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{one pretty pin} Ice cream bar

July 13, 2014

There’s something so cheerful about this photo. : ) The ice cream cones, the polka-dotted cups, the M&M’s, the Target brand sprinkles – there’s nothing too unusual happening here but it’s just so dang HAPPY! Featured pin • Original source: Unknown • Pinned to: Ice Cream Party

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Ice cream bar

Party tricks from Real Simple

February 28, 2011

One of my favorite features in Real Simple magazine is “new uses for old things,” so I was delighted to find a round-up of entertaining themed “new uses” on the Real Simple website! Here are some of the most kid-friendly ideas: Kazoo as Bubble Machine: …

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“Outrageous Kid Parties” on TLC

February 9, 2011

Um. $40,000 on a party for a 6-year-old? Apparently, it happens, and it happens often enough to warrant a TV special on TLC. The screen cap teasers look even more fab than nearly every wedding I’ve attended! Cue the horse and carriage! From TLC’s website: …

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Pink Ponies: A Case Study

January 14, 2011

An old co-worker of mine shared this on facebook the other day, and I laughed until I scared the dog. I might find this extra-funny since I spent nine lives working in advertising, but it’s super duper funny for ANYONE who’s gone the extra mile …

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Teacupcakes and chillbots!

January 6, 2011

I’m a sucker for cute little oddities – weird but cool things that will make people ask you, “where’d you get that?” So I was totally excited to find a website called Perpetual Kid. It’s chock full of fun stuff that might just be worth …

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Make your own party hats

September 9, 2010

Party inspiration is everywhere! Just yesterday, it came with my groceries! ; ) Whole Foods is celebrating their 30th birthday in business, and their grocery bag is all decked out with a SUPER cute how-to on making your own party hat. Of course, the finished …

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Baby naming laws – or, why you can’t name your son Superman in Sweden

July 2, 2010

I heard about this article on the radio and I couldn’t wait to read about it for myself: 8 Countries with Fascinating Baby Naming Laws. Since I have a bit of an obsession with names, I find it really interesting that other countries have laws …

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Custom name cupcake toppers

May 22, 2010

It’s the weekend of the cupcake toppers, peeps! This is not a drill! I’ve never had a larger stack of toppers to make, and it’s a cute overload alert! These are in stacks of six or eight. That’s a whole lot of cupcake toppers – and …

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Appreciation photos

April 26, 2010

I’m so excited, because I just found a little hidden treasure trove of photos from my customers on Etsy! Under the feedback area, you can leave “appreciation photos,” but this is one of the things that I’m not good at keeping up with (I’m also …

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January 16, 2010

Hooray! It’s the Chickabug blog! I’ve been wanting to set up a blog for awhile, and it’s one of those “where do I start and do I even have the time?“ sort of things, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’ve had moments where I thought …

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