Easy Paper Beachball Garland and Pool Party Placecards

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This post originally appeared on Skip To My Lou as part of her Summer Camp Craft series last summer. We are now out of school and ready to party, so I am excited to share it with you here! It’s a simple party craft to make with the kids. Maybe they will want to host […]

She’s About to Pop Shower on TV

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It was exciting (and a bit nerve-wracking) to be invited to do a segment on “Your Life A to Z”, one of the local lifestyle news shows, this week. When we realized that both the host, Kyle Unfug, and I were pregnant, it seemed like baby showers would make a perfect topic!  I resurrected some […]

Superhero Birthday for Kids

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Everybody loves Superheros, right? Chances are you are going to be involved in some sort of superhero celebration at some point in your life, if you haven’t already. My son turned 4 at a rather inconvenient time for us. I was just returning from SNAP! conference, I am great-with-child, and on top of it all […]

Party In a Jar Book

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I’m really excited to share this new party book with you today for several reasons. 1) It is written by my talented friend, Vanessa from www.seevanessacraft.com. 2) My daughter is one of the cute kids featured in the book (see that is her above!), and 3) (Maybe most importantly) it is adorable and full of great, […]

LEGO® Girl Power

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We are big LEGO fans at this house! I have an entire LEGO inspired Pinterest board! There is something so empowering and satisfying about taking little bricks and pieces and turning them into something else with its own function, purpose and story. And you know how important creativity is to me! Is it any surprise […]

Earth Day Birthday Party

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I have a daughter whose birthday happens to be the same day as Earth Day! That hasn’t stopped us from throwing all kinds of different themed birthday parties in the past. But last year we decided to embrace the holiday and make it an Earth Day Birthday Bash! Even if you don’t have an Earth […]

Earth Day School Treats

Earth Day School Treats

Each time one of my children has a birthday, I try and get creative about what I can bring into the classroom for school treats since our school doesn’t allow homemade goods. My oldest daughter’s birthday lands on Earth Day and last year, we used that as our theme for the entire celebration. I’m working […]

Exciting Easter Ideas (Linky Party Round-up)

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Easter Linky Party with Design Dazzle and a dozen other fabulous blogs. I loved seeing all of the bright and cheerful ideas pop-up and be inspired by them! Here are a few that really caught my eye: The idea I am most likely to copy are these […]

Fancy Girlie Easter Basket

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Recently I was challenged to fashion an Easter basket for a girl using items found at my local Fry’s (Kroger) grocery store. Since Fry’s is one of the stores I frequent I thought it would be fun to see what I could find there and with my daughters in mind. I was immediately drawn to […]

Testing Week Lunch Box Notes

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My kids have standardized testing this week at their school. My 4th grader’s teacher asked us to send in some words of encouragement for her to hand out from us through out the four days of testing. She thought this might be a nice way to help reduce their anxiety and help them feel confident […]