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Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

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Another year has come and gone and JP is now 2.  Everyone told me it would go fast and I've noticed all along but it doesn't help slow it down at all!  That's why I love that I can be home with him so I can soak up all of these fun moments.

We have started to watch a little TV.  Sometimes I just need to get dinner cooked or something done and need his attention elsewhere.  It's life, and we shouldn't feel guilty about doing it a little.  I say that but still have that 'mom guilt' that I'm not paying attention to him.  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is one of his favorites.  Mickey Mouse was his first unprompted 2 word phrase and Mickey Mouse House was his first unprompted 3 word phrase.  That only meant that we needed a Mickey Mouse birthday party.  This year I did do most everything for the party myself so I was happy about that.  We kept it small this year and once aga…

Monkey 1st Birthday

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This post is very late but as my multitasking mind takes over I am now on my 3rd different thing that I'm doing on the computer besides what I sat down to do.

When planning his birthday party and theme I went with a general monkey theme.  We don't watch a lot of TV and really it's hard to tell what a 1 year old in really 'into'.  My cousin Beth with Beth Kruse Custom Creations designed my party printables.  I normally do this kind of thing on my own but there were just too many things going on in our lives at the time for me to add 1 more thing to my plate.  She has fabulous parties so I knew I was outsourcing to someone great!


The invitation


Welcome sign


I scoured Pinterest for food inspiration and was pretty pleased with what I found.  

Banana Split Popcorn I thought this popcorn was really good.  I have a sweet tooth so it was a great treat!


Monkey Bread You can't have a monkey party without mokney bread :)  We were doing a cupcake cake as the cake so I also …

Stitch Fix

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It's been over a year since my last 'Fix' and I decided to give it another try.  Ever since JP was born I haven't really bought many clothes for myself.  Some of my old clothes still fit and some don't but a big problem is that I have completely different needs.  Now that I am an at home mommy all of my cute business casual outfits don't get much use (at all!!) and it turns out I didn't have much for everyday casual.

I really don't enjoy shopping.  I think it is partially because I have a hard time finding things that will fit right, I am not a large person but on the taller side and typically smaller sizes just aren't long enough.  I'll take 10 things into a fitting room and maybe 1 will fit right.  It's frustrating.

I really love shopping online because it give me time to do things I want to do instead of need to do.  I've eluded in previous posts about the products we use in our home and I get them from an online wellness .com store…