A Week Without Kids

All Pink Everything - Minnie Mouse Party

Sofia The First and Jake Are Coming To Charlotte!

The Many Sides of Working Women

A Week Without Kids

This Crispy Coconut Chili-Ginger Shrimp from Red Lobster was AWESOME! Perfect for a Monday dinner date, :-). Last week my…

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A Week Without Kids

This Crispy Coconut Chili-Ginger Shrimp from Red Lobster was AWESOME! Perfect for a Monday dinner date, :-).

Last week my “to-do” list became a “not-doing-it” list. Originally I had great plans: Get carpet cleaned Sand and paint dining table Organize kids’ closets Go through playroom and donate a few things to Goodwill But, then I had a conversation with myself. How often do I get a whole week sans kids? Outside of summer, not often. And what is on this list that can’t be done when they are home? Well, nothing… though it may be easier. So, I decided to do what I usually can’t do for a whole week (unless I’m sick). I had a dinner date with Hubby on MONDAY! Tuesday I went to bed at 7 p.m. and Wednesday I relaxed and caught up on TV. The rest of the week was pretty similar. There will always be things on my to-do list. And eventually I’ll get them done. However, today as I reflect…

All Pink Everything – Minnie Mouse Party

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Minnie Mouse Party Planning Guide and Tools *I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The planning guide and opinions expressed here are my own. When I found out I was selected for a DisneySide At Home celebration I knew it was going to be girly. Then, I saw this poster in the party supplies given and it became my inspiration for a pink Minnie Mouse party. I used a Minnie Mouse Bowtique-themed evite for invitations. The only request was that the girls wear something pink and come ready to sparkle and party! The day of the party I hung pink, purple and white balloons throughout the party area, set up a Minnie Mouse backdrop and made the living room a Minnie’s Mom Lounge. The party stations were also set up along with the Minnie Bar. Party guests were greeted with a bow-making table, stocked…

Sofia The First and Jake Are Coming To Charlotte!

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Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure Giveaway & Discount! Since Disney launched Sofia The First she has been a crowd favorite at our house. So to say I’m excited that a live show with her and Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates is coming to Charlotte is an understatement. The show is called Pirate and Princess Adventure. If you’re looking for a way to treat the little ones in your life, this is it. There are many benefits to taking children to live shows, and I can say from experience that my girls love them! If that isn’t enough to make you purchase tickets, there’s a Doc McStuffins preshow! The Charlotte, NC tour stop is March 20th. To get tickets or more information here’s the Disney Junior Live on Tour link for Pirate and Princess Adventure . Don’t forget to use the discount code, GOLD.…

The Many Sides of Working Women

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I LOVE that leanin.org and Getty images have teamed up to offer alternatives for the traditional working woman photos! I’m a happy, full-time working mom and traditional stock images are far from my reality. I don’t consider myself a fashionista, but I don’t wear a navy pants suit to work every day either. I don’t carry a traditional briefcase (I prefer a fabulous tote!) and I’m not working on my laptop with a child stuck to my leg. The idea that working women are one-dimensional is insane and I am so happy this collection is showing some of our many sides. Not only for those of us working now, but for our girls that will be entering the workforce. I also love that it is not just women. The collection includes fathers and kids doing things that happen every day. You know, girls being creative with modern technology and dads…

Party Favor Perfect For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day Red & White Party Favor Here is a party favor that can work for a Valentine’s Day party, Bridal Shower or a Girlfriends’ Night In Chocolate party. I made these for my cousin’s red and white bridal shower and they added a nice pop of sparkle and shine to the table. This supply list will make 20 favor boxes: 2 rolls of red ribbon 2 rolls of white ribbon 20 star stickers 3 bags of Dove chocolate 1 box of Wilton Favor Boxes I rolled 15 inches of the white ribbon and put it in the bottom of the box. Next I strategically placed three pieces of chocolate on top of the ribbon. Feel free to add more ribbon (or chocolate!). Next, I closed the box, wrapped the red ribbon around the side of the box and held it on top with a star sticker. That’s it. A…