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Mother’s Day Brunch

We had our moms and dads over for a small Mother’s Day Brunch today. I kept it really simple and kept most of it easy to assemble like veggies and ranch, fruit, and deviled eggs. The only thing that really took much work was the Caramel Pull Aparts, this recipe is pretty close to the one we make! They’re a family favorite. Drinks were milk and a non alcoholic Mimosa, get the recipe here

It was such a fun morning, it’s not often we have both sets of parents together and even more rare that it’s not with all our siblings so it was really nice just visiting! I hope all you ladies have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Teacher Appreciation Gift

 I can’t believe it’s May already! I’ve been so focused on my upcoming Mother’s Day brunch (and a home reno that I’ll post after it’s done) that I almost forgot about Teacher Appreciation Day next week! I made up the tags, grabbed some of my favorite bath bombs and poof! A quick, cheap but still nice gift, something I appreciate especially since we have 7 teachers to give gifts to! These would also work as a great gift for Mother’s Day, along with a pack of Lush bathbombs! I’ve included both tags below…FREE to download.

 

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Easter Peeps Playdate

Brielle has been asking for a playdate with her BFFs for ages and what better theme than an Easter Peeps Playdate?!? Bright colors, glittery sugar and lots of sweets, perfect for a bunch of 3-4 year olds! Sadly, the day before 3 out of 5 of them had fevers and coughs so we had to have a raincheck but hey, it’ll give me a chance to have another fun party! Check out below if you want the details of how I styled this almost Peeps Playdate! 😉

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Easy Valentine Day Dessert Table

We’re really not Valentine Day celebrators in our house, horrible huh?! We usually celebrate a few days before or after so we beat the crazy crowds and the hiked up prices but this year I wanted to do something that included Brielle. I had grand visions of a darling Valentine’s Day tea party with tiny sandwiches and garnishes cut out into mini hearts but somehow life got the better of me and suddenly I realized that Valentine’s Day was in THREE days! So the magnificent tea party was scrapped and we all enjoyed a mini Valentine celebration while we watched the Valentine episode of Vamperina. Haha, you know you’re a parent when you’re combining Valentine’s Day with Disney Junior. I kept it super simple with red velvet cupcakes, sparkling cider and strawberries, ya know for a bit of healthy eating. You can’t have Valentine’s Day without roses so I incorporated them into my strawberry tower, put the rest into a vase, and grabbed some of my regular decorations to mix in. I couldn’t let go of the mini heart garnish though so I stuck them on the rims of the glasses instead….woot, compromise!

 

I have a funny story of those roses though. Brielle grabbed a few, plucked off all the petals and the next thing I know she’s carted them off into her bath. It was so funny seeing this bizarre combination of rose petals floating on the water along with her Fisher Price princesses and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse figurines. Haha, I seriously love the preschool stage! However, I do NOT love that now we have 23 Valentine gifts to create and give out! Well, I better go finish said gifts! 😉

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