Birthday Ideas {friday finds}

Fun & creative birthday ideas! #birthday #birthdayideas

Growing up, my mom always made the biggest deal out of our birthdays. Every year, I knew that when I woke up in the morning and went downstairs, there would be an explosion of birthday decorations covering our house. It made me feel so incredibly special, and now that I’m a […] Read More »

Surprise! A 40th birthday full of pink and gold

Surprise! An unforgettable night filled with pink and gold. #birthday #40thbirthday #surpriseparty #party

Last week, our resident party planner, Elizabeth, shared her 5 must-have items for easy party planning. This week, she’s back to show us how she put those helpful tips to use for her sister’s surprise 40th birthday party! —————- With my big sis turning 40 this year, I knew we just […] Read More »

Back to School {friday finds}

Whether you’re still preparing to send your kids back to school, or they’ve already returned to the classroom, we love these simple ideas to make them feel extra-loved while at school :) If you missed our other back to school features this week, check out our free printable lunchbox notes and this cute back to school […] Read More »

A back to school library tote {must-try DIY}

Looking for a creative back to school craft? Check out this library tote from And We Play #diy #tote #bag #backtoschool #craft

Every so often, we get to feature a guest blogger from a blog that we absolutely love, and today is one of those days! We’re delighted to welcome Kersey from the blog And We Play, who’s here to share a great back to school DIY project with you. We met Kersey at a blog conference last month, […] Read More »

Dazzling Under the Sea party ideas that will make a splash!

If you read my post on dressing up your backyard party, you know a theme can help you make party-planning easier, and tie together the whole look and feel of your event. Themed parties are popping up everywhere these days, and right now, Under the Sea  is one of the most […] Read More »

Under the Sea {color mixer}

Thinking about throwing an under the sea themed party? Start the inspiration with color palettes #color #palettes #underthesea #themedparty

Later this week, I’ll be sharing a bunch of tips for throwing an Under the Sea themed party—including color palettes to tie the whole thing together. This sophisticated blue palette is just one of many options, and just part of the fun, so make sure to check back for the […] Read More »

A stress-free party planning checklist (and a free printable!)

Download a free printable party planning checklist!

  PHEW! Carter’s 3rd birthday party was last weekend, and WOW is there a lot of stuff to remember when you’re planning a party! I wasn’t big on hosting parties before Carter was born, so I’m pretty new to this. But even so, being my 3rd time around on this kid’s-birthday-party thing, […] Read More »

Not just for plants: a DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots!

A creative DIY cake stand made from terracotta pots #terracotta #claypots #cakestand #diy

It seems like every store I go into lately has a plethora of terracotta pots just waiting to be put to use. Since they’re so inexpensive and readily available, I wanted to find a creative, alternative use for them. I racked my brain for creative DIY ideas that could involve terracotta pots: Something […] Read More »

5 things every new mom needs – tried and true items from real-life moms

5 things every new mom needs - tried & true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

A couple months ago, I started sharing our favorite baby items to help moms-to-be as they register and make room for their little ones. We’ve seen some of our favorite baby essentials and baby gear, and now we’ve come to the last part of our series. The last two posts helped you take care of baby’s needs, but […] Read More »

Our favorite baby gear & happy things – tried and true items from real-life moms

Our favorite baby gear & happy things - tried and true items from real-life moms | Cardstore Blog

Last month, I shared our favorite baby essentials, recommended by a few been-there, done-that moms. This month, I’ll be talking about some of the baby gear you’ll need for your new little person, and also some of our favorite, must-have items to keep baby happy. We all know how much fun it is to […] Read More »