The weeks always feel like they fly through. Between school, after school activities, work for me, shopping, playing with friends, there never seems to be enough days in the week to accomplish everything we wanted to get done. But, luckily we have the weekends. Aside from the occasional family or friend party, I usually try to keep our weekends free of any formal plans. Since Saturday is the only day in the whole week that we aren’t running out the door, we’ve started trying to make a special breakfast and enjoy the time together as a family. So, for this past week, I decided to surprise my little kiddos with a sweet breakfast in bed. [Read more...]
I cannot believe how many amazing people there are in my life. The older I get the more in awe I become of all of the great work that is going on around me. I feel like my list of people I need to thank is increasing so much faster than I can keep up with. So, I’ve decided I really need to “step up” my game and start showing my appreciation for all the wonderful people in my life.
And, since I just CANNOT pass up the opportunity to create some cute packaged treat, I figured I would put the two and two together. And, isn’t it divine? I can honestly say that I would get a little giddy over finding this sweet package out on my front door. And, add in that I will be sending my 3 year old up to deliver it? That just makes it heaven *wink, wink*
Welcome to our chic Ghoul’s Night Out Halloween celebration. I was so excited when Sandy asked if I wanted to be part of this party. Of course the answer was “yes”. And, after looking at all of the amazing things, who wouldn’t want to be invited to such a chic and fabulous party?
There were a few things that really helped bring this party over the top and just make it fabulous. I really loved that Sandy asked us all to wear a costume with the color palette in mind – gold, white, and black. While we were all still free to create/come with our own unique costume, the fact that we were all coordinated really set the party apart. And, I also loved all the fine details put into the party. The placesettings, skulls placed in the candy corn dishes, mummy marshmallows for the hot chocolate, ribbons delicately tied around the chairs, and so much more.
And, then the bloggers who participated where just the best of the best, so why could I even think that this would have been anything less than amazing? Anyways, it was so much fun, and I hope it really inspires and helps you when you are planning your Halloween party! Just remember to remember the details. They add so much finesse to a party. But, don’t take my word for it, head on over to see all the fabulous details of our Ghoul’s Night Out.
The holidays are coming! And, that always gets me in the mood for a fabulous party. While I have more than a few booked in the next few weeks, I wanted to drop on by here are share a recent Ghouls Night Out that a celebrated with a few amazing blogging friends – Sandy A La Mode, Housewife 2 Hostess, Armelle Blog, & Gentri Lee.
And, of course, a good party needs a good invitation. So, I came up with this not so spooky floral skull invitation to set the right tone for a Halloween girl’s night.
I like to think of myself as an artistic person, but, in reality I am more of a graphic designer/photographer/crafter. NOT a fine artist in any sense of the term. I’ve painted, I’ve drawn, but I’m not all that good. So, when I had the opportunity to try out DecoArt’s Social Artworking sets, I was all for it! First, I picked out the picture I wanted to paint off of the Social Artworking website. While there were a few I was trying to choose from, I ended up with “Day at Sea” print. [Read more...]
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Over the past few years, I have been at the helm of quite a few parties and celebrations ranging from bridal showers to crazy kids’ parties. And, with almost every party, there always seems to be something that just doesn’t quite go as planned. When that happens, I have learned that I shouldn’t stress about it – more likely that I should just expect something to go wrong.
It is that reason that I usually pack a toolbox for me to take for all of those mishaps. And, I’ve decided to share my little secret, so that it might help you stress less and have more fun at your next party!
With summer winding down all too quickly, I find myself having a little panic attack. What about all those amazing things I had planned on doing this summer? And, yet, lazy ol’ summer has gotten the best of us and we have joyfully played the summer away with our daily routine of breakfast, chores, and play until bedtime. While it isn’t a bad way to spend the summer, I was planning on having more adventures and easy clean up crafts. So, yesterday the stars aligned, and I dragged the girls out to the store to gather up a few watercolor supplies. And, then after dinner, I dragged them (kicking and screaming this time) up the mountain to a little park to enjoy an evening of playing and painting with watercolors together.
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I always feel like I am packing up a lunch for my kids. School days, museum trips, park playdates, even day trips to Grandma’s house usually involve a packed lunch in the car. But, now that I am packing so many lunches, I am finding it easier and easier – especially thanks to Rubbermaid’s LunchBlox.
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I love the current bar cart fad going on. They are so useful for parties. I love topping off my bar cart with all sorts of fun foods or drinks for almost every party I host. Bar carts are one of the easiest ways to serve food at a party. If the party is too big to have all of the food on my bar cart, I usually will host the drinks on it instead. But, for my get together this afternoon, this bar cart was the perfect size for all my bite sized treats.
But, after a few different times using my bar cart, I’ve figured out some great tips and tricks to making a bar cart look good every time.
Like I said before, my little sister recently had a baby, which meant I got to plan and host a baby shower (hooray for parties!). Hosting parties and get togethers really is one of my favorite things to do, and then put that together with celebrating an adorable little baby! Really, how could life be better?
When I ran across BabyLit’s Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer, I knew it was the perfect theme for a baby shower. (And, I love the illustrations in the book! So, if you haven’t ever seen it… you need to.)
To start, I ran into a dilemma about what type of garland to make. I’m a huge party garland fan, and I knew it had to be something fabulous since it was going to be the main decoration. You can read all about that story right here.
I am a firm believer that parties don’t need a lot going on, just a few very well picked out details. And, for this party, my details included:
Welcome table with ship wheel, baby pictures (cause, who doesn’t like seeing pictures of the baby?), little nautical flags, and Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer books as party favors.
Next, I had the adorable nautical flags hung up from the ceiling in our main gathering room, but (saddly) no pictures.
For the food table, I had my nautical flags as well as a Little Captain banner cut up and hung on the wall. Then, we served a variety of small bites – salmon dill cucumbers, mini chocolate cupcakes, meatballs, cheese and prosciutto logs, vegetable sticks, etc.
And, to finish the party, I gave out Moby Dick: An Ocean Primer books with a little bag of swedish fish.
Overall, it was a fabulous party, and the perfect way to celebrate my new little nephew joining our family!