Welcome to the FemmeDeBloom Etsy Shop Blog! Thank you for stopping by! This blog is a space where I will be sharing shop updates, craft tutorials, and reviewing some of my favorite products from some of my favorite small businesses. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy! - Melanie

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blooming in Wonderland

Two blog posts in one week makes Melanie a productive gal! I've decided to post another one this week because I've been behind on uploading photos from my camera and have had so much going on!

I wanted to share this absolutely wonderful Retrolicious brand peter pan collar Alice In Wonderland themed dress that I wore when vending at the "Handmade at the Village" event at the Alpine Village in Torrance, Ca. The dress is from Lovely in Lilac which is a new online shop full of all the adorable things you can imagine! Check out their website here and their Instagram here.

Reasons why I am in love with this dress:
#1 SUPER DUPER COMFORTABLE which means alot to be because I am not happy if I anything is pushing too hard on my waist or is too tight in the wrong place =P

#2 POCKETS - need I say more?!

#3 ALICE INSPIRED PRINT CUTENESS

#4 PETER PAN COLLAR

#5 IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY I HAVE TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS

Here are some photos in front of the cute Alpine village shops taken by my friend Lydia (@bluelydia on insta) who is the most talented seamstress and wonderful gal!






Shoes: Vintage/Thrifted


I also made some collar clips to go with the dress! They are now available in the FemmeDeBloom etsy shop in light pink and dark pink! Click here to be directed to the shop. 



Please take a moment to visit the Lovely in Lilac website and make sure to support them on Instagram! 

Also be sure to follow the Handmade At The Village on Instagram if you're in the OC/LA area and want to come to one of our future events!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Engagement Party Fun!

As many of you already know, I recently got engaged! My fiance (so weird to say!) Paul and I are just about to start planning for our wedding, but first we decided to have a little family/wedding party meet & greet and engagement party! I wanted to share some special moments from the party and pictures of my decor/dessert table because they were so fun to put together! I've also tagged where to get some of the goodies if y'all are ever in the market for party accessories!

The table setting! 
I was really trying to make this as cost-effective as possible so I used a lot of Amazon.com, Hobby Lobby and Target for decor. The placemats, napkins, and mason jars are from Amazon (12 mason jars for like 8 bucks!). The lace and doilies are from Hobby Lobby. As for the flowers, I just bought a bunch of different bouquets from the grocery store and mixed & matched!


I also put together a little area for guests to write down their addresses in a book for us to send them an invitation to the wedding! I included a frame with pictures of Paul and I from 2007 to now.


Close up look! (Check out my emo hair in 2007 guys woooo!). Yes I know 2015 is missing and that was a Melanie FAIL. =P The point is, we've known each other for quite some time hehe....



My dessert table! This was my favorite part of the entire part because #1 I LOVE DESSERT and #2 I loved putting it together! My future sister-in-law made the yummy Madeleine cookies dipped in white chocolate and I made the cupcakes and decorated them myself! I also made my own heart cupcake toppers using a heart punch from Michaels, cardstock, and toothpicks!

Napkins/Plates/Tins for Candy: Target
Cupcake Stand/Lace Cupcake Holders: Amazon
Tablecloth/Lace Tray: Daiso Japan





Bon Epi in Irvine is one of my two favorite places for Macarons (the other is Honey & Butter)! Flavors I picked included: Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Nutella (NOM), Passion Fruit, & Rose.


                                 Lemon and vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting <3


This is Paul & I in front of the backdrop I put together! <3
She Said Yes/She Asked Signs: Amazon.com
Engaged Banner: Amazon.com
Paper Fans: Michael's
My dress: Doll Me Up, Inc.
My shoes: Baitfootwear

Hope y'all enjoyed the pictures :) Thanks for taking the time to care about this special time in my life!!

Love you guys!

---Melanie