Strange Magic Party Plan: Everyone Deserves to be Loved!

Just so you know, I received an early release copy of Strange Magic on DVD and some other really fun products to facilitate this party plan post from Click Communications, but all ideas, opinions, and photos are entirely my own.  Oh my singing stars, y'all! Strange Magic was released in stores on DVD today, 5/19/15, and I'm in love. Have I ever told you about my love of musicals, and animation, and stories of true love? No? I've failed you. I was in my first musical production at the age of 11 (the cut off age was 12, but they made an exception because I was SOOO close and my audition was that they said), and this day, it's still one of the highlights of my life. I was in a few more productions over the years and was bound for the big screen (in my head), but life got in the way. Mommyhood was my destiny and I'm totally cool with that, but I've never lost my love for musicals, the stage, and the silver screen in general. I try to pass that love along to my … [Read more...]

Make Someone Smile with Baking Ideas Inspired by M&M’s

 I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. As always, all opinions, ideas, and photos are entirely my own. #BakingIdeas #shop #cbias I don't bake. Well, I didn't until recently. You see, everything I make from scratch when it comes to baking fails. I can cook just about any gourmet dish with ease. I can grill. I make all of my sauces from scratch. But I just can't bake! It's a shame because baked goods always put smiles on the faces of my family and I'd like to think I'm the kind of person that could put a smile on the faces of others with tasty homemade treats. So lately, I've been experimenting and I've found what works for me. When it comes to baking, I'm a semi-homemade chef. As in, boxed cake and cookie mixes are pretty much a fabulous invention that even I can't mess up, PLUS I can dress them up with my babies' favorite candy ever, M&M's, to … [Read more...]

Jake & The Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue Party

I really should tell you that I received the following DVD with bonus features and a party kit to facilitate this family movie night from Click Communications and their client. As always, all of the photos, ideas, and opinions are entirely my own.Bubby loves pirates and watching Jake & the Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior every weekday is a favorite pass time. I think we all know that I'm on a mission to make Bubby's life as happy as it can possibly be so when I told him we were going to have a Jake & the Never Land Pirates dinner party to celebrate the release of the Never Land Rescue on DVD, he was stoked. But you see, I planned to keep it I always do. But when he declared "This will be the best party EVER!", I had to step it up. I was still able to keep it simple but thrill them beyond belief. All you need is a little Pinterest, a printer, the DVD of course, and some simple food supplies from your local retailer of choice. No pirate party would be complete without a … [Read more...]

Disney Cars Birthday #DreamParty Ideas for Bubby from A Million Moments

I'm sharing these Disney #DreamParty ideas as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias. Even though the ideas aren't mine, since I've already told you that I bump off my friends' ideas for crafts and creativity, I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you. A few days ago, I told you that Bug would be turning 7 next month and I was looking for party ideas and I found some fabulously easy Princess Party ideas that I hope that I can pull off for her. What I didn't tell you then is that my Bubby will be 5 the following month and it's something he has been looking forward to HIS WHOLE LIFE! He's obsessed with being grown, and apparently in his mind, 5 is the age to be (be still my poor heart, stop growing so quickly). Now we all know how I feel about my Bubby so it's obvious to say that if I'm going to throw an amazing party for Bug, of course I'm going to have to be just as creative for Bubby's big 5. But I'm not very creative, and I'm kind of lazy when it comes to these things, so I … [Read more...]

Do You Have a Princess with a Birthday in the Near Future Too? Disney #DreamParty Ideas!

I'm sharing these Disney #DreamParty ideas as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias. Even though the ideas aren't mine, since we all know I bump off my friends for crafts and creativity, I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you. Next month Bug turns 7. That's right SEVEN and that's a pretty big deal. She's almost a teenager or something (I always exaggerate, you know that by now) but luckily she still digs Disney and all things princess. This BIG day calls for a BIG celebration. The only problem is, we all know that although I wish I could say that I'm clever and crafty, I just can't. But luckily, I have friends that are, and I bump off their ideas all the time which makes my little minions think that I am indeed crafty and clever. Hey wait...maybe that does make me clever after all. For Bug's birthday, I want to keep the cuteness high but the cost and work for me low. I'm picky like that. My friend, Jillian, over at the Mommy Testers is always hosting these elaborate … [Read more...]