Open Wide Zipper Pouches

(alternately titled: Open Wide Zipper Pouches, and How Much I Suck at Making Open Wide Zipper Pouches) I have 3 good friends all having birthdays within a month, so I went on the hunt for something fun and cute and most importantly EASY to make for all of them and knock all the presents out… 

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A “Happy” 3rd Birthday

I love a loose party theme. I know that my kids might get licensed-character-attached at some point, but for now I’m trying to avoid it. I’m also avoiding jumpy places and kid gamey-machine places. But I’ve learned better than to say “I’ll never _________” because parenthood serves that back toasted, with a pickle on the… 

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A Puppy Party for the Newly 5

K and I spent a lot of time talking about her birthday party theme. It’s now a process of finding something she likes that works for me, too. She’d talked about doing a party at the nearby inflatable place, for example. I don’t have a real problem with that, but I figure we’ll end up… 

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First Birthday Shirts

It’s hard to believe that Aubrey is one year old today. It’s hard enough to believe when it’s your own child that reaches the one year milestone, but somehow it’s both faster and slower watching other babies grow.  Also hard to believe that my Mom is …. today. It’s one of the birthdays that ends… 

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