Celebrate

“Celebrate every day like a birthday.” ― Jordan Hoechlin

Did you know that when we celebrate special occasions we boost our well-being? Planning a party gives us something to look forward to. We feel more optimistic when we are mindful of these happy events – both large and small – and that makes us feel good. I hope the ideas below will help you celebrate life in all the big and tiny ways!

 

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Meaningful Jewelry Gift Ideas for Galentine’s Day

Meaningful Jewelry Gift Ideas for Galentine’s Day

Not a typo! GALentine's Day is February 13th and is only the most fabulous holiday ever, created in 2010 by Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the main character from the NBC hit comedy,  Parks and Recreation. Leslie made the day to pay tribute and celebrate her gal pals,...

How to make Valentine geodes

How to make Valentine geodes

My girl likes to give homemade, crafty Valentines each year. This year, she announced that after she retires from the US Women’s National Team (soccer), she will be a geologist, so *of course* she wants to give geodes for Valentine’s Day. I’m like, “GEODES?...

Cute (halfway) homemade Valentines!

Cute (halfway) homemade Valentines!

Special thanks to Walmart for sponsoring this post. (AD) All opinions are my own. Call me cupid, but I’m one of those moms who wants my kid to give the “creative” Valentine. Each year we struggle with what theme to do, the supplies, the assembly, the matching box…...

7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

7 Fun & Creative Valentine’s Day Card Ideas for Kids

Don’t give in to store-bought Valentine’s Day cards for your kids to give to their classmates this year!  Instead, spend some one-on-one time with your children making fun, creative and unique cards while at the same time imparting the importance of “giving”. The...

DIY etched glass treat jars for Valentines Day

DIY etched glass treat jars for Valentines Day

A little in love with these miniature apothecary jars. Maybe a lot in love with them. I ordered a dozen of them as a tiny treat for the teachers for Valentines Day. I thought they'd be perfect to hold some heart shaped candy. Aren't they cute? And because I can't just...

Downton Abbey Gifts For Your Valentine

Downton Abbey Gifts For Your Valentine

Okay husbands, listen up! Here's what your Downton Abbey-crazed wife would love for you to buy her for Valentine's Day. I've made it easy for you by creating a round-up of gift ideas that's sure to make her smile. (A few of the items have affiliate links below.) You...

Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

Our Community Coffee Red Bag Family Tradition

This post is sponsored by Community Coffee, however all opinions are my own. Red bags. He always gave the red bags of Community Coffee at Christmas. That’s my dad. When he moved to Louisiana, he immersed himself in the culture. And being the professor/avid coffee...

How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

How to throw a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil

If you’ve ever lived in Louisiana – and then somewhere else – there are a few unique experiences that you will miss deeply after you’ve left the state. No matter how hard you try to recreate them elsewhere, they will pale in comparison to the real thing in the real...

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Cake

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Cake

First world problems: our liquor cabinet is overflowing at the moment, and we have an impending move looming on the horizon. My job is to purge all unnecessary items from the house -- and while the hubs would argue that whiskey is COMPLETELY necessary and should be...

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

Well blimey! We got visited by a lucky leprechan who left us a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! How cute are these tiny pots of gold??? I may have mentioned around Valentine's Day, how much in love I was with these little apothecary jars? Yes, well, they come in...

Lucky Leprechaun cocktail recipe

Lucky Leprechaun cocktail recipe

Happy St Patrick’s Day! If green beer isn’t your thang today, how about you try my “Lucky Leprechaun cocktail?” It’s the perfect drink to cheer your Erin Go Bragh spirit! And besides, if you’re carrying this lovely around, no one will pinch you -- they might steal a...

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

So the hubs comes home from work one night and says he has to take cupcakes to the office. "Say what? Why?!" "Because I've been bragging on your cupcakes and it's time to put up or shut up." Oh goodness. The pressure. What was I going to make? We had already past...

Mess-free watercolor Easter eggs

Mess-free watercolor Easter eggs

Decorating eggs is a mess. Easter eggs and stained hands go hand in hand, right? Whether you’re dyeing real eggs with food coloring or you are decorating fake eggs with decoupage or paint, or my favorite, alcohol inks. Is there a CLEAN way to decorate eggs? Is there a...

Last minute Easter Entertaining ideas

Last minute Easter Entertaining ideas

Girl, you know it's Easter this weekend! Are you ready? Are you? I was on KTEN in Denison this morning with anchor Gregg Watson and we were getting the low-down on last minute bunny issues. Specifically, how to step up your Easter table quick like a ... well you get...

Thanks #ForgetTheFrock, I might officially be sick of “people”

Thanks #ForgetTheFrock, I might officially be sick of “people”

#ForgetTheFrock has sent me over the edge. Growing up, there were two times a year where I knew I was guaranteed to get a new pretty dress, like it or not (usually not): Easter and Christmas Eve. Those were our most sacred holidays for our Christian faith, and...

How to Make Watercolor Easter Eggs

How to Make Watercolor Easter Eggs

The thing about Easter eggs is this: No matter how you dye them, it’s a hot mess. The more fancy you want the design to be, the messier they are, right? Oh, and they’re BREAKABLE. So there’s that. And how about the massive number of hard-boiled eggs you then...

No Candy STEM-inspired Easter Basket Ideas

No Candy STEM-inspired Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is right around the corner and I'm about to recycle the Halloween candy into the Easter eggs. The very last thing on the planet that the Princess Cupcake needs is MORE candy so I refuse to buy any. But that doesn't mean it's all toothpaste and dental floss for...

SPA theme Easter Basket ideas

SPA theme Easter Basket ideas

In a previous post, I showed you what the Easter Bunny was going to leave for the Princess Cupcake: a STEM-inspired Easter basket that made even me a little jealous. Now I'll show you the SPA-inspired basket I'm giving my little nerdy diva for Easter this...

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Everyday should be a party, but that would be EXHAUSTING! I do like to plan for a big bash though. Here’s a few ways that we like to level up holidays and celebrations!

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