Giggles Galore 2012 Year in Review

Wow, 2012 flew by and I am excited to take a look back and see where this little "hobby" of mine has come.  It certainly was an adventure to see so much growth and success throughout the year and I thought I'd recap some of my favorite highlights month by month. January Peacock Princess Party February Valentine's Kissing Booth Party March Spring Fling Party April Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt Party May Barnyard Buddies Brunch June Just BEE-Cause Tea … [Read more...]

Personalized Memo Board

This project originally appeared on Poppy Seed Projects.   I love the Eleanor Frame and wanted to find a way to use it in my daughter's new 'big girl' room.  I finally decided my daughter need a pretty place to keep her special treasures, pictures and mementos and I knew I wanted to turn the frame into a memo board, but I also wanted to jazz it up a bit.  To personalize it I asked family members to send me 5 adjectives that they thought best described my daughter.  I LOVE how it turned … [Read more...]

Back to School Apple Candy Treats

I can't believe it's time to start thinking about school.  It's especially exciting for me this year because my oldest will be starting kindergarten! I couldn't let this major milestone pass without a celebration so I planned a Back to School party (details coming soon!) While shopping for supplies I came across these cute little containers at Staples and knew they would make the perfect candy apple treats for our friends. Let's start with your supplies.  You'll need: - Lock-Ups … [Read more...]

Treat Cones & Stand

Treat cones are an easy way to serve food to little kids at parties.  And with a few supplies you can create a stunning display for the treat cones at your next party. First, you will need a block of foam.  I buy mine at the dollar store and keep them wrapped in the plastic to eliminate the mess while working with it. Next, wrap it in coordinating paper, like a present.  I used plain white craft paper. Wrap ribbon around the foam and secure with small straight pins. Now, … [Read more...]

Paint Chip Silverware Holders

This idea is certainly not my original idea, and unfortunately I can't remember where I first saw.  On a recent trip to Lowe's with my hubby I walked by the paint isle and inspiration hit.  I was working on a Monster Bash and wanted to find a way to incorporate and use some of the printable images I had. I grabbed a bunch of paint chip samples in my color scheme Next, I got out my sewing machine and stitched up the edges leaving an opening at the top. After they were all put together I … [Read more...]

Wax Paper Bags

I'm sorry I have been neglecting my little blog lately.  I have been busy working on LOTS of parties and I can't wait until I can share them!  But, in the mean time I'll share a simple little project I whipped up for one of the parties. I started with some of this I turned about a 1/4 inch on each side toward the inside and then folded them in half to make a little envelope. I was sewing earlier today so my sewing machine was already out.   I sat down and sewed a zig zag stitch to … [Read more...]

Tattle Monster

Lately we have been having a big problem with tattling, and it's driving me crazy!  We have been trying very hard to teach the kids about the importance of working together, playing nicely and most important we don't need to know every little "she took my car" or "he won't share with me!" Introducing the newest addition to our family, Murry the Tattle Monster! Pin It Here's how Murry came to be...One of my sister's teacher friends pinned this on Pinterest & I repinned … [Read more...]

Thanks for Helping Me Grow {Teacher Gifts}

I am constantly amazed at how wonderful teachers are, at least the ones I know.  Aubrey's teacher are so patient and kind and I've never seem them without a huge smile on their faces.  I adore her preschool and love how they engage the children with creative play, interactive experiments, gardening and cooking. She had her end of the year program and I wanted to say "Thank you" one last time to her amazing teachers.  They have helped her grow and learn so much this year and I wanted to make … [Read more...]

Road Trip Activities

We are about to embark on a 21 hour road trip to visit family in Utah. I am very excited about spending time with family, hanging out on the farm, camping in the mountains and cooler weather...I am not excited about being in the car for 21 hours with my beautiful (sometimes whiny) kids. I have been a little stressed about this trip and have tried to come up with some fun things for them to do along the way. In the process I decided to make them some new Road Trip Activities to play with. First … [Read more...]