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Unicorn Party – Decorations and Food

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When I set out to plan this Unicorn party I started on Pinterest (probably like most of you) and found some really amazing ideas! What was harder to find were ideas that were easy to duplicate. My budget and party plan didn’t really allow for one of those amazing Unicorn cakes, but I really wanted a Unicorn centerpiece. I think you’ll find that the Unicorn party decorations I made are not only easy to do, but great on your budget and time! The food at any party is my favorite part and this Unicorn party food was really fun to plan! I’ll share the rest of the Unicorn party crafts and activities in a second post. For now, onto the party decorations and party food!

Unicorn Party Decorations

Unicorn Party Decorations

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Fidget Spinner Pinata DIY

Has your house caught the FIDGET SPINNER bug yet? They are everywhere and I have to admit, they are pretty fun to play with! My nephew knows how to make a fidget spinner and made some for himself and his siblings. I think building your own fidget toy is a great way to encourage mechanical minds! This fidget spinner pinata would be perfect at a tween birthday party! It is made of common products and only took about 1 hour to make (it may have gone faster if I weren’t stopping to take pictures) and about $5 in supplies (including the oatmeal in the can). If you’ve ever looked at buying a pinata for a party, they can be really pricey! Add to that the cost of the candy and it can break your budget!

Fidget Spinner Pinata - DIY your kids favorite fidget toy for a perfect Fidget Spinner party!

Fidget Spinner Pinata

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Back To School Gift

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Boy, am I ready to go out to lunch with my girlfriends! I LOVE the fun and flexibility of summer break, but it feels like I haven’t seen my girlfriends in FOREVER! Family reunions, vacations, camps, etc. keep everyone out of town and going from one activity to the next! I thought this back to school gift would be the perfect thing to give my them. I’m hoping they will drop their kids off at school that first day, draw a hot bath with the bath bomb and soak in it while sipping an ice cold Diet Coke and eating the chocolate. Sounds heavenly right about now, doesn’t it? 

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Trolls Birthday Party Invitation

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In just a few weeks my little girl turns 6! I’m not sure how time has passed so quickly, but I certainly am not ready to have a 6 year old! She has wanted a Trolls roller skating party since seeing the movie and so I put together her Trolls birthday party invitation the other day. I went to the DreamWorks Trolls movie page, copied an image from the main page and pasted it into my publisher program. It had some text in the center so I just added my own text box over the top of it with the party info. Then I saved the files and emailed them out. We are out of town up until the party, so this year it is going to be a little different than her past parties where I decorate the  entire party space to fit the theme (like her Pirate, Butterfly, Disney Princess and Rainbow parties). In fact, we will be having it at a fun center that has a roller skating rink, bouncy toys and an arcade. She is REALLY excited! I am excited that I at least get to put together cute favor bags for the party!  

Trolls Birthday Party Invitation

Trolls Birthday Party Invitation

I really like to theme the wording on the invite, so I used the lyrics from one of the songs in the movie as the intro to the invitation. Cute, right?! And, my favorite part is the NO TROLLS LEFT BEHIND rsvp. 🙂

Planning a Trolls themed party? These are my favorite party supplies:

  • Hot Pink Tulle : so you can make those super cute Poppy hair/headbands – this is my favorite tutorial for them on Pinterest
  • Trolls Cupcake Kit: The cupcake wrappers alone make me want this kit – so darling!!
  • Trolls Pez Dispensers (pack of 12): they are the cutest party favor ever!
  • Trolls Party kit: this is a FREE party kit done by DreamWorks that has invitations, party flags, a Pin the Hair on Creek game and free cupcake circles! FREE – that’s the best party supply ever! Just download it and print!

47 Teacher Appreciation Doors

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Last month we celebrated Teacher Appreciation week at my daughters elementary school. There were so many creative teacher appreciation doors! I was at the school helping with the Teacher Appreciation lunch and breakfast that week so I walked around and snapped pictures of them. I shared several of them on instagram, but today I wanted to share them here as well. I also collected a few from friends of mine as well as a few from my daughters elementary school a few years ago.

Teacher Appreciation Doors

47 Teacher Appreciation Doors

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Helpful Infertility Quotes

National Infertility Awareness Week – April 23-29,2017

I have infertility. In the beginning, those first 3 years of our marriage, I was a mess anytime a friend told me about their pregnancy, especially if they didn’t mean to get pregnant. I felt so much guilt that my body didn’t work the way it is supposed to. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of the amazing husband I have because I am “broken”. In the culture of my religion (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) the emphasis on families is one of the greatest aspects, but for those with infertility it can feel alienating. Having a family is filling the measure of our creation, and it’s the one thing you can’t make happen despite the invasive tests and procedures you have heaped upon yourself and the tens of thousands of dollars you have spent. It inevitably leads to heartache and frustration. I spent many mornings crying in my closet holding a negative pregnancy test. Even after years of tests and procedures, I still thought maybe there would be a chance that it would be positive.

Where Do I Fit In?

You might know that I am raising three of my beautiful children. That is one aspect that is tricky with infertility, having success with a certain infertility treatment (In Vitro Fertilization in our case) doesn’t end your infertility. To add complexity, when you become pregnant, you carefully tiptoe out of the infertility support groups you have been a part of for years and where you have found so much compassion and support. You see, they don’t want you there anymore. You now represent what is breaking their hearts. So, you exit only to enter a place that is empty and alone. You are not really a part of the traditional mommy groups where they get pregnant each time they try for a month or two. It was only recently that I found a group on facebook for parenting after infertility. It is the first “home” feeling I’ve had in 6 years. Those in that group understand where I’m at right now.

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Teacher Appreciation Gift – School Supplies

Teacher Appreciation Week is next week for us and I’m really looking forward to showing my daughters teacher how amazing she is! Each day I’m sending a little gift for her. It’s amazing to me how much teachers spend out of pocket for classroom supplies! These extra school supplies will definitely get used! The best part is that I purchased them last August when they were SUPER inexpensive! Pair them with my FREE printable gift tag and you’re all set!

Teacher Appreciation Week Gift: School Supplies

Teacher Appreciation School Supplies Gift Tag

To print the FREE School Supplies Gift Tag, click here: Teacher Appreciation Gift Tag – Extra Supplies

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

We are all set for St. Patrick’s Day! No pinching at our house! Thanks to Oriental Trading for sending me some amazing supplies to use for this fun party – we had a great time and I hardly lifted a finger! We invited a few of my nieces over for an afternoon of St. Patrick’s Day activities to get them all set for the holiday next week. 

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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