Pink and gold nursery

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When we first found out we were expecting, I truly had no gut feeling about our baby being a boy or a girl. Finding out we were having another daughter was a very exciting moment. Although my six year old daughter said she wanted a baby brother initially, she is now ecstatic about having a baby sister. I started planning a nursery soon after and tried to stray far from my favorite blues I somehow end up incorporating in every room of our home. My daughter was heavily involved in the color theme Read More... {Read More...}

When is My Child Ready to Walk the Dog?

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This post is brought to you by our Brie Brie Blooms contributor Kristen. Helping to care for the family pet is a favorite chore for kids of all ages. There are all sorts of tasks to do each and every day. Since our pets are completely dependent upon us for nearly everything, including survival, it's important that parents monitor that the most important tasks are, indeed, being done. If everyone thinks someone else fed Fido, Fido goes hungry, and we can't have that. Making sure our Read More... {Read More...}

You’re not you when you’re pregnant – pregnancy behavior apology card with SNICKERS®

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Pregnancy comes with so many joys while planning for the arrival of your new baby. Preparing the nursery, tiny baby laundry, and selecting a name are all parts of the experience I have enjoyed. Feeling your baby move for the first time while pregnant is another exciting moment. But as your hormone levels are changing and growing that sweet baby is using up every little bit of energy you have, you might find yourself not feeling quite like yourself. I have had an amazing pregnancy with absolutely Read More... {Read More...}

Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival March 28 – Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom tickets giveaway

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Thanks to the Phoenix Film Festival for sponsoring this post. I received complimentary tickets to the Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom screening to host a giveaway for my readers in exchange for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own. #PFF2015 I'm a mom to a very busy six year old with a lot of interests. She just recently started asking questions about how movies are made and refers to actors with a reference of all their starring roles. She has appeared in several news segments and Read More... {Read More...}

DIY glitter animal wall art

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With a new baby arriving soon, I've been working on her nursery and finishing up my last projects. Her pink and gold nursery is the perfect place for a DIY glitter animal wall art collage. I transformed frames I already had at home into glittery safari animal silhouettes. The nursery itself is very glam and these framed animals softened the room to make it a fun wall for a new baby. DIY glitter animal wall art tutorial  Supplies: frames for collage (any size and color) spray Read More... {Read More...}

How to decide if your child is ready for a pet

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This post is brought to you by our Brie Brie Blooms contributor Kristen.   There are all kinds of pets and there are all kinds of kids, so it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact age at which a child is ready for the responsibility. There are, however, some important factors to consider that can help us make the best choices, and there is a process for considering whether to bring a pet into your household.  So your little one is asking for a pet. How to decide if Read More... {Read More...}

DIY glitter champagne flutes

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When planning my pink and gold baby shower, I envisioned excessive gold glitter. Sparkly DIY glitter champagne flutes were the perfect way to serve guests a bubbly simply fruit punch mocktail. We had a few of the plastic champagne flutes left after the baby shower and have been feeling pretty fancy using them at home for sparkling water and juice waiting for the baby to arrive. DIY glitter champagne flutes tutorial  Supplies: Plastic Champaign Flutes (affiliate Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY party banner

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Hosting a party can easily get expensive but with a few DIY decor projects, you can create a great party without overspending. For my recent pink and gold baby shower I sewed an easy DIY party banner using poster board, cardstock, and a paper punch. Easy DIY party banner tutorial Supplies: poster board or cardstock in your preferred color (poster board is less expensive than individual pieces of card stock at most crafting stores) circular paper punch (I used a 3" punch) Use Read More... {Read More...}

DIY gold animal jar party favors

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My recent pink and gold baby shower was a perfect opportunity to have some fun crafting and share DIY gold animal jar party favors with guests. The party's color scheme made the gold toppers on jars filled with pink candy match perfectly but these favors could easily be used at other parties like a boy baby shower or birthday parties by changing the color of the candy.  DIY gold animal jar party favors tutorial Supplies: small jars (I purchased mine at IKEA for less than Read More... {Read More...}

Bubbly Simply Fruit Punch mocktail recipe

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Thanks to Simply Beverages for sponsoring this post. I received compensation in exchange for sharing my opinion. All opinions and ideas are my own. #SimplyJuiceDrinks With warm spring temperatures right around the corner, I'm thinking about enjoying fruity drinks on my patio with friends. The bubbly simply fruit punch mocktail is a perfect drink to share at parties with friends or enjoy at home. You're probably already familiar with Simply Orange and Simply Lemonade, two great tasting Read More... {Read More...}