Princesses and Pumpkins — A Cinderella Birthday

With Disney’s new Cinderella movie on DVD, and pumpkins popping up in markets everywhere, I couldn’t wait any longer to show you the over-the-top birthday party I threw for my daughter last fall inspired by that fairy tale. It may very well be the most over-the-top birthday party I have thrown to date. I told […]

Making Over Me: Part 3 The Icing on the Cake

I’ve shared about my 20lbs.+ weight loss transformation and my new life as a Curly Girl. Here are a couple of more fun things that have helped me put a little spring in my step. Makeover #3: The Icing on the Cake Before the curly hair but after a bit of weight loss, I was super excited to be […]

Sparkle Birthday with free printable poster

This is a picture of New Year’s Eve. No, that’s her name. She was born on New Year’s Day and I had the opportunity to celebrate her birthday with her this year this year. It was a bright and sparkly event–as a bubbly 5-year-old girl’s birthday should be. I was happy to help her mom […]

2014 in Review

2014 has been quite a year for me personally! Most of my year has revolved around this little man. The first half of the year dealing with pregnancy and the second half taking care of a newborn. This child, while delightful, has not been the easiest child, so the quantity of posts on my blog […]

A Very Hostess Holiday

I work with a lot of different companies as a blogger on various sponsored posts. My kids are kind of used to random packages arriving at the door and ask me if it is something “for the blog,” but when the package of yumminess from Hostess arrived, things were a little different. My 7-year-old started […]

Scooby-Doo Halloween

I couldn’t jump into the line-up of holiday posts I have coming your way without reporting on Halloween 2014.   Zoinks! Jeepers and Jinkies! It’s the gang from Scooby-Doo! We continued our tradition of family Halloween Costumes this year by dressing up as Scooby and his friends. The slightly spooky storylines make it a perfect […]

Glowing Neon Laser Tag Party

Turning 10 is a pretty big deal! Even if your mom recently had a baby and is super-busy and worn-out, 10 still needs to be celebrated, right? 10-year-old boys can also be a big deal–a big, noisy, rambunctious big deal for a mom to deal with…particularly when there are several of them together in a […]

Superhero Birthday for Kids

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 […]

Earth Day Birthday Party

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 […]

Frozen Birthday Party

Since I posted my Disney’s FROZEN-themed winter party on the blog in December, it has quickly become one of my most pinned posts on Pinterest! I predicted that it would be the hot–or should I say “cool”–choice of birthday party themes for all of the little princesses out there and I was right! Last weekend […]