Month: September 2012

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Barnyard Animal Sound Stamped Utensils

One thing I love about designing parties is working in elements of a design in unexpected ways.  Guests get little surprises as they enjoy the event and I can come up with creative ways to add different details. When designing Little Bug’s Barnyard Bash party, I wanted to use animal sounds in as many places […] Read more…

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Barnyard Party Cow Print Treat Bags and Favor Ideas

Favors are one of my favorite party elements.  Although a lot of people are saying that goodie bags have gone over the top, I think thoughtful favors is a sweet way to thank your guests for coming to the party.  Another aspect when thinking about favors is how you want to deliver them.  I love pretty and fun […] Read more…

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Cow Print Lanterns

When I designed Little Bug’s Barnyard Birthday Bash, I wanted to use as many cow print items as possible.  She loves cows and I wanted integrate their iconic pattern into the party in many elements.  Unfortunately, I found finding cow print items difficult.  They are rare and sometimes expensive.  Even the scrapbook paper was difficult […] Read more…

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Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

I’m so excited to share my Little Bug’s first birthday party today!  We hosted a barnyard birthday bash in August and I’ve been waiting patiently to share all of the wonderful party details with you.  After brainstorming many party themes over the months, I decided to create a party around one of Little Bug’s favorite […] Read more…

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Free Printable Days of the Week Magnet Clips

When I was a teacher, there were so many things that I wished I could get done at the beginning of the year. You always had time for the really important things – getting to know your students, organizing reading groups and unpacking necessary supplies.  But there was always the desire to do more of the “fun” […] Read more…

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How to Make a First Birthday Photo Gallery Bunting

After studying parties for the last year, there was one element that I knew I wanted to have at Little Bug’s barnyard bash – a gallery wall.  Although I don’t think Mr. Mountaineer and I have been perfect about taking a million pictures, we did have some sweet photos of our the year’s adventures as a […] Read more…

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A Baker’s Paradise: King Arthur Flour Company

I have loved baking ever since I was a little girl. Mixing cookie batter on a Sunday afternoon with my aunt is one of my most blissful childhood memories. While other kids played video games or read books, I rolled sugar cookies or baked a cake. Over my many years of baking, I’ve used a […] Read more…

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