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Galentine's Party 2017

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So as part of my month of kindness I decided that it would be great to cook for my friends and show my appreciation for their friendship by hosting a Galentine's Party.  I had such a blast planning the decor and was able to collect a few more items to donate.

Here is what the party looked like:

 

For food we had a breakfast burrito bar and a waffle bar for dessert!  I love breakfast!

The best part of the day was hanging with these awesome women!

Goal Setting Freebie!

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I am working on setting some goals as the New Year creeps up, I thought I would make a goal setting sheet and share it with others interested in setting some goals.  

I find that yearlong (New Year's resolutions) never really stick for me so I will be working more on monthly goals.

I wish you good luck on your goal setting and a Happy New Year!

Make this year a year of finding, of fulfillment, of joy, peace, and purpose.

If you are planning on hosting a New Year's Party, here are some fun decor and party ideas I've been looking at:

Oh Happy Day!

June Planning

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Yay!  It's almost June!  That means I am almost done with school and it will be summer time.  This is the first time in while that I will not be teaching summer school so decorating my planner for June was very exciting for me.

This month I decided to give my planning girls a theme of risk taking.  It is also national camping month so go ahead and plan a camping trip for this summer and get outside!

Here are some photos for our get together as well as my monthly planning page.

I just love these cute stickers!  I bought these at Paper Source but you can find them at a bunch of stores.  They make for cute planner stickers.

Crafting a Birthday Brunch

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So my girl friend's thirtieth birthday was coming up and my friends thought it would be nice to surprise her with a birthday brunch.  We were going to try out a new restaurant and everyone was assigned something to take care of such as flowers, dessert, balloons, etc.  I was in charge of bringing a sign or banner and some decorations as I tend to be the more craftier one.  So with a few days to prepare something, this is what I came up with.

1. Easy chalkboard sign . . . I have this small square chalkboard sign that I bought at Joann's that I use for all types of occasions.  I just marked up a cute sign using a chalkboard marker and used some washi tape to add a little more detail and color to the sign.  The triangles I cut out of scrapbooking paper using this banner punch I just bought from Amazon.

2.  I created this cute banner for the table as I guessed we wouldn't have a large space to hang something.  I used the same banner punch and scrapbooking paper with some string.  To create the base I bought these cute little pots and used floral styrofoam glued in the bottom and skewers to hang the banner.

3.  I of course needed a wrapped gift that was just as crafty as the decor so I wrapped her gift in kraft paper and cut different floral shapes out of cardstock and glued it down.  This was pretty quick and surprisingly easy.

4. The last touch . . . I found this cute little party hats at target and had to get them!  They added a little playfulness to the table.

Just a few little projects made our brunch fun and beautiful. 

Game Party!

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Just thought I would share a few little things I put together for my husbands game birthday.  He decided to do something similar to me and plan a day of stuff he enjoys doing and invite anyone to join in whenever they can.  It started with a kick boxing session at his gym, a tasy brunch at a lovely place called Break of Dawn, I highly recommend it if you live in Orange County or plan to visit.  We then went back to the house for some games, since my husband loves games!

Here are just a few things I put together for him to make his game time special . . .

First of all, he makes the best popcorn!  He makes it on the stove with coconut oil and it is so good!  So I put together a popcorn bar so people could snack while we played games.

I decorated with a few game details, nothing fancy! Here is a link for printing out Scrabble pieces for a sign: Scrabble Banner

The rest of the game pieces I just made with construction paper.

I also put together an ice cream bar as my husband LOVES ice cream!!

Of course I had to create a trophy for the person that had the most game wins!  I just screwed a toy dinosaur to a piece of wood and spray painted it gold, so easy!

As for the games, we just had a bunch out and people could play whatever, here are some fun games I would recommend . . .

  • Settlers of Catan 
  • Cards Against Humanity (adult)
  • Exploding Kittens (so awesome!)
  • Wits and Wagers
  • The Contender
  • DC Deck Building game (for the nerds)
  • Balderdash
  • Drawful by Jackbox (this is a game played on your phone using a game system)  This is my favorite and was a hit!! Here is a link with info: Drawful

Happy Gaming!

30th Boho Birthday Bash

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My husband and I love birthdays so we decided that we would celebrate our birthday months.  Planning my birthday is always a task and difficult for me.  I love to entertain and usually plan a small gathering with friends but find that I go into host mode and don't really enjoy my party.  So when my husband asked me this year what I wanted to do I thought about all my favorite things and decided I would spend a day doing my favorite things and whoever wanted to join me could.

So I made a list of all my favorite things and decided on yoga, tea, the ocean, movies, fuzzy socks, and PJ's.  My plan was, free yoga in the park in the morning with breakfast at the Dana Point Harbor (my happy place), then lunch and tea at the Royal Tea and Treatery (gluten free and dairy free!), then a movie, snacks, PJ's and fuzzy socks back at the house.  Here is how it went . . .

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In the morning, I had kits ready for my girls with water bottles, fuzzy socks, and supplies to make boho flower crowns.

First stop was Dana Point!  I love the harbor so we went down there to get some breakfast then went to I heart yoga which is a donation based yoga that is every day in a park above the harbor.  There is nothing like doing yoga overlooking the ocean!

The next stop was Royal Tea and Treatery!  This is a cute cafe in Costa Mesa that is completely gluten free and dairy free.  They have amazing sandwiches, homemade hummus, tasty tea, and delicious scones and desserts.

I brought some small fake flowers to put into our twine headbands during lunch.  Here is how mine turned out.

Finally, we headed home to watch a movie.  I transformed my living room into a boho lounge and my husband prepared snacks for us to eat while we watch our movie.  I selected "Sisters" to watch, a hilarious film if you haven't seen it.

It was such a wonderful birthday!  I loved sharing things that were important to me with my friends and family.

March Planning Party

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So, with a few new faces we got together to nerd out about planning and decorating with stickers and washi.

Here are just a few photos to share!

Okay, so maybe I go a little overboard!

Here are some awesome designs using some of Blue Sky's adorable planners . . .

I love this month view my coworker created with her Sugar Paper planner!  The spring banner is so cute.

This month, we talked about planning personal growth goals and daily affirmations.  I really liked this image from Pieces in progress:

I also found some Irish quotes to include our planners in the spirit of St. Patty's Day.  Here is one of my favorites.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May god hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Here are some fun days to add to your month as well.

Of course we needed fun stickers and washi too!

Happy Planning and may this month bring you luck!

A Wes Anderson New Years

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My friend and I have always talked about how awesome a Wes Anderson themed party would be. We decided that New Years would be the perfect time to celebrate Wes Anderson style.  Luckily, I had winter break to plan for the party and decided to make each room a different Wes Anderson movie.  Here is how it went . . .

My research included many hours of Pinteresting, watching movies and of course this wonderful book borrowed from my friend:

1. The Patio

The patio was Moonrise Kingdom themed with a teepee and fun props.

Props: Felt flag and raccoon patch, arrows, book cover printed and wrapped around another book.  Record player found outside my friends house, binoculars, shoes, and raccoon hat ordered online.

The teepee I made with my brother using this tutorial: http://julieblanner.com/how-to-make-a-teepee/

I also printed notes and pinned it n string along with an arrow garland I created using paper.

2.  The Kitchen

I decided to to the kitchen like The Grand Budapest Hotel, the details included a lot of quotes and printed images, Mendels boxes, cake stands, perfume, and keys.

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These were cards that my husband designed for people to fill out and share their New Year's resolutions.

Here is a recipe I found for Mr. Bean's cookies, they turned out good but I forgot to take a good photo of them:: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/food/recipes/2010/11/04/chefs-kitchen-gets-foxy-mrs-beans-famous-nutmeg-ginger-apple-snaps

3. The Living Room

This room was the Royal Tenenbaums' room filled with old books, photos, Scrabble and of course a tennis racket.

4.  The Hall

Here I just printed a bunch of quotes and pictures from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

5. The Bathroom

Naturally, I had to do the bathroom inspired by The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.  I printed quotes, images, created dynamite, and of course a leopard shark.

The party ended up being a blast and my decor was a hit!  Everyone's costumes were so great!  Here are a few highlights from the party:

Happy New Year!  I can't wait for what 2016 will bring!