Monday, March 14, 2016

Decorating For a Party

I have four very talented sisters-in-law (Anne, 24; Catherine, 19; Mae, 14; and Lena, almost 13). In addition to playing three or four musical instruments each, they have a host of other skills, including sewing, baking, cake decorating, party decorating, home decorating, needle pointing, and plenty of other things that I'm forgetting right now.

This weekend, Lena had several friends over to celebrate her 13th birthday party. I was blown away by the elaborate decorations she created out of paper. (That's right, paper!)

What do you think? If you like what you see, click here to find out how Lena made her decorations.







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29 comments:

  1. Good job guys! It's really nice:-)

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  2. Anonymous3/14/2016

    What neat decorations! I just celebrated my 13th birthday on the twelfth. ;)

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  3. That's really pretty! They should create a how-to blog!

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    1. Thanks for the idea, Gabriella! Just posted the tutorials:

      http://www.nashvillewife.com/2016/03/diy-tissue-paper-decorations.html

      Blessings, Ellie

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  4. Anonymous3/14/2016

    I love the decorations! Lena is more than welcome to come over to my house the next time I throw a party and help me decorate :)

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  5. Anonymous3/15/2016

    Oh wow! She did a really good job. Especially love the things hanging from the fan!

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    1. Thank you! I just posted the tutorials that she used:

      http://www.nashvillewife.com/2016/03/diy-tissue-paper-decorations.html

      Ellie

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  6. I love it.They did a wonderful job. They are so talented.

    Well you tell Lena Happy 13th Birthday

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I'll tell her. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous3/15/2016

    she made this all? by herself!?????????? WOW!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Anonymous3/15/2016

    Reminds me of the movie Elf! That is a challenge to do everything as if unto God, not Santa!

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    1. Yes, I agree! That's a great reminder.

      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous3/15/2016

    Wow, that means you must be really young!!! If Anne was in her last year of college while you were in your first (even if you each took only three years for college), that means she would be at least two years older than you and you'd be 22 at the oldest! That's amazing - your career as a 22-year-old is what most can only dream of. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement! You're correct about my age. :) Both Anne and I finished our 4-year degrees in three years.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous3/16/2016

      Out of curiosity, why did you choose to finish so quickly? Was it a lot of extra work?

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    3. Anonymous3/16/2016

      Hey Ellie, did you also go to college early? I was wondering because you said you were homeschooled ( I'm currently homeschooled:)) and I know its a lot more flexible like you could do high school for 2 years get a GED and then do community college and then college or just go straight to college.

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    4. Hi there,

      I started college at age 18 but finished in 3 years. I know people who completed a 2-year community college degree during high school and then started the second two years of their bachelors degree at age 18. Homeschooling is a wonderful thing!

      Ellie

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    5. I finished early because I was eager to get out into the "real world." It was a lot of extra work. (During my second year, I took 24 credit hours one semester and 21 the other. The average is 14-16 per semester.) But I made it through!

      Ellie

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    6. Anonymous3/19/2016

      24 is a lot of credits. I was going to go to college but the work was to hard for me to do since I was in Special Ed in High School. College work is hard. I just started working right after high school.

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  10. Anonymous3/16/2016

    Lena is a teenage know.

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  11. Anonymous3/16/2016

    You don't look 22 years old. You look 19.

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  12. Anonymous3/18/2016

    Ellie your old enough to be my daughter. I was only 21 when you were born.

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  13. Very nice!i just bought some of the Pom poms from target but yours look exactly like them!What a great idea and saves money!Thanks for the idea!

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  14. Wow those decorations look amazing! I'll have to come back to this page when I'm planning another party :)

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