Easy Gender Reveal

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We finally found out what baby #5 will be this week (and it isn’t an alien…yea!). There wasn’t time (or energy) for a full gender reveal party, but I felt I wanted to do something special to break the news to my children. So here is what we did. They had known I was going […]

Citrus Lane Gift Idea and Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane. If you are like me you have a few (or a lot) of gifts left to check off your list. Don’t worry! I’m still sharing lots of great ideas over the next week or two! Here is a unique idea that can […]

What I am Thankful For…

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!   I hope you’ve had a wonderful day! I didn’t bake a single pie, cook a single dish, or even set a pretty table today. I’ll tell you why in a moment. In the past I have really tried to focus on being grateful and have come up with ways to help […]

The Gift of Giving Life – A Mother’s Day Gift

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This book review is a stop on the Virtual Book Tour for The Gift of Giving Life. I was provided a copy of the book for my review. All opinions are my own. Never have I felt more like a mother than I did on Mother’s Day three years ago, having just welcomed my fourth child […]

Hair bow as gift bow

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I wanted to share a couple of tips for present-wrapping that I came up with this weekend when I attended a baby shower for a new baby girl. I hope you will excuse the grainy phone pic–I didn’t start out thinking this would be a blog post. I bought a couple of baby headbands, with […]

3D Cupcake Invitation Tutorial

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I’ve designed a few versions of a cupcake 1st birthday party invitation made with a coffee filter as a 3D liner. I love adding something unexpected to an invitation! This is the original invitation I made for my daughter’s birthday 3 years ago (see credits here). And now I’ve created a printable version (for sale […]

Cupcake Wall Art

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This is the post I’ve been dying to share with you since I completed these back in March! But they were a special gift for my sister-in-law who was pregnant with her 1st child, and could not be revealed until after the shower. (I did cheat and post a few sneak peeks on my Facebook […]

A is for Alec–ABC 1st Birthday

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Aa is for Alec So what if he was going on 15 months, Alec finally had his first birthday party, full of A’s B’s and C’s (and other alphabet letters, too)! A little hard to see in these pics, but the white letter banner spells “Happy 1st Birthday Alec” Bb is for ball Contrary to this […]

What a difference a year makes!

 In just a little more than a week’s time, my oldest turned 10 and my youngest turned 1. I think I’m in a little bit of denial. How is it possible that I have a 10 year old? And how come my baby is starting to look like a little boy? Of course, I have […]

Baby Showers Themes — beyond the booties

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I’ve had a couple of friends recently asking me for advice about baby showers they are hosting. I originally wrote this post for the blog “Or So She Says,” but thought I should share with all of you, how I come up with the crazy ideas I do for memorable baby showers. Hopefully this will […]