2015 Party Trends

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It’s amazing to look back on the last year to think of how many things have changed in the party industry, and yet at the same time, how many things remain the same. Many party trends have come and gone (I’m talking about you chevron!) but there is certainly no shortage of party inspiration online […]

Rescue Patrol Party Featured on Pottery Barn Kids

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The Rescue Patrol Party I recently styled in honor of my son’s 4th birthday is featured on Pottery Barn Kids! The party theme was based on my son’s interest in everyday heroes and rescue workers who make our world a better place. Rather than limiting the theme to one rescue hero, we decided to combine […]

Real Party: Little Red Caboose

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I am so excited to share that my son’s Little Red Caboose Party was featured in the Winter / Valentine’s Day issue of Carousel Magazine! I put my whole heart into planning a party that I knew my son would love and couldn’t be more thrilled with the way it came together. Based on my […]

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 […]