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Eric Carle Birthday Party- Crafty Party Favor

I finally settled on having a chocolate fountain at Avery’s birthday (I got one for a gift so why not use it!) so I didn’t want the party favor to be full of candy or things that were just going to be thrown away. Don’t get me wrong, this will probably get thrown away too […]

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Eric Carle Birthday Party- Cupcake Picks

While I am making a caterpillar cupcake/cake thing, I still need some extra cupcakes for the rest of the people (uh like 4 dozen extras) and the quickest and easiest is way to do this is make cupcakes, add cute frosting done with a fancy tip and a cupcake pick. Done. You can make it […]

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Eric Carle Birthday Party- Party Hats Part 1

I wanted party hats to go along with our theme but, not surprisingly, you can’t pick them just at the local store.  So I made them! Here is how I did it! First I made a template, I used a big “D” shape that I made to fit an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of […]

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Eric Carle Birthday Party- Photo Op Prop Tutorial

A few years ago I threw a party for Wade’s Aunt who is a HUGE fan of Betty Boop and I made one of these of her and it was a major hit at the party. I thought I would make another one for Avery’s Birthday party, sans scantly clad female.  In keeping with the […]

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Eric Carle Birthday Party- Banner Tutorial

I have been thinking about Avery’s first birthday party for what seems like EVER. I am officially more excited about her birthday than I have been about any of my own or anyone else’s, after a lot of deliberation I am going to do an Eric Carle theme. I am a huge fan of the […]

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Favorite Parties of 2010

There were TONS of parties this year! They were all fun and, because I am like that, all different. I had a few top favorites that I thought I would bring back (and it is too dark to get decent tutorial pictures). First was Scott’s Uno Themed 21st birthday, it was so much fun to […]

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Shin Newtons From Family Fun

Tonight was the family Hanukkah party and I wanted to make something fun for the place settings. I got some Family Fun magazines from my sister in law and was excited because not only am I quite the fan of magazines, especially this one, it is one I never really buy because I am a […]

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Scrapbook Paper Table Decor

If any of you are like me (and most of you crafty, family lovin’ people are) you are having a LOT of get togethers this year. And over achievers like me feel the need to set an interesting table at. each. one. It seems like that has been every week lately! A girl only has […]

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THANKSGIVING!!

Avery’s first Thanksgiving was fantastic!! It went so well and we had such a great time with the family. This last year was not the easiest of years with Wade’s surgeries and our family doubling in size with Avery and Scott. However, it has also been the most joyful and rewarding as well. I am […]

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Scott’s Veinti- UNO Party!

Things have been INSANE lately! Wade had an exploratory surgery on Friday which turned up not one answer to his current pain problem but he seems to be recovering well. Also this last weekend was Scott’s birthday party and one of my classes ended so needless to say I have been stressed out and BUSY. […]

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