January 17, 2018

I'm always looking for fun and quirky Valentine gifts that are a step up from the out of the box cards you can find at your local store. I blame it on my control freak crafty nature, and the need to add puns into any and every aspect of my life. This year is probably the last my son will be handing out Valentine's to his classmates, so I knew they had to be turtley awesome!

March 10, 2017

Happy March and almost Spring!! I can’t believe we’re already 3 months into the New Year – I swear it was Christmas only a few days ago. I guess the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” is true!

I’m so excited to share our “Stay Golden” St. Patrick’s Day party with you! Have you ever heard the song “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, the other’s gold”? It’s an old song I learned in Girl Scouts years ago, and was the jumping off point for our theme this year. I think the premise suits our GNO’s perfectly since the littles that join us are always making new friends. And as you know, good friends are definitely pure gold!


September 27, 2016

Oktoberfest is one of my favorite times of year. I suppose being of German descent, and having lived in Germany for just over five years, probably has a lot to do with it! My love for the German culture even extends to my favorite breed of dog – the dachshund, aka weenie dog, doxie, sausage dog...the nicknames go on and on. I grew up with the breed, and have two of my own now, and something about them is just so stinking adorable to me. Their long awkward bodies; the way the walk; their long floppy ears, and chunky paws – every little bit of them makes me smile! I have been itching to throw a doxie-themed party for a while now, and the lig...

September 3, 2016

Always be yourself...unless you can be the magical unicorn version of yourself! I don't know about you, but I can't think of anything more magical than unicorns! They very thought of them evokes rainbows and glitter and awe. My bedroom as a tween was riddled with all things unicorn, and of course Lisa Frank! I couldn't get enough - and now that I'm a party stylist for little girls' events, I'm kicking myself for not saving all the unicorn trinkets I collected over the years!

August 17, 2016

The end of summer always has me thinking about two things – gearing up for back to school, and travel. Something about the idea of school starting again really gives me a nagging sense of wanderlust. Who am I kidding? I ALWAYS have a sense of wanderlust!! I suppose growing up an Air Force brat and living abroad will do that a person. But I digress... Finding a fun way to meld the two thoughts into one theme was a no brainer for me. I have a SERIOUS obsession with maps and globes – our house is riddled with both, and my husband all but slaps my hand away when I find a new vintage globe while out and about.

July 28, 2016

Nothing screams summer like bright colors, flamingos and pineapples, and that's exactly what we were going for with our Flock of Fun Summer Party!

July 7, 2016

If that doesn't make you, like totally, think 80's big hair then I don't know what does!

June 27, 2016

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, lived a group of princesses who loved to make pretty things, and laugh the days away with their friends!

May 31, 2016

Howdy y'all! We kicked up our boots and welcomed summer with the glitteriest cowgirl party in town!

All the S&S hostesses wore their fancy kicks for the occasion, and we had a little fun before the little gals arrived, taking pictures and decorating.

The theme was leaned towards shabby chic with a color palette of aqua, pale pink, gold and lavender. Of course, burlap and lace were not to be left out!  

The cowgirl hats were fancied up with pink cording and lavender spray painted sheriff's badges.

The soft colors blended perfectly with the existing decor of the boutique. 

One of our crafts of the night consisted of mini piggy...

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