2013 in Review – Top 13 Insane Moments

It’s been a dizzying whirlwind of a year. I think it is most valuable for me to do these year-end posts so I can take a moment and realize what I HAVE gotten done this year, instead of focusing on my unfinished To-Do lists. Especially during these morning-sickness days when I spend more time on […]

News – The End of Google Reader

(image via Feedly) If you are a follower of many blogs, you have probably heard by now that Google Reader will be no more starting tomorrow. I used to use it all of the time, but became overwhelmed when I added too many blogs. As a blog reader, my life will not be greatly affected […]

SNAP! 2013 Giveaway

I promised you I had a big surprise for you today! You may have heard me mention SNAP! Conference 1 or 12 times on this blog. I have been lucky to be part of the team and got to attend and speak on a party panel last year. Here a small sampling of the sights […]

Top 12 of 2012

It’s time to countdown your favorite posts on My Insanity from 2012. Here are the top 12 posts based on page views in reverse order (so we can countdown, you know). Did your favorite make the cut? I’m also realizing that I have three major parties I didn’t get a chance to blog about this […]

Blurb Book Giveaway

Before I became so invested in this blog, I used to be pretty good about keeping a personal family blog. I keep thinking I will get my life in order enough to post there again. It served a lot of great purposes. I could share info with family and friends, but more importantly, it served […]

Parties don’t have to cost a Mint! SNAP! panel recap

This post is dreadfully overdue, but one of my favorite parts of SNAP! conference in April was getting to speak on a panel with Michelle of Maddycakes Muse and Sarah of Confetti Sunshine about how we plan fabulous parties on a budget. I am supremely cheap, so my parties usually are too, but that doesn’t […]

Happy 4th of July

I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating our nation’s independence! (Unless you live somewhere else, in which case, you can disregard this post). I had visions of lots of patriotic insanity this year, but this holiday also coincided with the beginning of our family reunion/vacation insanity, so buy fireworks online for the occasion […]

SNAP! Conference Takeaways and Party Book Giveaway!

There is still so much to share with you about SNAP Conference from April! (I know, it’s been a while). This time I’m doing it with an awesome GIVEAWAY!! (See the end of the post for details!)    There is much to be gained, just from being in the presence of other creative like-minded women, […]

SNAP! The Recap! pt.1

I can’t get back to blogging as usual without stopping to tell you a little about my experiences at SNAP! Conference this weekend. But trying to capture all of the emotion, friendship, learning, insight, beauty and excitement of the weekend feels like more than a gargantuan task. I’m afraid it is quite impossible. {photo by […]

Feeling SNAP!-py!

I really can’t believe that in one week I will be at Thanksgiving Point for the first ever SNAP Conference! I can’t wait–except that I still have a ton to do to get ready! I am so fortunate to get to be part of the SNAP! Team and to be speaking with some amazing party […]