little mermaid inspired {free printables}

Aug 15, 2015

Before my little blog got a much needed face lift, one of my most popular posts included The Little Mermaid inspired movie night printables. After the blog revamp the post was long gone but little did I know those printables would still be sought after. That my friends is the power of Pinterest. Luckily I still had the files saved onto my laptop. Hooray !!

So for the sake of keeping this post short and sweet! I present to you the Little Mermaid inspired printables. 

* I printed these out on regular computer paper but they can be printed on any type of paper!
** The bottom three printables are 4x6!


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monday favorites {first day of school reads}

Aug 10, 2015

Our bedtime routine always consists of reading books to the girls. There is something so relaxing about finishing the day cuddled in bed reading the little ones favorite books. 

With Cailee starting school for the time first time ever I decided the best way to introduce this is of course with fun books. I rounded up my top four favorite "first day of school" books!!

What are some of your favorite first day of school books?

*affiliate links used*
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finding nemo party {free printables}

Aug 9, 2015

This weekend we had ourselves a Finding Nemo themed pool party for my almost 4 yr old. 
My daughter just recently saw the movie and it has been her absolute favorite these last few weeks. 
So obviously when party planning started all I kept hearing was pool party and nemo. 

I really thought this would be the easiest thing to pull off until I hit up my party decoration go to places (Target and Party City) to find absolutely nothing with Nemo on it. I did find Nemo products online but add in shipping and it was more than I wanted to spend on decorations I didn't really care for. 

After hours of scrolling thru Pinterest for ideas I decided to go the route many other woman before me had done. Make the decorations myself and hit up Etsy for anything else. 

Thanks to my photoshop and Etsy I was able to put together a fun little party that my kid absolutely loved and was kind to my wallet! Win and Win! 

I made this tissue fringe backdrop using the tutorial found here. The backdrop was so easy and cheap to make! Helpful tip: I bought 2 foam boards at the 99 cent store and taped them together to get the size I wanted!!  

Sister if you are reading this Thank you so much for making the cake and cupcakes!!

The favor bags were sweet and simple. I was determined to use whatever I already had on hand. The bags themselves were your plain old paper lunch bags. I just slapped on some Thank You stickers and voila instantly pretty! I made the coloring books on photoshop and the kids loved them!

Because I had such a hard time finding nemo goodies, I decided to lend a helping hand! If you find yourself throwing a nemo party use these free printables!!

Helpful tips: I printed the tags on regular computer and just cut them out (you can use card stock as well).
For the thank you tags I printed them on sticker paper and cut them out and stuck them on baggies!

Super easy and will add the Nemo details your kiddo will love!

Party Details
  • "Happy Birthday Cailee" nemo banner - I made on photoshop and will be adding it to my Etsy shop!
  • Tissue Paper for backdrop was purchased at Party City
  • Nemo cupcake toppers from Etsy
  • Number 4 candle from Party City 
  • Nemo and number 4 cookies from Auntie Apple

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gender reveal party {free printables}

Aug 8, 2015

As promised in yesterday's post today I am sharing with you free printables. So if you or anyone you know is hosting a gender reveal party feel free to use these goodies!!

If you missed yesterday's post here is how I used the printables at my gender reveal party!

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flash back friday {gender reveal party}

Aug 7, 2015

My baby girl turned 6 months this week and I am in major denial. I love watching her grow and reach new milestones but it also makes me incredibly sad. Why must they grow up so quickly?!?!

So instead of ugly face crying I will take you down memory lane back to our gender reveal party.

We wanted to share the news with our immediate family by having a little gathering at our house.

I kept the decorations simple and sweet. 

Pink and blue balloons dressed up our entry way.

Ultrasound photos of our little one served as decoration as well.

I made the "BOY OR GIRL" banner from card stock I had (I hoard art supplies like its nobody's business). 

The "Team Blue" and "Team Pink" signs were created on photoshop! 

Photoshop is my go to all the time.

The cupcakes were just so pretty and the colors were dreamy. 

The drinks were much more vibrant in the photos than they were in real life(I have no idea why this is).  To my surprise the blue raspberry lemonade was the fan favorite. That or everyone was hinting that they thought our new addition was a boy.  

The beverage signs were also made on photoshop (surprise surprise).

I absolutely love paper straws and will always try to incorporate them in any gathering we have! I love how they dressed up the beverage station with all the fun patterns. It doesn't get any better than chevron and polka dots if you ask me.

These last two photos were taken with a cellphone so I apologize for the poor quality.

I went a little tissue fringe crazy with our wall but our family had fun taking photos in front of it. So it was well worth the effort! 

I put together our gender reveal balloon and tassel garland myself. I am so glad I did because I saved us a ton! 

The hubby and I before the big reveal!!!

And the grand reveal !!!


Party Details
  • Party Signage made on photoshop {free printables in separate post}
  • Pink and Blue cups from Target 
  • Paper Straws c/o Twigs and Twirls 
  • Gender reveal balloon from Etsy

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pretty pinterest

May 24, 2015

Do you ever find yourself  starting a project(a pretty unnecessary one at that) that completely takes over your life until its complete?!? Yep that was me a few days ago! 

The hubby had a day off and offered to watch the girls so I could get some much needed rest. So as you can already tell I didn't get much rest but at least my pinterest board looks all sorts of pretty(priorities people!). 

Don't get me wrong this was probably a big waste of time but I can't help but love how much more organized my board looks. 

Much to my surprise I am not the only person out there that loves a good looking pinterest board. Leigh from has a great tutorial on making your own pinterest board covers!

I made mine on photoshop(only because it's my go to program). 
I used my favorite Lilly Pulitizer print and photoshop clipping mask tool to create the cover boards. 

 I must say I am pretty darn happy with the results.

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can't live without it

May 22, 2015

It has been a long week and since today is my first official day without coffee, I have a feeling it's going to be an even longer weekend. So why not talk about something that makes me happy? 

Last week I picked up the most beautiful candles at Bath and Body Works and I am already regretting not buying more of them. 

I instantly fell in love with the watermelon lemonade and georgia peach scents at first smell. 

But don't get me wrong these candles are sure easy on the eyes too (insert heart eyes emoji here please).

Take a look for yourselves...

Basically these candles are awesome because they smell great and can be used as decoration. That is what I consider a win win situation!

Now to convince the hubby that we do in fact need double of each scent.

To check out some more "can't live without it" items follow along the link up fun with Stephanie, Laura and Cait!

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