This dishwasher safe Sharpie mug DIY was created by our crafts contributor, Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine!
My kids and I decided to make mugs to add to their teacher survival kit gift baskets for back to school. What a great gift they turned out to be.
My daughter started school last week, and while it all went well, she was definitely a little blah this weekend. I think she was exhausted from the excitement. I've learned over the years that when there is a high, there is usually a low to follow.
So I was happy when Snack Pack® asked me to come up with a fun way to celebrate back to school. When Lainey saw me on Sunday, starting to set up this back to school DIY pudding bar, and she knew it was just for her, she pepped up and dove in to help.
Sundays are a time for me to reflect on the week -- think about where we've been and where we're going. That's why on Sundays, I love looking at all the parties added over the week. It helps me chart our path.
I see what the trends are (mermaid parties are on fire right now), think about how people are moving through their lives (height of back-to-school right now), and plan for what's coming (Halloween -- my favorite holiday!). The parties you add keeps me in rhythm. They help me be part of the flow of seasons, celebrations, and milestones, so thank you to everyone who adds parties to our site. I appreciate it on many levels.
Wooh, it's hot here. I'm chewing on ice cubes to cool myself down. But again, I can always make myself happier by looking at beautiful parties, so thank you everyone who's added their work and creativity to our site. It puts me in such a better headspace.
So this week... my favorite parties include a Chanel bridal shower with stunning black and white details and a great cake, an incredibly adorable Sesame Street baby shower, a very cool pink pirate princess party (girl power!), and an outdoor vintage circus first birthday party. I know you're going to enjoy them.