Disclosure: I was sent a Petite Birthday Cake & Full Dozen Birthday Strawberries to encourage me to post about my Blogiversary from Shari's Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
When I started my blog six years ago I had no idea what was branding, seo or that blogging was lucrative. I started my blog back in August of 2010 and pushed my first post live on 8/11/2010. It's crazy to think how time flies. What started out as a creative outlet to share my budget fashion fixes and my daughter's outfits, has turned into more than I could have ever fathomed back then but at the same time still so far from where I think it should be. Here are six lessons I've learned so far as a blogger....
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From the moment I discovered that "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" was OnDemand it was a wrap! I introduced the film to the children and Aarlen was hooked, asking to watch Pippi 2-3 times a day. I am not going to lie, as his 3rd birthday approached I encouraged a "Pippi Party" since he had been loving it for the past few months. It took a little convincing be he agreed to a Pippi 3rd birthday party!
It has taken me two years to post my son, Aarlen's Woody's Roundup first birthday party. He just turned 3, before I share the details of that birthday I thought I would give you all the details on how to host a Woody's Roundup/ cowboy/ western themed birthday party.
A couple of weeks behind but I wanted to share our Easter Sunday with you, from the kids outfits, the Easter meal and decor! If you've been a reader of the blog for a while about then you know I have written about Resurrection sunday in some form or the other almost every year, this year was no exception.
With Easter quickly approaching I thought it would be nice to set up an Easter table setting and dessert table. After all, tablescapes are a favorite. I used things that I had as well as a few new things from my go-to places - Dollar Tree, the thrift shop and Amazon. Here is what I put together...
Blogger mom + Valentine's weekend, means having a friend over from school goes from just watching movies and eating a PB & J, to a Valentine's play date decked with a full-fledged tablescape. Here is how I set up a mini Galentine's date for my daughter and her bestie for less that $40!
I am not sure at what point during my Pinterest browsing I came across a cowboy themed newborn photo session. But in that instant I became fixated with the idea of having a cowboy themed baby shower. It could have been the super adorable knitted cowboy booties or that precious baby boy in a knitted cowboy hat. Either way I knew that I would be having a western themed baby shower.
New Year's Eve is only 3 days away! That is literally more than enough time to put together a last minute New Year's Eve party at home for your friends and family. Not sure how to go about it or how to decorate? No worries, my blogger friend Lee of Miss LV teamed up to give you some tips.
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Lately, the weather here in New Jersey has been pleasantly warm for fall. I thought it would be a great idea to take advantage of these warm days to host a family movie night in the backyard. Nothing says movie time like some Orville Redenbacher’s butter popcorn; naturally, that was the first thing on my list. You will also need a few more essentials your fall backyard movie night!
Any time is a good time for me to host a party so when your friend comes in from out of town and requests one of your "special parties" you get to work. And Honestly what says girls night more than dinner, drinks and chit chat? A themed girls night in! What's best is that I only gave myself a $50 budget!
Summer was just about to start so I wanted a theme that would represent that, thanks to Pinterest "Havana Nights" was born.
Alicia, a wife and mom with a blog. Read more about me here.