Easy Awards Show Viewing Party

This post is sponsored by The Bentonville Film Festival; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me to produce this post. Growing up, I was obsessed with award shows. I would stand in the family kitchen, back against the side of the refrigerator, watching them on a 9" television. I didn't have a television in my room and my parents weren't into those types of shows, so for hours I would stand there and take in all the glam, the skits and learn about new … [Read more...]

Game Time with DiGiorno Pizza

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. In Wichita there is division when it comes to mens' basketball. There are three major schools in the state and many times, lines are drawn in the sand. But right now, school alliances aside, all eyes are focused on one team in particular (as I type this they are 20-0) and that means everyone gets excited for game … [Read more...]

Luau Birthday Party

I am embarrassed to admit, I completely forgot about posting the pictures from my daughter's 2nd birthday.  Sure, some of that had to do with rescheduling her party but most of had to do with plain old forgetfulness.  So here is my luau birthday party, about 6 months later.  I've quickly realized that I'll no longer have the say in her party themes going forward as she's very vocal about her opinions.  My gut says for her 3rd birthday, it will be Dora or Thomas the Train.  I'm crossing my … [Read more...]

Candy Christmas Tree Playdate for the Kids

Hosting holiday-themed playdates is easy and fun.  Using items you already have around your home and a little bit of creativity, you can put together a candy Christmas tree playdate in just a few days.  The kids get to use their creativity and the moms get to eat the leftover candy.  A win-win for everyone! 1.  Use items you already have as decorations.  I used a cake plate, a Christmas tree that I made out of a plastic cup & scrapbook paper, a teddy bear my daughter received for … [Read more...]

Divas and Desserts – The Perfect Girls Night In

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There's no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com. When I lived in Charlotte, I belonged to a playgroup called the Playground Divas.  Don't let the name fool you, we weren't diva-ish in Diana Ross or Mariah Carey kind of way, more that we were more than just moms.  We liked to have fun and celebrated that each of us were beautiful in … [Read more...]

Aloha Themed Birthday Party {Inspiration}

This weekend my little girl turns 2!  Where did time go and how can I keep her small for just a while longer?  Wanting to have a special day for her, I've been planning the details of her party for weeks.  The planning comes easily to me, unfortunately its the execution that I procrastinate on!  Here are a few of the items that inspired me to create an Aloha themed birthday party.  More pictures and party details to come!   Paper Laterns from Beau Coup Aloha Printables from Anna … [Read more...]

Breaking the Rules?

Really?  Its been almost TWO weeks since I've posted on this blog?  Unbelievable. But totally necessary. I like to consider myself a work-a-holic and think I can hang with the best of them.  But even I can admit the past couple of weeks have kicked my tush and a much needed break was taken. So because I took the break, I've decided to break the rules somewhat.  You see, there is a policy that I can't blog about work.  I completely get why the … [Read more...]