Fabulous Friday: The Laurels Update

Happy Friday everyone! Time is going by at lightening speed and with all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays I haven’t had a chance to give you all an update on The Laurels! Things are really coming together and every time I go over there something else new and exciting has been completed.

The sheetrock and texture is all finished and the finish carpenters are working on all of the trim.  The floors have been stained and the painters haven been very busy caulking the miles and miles and miles of trim on the exterior.  Did I mention all of the caulking? :)

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Kathy did a fantastic job on refinishing the mantle that is going in the parlor and I can’t wait to show you the finished project when all of the pieces come together!

Our doors and windows have been going in, in stages and they have completely opened things up. They let so much light in and it is just beautiful.

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With the holidays upon us things have slowed down a bit but we still have lots of things being worked on. The cabinets are in progress and the painters are finishing up the exterior colors. Drive by and let us know what you think when you have a chance.  One of my most favorite aspects of the courtyard should begin soon and I can’t wait to show that to you too.

I hope you have a great weekend. Until next time……..


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Fabulous Friday: 40 Under 40

We want to take this Fabulous Friday post to give a huge congratulations to our Partner, Lauren Bachelot Martin, on being named a recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award.



This award is presented by southeasttexas.com, The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization. Click the link below and go to page 13 to see the article.

November 2014 Events Book – 40 Under 40





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Fabulous Friday: Big Top Circus 1st Birthday Party

Happy Friday y’all! Sorry I didn’t get a chance to post this last week like promised! Since I’m already a year behind, what was one more week? :)  I hope you all enjoyed The Boss’s Snow White Party and I hope you enjoy Little Man’s just as much!

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I picked the classic Circus theme because the colors went so well with Big Sister’s Snow White motif.  The Circus aspect ended up being by far my absolute most favorite of all of the birthday parties I have done to date! I just loved it and what better way for my last baby to celebrate his 1st birthday than in The Big Top!

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I always have so much fun seeing how I can incorporate some of our clients favorite things into their events and that doesn’t stop when I am doing birthday parties for the kiddos.  Little Man loves hats, balloons and all things sugar so I had to make sure we had an abundance of all of the above.  We made custom top hats for all of the guest and had Big Top Pennants everywhere!  Add in oversized balloons and more Circus food and candy than was necessary and it was an amazing party!

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Corn dogs, sixlets, circus peanuts, candy buttons, animal crackers, clown noses, bubble gum, noise makers, cupcakes AND cake just to name a few.  It was all piled onto the table with vintage Coke boxes and other repurposed serving pieces and finished off with custom tags for even more personality.

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We had so much stuff that we had to use our antique cart as overflow.  That’s where we had a popcorn station and yummy cotton candy in blue vintage mason jars. Topped it off with more oversized balloons and called it a good time!

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We had mini gumball machines, noise makers and punch balloons for all of the kids to take home and enjoy! You’re welcome parents! :)

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Our favorite CAKE LADIES, Kay Palombo and Lisa Delcambre did Reid’s cakes too and aren’t they fabulous! That top hat!!!!! It was a perfect cake for a Circus party!

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The birthday boy really enjoyed it too!

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I can’t believe I waited a year to share these pictures with you! It was fun getting to relive it all for this post and it makes me realize MY LAST BABY WILL BE 2 IN TWO WEEKS!!!!!!  :( I love you sweet boy and I hope this coming year will be as fabulous for you as your first two years were!  ~xoxo, Your Momma.

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A special thanks to Kaycee at KN Photography for these amazing pictures!


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