Tag: Birthdays

Thrifty Thursday: A Birthday Trip to Oz

If I could, I would be a professional children’s birthday party planner. I love having the chance to create something fun and magical for my daughters’ birthdays (with help from my friend Pinterest, of course)! Although I usually end up with about a million ideas (give or take a few), I simply do not have a budget that

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The Day we Went to the Hospital Cafeteria for Dinner

This past week we celebrated our son’s third birthday.  Jake came into our lives on Valentine’s Day in 2011, and from there on out, now officially shares the day with my favorite holiday of all time.  I can’t help but get nostalgic when I think of how he came into my life, and turned my husband

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She is two.

She is two. She is an uncoiled spring.  Running, jumping, bouncing, climbing.  Spinning in the air. She is two. She is effervescence.  Belly aching giggles. Smiles.  Blowing kisses.  Asking for “hucks”.  Standing in the window to wave at someone going by.   She is two. She is fierce independence.  “No mommy me do dis.”  Refusing

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Turning 30: A Time of Reflection

People who know me know that I love my birthday. My mom tells me I’ve been like this my whole life; having countdowns that would begin not weeks, but months ahead of time. Lately, I feel like I’m reverting back to my childhood with starting a three-month countdown to this particular birthday but, I mean, it’s

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Thrifty Thursday: Party Like a Rock Star! (Part II)

If you missed Part I you can check it out here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait! Last month we celebrated my daughter’s third birthday. As of yet, I have found this to be the most exciting age for throwing a birthday party. It’s the first year she was really looking forward to celebrating with friends and

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