea fan, the idea of rose and lavender herbal tea, sounded beyond lovely. 

I loved everything about this workshop. You can try different herbs, learn all about how to create your own herb blends and in the end make a few incense as well. 

New Moon Tea is a new tea farm is located in Chilliwack, B.C. Join the workshop and you can learn all about how the herbs can help you in more than a few ways. 
This is honestly such a nice relaxing night out to partake in. Sip some tea and enjoy the benefits of New Moon's delicious tea blends.

To find out more check out their website

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Mother's Day Mini Sessions // Styled by Deanna

Photography is one of greatest passions and has been since high school. Did I think I would go down the road of photography in the years to come? No. Not at all. And I didn't. It was not until 2013 I started my photography endeavor and in the last year, after building a clientele I have been able to pick and choose what I am truly passionate about. 

One of my favorite passions as a photographer is capturing the relationships between parents and the ones they love the most, their children. As I became a mother myself, I started to be drawn to capturing those endearing moments we have with our children. Quickly I saw a pattern. A pattern of photo after photo, seeing just my kids either by themselves or with others... but never with me. Since that realization, I took a new approach to getting professuional photos done. I wanted something I loved one my walls, but most importantly with photos of me in them as well. 

All that to say, this next project is what I have fallen in love with the most. I want moms everywhere to capture those moments with their babes despite how she may feel (overwhelmed, tired... you know what we're talking about moms, no judgment here). Let's capture one of those precious moments in this stage of life and give it to you to treasure forever! 

So this Mother's Day, treat yourself and/or a mom you love, a mom in any stage of life to a photoshoot that will capture memories for a lifetime. 

On Sunday, May 14th, enjoy an amazing Mother’s Day with a trip to Fort Langley for the amazing Bloom’s Market and a mini session for you and the one’s that call you "mom".

We will be holding mini "Mom and Me" sessions, completely stylized by the very talented Deanna, at “Style by Deanna”.

You can expect a approx. 20-minute session with you and your sweet babes at $150.

We will be holding the sessions across the street in the grass from the Bloom’s Market that will be held at the Fort Langley Community Hall. All sessions will need to be pre-booked so email to book your time and spot. Please note we will not be accepting drop-ins. Booking will all be between 9am and 5pm and it is 100% first come, first serve to book a time.

We will also be holding a giveaway on my photography Instagram feed for 50% off a session to one lucky winner. Don't worry if you book with us and win the contest, we will be sure to refund you your money! Be sure to head over to my Instagram to stay tuned for the giveaway.

Looking forward to meeting many of you!