What a difference a year makes!

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  It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I wrote THIS POST. After a sudden and shocking illness and intensive treatment course for my husband, my family was in the very beginning stages of re-building our life last New Year. To me it was our chance to start fresh, to establish […]

Eli Turns Two

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My choo choo loving baby boy Eli Wesley turned two! When it came time to plan his birthday party, there was no question that it would be train related. But it goes without saying that train themes have pretty much been done a million times over for two year olds, so I wanted to challenge […]

Real Party: Glam Train Party

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The Glam Train Party I recently styled for my best friend’s adorable little girl Alexis is featured on Kara’s Party Ideas today!! I’m a huge fan of modern girly parties that have a theme more commonly associated with boys, so you can imagine my excitement when my friend trusted me 100% with the vision for […]

Fantastic Fall Giveaway

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I’ve had the pleasure of working with Candace of LillyPaul Designs on several occasions over the last year. The detail and creativity of her parties never cease to amaze me and she has continued to grow her business, all while expanding her adorable little family this year too! Her parties can seen on well-known sites […]

An Open Letter to Facebook From a Small Business Owner

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Hey Facebook…we need to talk. It’s me, Tara. We used to be friends, but lately I’m not so sure. We met towards the end of my college career. You came around and lured me in with your Facebook-y ways. I have to admit, when I first found out that everyone was jumping ship from My-(what […]

Real Party: Pinwheels and Hearts Glam Play Date

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I was absolutely thrilled when I opened my inbox and discovered this adorable Glam Play Date waiting for me. Courtney Price of Glamour Avenue Parties set out to plan a fun day for a group of girly girls, incorporating causal, yet glam details. The pink and aqua color pallet, combined with the heart and pinwheel […]

Refreshing & Easy Summer Cocktail Recipes

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Well it’s that time of year again. We’re getting ready for our week long family vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina! Our vacation to the Outer Banks last June was the last trip we took together as a family before my husband became sick, and now here we are a year later, and […]