J’s 6th Birthday Party

Have I mentioned I love parties and coming up with everything that goes with them? Since J was born I have always looked for a theme and centered the party around it; the cake/cupcakes, food/refreshments, games, you name it and I would try to make it work with the theme. His 1st & 2nd birthday was around Elmo since he loved Sesame Street. 3rd was Toy Story, 4th and 5th – Super Heroes. This year I wanted to make sure it was as special as the rest!

This year he asked for a Lego Chima party. At first when he told me I had no idea what Chima was….however in a few minutes J was able to bring mommy up to speed.J's 6th Bday Invite He shared books he liked to read from the library, videos and games on the Lego website. Why not right!?!

This year we decided to take his party outside of our home. Last year taught me a lesson on planning an outside party in early May – to not to, at least in Springfield, IL. The weather is unpredictable in May. We had planned for a bouncy house, face-painting, super hero cake pops and games galore, but it rained. All activities had to be brought into the house. The party was still a hit but not what mommy had expected.

This year’s party is at an indoor soccer location that has birthday parties all the time. It allows the kids to run around, play multiple different games with each other without the need of the “pre”-thought out games, etc.

Since “Lego Chima” as a theme is very limited for items to buy in the store – I took it upon myself to create our own cupcake toppers, chima themed of course, and also the treat thank you bags.


I’m sure that J will love it! Let’s hope that J’s 6th Birthday Party is hit!

What special events or gathers do you do? How do you make them special? Share your ideas! I would love to see what others do for their little ones and their family & friends.

Interested in seeing other party ideas? Check out my pinterest board for just that – My Party Ideas OR Birthday Party Ideas
Looking for a special invite -customized for your child – check out my Etsy shop or email me. I would be happy to work with you on a customized invite that captures everything you want and more for their birthday.

Happy Party Planning!




My New Adventure, Etsy Here I come

So I have decided to take a small step into my own business and I say small because its starting with only one area – Invitation & Announcement creation. Wow right!? Some would ask me why – you already have so many irons in the fire and this would just add to it. As a mom, career women, wife, friend, aunt, school-helper – this list could go on….I have asked myself multiple times “why not?”. I have fallen in love with creating cards and invitation for my family and close friends. For some time now, instead of buying the store bought party invites or Christmas cards (which by the way can be nice) I always wanted to take a more personal approach and really develop something that displays more about us, what we are about, and what we love about life. I love using my creative mind and trying to find a way to take the party or purpose and relaying it into the piece. I’ve decided to start with putting my creations on to Etsy – a global marketplace for many items. Have you used this before? If not I urge you to check it out.

print samplesSo I might be crazy with adding something new to my bucket – however I’m excited and empowered! Why not do something each day where I can know that I can help put a smile on someone else face by creating and capturing something they love for a birthday party, for a baby’s first view on the world in a baby announcement or something as simple as celebrating the birth of our lord with a beautifully designed Christmas greeting. I take this step knowing it will be something new, something that could really take off and I am hopeful that I can exceed at this!

Are you interested in taking a step into the wild with me? Then check out my Etsy shop! I have some of my most recent items up for display and can’t wait to see what else I could help create for others.

Learn more about my Etsy shop –
K Fyans Design” is all about -Custom Invitations/Announcements; I absolutely LOVE and have a passion for creating unique personable invites and announcement cards. Each invitation or announcement you see in my shop is one that I have created specifically for customers, using the theme or ideas they were looking for! Shop ImageIf you don’t see something like what you’re looking for, I’ll make it! Message me and we can make your card come to life. Both physical or digital invitations can be purchased for any of the items listed in my shop. If you see an item that does not currently feature a physical listing, please don’t hesitate to message me! I’d be happy to make and send you actual invitations for your order.



To The Garden We Go…..

Its almost time….what time – Garden Time!
The boys and I are itching to get into the garden and outside as much as possible that waiting till the last spring frost has been taking forever. The garden has been prepared, thanks to my little bumpkins this past week. Since the farmers almanac for 2014 states the frost for Springfield, IL should be complete on Sunday, April 13th – It looks like soon we will be able to start planning and planting our garden together.


I love the time with the boys when we get to pick and eat what we grown, even when most of it is not items they normally would eat every day.

What will you grow this summer? Will it be tomatoes, lettuce, peppers?  We shall see what works in ours.

For ideas – check out my pinterest board for gardening!


Happy Gardening To you and your family!