Coffee Talk Monday…Block Party!

March 18, 2013

Images by Robert & Kathleen Photographers

We are so excited to share Blocks & Crafts  with you today! Emily & Joelle just launched this new business and we couldn’t be happier for them. Emily was one of our past brides who had a dreamy vineyard wedding at  Saltwater Farm and was also featured on Style Me Pretty! Check out Emily & Justin‘s gorgeous wedding!

Let’s Get this Block Party Started!

 To channel our creative energies and put our love of babies, scrapbooking, and general craftiness to good use, we (both of us expecting this summer!) launched Blocks & Crafts. As college best friends and bridesmaids in each others’ weddings (Emily’s gorgeous affair by True Event), we are excited to begin this new venture together.

 Blocks & Crafts sells a kit that provides everything needed to create a completely custom set of high-quality wooden blocks for the children in your life. These kits – a Block Party – are a fantastic craft to do with the kiddies, a unique gift for a mom-to-be, grandma, new siblings…the possibilities our endless…but our favorite is an activity at a baby shower. Friends and family can join in the Block Party and use the adorable provided pre-cut paper, shapes, stickers, glue, and letters to decorate an individualized set of blocks for the new baby. Photos, markers, and stamps can be added to spice up the party and make the set even more personal.  Please visit our Etsy shop at to see our Block Parties available for boys, girls, gender neutral, or customized for your needs.

 In 2010, at just 6 months pregnant, Joelle’s water broke and her daughter, Sydney, was born prematurely weighing 1 pound 14 ounces. Sydney spent 3 months in the hospital visited constantly by family and dear friends like Emily. Thanks to the work of her incredible doctors, Sydney is now a thriving 2 year old! Our families have become very involved with the March of Dimes, a national organization working to improve the health of babies and mothers-to-be including the prevention of prematurity. We are thrilled to be able to give back to this amazing organization. A portion of the proceeds from every Block Party sold will be donated to the March of Dimes.


Emily & Joelle