Thursday, September 22
You guys, our baby bash was featured on 100 Layer Cakelet this week and I'm just so darn excited to share a few photos with you! It was seriously the most special day. We gathered at one of our favorite local taco joints, Antique Taco, to feast, laugh, listen to records, and celebrate our little Moonpie with a boho themed party! Head on over to 100 Layer Cakelet to see the full feature.
Up until this point we had kept the whole boy or girl thing a secret, so we decided to reveal the baby's sex at the shower. As guests arrived, we had them place their bets. Toward the end of the shower, we brought out a piñata and let family take a swing. It was by far the highlight of the day- so incredibly fun to see the surprise and joy on everyone's faces as the piñata exploded into a cloud of pink confetti and candy! There were lots and lots of happy tears. We drew a name from those that had cast a girl ballot, and the winner took home a special little raffle prize- a box of Moonpies, of course!
We asked guests to fill out these Wishes for Baby cards designed by Kirra Reyna Designs. I've read over them so many times since that day. The answers make me laugh so hard and tear up and feel all the feelings. It's incredible to know just how loved this little girl is already. She is so lucky to have an amazingly bad ass village of people in her life to support her!
The Foxglove Studio adorned this macrame backdrop (by My Macramania) with wild flowers and greenery and it literally made my heart go pitter patter!
Seriously the most dreamy and fun day! I wish I could relive it a million times over. You can see even more photos on the Avery House blog. I worked with such an incredible group of vendors to make my boho baby dreams come true and I can't thank them enough! Check them out below.
Venue & Catering: Antique Taco / Photographer: Avery House / Flowers: The Foxglove Studio / Flower Crown: Asrai Garden / Macrame Wall Hanging: My Macramania / Cake & Cookies: Alliance Bakery / Mini Donuts: Stan’s Donuts Chicago / Hand Lettered Window: Papa-to-be Matthew Bremer / Invitations & Wishes for Baby Cards: Kirra Reyna Designs / Piñata: Bash Party Goods / My Dress: Free People (similar here) / Make-up: To Have & To Glow
Thursday, September 8
The end of summer is always so bittersweet. I could totally deal with about a million more blazing hot days, brunches on patios, ice cream dates, park hangs, and backyard BBQs. But alas, Labor Day came and went and that means fall is upon us! We took full advantage of the long weekend and snuck away for a quick road trip to the beach. We spent a few days in South Haven, Michigan hanging out with family, lazing around by the lake, enjoying endless picnics, and taking in the super quaint little beach town.
It was absolutely the perfect way to close out summer. AND it marked the last little getaway Matt and I will take before baby comes so it was an extra bittersweet weekend! I'm 35 weeks tomorrow so we're just 5 weeks away from Moonpie's due date. Eek!
Hat: Brixton / Dress: Santa Marguerite / Sunnies: Warby Parker Barrie Sunglasses in Jet Black
How did you spend your last weekend of summer? Hope it was lazy and relaxing and sun soaked and wonderful!
Wednesday, August 31
Here on Foxtail + Moss, we've long sung the praises of the textile art resurgence trend (like this wall hanging, and this wall hanging, and this DIY). And guess what? We are so not sick of it yet! Learning macrame has been on my to do list for forever now and this summer I finally began to dabble in a few knotted projects of my own. So you can only imagine how incredibly excited I was when I was approached about hosting Emily Katz of Modern Macrame for a Chicago workshop on her very first Midwest mini-tour. Like, fan girl level excited. I geeked out! Emily is the master when it comes to macrame- not only is her work unique and so so lovely but she's my own personal bohemian interior design guru.
Soak up some serious textile inspo and get the details on our Wall Hanging workshop below!
All photos courtesy of Modern Macrame
See what I mean!? Sigh.
Join me September 8th for a super dreamy evening in the inspiring Penthouse at Freehand Chicago as Emily teaches us the fundamentals of macrame knotting. You’ll learn everything you need to know to create a woven wall hanging from start to finish including concepting your piece, basic knots and finishing techniques. By the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your own custom designed macrame wall hanging to hang in your own home, office, or studio, or to give as a special gift- so perfect for a wedding, housewarming, the holidays, or just because!
All supplies + refreshments are included. Sign up for the Wall Hanging Workshop here. Can't wait to see you there!