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miss e is 1!    {naperville birthday party photographer} Image

miss e is 1! {naperville birthday party photographer}

September 20, 2013

Miss E had a gorgeous birthday party last weekend.  Her mom made beautiful decorations and there were flowers, a fabulous cake and a traditional doljabi ceremony.  Here is a little sneak peek of the fun… more to come later!

downers grove child photographer life reflections by tangie


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outdoor movie night {downers grove photographer} Image

outdoor movie night {downers grove photographer}

September 23, 2012

Summer has come and gone at our house, but the memories remain.  We started a new thing that I hope quickly turns into a tradition.  We have a tiny little home, so it has been a bit difficult to have guests over for meals to get to know them better and just hang out in our new neighborhood.  So we tried getting a little creative and decided to show a movie outside in our backyard.  Complete with a popcorn bar and lots of neighbors, we watched a family friendly movie under the stars.  We hope to try it one more time before the winter chill blows in.


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  • Cecile · Posted September 24, 2012 at 11:24 am · Link

    Looks soo fun! Glad to see you all settling in.

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a great reason for a fun little party! {downers grove photographer} Image

a great reason for a fun little party! {downers grove photographer}

June 18, 2012

When we lived in California, it was pretty much impossible to throw any kind of get together at our house with a bunch of our family.  Many of them came to visit us, but not all at once of course, so the fact that our daughter was graduating from middle school gave me a great excuse to throw a little party and invite our family to come to our home!  We still live a couple hours away from most of them, and end of school schedules are so full, but a few of them were able to come, so we celebrated a milestone and I had way too much fun using my daughter’s favorite colors, aqua and red, to put together a dinner with a little vintage taste ;).


My man served up some yummy shredded beef to our guests, and we also had roasted potatoes, strawberries, watermelon, strawberry lemonade, gluten free vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes (both with homemade buttercream frosting 😉 ), and angel food cake.  YUM.

She waited until the end of the party to get ready and come out in her beautiful sparkly dress with her matching pale pink Converse 😉  She has grown up to be such a gorgeous girl, on the inside and the outside.

aqua and red vintage graduation party details:

~cupcake flags made with washi tape purchased from Chickydoddle’s Etsy store

~aqua berry baskets purchased online from The Sugar Diva

~aqua paper lanterns purchased as a Martha Stewart craft kit at JoAnn Fabrics

~red & white paper straws purchased online from The Sugar Diva

~paper bunting (on fence) and invitations made from scrapbook paper purchased at JoAnn Fabrics

~plastic drinking bottles purchased online from The Sugar Diva

~blue cake plate given to me as a gift from my amazing man ;), but can be purchased online at Fishs Eddy


  • Keay · Posted March 6, 2013 at 8:05 pm · Link

    I LOVE how you put your party together! Everything flows and matches so nicely! The one thing I wanted to know what where/how did you get/make your invitations? Thanks so much!

  • Tangie · Posted March 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Hi, Keay! I made the invitations with scrapbook paper I found at Michael’s. I printed out the text section on regular printing paper, cut them out, and then just stuck them to the scrapbook paper with a glue stick! Hope that helps!

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the big 1-0! Image

the big 1-0!

October 1, 2011

We added another double digit child to our house.  Wow.  How is that possible??  This guy is so handsome (I’m not biased or anything), and I think one of his all time favorite things to do is make people laugh.  Combo of those 2 = quite a charmer ;-).  He faced the challenge of making new friends at his new school with no problem. Keep laughing, bud!  Your tender heart and kind smile lights up a room… never let that go.

We celebrated with ice cream one day, then a little bowling and cake another day.  Its fun to stretch out birthdays as much as you can.  Especially when you turn 10.

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