How I Indulge Myself...

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Skinny Cow asked me to share how I indulge myself -- where I put myself and my needs first.

As a working mom, I must admit, I don't have a lot of time for indulgence. I constantly ask myself, "What did I do with all my free time before I was a mom? How could I have thought I was busy?" To be fair, I do remember watching lots of movies and taking lots of naps, and that can be exhausting.

Red, White & Blue Pretzel Rods

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Red, white, and blue pretzel rods, a perfect treat for your July 4th parties! | CatchMyParty.com

When I think of July 4th, I think about being a kid and heading to the Jersey Shore with my family. I grew up in NJ but we didn't go "down the shore" often, maybe once a summer. It was special.

I loved the Jersey Shore, it felt so alive. It wasn't snooty, like other east coast beaches. It was tacky, with lots of people with bad hair and bad accents, and yes, I was one of them. (But I only discovered that years later when I moved away.)

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Vintage Carnival Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties including a vintage carnival party, a panda party, a pinwheel party, and a Parisian birthday! | CatchMyParty.com

I'm home from my vacation to New York, New Jersey and North Carolina. I had a great time visiting family, but I'm unfortunately now nursing a bad cold.

So to cheer myself up, I'm sharing my four favorite parties of the week. Looking at beautiful things has a way of helping me forget about my stuffy nose.

8 Fantastic Father's Day Parties

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Fantastic Father's Day Parties | CatchMyParty.com

My dad just turned 80 and we had a big party to celebrate in NJ (which is why I'm writing this from my plane heading home). It was a beautiful party and my dad is in great shape for his age, but I still can't believe he's not the young guy I remember from my childhood wearing tennis clothes, driving a Datsun, and sporting a big a mustache. Time has gone so fast.

This is why I believe so strongly in milestones and celebrations, even little one. It's a way to stop and enjoy the people you love, before life moves on.

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Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer!

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Watermelon Cupcakes for Summer | CatchMyParty.com

It rained last night. No, it poured, and I was delighted. I went outside to smell the smells and soak it all in. I didn't care how wet I got.

I'm on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. We're visiting my family who live in the middle of the woods.

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Pencil Vase DIY - End of School Teacher Gift

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Pencil Vase DIY Teacher Gift | CatchMyParty.com

Today we are sharing a pencil vase DIY from Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs that would make a great end of year teacher gift.

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, so we know you might be in need of a quick but darling DIY gift for that special teacher in your child's life! This pencil vase DIY is the perfect way to show you care and say "thank you!" in your own special way.

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Easy Graduation Cap Treats

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Easy Graduation Cap Treats | CatchMyParty.com

When I first saw these easy graduation cap treats in a party photo added to our site, I thought they were the cleverest thing ever! I did a little research and found out that it was the amazing Bakerella who came up with the idea first.

They are super simple to make, and would look great on any graduation dessert table!

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