Tea Cup Candle Gift DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Tea Cup Candle Gift DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Just in time for Mother's Day, how about using this tea cup candle gift DIY to make one of these pretty candles for Mom! Your kids can easily help, too, just as long as they stay away from the melted wax.

Mother's Day Tea Cup Candle Gift DIY

What you need (affil): Materials Needed For The Candle Making | CatchMyParty.com

Directions:

Step 1:

In a small saucepan melt wax. Remove from stove and place pan on a hot pad. Add drops of scented oil and food coloring. We made vanilla scented candles and decided to leave the food coloring out.

Vanilla Scent Added To Melted Wax | CatchMyParty.com

Step 2:

Place a glue dot on the bottom of the candle wick. Press the wick down into the center of the ramekin. The glue dot helps hold the candle wick in place.

Glued Candle Wick At The Bottom Of The Ramekins | CatchMyParty.com

Step 3:

Using wooden dowels or skewers, hold the wick in place. Rest the skewers on the ramekin on both sides of the candle wick. Gently push the skewers together to hold the wick.

Letting The Wax Cool | CatchMyParty.com

Step 4:

Pour the scented wax into the ramekins. Let the wax cool. When the wax is no longer translucent it is ready to burn. Enjoy!

Candle Wax Is Now Ready | CatchMyParty.com

Burn The Candles And Enjoy | CatchMyParty.com

Burn The Candles And Enjoy | CatchMyParty.com

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For more inspiration, check out all the beautiful Mother's Day celebrations on our site and all our collections of free Mother's Day cards and printables.

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Garden Bridal Shower and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

So many wonderful parties were added to  Catch My Party this week, including a stunning garden bridal shower with a Japanese twist. The decorations and table settings under the cherry blossoms are incredible!!My favorite parties this week include a garden bridal shower party, a Minnie 1st birthday party, a pirate birthday party and a floral 1st birthday party. | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include the beautiful garden bridal shower, a stylish Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party, a fun Pirates of the Carribbean birthday party and pretty vintage floral 1st birthday party. Take a look at them below...

Carmen Navarro Designs' Blossoming to a Mrs.

My favorite details:

  • The amazing garden decorations made up of hanging paper lanterns & paper umbrellas
  • The gorgeous mint colored candy apples placed on tea cups and decorated with twigs and pale blue bows
  • The incredible Japanese-inspired tiered cake
Japanese inspired garden bridal shower | CatchMyParty.com

Angie Kay's Florals & Stripes Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The beautiful floral and striped dessert table and back drop with the gold 'one'  balloon
  • The stunning floral Minnie headbands with glitter ears
  • The cute Minnie Rice Krispy treat cake pops with bows
Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday | CatchMyParty.com

From The Heart Events' Amber's 8th birthday Pirate Parrrrrrrty

My favorite details:

  • The cool pirate inspired party decor and tables settings with skulls and golden treasure
  • The fun gold decorated chocolate Oreos made to look like gold coins
  • The awesome tiered birthday cake with red and white stripes, pirate flag, and topped with a chest of treasure
Pirate birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Angie Kay's Ribbons & Roses 1st Birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous vintage dresser dessert table decorated with a ribbon backdrop, greenery, and matching purple flowers
  • The incredible multicolored tiered naked birthday cake topped with gorgeous fresh flowers and a 'one' topper
  • The beautiful simple party favor floral headbands
Vintage floral 1st birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

I'm getting ready for my next adventure, to the Mom 2.o Conference in Orlando, FL, where I'll be speaking. I leave a week from tomorrow, and I'm very excited to meet lots of awesome bloggers. If you're going please email me. I'd love to meet up.

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Host A Fifty Shades Darker Girls' Night In Party

by Jillian Leslie on

 

Fifty Shades Darker Girls Night In Party | CatchMyParty.comThe movie Fifty Shades Darker was released on iTunes this week, and will be available on Blu-ray & DVD May 9.

Could there be a better excuse to stay in and slip into something darker this weekend?

The release comes with over 13 minutes of steamy footage not seen in theaters (woot!), plus 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and a sneak peek at the next installment in the series, Fifty Shades Freed.

So in honor of the iTunes and Blu-ray & DVD releases, why not host the ultimate Fifty Shades Darker Girls' Night In Party and watch the Unrated Edition with your besties?

Fifty Shades Darker Girls Night In Party | CatchMyParty.com

Check out how I hosted my Fifty Shades Darker party. Plus, scroll down because we're giving away free printables to help you set up your own party!

Fifty Shades Darker Cocktail Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

For my party, Universal sent me a box of goodies!

Fifty Shades Darker Cocktail Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com

But no worries if you don't have swag. I'm sharing my easy party hacks, a "Black Mask" cocktail recipe, and free printables to help you decorate your own party.

Dessert Ideas

Because I didn't have a lot of time to pull this party together, I headed to my local Safeway to stock up on desserts. To make things easy, I wanted this to be a cocktails and dessert party.

I chose these pink and red cupcakes to add pops of color to my grey table.

Fifty Shades Darker Cocktail Party Ideas

And if there was such a thing as a sexy cake, I'd say this was it!

To set the tone for my party, I bought this silver masquerade mask (affil) and placed it front and center on my table.

Fifty Shades Darker Girls' Night In Party | CatchMyParty.com

I also printed out two photos from the movie and the Fifty Shade Darker logo, put them in three silver frames, and used them to add drama to my table. I've included them here for you to download for your own party.

DOWNLOAD FIFTY SHADES DARKER SIGNS HERE

I always like to add gum balls to my dessert tables. (Note on gum balls: people will actually put them in their mouth and chew them! :))

The grey and black balloons and silver streamers came care of Universal.

I had a helium tank lying around, so I blew up the balloons and displayed them in front of the streamers to create my dessert table backdrop.

In the movie, Anastasia wears a grey ostrich feather jacket over her metallic evening gown, so I thought this grey ostrich feather trim (affil) would be a perfect touch around my table.

I also bought a pack of 4 red tissue paper pom poms, placed them on the floor to lined the bottom of my dessert table.

 

Universal sent me some Fifty Shades of Grey wine.

Big hit!

In addition to wine, I also served a signature cocktail.

I call this cocktail "The Black Mask." It's a vodka tonic with two special ingredients - activated charcoal (to turn the drink black) and white pearl dust (to give it shimmer).

Black Mask Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • 2 parts vodka
  • 4 parts tonic
  • 1 part black cherry juice
  • 1 opened activated charcoal capsule per drink *special ingredient* (affil)
  • 1 sprinkle of pearl dust per drink *special ingredient* (affil)
  • Raspberries for garnish
Directions:

Fill  your glass with ice.

Pour in one opened activated charcoal capsule.

Pour vodka, tonic, and black cherry juice into the glass and mix well.

Sprinkle pearl dust and mix.

Place raspberries on a paper straw and serve.

Can you see it looks like it's shimmering?

Here was one of the highlights of the party. Universal sent me awesome party favors to give to my guests.

Each guest got to go home a copy of the Fifty Shades Darker book, an Anastasia lip balm, a makeup case, a paper masquerade mask, and a tee shirt that says, "Slip into something a shade darker."

What a way to spread some of the sexy love from the movie!

At the end of the night, we even read some of our favorite passages and tried to keep a straight face. :)

So there's my party in a nutshell. We all had a blast! Lots of desserts was eaten, lots of cocktails were imbibed...

And lots of fun girl-time was had by everyone!

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon.

If you need more inspiration to host a girls' night in party, check out the site FiftyShadesNightIn.com, where they are sharing more cool party ideas.

And if you do host a "Girls' Night In" Fifty Shades Darker party, don't forget to share it on social using #FiftyShadesNightIn!

Also, check out the viewing party I styled for the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey!

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Free Printable Teacher Appreciation 8x10 Sign

by Jillian Leslie on

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, we're giving away this adorable "Teaching is Heart Work!" free printable teacher appreciation 8x10 sign.

You can download it and print it out to create a beautiful framed 8x10 sign for your childrens' teachers, to show them much you care about them. What teacher wouldn't love this?

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation 8X10 Sign | CatchMyParty.com

Download the file, save it to your computer, and print it out. Then cut it down to fit in an 8x10 frame and voila! You've got the perfect gift!

DOWNLOAD the free printable teacher appreciation 8X10 sign here!

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation 8X10 Sign | CatchMyParty.com

This adorable printable was designed by Ana at Love Party Printables. To learn more about Ana and see all of her designs, please visit her on her Facebook page.

Also, to celebrate the end of the school year, check out all these graduation parties and end of school parties on our site! And let's get ready for summer parties!

Moana 3rd Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

People added such fabulous parties to Catch My Party this week, including a wonderful Moana 3rd birthday party I want to highlight! So if you're planning a party with this incredibly popular theme, you won't want to miss this!My favorite parties this week include a Moana 3rd birthday party, a Dinosaur birthday party, a Mermaid birthday party and a Ballerina birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include the adorable Moana birthday party, an awesome dinosaur birthday party, a gorgeous mermaid birthday party and elegant ballerina birthday party. Take a look at them below...

Eloisasedibles' Ysabelle's Moana 3rd birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The beautiful tropical dessert table with the Hawaiian backdrop
  • The incredible baby Moana birthday cake with the giant wave
  • The cute Moana boat cupcakes with sails
Moana birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Christine A's Jordan's Dinosaur Safari Birthday

My favorite details:

  • The amazing box with the dinosaur egg that when cracked, reveals the party invitation (wow!)
  • The awesome greenery backdrop with the T-Rex head popping out
  • The cute party favor safari straw hats
Dinosaur Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

Carolina M's Mermaids birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The amazing under the sea inspired tiered birthday cake in pink and pale blue
  • The beautiful cupcakes with shiny white frosting and pretty seashells
  • The gorgeous pink macaroon oyster shells with little edible pearls
Mermaid birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

KandyKrush's Ballerina Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The gorgeous ballerina dessert tables designed to look like ballerina with a ballerina body centerpiece and a pink tulle table skirt
  • The fabulous pink tiered birthday cake topped with ballet slippers
  • The adorable ballet slipper cookies

Hope you had a nice week! For us this tomorrow starts Teacher Appreciation Week, so tomorrow I'll be posting an adorable free printable 8x10 inch sign you can print out and frame for your kid's teacher. It's a quick and inexpensive way to show how much you care. Just check back tomorrow. I think you'll like it!

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My New Favorite Wine Shop

by Jillian Leslie on

My New Favorite Wine Shop - Total Wine & More! | CatchMyParty.com

I got invited to the opening of Total Wine & More in Mountain View, California.

The only snag was that it for the evening I arrived back from Japan. In fact, the opening was going to start only two hours after I landed. But even though I knew I'd be exhausted after a twelve hour flight, I said yes to the invite.

I wanted to see what this was all about.

I'd heard good things about Total Wine -- people had described it as the Disneyland of wine stores. Plus, on the invite, they promised good food and... good wine.

So first thing I did when I entered the store, was head to the Moët & Chandon champagne bar.

My new favorite wine shop - Total Wine & More! | CatchMyParty.com

My new favorite wine shop - Total Wine & More! | CatchMyParty.com

Glass in hand and feeling a little less tired, I started exploring the store and tasting the wines.

My first impression was that the store felt nicely laid out. It didn't feel warehouse-y, like you were there to get a good deal and get the heck out.

Even though the prices at Total Wine are in line with the warehouse stores, it felt like you wanted to take your time strolling through the aisles, discovering new things.

My new favorite wine shop - Total Wine & More! | CatchMyParty.com

When I interacted with the staff, I found them knowledgeable and helpful. You could tell they love what they do.

Next I made a pitstop at the desserts.

I washed the desserts down with a few helpings of poke, the Hawaiian raw fish dish that is becoming a big thing here in the Bay Area. These were really yummy and went well with the wine.

And then it was time for cheese. Who knew the Bay Area could look so good in cheese?

My new favorite wine shop - Total Wine & More! | CatchMyParty.com

Overall, I was impressed with the huge selection of wines. There was seriously anything you could image from any locale.

Total Wine & More | CatchMyParty.com

There was also a large area for spirits and beer. I heard there was even a humidor.

Beer area at Total Wine | CatchMyParty.com

And the store was also filled with all the wine accoutrements you could ever need. As someone who loves throwing parties, I was in heaven.

Total Wine & More | CatchMyParty.com

Finally, for some final wine-themed entertainment, they had a representative from Moët & Chandon open a bottle of champagne using an actual saber. He just kind of sliced the top off. And yes, it was impressive.

Opening a champagne bottle with a saber | CatchMyParty.com

Opening a champagne bottle with a saber | CatchMyParty.com

For many of you, you're probably familiar with Total Wine & More. I just read they have over 150 stores across the US. But they've just come to the Bay Area, so this was all new for me.

And I will say, Total Wines is now my new favorite wine shop.

The store was warm and welcoming, and yes, it did feel a little like "Disney for adults." And I have to say, that was a very nice way to ease my jetlag.

Cheers!

Moet & Chandon tasting | CatchMyParty.com

Also, if you live in the Bay Area, you can place your Total Wine order through Instacart, and they'll deliver it right to your door.

Total Wine & More | CatchMyParty.com

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More. The opinions and text are all mine.

Free Nautical Birthday and Baby Shower Party Printables

by Jillian Leslie on

Free nautical birthday and baby shower party printables | CatchMyParty.com

I'm super excited to be giving away this set of free nautical birthday and baby shower party printables designed by Meghan from Elva M Design Studio! But the fantastic thing about this set, is you can use it for any sort of "sail-ebration." It can work for baby showers, 1st birthdays, boy birthdays, graduation parties, or even retirement parties... you name it!

Free nautical birthday and baby shower party printables | CatchMyParty.com

Free nautical birthday and baby shower party printables | CatchMyParty.com The collection includes: an 8x10 welcome sign, cupcake toppers/party circles, nautical icons, food tents/place cards, favor tags, cake toppers, straw flags, water bottle labels, and a "Set Sail" banner.

There is everything here for you to throw a fantastic party! Just click the download link below, print out the printables, cut them out, and decorate!

Download the Free Nautical Birthday and Baby Shower Party Printables Here!

Here are the individual files...

Welcome sign.

Free Nautical Birthday and Baby Shower Welcome Sign Printable | CatchMyParty.com

Cupcake toppers.

Free nautical birthday and baby shower cupcake topper printables | CatchMyParty.com

More cupcake toppers.

Free nautical birthday and baby shower cupcake topper printables | CatchMyParty.com

Food tent cards/place cards. Free nautical birthday and baby shower tented card printables | CatchMyParty.com

"Set Sail" banner. Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable banner | CatchMyParty.com Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable banner | CatchMyParty.com Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable banner | CatchMyParty.com Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable banner | CatchMyParty.com

Cake toppers/accents.

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Straw flags.Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable straw flags | CatchMyParty.com

Water bottle labels.Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable water bottle labels | CatchMyParty.com

Favor tags.

Free nautical birthday and baby shower printable favor tags | CatchMyParty.com

Free nautical birthday and baby shower party printables | CatchMyParty.com

If you'd like a personalized nautical invitation for your party, please reach out to Meghan at Elva M Design Studio or at her Etsy shop. She can also be reached on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. Thanks, Meghan, for your fantastic printables!

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Easter Parties for Kids and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

Happy Easter! Hope you've had a wonderful day with friends and family.

So many wonderful parties were added to Catch My Party this week, including many fun Easter parties for kids!

There's not a child out there who doesn't love a visit from the Easter bunny, and isn't excited to go on an Easter egg hunt! You must see these beautiful and creative parties.My favorite parties this week include many fun Easter Parties for Kids and a gorgeous vintage pink and gold Minnie 1st birthday party

My favorite parties this week include a fabulous EGGstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt, an stunning Easter Bunny Bash, an awesome Black and White Easter Party and beautiful Vintage Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Party. Be sure take a look at them below...

C.C.Monroe Event Design's EGGstravaganza

My favorite details:

  • The incredible dessert table with the stunning orange flowers and greenery
  • The beautiful bunny inspired Easter cake
  • The gorgeous cookies and macaroons decorated with little flowers and bunnies
Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt | CatchMyParty.com

Misha's Bunny Bash

My favorite details:

  • The adorable purple bunny peeps on pretty straws that look similar to cake pops
  • The cute strawberries dipped in orange chocolate that look like little carrots
  • The fun cupcakes decorated with bunny ears made from sparkly gold chenille stems
Bunny Bash | CatchMyParty.com

Partyography's Black & White Easter Party

My favorite details:

  • The awesome black and white Easter egg cookies
  • The pretty table settings decorated with white porcelain bunnies and fun bunny table mats
  • The cute bunny party favor boxes for guests
Black and White Easter party | CatchMyParty.com

Giang P's Pink & Gold Minnie Mouse birthday party

My favorite details:

  • The lovely dessert table with gold vintage framed Minnie and beautiful paper flower
  • The beautiful floral centerpiece with the golden Minnie and pink bow
  • The pretty pink Minnie cookies decorated with gold bows
Pink & Gold Minnie Mouse birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Our Easter was quiet because we are still adjusting back from our trip to Japan. Jet lag is no fun. :(

But I'd do the trip again in a heartbeat! Japan is a beautiful, fascinating place. If you're looking for a foreign destination to take your family, I highly recommend it.

Japan is clean, safe, and the trains run on time. The food is delicious, he people are kind and helpful. And I was completely blown away by the care and attention to detail in everything. I call Japan "hyper-civilized."

My favorite city we visited: Kyoto

My favorite food: sushi

My favorite activity: Iwatayama Monkey Park (where we got to hang out with real monkeys)

Here's a photo of some melt-in-your-mouth toro sashimi. Looking at this photo makes me so happy.

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12 Cool Emoji Party Supplies

by Jillian Leslie on

If your organizing an Emoji birthday party and need awesome party supplies, don't miss these 12 cool Emoji party supplies we picked out.

There are fun ideas for invitations, cake toppers, party favors, cookies, decorations and more! Take a look...

12 Cool Emoji Party Supplies | CatchMyparty.com

12 COOL EMOJI BIRTHDAY PARTY SUPPLIES

Emoji Birthday Party Invitation

Check out this fun and colorful Emoji birthday party invitation! Loving the chalkboard feel, the text message info, and all the cute emojis.

Emoji Birthday party Invitation | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Backdrop Decals

Stick these fantastic Emoji decals on the wall as a backdrop for your dessert table. How cool would it be to write your child's name with them?!

Emoji Backdrop Decals | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Balloons

Fill a room with these wonderful Emoji balloons or use them to decorate the sides of your dessert table. Either way, they are a fun and easy way to carry out the Emoji theme at your party!

Emoji Balloons | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Cake Topper

Use these great printable Emoji toppers to decorate your birthday cake or use them as photo booth props. Use different sized skewers to make it fun. The finished look will be awesome!

Emoji Cake Topper | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Cupcake Toppers

Give your cupcakes the Emoji makeover with these 'too good to eat' edible fondant topper in a variety of different choices. They'll look great on your dessert table!

Emoji Cupcake Toppers | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Cookies

Look no further for the best Emoji cookie cutters out there! These cutters are so cool and your cookies will look amazing!

Emoji Cookies | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Printables

If it's party printables you are looking for, then check out this set. This set includes tented cards, a banner, candy bar wrappers, a banner, and so much more... These are sure to make your party stand out.

Emoji Party Printables | CatchMyParty.com

Emojic Party Favor Bags

Send you guests home happy with these awesome Emoji party favor bags filled with lots of goodies. The added bonus is they'll decorate your party, too!

Emoji favor bags | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Birthday Outfit

Dress up you little boy or girl in this cute Emoji baseball shirt. Think of the photos!

Emoji Outfit | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Tablescape

Brighten up your table settings with these fun Emoji paper plates. The kids will love them and they look so cool on your table!

Emoji Tablescape | CatchMyParty.com

Emoji Photo Booth Props

Let your guests have a laugh with these enjoyable Emoji photo booth props. Everyone loves taking photos so give your guests a way to express themselves!

Emoji Pinata

Pinatas are always fun for the kids. Your guests will love giving them a good bash and have all that yummy candy flood out. This awesome Emoji pinata is definitely guaranteed to be a 'hit.'

Emoji Pinata | CatchMyParty.com

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For more inspiration, check out all the Emoji parties on our site, and check out these Emoji party supplies from vendors with listings on Catch My Party!

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Gold Minnie Mouse 1st Birthday Party and More!

by Jillian Leslie on

People added so many fantastic parties to Catch My Party this week, including a gorgeous vintage themed gold Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party!

Minnie parties are a guaranteed hit with little girls so make sure you don't miss this one. You'll be truly inspired!My favorite parties this week include a gorgeous Gold Minnie Mouse 1st birthday party, an awesome Avengers birthday party, a Moana birthday party and a Springtime party | CatchMyParty.com

My favorite parties this week include the gorgeous gold Minnie 1st birthday party, an awesome Avengers birthday party, an exotic Moana birthday party and beautiful and bright springtime party. Take a look at them below...

Silvania D's Minnie Gold Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The stunning pink and gold tiered Minnie birthday cake
  • The pretty cupcakes decorated with pink bows
  • The beautifully decorated pink Minnie cookies on skewers
Gold Minnie 1st Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

Lee Padilla's Avengers Themed Party!

My favorite details:

  • The awesome Avengers themed dessert table
  • The cool birthday cake decorated with inspiration from every superhero
  • The fun cupcakes with edible Avenger decorated icing
Avengers Birthday Party | CatchMyParty.com

Mis Ideas en Detalles' Moana Birthday Party

My favorite details:

  • The beautiful dessert table with the colorful floral backdrop
  • The gorgeous cupcakes with blue frosting and flowers
  • The pretty mix of Moana inspired decorated cookies
Moana birthday party | CatchMyParty.com

Lori H' Shortcakes & Springtime

My favorite details:

  • The lovely dessert table with the yellow butterfly backdrop
  • The pretty butterfly cookies
  • The gorgeous bar with the beautiful fabric tassel garland
Shortcakes & Springtime party | CatchMyParty.com

I'm in Kyoto with my husband and daughter as I write this. We're here during the cherry blossom season, Sakura, and I couldn't be more inspired by the beauty of what I see.

There's also something very poignant about the cherry blossoms. It's an explosion of flowers that lasts about a week, then all the flowers fall off the trees and poof... They're gone. A major part of their specialness is their ephemerality. I feel so blessed to get to see this at least once in my life.

We're heading back to California on Wednesday. See you stateside soon!

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