Whoa, it's hot here. I'm sweating as I sit at my desk writing this, wishing we had air conditioning. Luckily we don't get this kind of heat often, but when we do...whoa.
Sharing awesome parties always puts me in a better mood, so my focus this week is creative kids birthday parties, including two first birthdays.
Now that we're getting into late summer, your kids have probably watched a fair amount of Netflix. My daughter's actually getting bored of it... what?! :)
So I wanted to bring you this Hawaiian paper lei kid craft to keep your kids engrossed long enough for you to do the laundry and maybe even catch your own favorite Netflix show. What makes this my favorite craft is that it's entertaining for older kids (especially if they're doing the paper punching), simple for the youngsters, there's no big mess to clean up at the end, the supplies are inexpensive, and everyone gets something pretty to wear when done. Told you it was a good one!
If you are looking to add some cute and custom decor to your home, here's the perfect DIY. This washi tape monogram wall art is simple, chic, and fun project for any level crafter, and this tutorial was created by Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs.
For those of you who don't know what washi tape is, it's tape that's made of paper, feels like masking tape, and originally from Japan. It comes in all different patterns, designs, and sizes. It is a crafter's dream. Plus, you can now find it at any crafts store, or even Target.
Happy summer! I just got back from date night with my husband, David. We sat out and had burgers. I cherish these nights when we can sneak out and get some "grownup" time, when we put business and parenting aside, and just make each other laugh.
Okay, so my four favorite parties added to our site this week are a pink lemonade party with beautiful pink and yellow details, a fun and colorful Peppa Pig birthday party that took a long time to plan and put together, an outdoor farm themed barnyard bash with great looking pie pops, and a fantastic Snoopy Peanuts birthday party for twins! You must check them out...
A homemade cupcake bouquet is the perfect way to say thank you, get well, or congratulations. It also makes a beautiful centerpiece and would look terrific on a dessert table. A cupcake bouquet is fairly easy to make, and only require a few simple supplies.
This cupcake bouquet DIY was put together by the fabulous Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine! So let's get started...
Skinny Cow asked me to do a Part 2 to my first post on how I indulge myself. So I'm sharing something I do every day that feels decadent, indulgent, and delicious... I drink green oolong tea and chocolate, and I do it in the morning!
After I've gotten Lainey, my daughter, off to school or camp, I come home, and while it's still quiet (my husband works late into the night and sleeps in), I make my first cup of green oolong, and I take a piece of chocolate. I eat my chocolate and drink my tea while I ease into my morning. It's the only way I can face my inbox.
Star Wars is huge in my house. When the two teasers came out for the new movie, The Force Awakens, my husband and daughter rushed to watch them, and watched them over and over again.
So when Disney asked me to come up with a few ideas for throwing an easy Star Wars party, I was delighted. I didn't have a lot of time to plan, and I wanted to keep my budget small, so here's how I did it... And I think it turned out great.
Tomorrow I'm posting about a Star Wars dessert table I designed, filled with easy ideas to make a Star Wars party sing. So today, in preparation, I'm giving away this set of free Star Wars free printables!