Sewing patterns for lil ladies

Ok! So last year I saw this on some blogs and I wanted to participate, but it was too late. But thankfully I saw Amanda mention the Kids Clothes Week Challenge on her blog this year, just in nick of time! Here’s how the challenge works! 1. You leave a comment on Elsie Marley’s blog …

Homemade Gumdrop party favors

Of all of the bazillion treats I made for Gigi’s pony party, I’d say the homemade pony gumdrops got the biggest, “WOW!” And the thing is, they were probably one of the easiest treats to make! The hardest part about the homemade gumdrops is that I didn’t listen when the recipe suggested, “a large pot.” …

Ginger Pumpkin Spice Ice cream & Giveaway!

Then once you’ve stuffed your fat face with as much ice cream as you can, pack some up for the neighbors! If you need help Ginger can put the lid on upside down for you! Babies! What would we do without them? I’m really excited to try a few more of the recipes in the …

Fall Back to School (mom’s best mag)

For the LIFE of me, I cannot get the Tom Jones song, “Love is in the air” out of my head. Except I’ve replaced the words “Love is in the air” with “Fall is in the air…” and then I start doing a little John Travolta-like sidestep and then I twirl, TWIRL TWIRL. Just listen …

Pony Party on Studio 5

You guys! Let’s not even pretend I don’t LOVE being asked to appear on TV. I wish I could play it cool like, “oh well I guess if I have to.” But it’s more like, “Yes, I’ll be there, I’ll bring more stuff than you can even imagine and when can I come back!” Anyway, …

DIY Party Hat free template

Last year at Gigi’s fancy pants party I made each lady (young and old) a mini fascinator. This year I made way too many Pony Party Hats for every party guest. The thing about party hats is they instantly make someone look festive. You see a party hat and know, “It’s party time.” I for …

How to throw an AWESOME theme party

On Tuesday I’m going on Studio 5 (our local morning news show) to share some tips on how to throw an awesome theme party! I’ll be sharing examples from Gigi’s Pony Party, which was fabulous and happened last Saturday. I plan on sharing some more pictures from her party, as well as downloads and recipes, …

Pony Party Prep

From Gigi’s Fancy Pants Birthday Party one year ago! More photos here. My darling little Gigi bug is almost 2! And even though I pretend she’s nothing but trouble (actually I’m not pretending, it’s fairly accurate) I wouldn’t change my sassy girl for anything in the world. She is just so wonderful. She talks a …

Family Pictures by Heather Zweig

Well what can I say, it pays to be friends with insanely talented people. Right?! A few weeks ago my friend Heather Zweig was in town to shoot our photos for #ourtopsecretproject. She used to live next door to me, and I curse the day she moved so often! Anyway, what kind of friend would …