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Aug 2022

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It’s that time! You have all you need for your little one, but there is one person left to greet for the new year – your teacher! A fun fact about me is that I have a minor in education! I am a teacher at heart and have always held a special place for teachers […]


Aug 2022

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I can’t believe I will officially have a Pre-K kiddo in my house this year, and little sister is starting school too! It’s bittersweet to be at our last “first, first day,” but such an exciting time to celebrate! I’ve gathered a few quick things for the perfect first day celebration and have a few […]


Jul 2022

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Having been a luxury wedding and event planner for over a decade my love for weddings runs deep in my bones. It’s the type A personality in me that loves creating timelines, the dreamer and visionary in me that loves designing one of a kind events and the servants heart in me that loves giving […]


May 2022

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If you’re new around here it might not take you long to realize that I love a good celebration. When it’s a celebration for a well deserving person, or group of people, it makes the fanfare that much more exciting! From my time in school (I actually went to college to be a secondary math […]


Apr 2022

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Growing up I always loved Mother’s Day because I got to celebrate my best friend. Whether you are a mom or love and adore a mom I’ve put together a short list of a few things I love that a wonderful woman (maybe you) in your life might love as well. Ginger Jars: How beautiful […]


Oct 2021

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We had so much fun sharing our You’ve Been Pinched baskets for St. Patrick’s Day that we thought it would be so fun to do a Boo bucket for Halloween! Let’s go! Truth be told I grabbed all of this from Target and have linked as many things as I could HERE, but have also […]