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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The 4th Anniversary of Adrianna’s 25th Birthday

I’ve looked everywhere. I can’t find the guide to celebrating a friend’s 4th anniversary of their 25th birthday. Somebody help me out? In the meantime, I’ve decided to go with this plan: 1) Interrupt PB Knock Off week: Holiday Edition to say “Happy Birthday Adrianna!”2) Drag self and two kids to the post office the… 

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Happy Birthday Susan!

Today is Susan’s birthday.  And since it’s her birthday, and birthdays mean wishes, I wish: I was there.  And our kids were not.  And we had unlimited crafty time.  And cake.  And wine.  But not so much wine that we burned ourselves on our hot glue guns or sewed things wrong-sides-together, you know.  Just a… 

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Little Folks Celebrate One

Awwwww. I’m going to be one of those posters today. The I-can’t-believe-my-baby-is-x-years-old people. With shots of newborn scrunchiness and first-whatevers. Or… not. Nope, not going that route today. Maybe next year. Or the year after. I reserve the right to do that later.  Or even to change my mind  and do it later today. While… 

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A Very Special Announcement

Well, I’ll have to pre-empt Adrianna’s I’m-working-on-a-third-bun-in-the-oven announcement to say this: our dear friend Adrianna is turning 25 on Tuesday, December 15th. “25?!?” you say? “So accomplished and a mother of two and only 25?” Yes, folks. And she has three years of experience at being 25, so this year she should do it flawlessly…. 

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