Feb 032013

Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

Toddler Birthday Party Ideas: part of the Turning 2 Toddler Birthday Celebration

Bubbles is turning two this month and I can’t believe it.  It honestly seems like the other day that she fit in the nook of my arm; now when I pick her up and we’re eye-to-eye, her toes dangle against my knees.  Every day she surprises us with a new phrase. activity, item, or look.  This month in the Turning 2 Toddler Birthday Celebration I’ll be sharing a lot of great things that she loves that I think other toddlers will enjoy.

Before the month gets too far away from me I’m trying to decide on a birthday theme for her party.  Pocoyo is favorite character but the merchandise for it is almost non-existent and I haven’t been able to find any party supplies.  So we’re looking at other options.  She takes after her Mama and is a little Disney girl which makes something Disney a top choice.  She loves Minnie Mouse, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show, Tinker Bell, and the princesses (she can name them all, with Rapunzel and Ariel being two of her favorites).  Here are some of the cute party ideas for a Minnie Mouse party I’ve found so far. Continue reading »

Mar 262012

 Pinterest Pins From A to Z

I’m excited to be participating in “Pin From A-Z” with some other great bloggers.  We’re going to be taking you through the entire alphabet courtesy of Pinterest (or Pinterest-friendly images).

I have the letter C.  C is a great letter – it’s what starts Christmas, crafts, children, cooking, cupcakes, college sports, cheese… well, lots of awesome things.

Let’s start with a double-dose of “C”: Christmas Crafts

DIY Decorative Christmas Clothesline Craft

Pinterest From A to Z

DIY Our 1st Christmas Wedding Invitation Ornament

Pinterest From A to Z

100 Christmas Crafts

Pinterest From A to Z

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Mar 152012

Pin Me! Pinterest Thursdays

Spring is definitely in the air – it’s been in the 70s and 80s this week and yesterday as Bubbles and I took a stroll around our neighborhood, we saw lots of trees and flowers blooming.

When the weather changes like this (even though it’s likely temporary), it gets me thinking about spring cleaning.  And that is the theme of the weekly Pinterest meme that Matter of Cents and I co-host.

Below are some of my favorite spring cleaning- and organization-related pins from Pinterest (all images link to their source on Pinterest).  And keep an eye out for my upcoming cleaning and organization series!

Smart Pantry Storage:  Hang your measuring cups and spoons on the inside of a cupboard door!

Smart Pantry Storage

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Mar 082012

While at BlissDom ’12 in Nashville, I had the chance to meet with the lovely folks from Ritani.  Ritani is known for their engagement rings but they are now also offering stackable rings.

In order to introduce folks to their new rings, they gave each of us the opportunity to create our own custom stack of 5 Ritani rings.  I chose to stack rings with diamonds, black diamonds, onyx and more.  They’re really quite beautiful and I would love to own them.

Want to know the most amazing part?  Ritani wants me – and YOU – to own them, too!  All you need to do is head over to Pinterest and “like” this pin for you and I to win.  The pin with the most likes by noon on Monday, 3/12 will win.  If the winning pin is mine, Ritani will send me my stack AND SEND ONE TO ONE OF YOU!  Using Random.org I’ll choose one person who “liked” my pin and you’ll also win the same stack of rings – up to $10,000 worth of bling!

Please share this with your friends and encourage them to “like” the pin, too (remember – you need to “like” the pin; repinning doesn’t count towards the contest).  I doubt you’ll ever find better odds of winning such an amazing prize!

Feb 172012

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This is a THROWDOWN of Silver versus Gold between myself and Still Blond after all these YEARS and I must say this: silver is spectacular!  Gold is so passé 😉  I know, I know – gold is more expensive per ounce.  But we all know that price doesn’t always equate to value!
Still Blond is supporting Gold – you can visit her post here – while I support Silver.  Once you’ve perused both of our posts, and maybe pinned a few of your favorites, please take a moment to vote in the poll at the bottom of the post.  Let’s show the world that shiny silver knocks the socks off glittery gold every day of the week!
Silver Bangles
I like the antique-ish look, plus the whimsy, of these silver bangles.

Silver Christmas Ornaments
So shiny and bright; it’s the perfect winter look.

Silver Frame & Vases
I’m not usually super fru-fru, but there’s something about this look that I love!

Badgley Mischka Silver Strappy Sandals
I need a pair of these! Strappy sandals are one of my favorite footwear choices.

Silver Serving Pieces
These would be great for a special tea for the kiddos or Mother’s Day; I’ve also displayed flowers in the pitchers before.

Antique Silver Beads
Beaded charm bracelets are all the rage these days; these would make a lovely addition.

Silver Porsche Carrera GT
Can I have one of these to zip around for, even just for the weekend?

All Things Silver to Set the Stage For a Great New Year’s Eve
I especially love the dresses and the sparkler!
Please take a second to cast your vote for silver (ahem) or gold (boo!).

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