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Lily Bean is turning 2! We hosted an early birthday party for her on Sunday and it was a lot of fun.  Her mommy put a lot of thought into everything to make sure her Yo Gabba Gabba needs were covered.  Here are some pictures of the birthday girl and her big day: dazzleberry lemonade […]

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Well, we finally made it to our second training day over the weekend.  It wasn’t nearly as brutal as the first go at it, and we were able to fit two mountains into one day (I’m pretty impressed with us!) For details on our first day of training, click here. We started at the Phoenix […]

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An old friend of mine (and my first roommate!) has been following my blog and asked me to make this wreath for her kid’s teachers as an end of year teacher appreciation gift.  She saw the idea on Pinterest (click to go to the blog with tutorial) and asked if I was up for it.  I […]

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Every year my husband and I make an effort to visit all of our mothers for Mother’s Day.  I like to try to see my sisters too. Sometimes I’ll do a Mother’s Day brunch at our house for my family, and then we will go to either one of Joe’s parent’s places to see one […]

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  • Love the gifts!!! I am sure your sisters and mother in law loved them too.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! They really did 🙂 just goes to show that meaningful gifts don’t have to cost a bunch!ReplyCancel

Apparently I have a thing for wreaths.  I didn’t realize it until I looked through my Pinterest boards and saw that I have quite a collection going on there.  I should have known, since my craft business was pretty heavy on the wreaths, and those were my most popular item.  I recently did a post […]

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As you’ve probably figured out by now, our annual Pumpkin Party is a pretty big deal around here.  We start planning the moment our party is over every year by taking notes on what worked and what didn’t.  I always have a party checklist and use it to make sure I don’t forget anything from […]

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Idea time! In my last post, I shared some pictures from Pumpkin Parties past to remember what went right, what went wrong, and what to add.  The next step for my planning process is to collect ideas for this year’s party.  Every party has a few must-haves: yummy seasonal food & drinks, festive & fun […]

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I know, I know, it’s a little early to be thinking about Halloween! But if I don’t start now, I’ll get overwhelmed and won’t finish everything that I want to do.  Every October, we host our Annual Pumpkin Party for all of our friends and family.  It’s a huge celebration of all things Autumn, and […]

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Just a quick post today! We’ve been wanting to get a matching trash can for our master bathroom in an oil rubbed bronze finish but seriously? Trash cans are absurdly expensive! We had a can that was in a brushed aluminum finish and it was perfectly effective at collecting all our trash, so I thought, […]

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