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Giggles Galore 2011 Year in Review: Parties, Parties & more Parties

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Wow, I can't believe that in a few days 2011 will be behind us...where has the time gone?  It has been a busy year full of lots of excitement, features and parties galore.  I hosted more than 15 parties this year from birthday parties and baby showers, to holiday celebrations. To wrap up 2011 I'm sharing a few of my FAVORITE parties from 2011: It all started with this sweet Strawberry Shortcake party for my daughter's 4th birthday in January. What I loved about this party: the strawberry … [Read more...]

North Pole Breakfast 2011

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Last year I saw this idea on Jessica’s blog and thought it was such a fun idea to welcome the Christmas season and introduce our elf on the shelf to the family. Our North Pole breakfast last year was a big hit and I knew this would be a great tradition for our family. So, last night after the kids went to sleep I set everything up and when they woke up this morning they were greeted by a cheerful surprise! Decorations and Party Details: I used traditional red and green Christmas colors … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Monkey!

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My adorable 4 year old has caught the party bug!  I have been very busy the past few months planning and hosting a variety of parties and I guess it has rubbed off. While putting her to bed a few night ago she looked up at me very matter of fact and informed me that her monkey (her stuffed lovey that goes everywhere with her) was having a birthday on Thursday and she needed to have a party for her. I didn't really think much about this until the next day while she was helping me run errands at … [Read more...]

Sweet Peaches

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A friend of mine recently discovered a pick your own peach orchard (thanks Jenny) and since I love the idea of picking your own fruit I planned a little road trip with my sweet peaches.  Last year we went to a blueberry/blackberry patch and not only did the kids have a blast, we made lots of delicious desserts and just ran out of jam.We woke up early and hit headed out to the peach orchard to pick sweet, juicy peaches.The kids wanted to be lifted up so they could get the ones at the very top.It … [Read more...]

Owl Purse

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Remember the cute Owl Knot Dresses I made for the girls?  If not you can see them here.  I had quite a bit of fabric left over and couldn't decide how to use it (I can't let it go to waste it is too cute!)  Well over Spring Break I took a trip to the fabric store with my mom and saw this adorable owl purse.They didn't have the pattern, but I figured I could easily duplicate the look with my bright and sassy fabric.  I ended up finding the simple online pattern for the basics of this purse at … [Read more...]

Blogmania

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I am excited to be participating in a fun event coming up later this month...Blogmania.  Today my dress up suitcases are being featured here, head over to learn more about me, some exciting giveaways and opportunities!Also visit my Etsy shop or my new Facebook page to become a fan of Giggles Galore n More! … [Read more...]

Picking Berries

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Today we took a trip out to Bailey's Berry Patch to pick blueberries and blackberries.My Grandma B is in town this week and we thought it would be fun to take a family outing that everyone would enjoy. I have wanted to do this for a while now with the kids and it was a perfect day for berry picking!The kids get their own little buckets to fill with sweet, juicy berries...that is if they can stop eating them.Aubrey LOVES blueberries and would put one berry in her bucket and eat 10. She helped … [Read more...]

Easter 2010

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We had a great Easter weekend and it was nice to have both of our families here to celebrate. This year was so much fun because all of the kids were able to enjoy the holiday activities.We had a jam packed weekend with a trip to the Arboretum...We dyed Easter eggs...Opened Easter baskets...Went on an Easter Egg Hunt...Enjoyed yummy Easter candy...Acted Silly (could it be the sugar high?)and had lots of fun with family...Cracking confetti eggs(Yet another attempt to capture the elusive family … [Read more...]

Easter at the Arboretum

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(Yet another attempt to get a good family picture)We love going to the Dallas Arboretum! We had family in town this weekend for Easter so we decided to take a trip down there on Saturday. We packed a picnic, loaded everybody up and headed down there to enjoy a beautiful afternoon basking in the sun and taking time to stop and smell the flowers.The kids love running around barefoot in the grass, splashing in the fountains and playing in the miniature houses. It's the perfect place to toss out a … [Read more...]