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Budget Birthday: Snow Happy to Be Three Party

When I was a kid, my grandpa and grandma used to host carnivals in their backyard. The yard would be full of grandkids, cousins and neighbors and it was magical. Magical and cheap. The carnival stalls were made of quilts tied to ropes. Games were made out of household items like empty Clorox bottles and […]

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Curious George Ice Cream Social

When I first started looking for inspiration for this party, I was disappointed that I couldn’t find many girlie takes on Curious George. Add that to my less-than-flexible party budget and February weather-woes and I was sort of stumped on how to pull this party off. With the help of some wonderful ladies and some […]

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Halloween 2012

Happy Halloween! Megan and I are teaming up on this special evening edition of Web-Wandering Wednesday to bring you our round-up of some of our favorite Halloween tips, tutorials, costumes and more. First, here are the costumes we whipped up this year. Ada and Scout (the dog) were bees. Travis was a bear and I […]

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Toys-Day: 15 Indoor Halloween Activities

If nasty colds and the wicked ways of Sandy has your Halloween plans on hold, have no fear! Here’s 15 great indoor activities that you and your family can enjoy tomorrow if you’re under the weather or, well, really under the weather. 1. Make a hand print spider 2. Tell spooky stories by a festive […]

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DIY Family Costumes

Happy Freaky Friday! As promised, I have some great DIY costume tips. If you missed last week’s style boards featuring wear-again fashions so you get the most bang for your buck this Halloween season, click here. This week I thought I’d share my two most recent DIY costume projects with some tips on how to […]

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Freaky Friday: Costume Inspiration

Hello Boys and Ghouls! Have I ever told you how much I love, love, LOVE Halloween? Well, I do. I wish I could have 31 costumes, one for each day in October. Since I’m already tip-toeing the line between quirky and nuts, I better stick with my one costume (which is going to be AWESOME, […]

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Fourth of July Recap

Hey, Friends! I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a few days but I’ve had one sickly little girl. I had hoped to post some tutorials before the Fourth of July but instead of editing photos and writing last Tuesday as I had planned, we had one of those scary “grab my shorts out of the […]

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Celebrating Life: A Party for Stephanie

This past weekend I had the honor of taking part in a celebration for a dear family friend, Stephanie. This month marks the fifth anniversary of Stephanie’s victory over breast cancer. Stephanie was still breastfeeding her youngest child and felt something was wrong when he suddenly refused to nurse at only six-months-old. That’s when she […]

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Host a Spa Retreat on a Budget

Think you have to spend big bucks to enjoy an indulgent weekend with the girls? Think again! With a little planning and pre-party prep, you can live big on little. Here’s how: 1. Get away but not too far away… For our spa retreat, we chose a hotel 15 minutes outside of the city limits […]

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