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Operation Shower is an organization whose work is near and dear to my heart. Growing up a military kid myself, I’ve seen what sacrifices military wives along with the rest of their family units must make while their soldiers are away. It’s nice the there are groups out there like Operation Shower that can bring a little love and caring and appreciation to military moms-to-be while spouses are out on deployment by hosting beautiful baby showers that provide everything a new little one needs.

But the fact is, they need a lot of support from the rest of us in order to keep their baby showers going! No matter how many ways you slice it, party props, food and venues aren’t free, and the wonderful sponsorships they have don’t cover 100% of what they need to keep throwing showers. In this season of giving, and in thanksgiving for the freedoms we are so fortunate to have, consider a donation through Operation Shower’s Party. Support. Love. initiative. You will touch the lives of other mothers like you will never know! You can check out the organization’s YouTube channel to see just how much your donations are appreciated.

Speaking of touching lives, I had the chance to help out with a shower in Ponte Vedra Beach in September. It was such fun working on the graphics for this “Journey of Love”; the theme was based around some vintage travel postcards to beachy destinations. But I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

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There were 40 really happy moms that went home from this shower–with arms full of things for baby and hearts full from a great day! Thank you to all the donors and their generosity that made this event possible.

VENDORS:
Graphics | Frog Prince Paperie
Sugar Cookies | Firefly Confections
Bagged Popcorn | Just Pop In
Chocolate Bon Bons | Anna Shea Chocolates
Tiered Cake | Classic Cakes
Rice Krispies Treats | Sweet U Off Your Feet
Map Medallions | Peckled
Flowers | Flower Muse

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This post brought to you by JELL-O as part of the DailyBuzz Brand Ambassador program, making Halloween more wiggly for everyone. Check out more Halloween recipes here: JELLO.com/recipes It seems like every holiday that rolls around, I have small children begging for a party for all their friends to come to. Being a the tired momma I am, I just couldn't find it in me this year to pull off { Read More! }

outdoor movie-13

As the summer is coming to a close, I feel like we are trying to cram in all sorts of activities that we thought we had all the time in the world to do. Like have an outdoor movie night. Even if we don't get around to throwing one, I can live vicariously through this outdoor movie night put on by Nicole at Tikkido.com. You can see all her photos here.  Frog Prince helped out a bit by putting { Read More! }

beside the seaside-13

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We were so excited to have Elissa of One Stone Events contribute to the summer issue of Festivities Magazine. Her fairy tale mash-up party is definitely a new favorite of mine! I worked with her to develop some new, unique printables for her event, and Nicole of Tikkido.com helped with darling Peter Pan inspired bunting and Pan hats. Of course, there was a whole cast of talented vendors that { Read More! }

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mustache baby shower-13

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My son's birthday party is my favorite one that I throw all year. Boy parties are challenging. No pink, no fluff, just down and dirty wholesome boy goodness. That can be fun if you let it! After some gentle steering from his father, our kiddo was quite enthusiastic about paying homage to motorcycles. For weeks before (and after!) the party all conversations focused around motorcycles in one way or { Read More! }