Aubrey’s 4th Birthday Western Shindig

I am proud to be an Oriental Trading ambassador and received product to facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Yesterday, I mentioned the little one turned 4. Seriously, she's FOUR y'all! Where did the time go? It seems like this was just yesterday! It definitely doesn't feel like that photo was taken four years ago, but it's time to come to terms with my baby growing up on me, even if I'm not ready for her to yet. We celebrated the big 0-4 with a Western Shindig, per little Miss Big Girl's request. What is it with both of my kids requesting cowgirl/western … [Read more...]

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Turning 3 with a Rock Star Party

*Oriental Trading supplied me with discounted or promotional products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.* This month my little one turned 3. This was the first year Aubrey was really old enough to join in the birthday party plans, so I let her pick the theme. I wasn't the least bit surprised when she declared she would be having a "rocks 'n rolls" rock star party. At a young age she is already showing a huge love of music. Then again, she comes from a musical family. My father-in-law is a drummer, my husband plays the bass, and I play the violin. I'm not a fan of pre-made … [Read more...]

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Alexia Gourmet Potatoes, Pinot, and Paint Giveaway

Wine and painting parties are super hot right now. I scroll through my Facebook feed and can almost guarantee I'll see at least one photo set from a friend or two who went out for a wine and painting night. As much as I love painting, most of the paint nights I have been interested in are either too expensive for my budget or I just don't like the painting scheduled for the nights that I have available. Who says we can't enjoy our own wine and painting from the comfort of home? All you need are painting supplies, a few bottles of wine, some snack food, and someone to enjoy the evening with, … [Read more...]

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Win $100 or $500 Gift Cards during Oriental Trading’s Instagram Contest

This is such a busy time of the year for many of us. School is letting out for the Summer, graduations are happening, and we're entering the Summer holidays. If your family is like mine that means there are lots of parties in the near future. This weekend we have my sister-in-law's college Graduation party and birthday party. Next weekend is Memorial Day, and the family will get together for another backyard bash. As we welcome June we will have my nephew's birthday and the following weekend my little Aubrey will turn 3 with her requested "Rocks N Rolls" party on Saturday and Father's Day … [Read more...]

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Create the Perfect Wedding by Oriental Trading

Wedding season is just around the corner, and we have many friends and family members getting married this year. It seems as if there is a wedding invite in my mailbox at least twice a week lately, and all these weddings have me reminiscing about my own wedding. When we got married 12 years ago we were in our early 20's and paying for most of the wedding ourselves. Our budget was very tight, but we weren't letting that stop us from getting hitched. I purchased most of our favors, supplies, and decorations from Oriental Trading, so I guess you could say we had a Wedding by Oriental … [Read more...]

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