Our Star Wars Party

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Last month I threw my son a Star Wars-themed party for his 9th birthday. It was a blast! Party planning is a passion of mine. I love any excuse to throw a party 🙂 Whether it’s for 10 or 50 people, I always like to make my get-together fun! There are so many creative ideas out there – the options are endless. My son had a great time with his friends, and to see the smile on his face was priceless! Here are some of my tips & tricks for throwing a Star Wars party.

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Tips & Tricks For Throwing A Favorite Things Party!

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If you haven’t heard of a Favorite Things Party yet, you are in the right place! Keep reading and you will find helpful and creative planning tools for your party.

Here is the How To…

  • Decide on a theme and or limit. We have everyone bring 3 of your favorite things to exchange. You can do more for a larger group, or less.
  • Decide if you want to include food in the party. You can have everyone bring their favorite dessert or appetizer.
  • Send an invite!
  • Play a game where you guess your guests’ favorite things. I love this printable version from Caliayang Blog.

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5 Things Every Skeptic Should Know About Essential Oils {Guest Post by Elizabeth}

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If you’re reading this, then you must be skeptical about essential oils just like I once was. Well, I’m glad you’re here because we have some things to straighten out. First, let me start by admitting this: I didn’t always sing the praises of essential oils. In fact, for a few years I was very skeptical for good reason. That’s because I was using essential oils without a whole lot of results happening. So what changed? I educated myself. Not saying you’re uneducated, but perhaps there are some things you need clarification on. So, I decided to compile a list of things that I did not know about essential oils before I started using them. Ready? Here we go.

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Our Family Summer Spot!

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Our family, as others say, is an adventurous one! We love going on day trips, familiar favorite spots, and of course, exploring new ones! This year we made the decision to get Gold Season Passes to Virginia’s premiere amusement part, Kings Dominion. It made the most sense for us to purchase the gold pass since we know we would want to come back again and again. [Read more…]

DIY Post-it Stand

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This month at our MOPS meeting we made the cutest little note stands. They are so easy, cheap and versatile, you need one in your house and office! The idea is simple. We all need notes at any given moment, yet can never seem to find those sticky notes at that exact second in time. Having a decorative stand or two around will solve that problem.

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DIY Coasters

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If you have been looking for a really wonderful, relatively inexpensive gift, look no further! DIY coasters are such a great, thoughtful gift that you can make in bulk for any occasion. With just a few supplies and some inspiration, you can have a set of your own and a set to give! [Read more…]

Traveling With Kids aka “A Test On Patience”

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As I prepared for our 8 day trip, the part I spent the most time planning, was the drive itself. Do I have everything I need for a peaceful, relaxing drive? Do I have the snacks, videos, treats, activity pads, wipes, more treats, more wipes, and headphones? Yes, that’s a list of my “must haves” x3! It always feels overwhelming to prepare for, but really, that’s just a portion of our 8 day vacation! Moms have their work cut out for them when it comes to planning a trip! I hear it over and over: “I need a vacation from my vacation!” So what are some things that you do to help smooth out that process? For me, it’s planning a good trip survival bag! I often include favorite toys, treats, and a few activities that they can use throughout our trip. [Read more…]