inspiration boards

Easter Brunch Inspiration

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I am having a little trouble believing that Easter is already right around the corner.....wasn't it just Christmas?  But all denial aside, this year my 35th birthday just happens to fall on Easter AND my one and only sister will be visiting with her family, which to me seems like the perfect two excuses to [...]

Let Them Eat Cake! {Birthday Party Inspiration}

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It's been a while since I've thrown a party and now suddenly I have TWO of them coming up next month!  Yay! This year Trouble picked her own theme for her 3rd birthday party: CAKE!  I found it only fitting since the girl is currently obsessed with all things baking-related & spends hours building cakes [...]

10 fun & easy activities to do with kids {& kid activity link-up}

Happy Presidents Day! I've got both girls home for the 5th day in a row and I realized this morning that if I didn't come up a plan fast it was going to be a very rough day.  So I poked around on Pinterest as well as some of my favorite blogs and even on [...]

Party Inspiration: Princess Tea Party

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***UPDATE:  See the actual Princess Tea Party photos here*** Princess is a girl who knows what she wants. She has been asking for a princess-themed birthday party pretty much since the moment her Crafty Pool Party ended last year. I have to admit, I have had a hard time mustering up a lot of enthusiasm [...]

color my world {decorating inspiration & linky}

There is much I love about my home, and I hope this post won't make me seem like I'm complaining.  Every day I count my blessings, and this home is definitely a big one. That said, it's not perfect.  It's also not quite done yet. About a year and a half ago, Husband and I [...]

Sweet Soda Shop Party Inspiration

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Trouble is almost 2. Can you believe it? No, I can't either.  My baby is not a baby anymore! But while I am feeling a little sad that she's growing up so fast, I can't help but get excited about the prospect of planning  a birthday party.  It is, after all, my very favorite thing [...]

Party Inspiration: Candy Canes, Cocktails, & Christmas Classics

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It's party time!  Husband and I are throwing our annual holiday bash this weekend, so at the risk of spoiling the surprise (for my friends who read this blog), I thought I'd share some of my party preparation this week, starting today with my inspiration for this year's shindig: candy canes, cocktails, & christmas classics. [...]

Christmas Inspiration (& Soapy Soaps Giveaway)

Some people are exhausted just by the thought of the holiday season.  I look forward to it all year.  To me it is the season of hope, wonder, and childlike amazement.  I love everything about it.  Even as a little girl I had this overwhelming desire to create the "perfect" Christmas for my family.  I'd [...]

Thanksgiving Inspiration

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Halloween is only days away, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  I love Thanksgiving!  I love to cook and I love to bake, but most of the time I just don't have time to do it right.  Thanksgiving is my excuse to go hog-wild and make everything from scratch, the way I would [...]

Halloween Decorating Inspiration

I just love holidays.  Luckily for me, my 4 year-old has inherited my enthusiasm for all things holiday, and between the two of us, we could spend hours planning all the fun we will have on all our special days.  She  literally has been talking about Halloween for months now, since before the Fourth of [...]

Fall Wedding Inspiration

I had the friend of a friend contact me this week for some wedding planning advice.  She is getting married on 10/10/10 (as in, a month from yesterday!) and was hoping I could send her some ideas for a fun & stylish wedding on a budget.  She told me it is a second wedding for [...]

master bedroom remodel: the plan

My husband bought our house two years before we met, back in his bachelor days.  Needless to say, it needed a woman's touch.  We have now been together for more than six years and while I've managed to do my thing in most of the house now,  our master bedroom still needs a little a [...]