Champagne Brunch Bridal Shower

by katherine on July 23, 2014

Sunday was my sister’s bridal shower. She didn’t want a bridal shower at all, but being the sweet little sister I am, I made her do it anyway. We both agreed that it wouldn’t be the traditional style bridal shower with those annoying “can’t say this word” games and such, but a nice brunch where […]

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A Party for Reese

by katherine on July 23, 2013

My original plan was to pretty much do nothing for Reese’s birthday. She’s one, who cares was my thinking. Then Saturday morning while sipping my coffee and writing out my grocery list, I was thinking about snacks & beverages for the party. I thought a lemonade stand would be fun and then it all spiraled […]

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Ry’s Angry Birds Birthday Party

by katherine on May 22, 2013

I had some major grand plans in my head about how this whole Angry Birds birthday party would play out but when it came down to it? I was too tired to stay up late at night to get stuff done. I bought a lot more than I had originally planned instead of hand making […]


You throw them their very own party! Rylee had been counting down the days to valentines day for over a week. So when she ended up sick with RSV & pneumonia, I knew she’d be missing her school valentines party and I knew she’d be absolutely crushed. When I broke the news to her on […]


The Monster’s Monster Party

by katherine on May 24, 2012

I have been scheming and planning this Monster Party for months now! {Thank you Pinterest for planning my 4 year old’s birthday party!} We’ve called Rylee “Monster” since before she could crawl. It’s a nickname that’s always fit and it’s always stuck. When we decided to throw her her very first “friends” party this year, […]


My Girl. She’s 4.

by katherine on May 22, 2012

In case you missed it {not sure how you could have}…Rylee turned four years old last Friday. I took the day off to hang out with her. Not something I’ve ever done, and not something I’ll get in the habit of, but we had a good time. First on her agenda was to watch “all […]


If you’re in the market for a new BBQ/pot-luck/football game friendly crowd-pleasing appetizer you have come to the right place! My mother in law is pretty much famous for this Mexican Dip and is pretty much shunned if she doesn’t bring two pans of it to the annual 4th of July Bash we attend every […]


Uff Da! Rocks my socks! Again.

by katherine on May 17, 2011

It’s no secret how much I love Emily and her awesome creations over at Uff Da Designs. Rylee loves her Uff Da goodies too! If you don’t believe me, just go here, here and here. I think she should offer a headband punch card or something…buy 5 get 1 free or something. Because I’d be […]


Sweet and Simple 3rd Birthday!

by katherine on May 17, 2011

When I first started thinking about Rylee’s birthday party there was the great debate of is she old enough to throw her a “friends” party? I had this whole big Dora themed, DIY adventure party planned complete with star catching. Alas, we decided to wait at least another year before we do the two party […]



by katherine on May 16, 2011

That is how my weekend can be summarized. This weekend was the fastest, longest weekend in the history of weekends. If that makes any sense at all. It all came to a head Thursday when I realized everything we were trying to take on. Grocery shopping. 3rd birthday party prep. Ry’s 3 year photos. Showing […]