On Our Son’s Sixth Birthday – What I Love About You!


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Today our son Aiden turns SIX. Somehow, six years have passed since we first saw his sweet face. Time is a strange thing – it seems like he has always been, yet it seems like I blinked because he was just born! And now I can hardly pick him up. How. Did. That. Happen? While I […]

October 31, 2016

Ballerina Birthday Party Decorations


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Decorations for a Ballerina Birthday Party can be done simply and inexpensively. This 3 year old birthday party was a hit! 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 downloadable vector designed by Freepik.com. The […]

April 6, 2016

A Ballerina Birthday Party: Homemade Ballerina Birthday Cake


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Does your daughter want a ballerina birthday party? You don’t have to be master baker to create a beautiful ballerina birthday cake. 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 […]

March 28, 2016

DIY Glass Photo Pendant Beaded Necklaces


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You guys… I’ve been working on a tutorial, but it isn’t done, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share a photo of one of these necklaces! Consider this a sneak peek because I just can’t help myself. In July, our family celebrated the birthdays of my mom and my husband’s grandma. This year we found ourselves at […]

July 27, 2015

You Are My Sunshine Birthday Party – Simple Food So You Can Relax!


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Throw a You Are My Sunshine birthday party for your favorite little one with simple food so you can relax and enjoy the party! One of the most difficult decisions for me when hosting is picking the food. In March, we celebrated our daughter’s second birthday. I’ve already shared how the house was decorated with a few strings […]

April 29, 2015