Turning One …

Turning one is a major milestone!  I can vividly remember both of my kiddos 1st birthday parties.  My son had a cowboy themed party.  He demolished his cowboy boot shaped cake and was scooped up and taken directly to the bathtub.   It’s amazing how the smallest amount of red icing can take over everything!  My daughter had a pink themed party.  She was much more reserved with her cake destruction.  She was amazed by the gifts.  Her jaw dropped open when she opened each present … in utter amazement.  I know I have said it before … but I really wish I could freeze time!

I think that is why I LOVE it when my customers send me pictures of their sweet babies in their Modern Frills birthday tees.  I love it! It makes me smile.  So I am sending a big THANK YOU to the mom of this precious boy …

first birthday shirt by Modern Frills

That is one happy birthday boy … wearing a pretty cute birthday tee!

October 10th, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

A birthday girl and her horse …

How sweet is this birthday girl?

Derby Horse Birthday Tee by Modern Frills

She will not forget this moment.  She will forever remember celebrating this birthday.  I love that my shop is a part of this birthday memory.  I think it is so important to celebrate birthdays, making the birthday girl or boy feel special and know that they are loved.  This birthday girl was definitely feeling the love on this day!

And those cheeks!  Why can’t we freeze them at this age!

October 2nd, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

Big Sister Little Sister Set …

Big Sister Little Sister Shirt Set

I have a lot of favorites.  This is at the top of my list.  Seriously, the polka dots and pink … so cute! I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get a picture of the cute sisters in their tees once “lil sis” arrives!

I have a few more printed tees that I am going to play around with this week.  I will be adding some more cuties soon.

September 10th, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

Matching Sister Birthday Shirts

My Vintage Cake Stand birthday shirt will always be my favorite birthday tee for girls.  I have made one for my daughter every year since she was 3 years old.  This custom order made me smile.  If I had two girls with a birthday close to each other, I would definitely do this … every year!

Matching Sister Birthday Shirts by Modern Frills

I had to snap this photo before I shipped them off to the birthday girls.  I hope their mom treasures the photo of them in their matching birthday shirts!

August 3rd, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

Peace Love Cupcakes Birthday Cookies

A week or so ago, I got the cutest picture in my inbox.  Val from Val’s Baking Station sent this adorable photo of some cookies she made to match a birthday tee from my shop.

peace love cupcakes cookies by Vals Baking Station

Insanely cute!  I love them.  The details are so precious.  I love that she used different shapes for the cookies.  They are truly works of art.  I would like one of each.  I hope you will stop by Val’s shop.  She has some amazing treats in her shop!

July 23rd, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

hello 4th of july …

What??? Is it really already July?  We have had a whirlwind past few weeks but it has all been good. I have loved spending the extra time with my kids. I even played a little one on one basketball today. I got crushed by an 11  year old.

Amidst all of the craziness, I have squeezed in a little time for some cute custom orders. My favorite is this 4th of July themed birthday shirt. I hope this lucky little one has a great 2nd birthday on the 4th:)

 

4th of July Birthday Shirt

July 3rd, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

Me & My Girl

In 2 short weeks, this little angel is turning 8!  This was taken at her party last year.  It feels like yesterday.

Gymnastics Birthday Party

I guess I should share pictures from that party.  I am a bit behind!

May 21st, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

Party Inspiration: Lemonade Stand Birthday Party

You just need a few things to hold a sweet & simple summer-ish birthday party … the Lemonade Stand Birthday Party.

Lemonade-Stand-Birthday-Party-by-Modern-Frills

1. the flowers 2. balloon 3. tank top 4. straws 5. invite

Just add a cake, some open green grass and a few kids … and you are DONE!  Let them run around and tire themselves out.

Have a great weekend!

 

 

May 16th, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

DIY gift ideas

DIY-gift-collage-by-Modern-Frills

It seems that there are celebrations coming and going all of the time.  I love it all from birthdays to confirmations, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Amidst it all, I have been finding lots of fun DIYs that make perfect gifts.  I would really like to give all of them a try but it just isn’t possible.  Here are a few of my favorites as of late …

  • Although Mother’s Day has passed, these little cake toppers are perfect for that special Mom’s birthday.  They were made with a Cricut but could be done with simpler designs and cut by hand.  They dress up the simple cake perfectly!  (People of Cricut … feel free to send me one!  I promise to put it to good use.)
  • Love all personalized gifts!  These notecards are absolutely beautiful.  The lovely Michelle, of Elegance & Enchantment, has done all of the work for you.  They are available with every letter!
  • I have see tutorials for DIY Makeup Bags all over pinterest.  I know that they are not terribley difficult to make but they still intimidate me.  This tutorial over at Plan B: Anna Evers is so simple.  I am ready to make one or maybe twenty!
  • This necklace is simple and sweet, perfect at any age.  I am thinking my little girl would love this … maybe a mother/daughter set.  The fabulous ladies behind A Beautiful Mess come up with the most amazing ideas.  You will definitely want to stay up to date with all of their projects on their blog!

Let me know if you give any of them a try!  Follow me on Instagram (here) to see which ones I tackle!

May 14th, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »

time to eat: healthy & delicious recipes

Healthy Recipe Roundup by Modern Frills

 

I am a bit of health nut.  I am a vegetarian. I have my green juice every morning.  I mix up weird concoctions in my blender and feed it to my kids.  My oldest loves everything.  My youngest gives me a distrustful look and smells everything I feed her.   When looking at recipes, I am always looking for a healthy meal.  The kicker, it has to taste like it isn’t healthy.  Here are a few of my tried and true recipes, all kid and husband approved!

Top LeftBlack Bean & Quinoa Enchilada Bake by Two Peas & Their Pod.  This stuff is amazing.  It tastes completely guilty as all Mexican food should, but it is healthy.  I even left the cheese out on half of the pan and it was still delish.  I just found this one a couple weeks ago and we have already had it for dinner 3 times.  Major winner!

Bottom LeftTomato Basil Cream Pasta by Lil Blue Boo.  Easy is important during the week too and this one checks that box as well.  This is a regular on our menu especially when my son has had a game.  He is HUNGRY after basketball and this is a favorite.  Everyone loves it.  My picky eater only asks for the sauce on the side which doesn’t make sense as she mixes it together anyway.  Whatever … she eats it!  Make this for your family and they will love you!

Bottom RightHearty White Bean Vegetable Soup by Henry Happened.  I could eat soup every night even during the Texas summer.  I don’t care.  It is good.  My family is over me and my soup addiction, except for this one.  I don’t think I have ever put butternut squash in a veggie soup until now.  I should have.  It is perfect.  Serve this with a side of crusty bread and done! Oh, and it freezes beautifully!  Love a good freezer dinner.

Follow me on Pinterest to find more of my recipe favorites, as well as party ideas, DIY projects and more!

 

 

 

 

May 7th, 2014 by Kristina | No Comments »