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DIY I Want to Try

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I always have a laundry list of DIY projects I want to try. Here are some topping my list right now…

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A Homemade Exfoliating Fruit Mask sounds divine…and these light it up sparkler packs would be so fabulous at a wedding or even at an intimate gathering. What a way to end the night no? So festive.

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Friday Fun {blueberries on the beach}

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Happy Friday my friends! This weeks inspiration t0-go image is from our trip to Cape Cod last week. We picked up a basket of just picked blueberries from a small stand on the side of the road and enjoyed them together in the sun on the warm sand…perfection!!FRIDAYFUN10

How to | Host an outdoor movie party

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Now that you have the inspirations to create your very own outdoor movie party here are some simple steps to make it happen. We tried out the projector over the weekend and it was so much fun!! Think comfort by providing guests with overstuffed pillows and cozy blankets or bring your indoor furniture outdoors. I love the idea of having a popcorn bar or serving homemade chocolate date bars.

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Mom Monday {the story behind Fashions by Mayhem}

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I first ran across this adorable mother and daughter  as they began to fill up my social media feed. With posts on Huffington Post, Pop Sugar, and Buzz Feed it was hard to miss. With no fashion background, and little arts and crafts skills, Angie and her daughter nicknamed Mayhem, are whipping up the most amazing dresses I have ever seen….out of mostly construction paper or things found around the house! They share the tasks 50/50 and they are inspired by “Mayhem” and her love for fashion, at just 4 years old. I mean how can you not fall in love with these 2 right!?

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But as I did a little digging, I found that “Mayhem” has some serious food allergies including one to tree nuts. But instead of focusing on what they can’t do, they try and focus on what they can do. They also have been diving in to the truth about the food in this country, which can be frightening, frustrating, but also empowering. I am so glad to see they are taking such a positive outlook on  it and celebrating “Mayhem’s” passion for fashion.

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I also learned that when things exploded for the duo, Angie decided to stay grounded, focus on what is really important, the joy of making dresses with her daughter. That’s not to say we won’t be seeing more of their incredible creations, but I truly admire her willingness to step back and try and just take in a few offers at a time so as not to make it into something that was no longer fun for them.

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And tell me you are not completely inspired to dig up that stack of construction paper and try your hand at dress making with your little one!? I know I am. Thanks Angie for sharing your magical world with us all. Be sure to follow her on instagram for a daily dose of fabulous.

Mom Monday {Ideas to steal, Kids Bday}

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Here are 5 ideas to steal for your the next birthday party you are planning.

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Strawberry Almond Milk!!! Yes yes yes. Perfection

Craft station for the kids to make their own mini artwork. With the tape already on the canvases, this makes for instant geometric master pieces.

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Pin the Horn on the unicorn! Brilliant

Instax confetti box favors. Take a shot of each child using some Photo Booth style props. Then slip the photo inside one of these acrylic boxes filled with confetti, and voila!

DIY glitter star headbands for each child.

The Best No-Candy Valentines

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With Valentine’s day coming up, I have been brainstorming on what Piper and I will do this year. We typically make some sort of Valentine’s day card together for family, featuring a cute photo or two of her. But this year is her first year in school so I thought it would be fun to do something for her classmates. Here are my all time favorite no-candy valentines diy ideas. Would love to hear what you guys plan to do this year!?

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Glittery Love Bugs

You Rock fancy Rocks we did for the Honest Company last year

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Our Class would KNOT be the same without you bracelets

I am WILD about you wild animals

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We just CLICK lego necklaces

You make the world COLORFUL paint gifts

Glittery Heart puzzles in a heart pouch

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WHOOPIE it’s valentine’s day whoopie cushions

You make my heart GLOW, glow sticks