School’s Out for Summer!

Well, not here in California- but almost.

I’m busy planning my son’s class end of year party with the other room parents. We have the good fortune of living close to the beach, so we figured what better place to let 52 graduating second graders run around and celebrate for a few hours?!

This is the inspiration board that I put together:Image

1. We’re getting the adult and kid sandwiches & salads from Clementine in West LA {http://clementineonline.com}

2. I’m hitting up friends to make the lemonade and summer themed desserts

3. I’ll be making the DIY decorations {a big thank you to…¬†http://columbia.wedding101.net/blog/2013/01/18/friday-diy-dip-dyed-coffee-filter-garlands/}

4. The icees will be from the delicious Di Dio’s Italian Ice in Santa Monica

The guest list is blowing up, so I hope that it’s a fun day for everyone!

{photo credits: pinterest, martha stewart, cannelle et vanille}

Thank You!

I guess it’s the southerner in me that is a sucker for a thank you card. Although if the only mail you got were random solicitations addressed to Mr. Egan Gauntt, you might develop an obsession with handwritten mail too. I love to send an email and i luv 2 text, but there is nothing more charming and heart warming than getting a thoughtful note in the mail.

My favorite places to spend a half hour are Urbanic on Abbot Kinney here in Venice or Sugar Paper at the Brentwood Country Mart.

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(from top left: Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper Co., Urbanic, Paperless Post- PAPER, Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper Co.)