Wild Baby Shower Gifts

One of my good friends is expecting a boy at the end of the month and she had an amazing baby shower with a “Where the Wild Things Are” theme. As it so happens, that is also the theme of the new nursery. I wanted to do something special for her (and the baby!), and […]

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Go Big or Go Home

We got the kids a slip-n-slide for the summer and they are obsessed.  Since I have ZERO interest in breaking a limb or getting whiplash, I started searching the internet for something new to do with the kiddos in the backyard.  And what did I come across? GIANT BACKYARD GAMES! It’s not common to call […]

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DuckTales…woo hoo!

So, my “baby” girl turns six tomorrow :*(  Every year since she’s been born, we throw a big bash for her with all our family and friends.  I just didn’t have it in me this year. Henry will be two in July and thinking about doing two parties at the scale in which I typically […]

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School was cool, but……

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my Cricut machine…so much so that I’m worried about wearing it out (….which makes me wonder if I have a warranty…..). Anyway,  I was asked to create some end-of-year t-shirts for a great group of teachers in Florida.  After texting back and forth, we came up with […]

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Baby Shower Gifts

So, I’ve been meaning to write some blog entries on all the crafts I’ve been doing, but I never got the chance.  Also, since I’m new to this, I keep forgetting to take pictures!  I did, however, remember to take a few pictures of some gifts I made for a friend’s baby shower. Some good […]

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Patriotic BBQs

I’m patiently waiting on the chilly east coast for summer to finally be here.  Besides looking forward to my two kiddos’ summer b-days, I also look forward to celebrating the patriotic holidays with family and friends.  While waiting for the spring weather to finally arrive, I’ve been searching the web for some great ideas for […]

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Big Top Circus and Carnival Party

With summer quickly approaching, I can’t stop thinking about the fun party themes that can be done in my backyard.  Currently, I’m leaning towards a Big Top Circus and Carnival theme for my son who turns two in July.  After researching on the internet, I found some really amazing sites where moms really knocked it […]

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Alice In Wonderland Birthday

In terms of themes, I don’t think you can get more whimsical than Alice In Wonderland, and Via Blossom took that terminology to a whole other level.  The decor was inspired by the book and the movie.  The bright flowers and large cutouts really brought the magic out in this wonderful fairy tale tea party.  The […]

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My First Attempt at a Full Sheet Cake

So, this morning I completed my very first full sheet cake.  A friend of the family wanted a one-layer beach-themed cake for her wife’s 60th birthday party today.  Needless to say, I was very nervous about getting it done, being that I’ve never done anything this large before. I baked the cakes last night and […]

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Trolls Birthday Party

My girl Emma celebrated her fifth birthday last May and was hugely obsessed with the movie Trolls.  As soon as she told us what she wanted her party theme to be, my sister Betty and I started right away. Her birthday falls right around Memorial Day weekend, so we typically have a small family party […]

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