Kids Football Themed Birthday Party Decorations


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In October, our oldest turned 6. A sports fan fanatic at heart, it was not surprising he wanted a football-themed birthday party. We were a little behind in planning his party, so we were grateful he picked a low-maintenance theme we could actually deliver. Invitations Two weeks before the desired party date I scrambled to […]

January 17, 2017

A Ballerina and Flamingo Bedroom


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When getting ready to transition our daughter from a toddler bed to a big-girl bed, we asked her what she wanted in her room. Unprompted, she confidently answered – Ballerinas and Flamingos. Hmm. Interesting combination. That might be a tall order. I’m not sure what I expected her response to be, but ballerinas and flamingos wasn’t […]

July 25, 2016

A Ballerina Themed 3 Year Old Birthday – Ballerina Birthday Decorations


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We celebrated our daughter’s third birthday last month. It was a lovely time with both sides of our family. By request, her party decorations were ballerina-themed. The banner below was created using a chalkboard banner I received as a gift. You can find this similar product at JoAnn Fabrics. The ballerina image is a free […]

April 6, 2016

A Ballerina 3 Year Old Birthday: A Homemade Ballerina Birthday Cake


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Our 3 year old girl loves to twirl. I think she spends a quarter of her day spinning. So, when she saw one video of a ballerina, she was hooked. This made it no surprise that she wanted a ballerina birthday cake. Order one, right? Wrong. We have food allergies in our family and have trouble finding a bakery […]

March 28, 2016

Don’t Look Too Close


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Ever have that kind friend over who comments on the cleanliness of your home? I try to be polite but sometimes it makes me burst out laughing before I can thank her. Don’t look too close. Being a mother of two little ones has required that I master doing ‘just enough’ cleaning. The house may appear to be clean, but […]

February 19, 2016