Party to Pine For :: Summer Camp Style Wedding

Ruffled - photo by http://acquaphoto.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/san-clemente-summer-camp-wedding/ I was never big into “summer camp”, but when I saw this wedding, I immediately felt I’d missed out on something fabulous. Is this what summer camp looks like?! I’m in! Pack your bag and head over to the full event and portfolio at Ruffled

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23 Favorite Father’s Day Freebies

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gift wrap  //  tokens  //  garland  //  donut flag & paper  //  shaving kit  //  poster

It’s not too late! There is still time to pull something really sweet together for Father’s Day! Check out these free printables–there are tons of them out there, but these are my favorites!

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bottle tags

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minimal printables

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toolbox coupon book

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bag topper

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dad libs

mini tie bunting

mini tie bunting

appsolutely the best

app-solutely the best card

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banner

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cookie bag

socks

sock wrap

tag

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chalkboard printables

 

chalkboard prints

cards

cards

bbq tag

bbq tag

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tackle box

salsa

 salsa

Happy Father’s Day!

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Party to Pine For :: Neon Wedding

Ruffled - photo by http://www.alexisjuneweddings.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/spring-neon-wedding-inspiration/

‘Tis the season for weddings, indeed! This amazing neon number just had to be shared. This photo pretty much contained all of my favorite features–the chandelier, the chairs, the flowers. Go to Ruffled to see all the bright and snazzy details–there are tons!

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As Seen On…Cookies n’ Cream Macarons at Java Cupcake

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I have someone new to introduce to you today! Meet Betsy of Java Cupcake. She makes some of the most delectable treats ever. Like these cookies n’ cream macaroons…mmmmmm….. They look amazing! And she used a box (from the shop) tied with twine (from the shop) to place them in to deliver them to a friend (who was not me, unfortunately, but you can see the delivery here). Find the recipe here and the shop goodies here.

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Popsicle Pool Party Invitations

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My 6th grade daughter begged, so I gave in and told her she could have some friends over to celebrate the end of school with a pool party. Not a huge shin dig, so we went with a simple invite (black printed onto colored card stock). Pink for girls. Blue for boys. Yes, boys. She is inviting boys!

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After rounding the top of my rectangle (I used a kitchen glass to shape it), I taped a popsicle stick to the back. I had a great plan for the other side of the popsicle, but my color printer decided to cause me grief and I had to go to Plan B, which, in my opinion, turned out better than Plan A (which was going to be white with “be cool” printed across it the long ways in color). Washi tape (from the shop) to the rescue! We made a fun striped pattern across the back of each invite to cover the popsicle stick.

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Once washi-ed, it seemed like it would be a sin to hide this cute little invite in an envelope, so we slid it into a glassine bag (available in the shop) sealed with a small piece of washi tape.   The party is Friday! More to come…

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What I Wore

Ready for it? Here’s my weekly peak as to what I’ve been wearing.

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Just a day at working from home. My husband says he is not sure if he loves this outfit or hates it. What do you think?

shirt – j.crew factory  //  tank – target  //  pants – old navy  //  Penny Loafers - amazon 

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 When you work from home, you can wear shorts! And it’s okay to wear heels too…

shirt – old navy  //  tank – target  //  shorts – j.crew factory  //  sandals – kohl’s  //  necklace – groopdealz  //  bracelet – kluster shop

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Working from home, again! I think I need to hire a new photographer! My pics need some help!

shirt & skirt – j.crew factory  //  sandals – target  //  necklace – tiffany (gift from the hubby when #3 was born)

 Linking up with Lindsey and the lovely ladies over at…

Happy Wednesday,

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Party to Pine For :: One Smart Cookie Graduation Party

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Graduation parties are everywhere, but this one got my attention for it’s originality. It’s a wonderfully simple theme with big impact. That’s my kind of party! Go to Your Home Based Mom blog and see all the crazy amazing details of this party here along with loads of other great projects.

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As Seen On…Limeade Green Smoothie at Bake Your day

green-limeade-smoothie-21-2-560x840 Fresh. That is what this smoothie shouts. Cassie at Bake Your Day has my mouth watering with this one. It looks so tasty and refreshing; perfect for the coming summer months and warmth. Find the recipe here.

Of course, I’m sure it tastes better sipped from a paper straw from the shop! You can stock up straws (and everything else) during the inventory clearance in the shop. Use code SALEON40 for 40% off your entire order THROUGH MAY31st!

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Elevate :: A Blog Conference on a Whole New Level

I’m still quite a rookie at the whole blog conference game, but I think it is fair to say that Elevate is a gem that stands out from other blog conferences. Want to see why? 

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I’m a detail girl, so I was immediately overwhelmed by the amount of attention the hostesses paid to the little things. Overwhelmed and grateful. Especially considering this was a one-day deal. From the welcoming name tags and swag bag to the farewell donut (from DK’s Donuts Orange) for the following morning, the BINGO welcome activity to the quirky photo booth (box of cheese), these ladies thought of absolutely everything.

View More: http://letmeseeyousparklephoto.pass.us/elevateconf The event was very intimate–about 75 ladies, and held at a lovely club on the bay in Newport Beach, CA. 

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We dined alfresco in a quaint courtyard surrounded by palm trees and a view of the bay.
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The tables were set with darling accessories from several of the event’s sponsors and painted ball jars of wildflowers.

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Each attendee was given a reusable cup (with lid which was so nice!) with a set of stickers to decorate it (including your name). This cup was used throughout the day. 

View More: http://letmeseeyousparklephoto.pass.us/elevateconf The place setting was darling, wasn’t it?

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The speakers (this is Desiree from The 36th Avenue) were  pretty fantastic, even though they had to compete with the view of the bay out the doors behind them. All the speakers, including Lisa Leonard, can be found here.

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We had a craft time where we painted frames, created garlands and made a card (thanks to the gracious sponsors DecoArt, Fiskars and Sizzix).

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We all know that events are about food, right? Well, I’m all about the snacks and goodies more than the meals. I can say I was certainly far from disappointed. Look at that snack stand!!!! ADORABLE! (The only thing it was missing was M&M’s, but those would have melted in the sun, so I can overlook it.)
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My favorite touch was the “Dirty Diet Coke”. See the recipe in the photo above. Not only did they have Diet Coke, but they had Caffeine Free Diet Coke! Seriously amazing!!! And being that my favorite non-Starbucks beverage is Caffeine Free Diet Coke and Lemonade, this little number was a hit with me. It was tasty!!! (and we got to use our super cute cups)
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A special treat to top off lunch were these cookies from Swig (a shop in Utah). I don’t even know if you can call them “cookies”–they deserve a name so much better than that! I’m going to have to try the knock-off recipes to see if they even come close–I’ll let you know what I find out. View More: http://letmeseeyousparklephoto.pass.us/elevateconf

Then there was the sweets table. Oh my! Look at it! I’m not sure which was sweeter, the treats of the decorations!

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There is no possible way for me to include all the glorious details of this event; I had a terrible time narrowing it down. All I can say is, you should’ve been there! There’s always next year… (details are not up yet, but you can find out more about the conference here.)

Did you see what I wore? You can see it here, along with some other shots from the day. Want to hear what I came away with? That’s coming too…soon. 

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What I Wore

Can you believe I actually remembered to take pics of what I wore this week?! Actually, I had my hubby to the honors, but still. I get credit still, right?

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If the weather is below 75 for a high, I grab a sweater since I have very few opportunities to wear them. This lightweight one is a new fave this year – a go to outfit for sure. Simple and classic. And with pearls, crystals and some loafers, I feel ready to “go” work from home!

sweater – old navy  //  jeans – gap  //  crystal necklace – j.crew factory  //  pearls – wal-mart  //  Penny Loafers - amazon 

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shirt – target  //  ankle pants – old navy  //  yellow loafers – old navy  //  bracelet – klustershop  //  Ray-Ban Classic Clubmaster Sunglasses - amazon

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Even though Memorial Day wasn’t a holiday from work, I decided to go casual anyways.

shirt, shorts, sandals – target

(don’t you just love target?!?)

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 Working from home (bad pic, but my phone ran out of memory…)

shirt – old navy  //  tank – target  //  skirt – target  //  sandals (orange version of the previous pic) – target

Linking up with Lindsey and the lovely ladies over at…

Happy Wednesday,

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