Tuesday, August 31, 2010

When I am stressed...

I design! Creating invites is such a passion, when the design comes to life, amazing... HOWEVER, when someone orders the invite

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"Life" VENT Post

S.T.R.E.S.S! MY LEAST favorite feeling.

Charli is starting preschool this week... totally excited/nervous about that! What I am not excited about is HOW MUCH the school is closed. The school we are enrolling her in is fabulous, but a private religious school- soooooooo they are off on ALL the Holidays and then the basic calendar ones. UGH!

In the month of September they are closed 6 DAYS... S.I.X!


As I peruse the upcoming months- my stomach hurts just thinking about how many days I will either have to take off(I work full time aside from PBD), or try and find child care.

I think we shall start playing the lottery!


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Saturday, August 28, 2010

We are READY for Halloweeeen...

This morning the weather is crisp and my amazing hubster just brought me a cup of pumpkin coffee- ridiculously perfect!

Anyhooooo Party Box Design is ready for Halloween, so head on over and check out some of our new invitations!
PLUS we are offering FREE SHIPPING all weekend long! Sooooo be sure to use the coupon code: cupcake!

The best part, well aside from free shipping... PBD can create personalized decor to MATCH any invite listed on the site!

P.S. Read a tad more... ummm Bella drinking blood- oh my! Gotta find time to read further!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Preschool Meet and Greet!

EXCITING NEWS... THIS little cutie pie is starting preschool next week and last night was our first meet and greet/back to school night with the teachers/kids/parents!

We think Charli P is just going to love preschool!

Ohhhh and check out these 2 new invites! Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Feature...

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This past April, Traci(bride to be) contacted me and asked if I could create decor for her wedding- a really creative idea mind you... how could I resist!

Street signs were used as table names, a personal touch- as each street name came from the town where the couple met- ridiculously sweet!

I also created little tags with the word "love" that matched the street signs.

THANK YOU Traci for emailing me the pics from your beautiful wedding, gorgeous colors!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birth Control...

This is what happens when a 2 yr old is left unattended!

Wish it was on my watch... feeling annoyed with yourself is way better then someone else(mil)!

RIP my vintage beach wallpaper!

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The Shore, Twilight, Pre-School, PBD...

We had a fabulous time at the shore... incredible weather! Charlotte looooved the water, playing in the sand, and just running on the beach- overall a great family vacay!

I had hoped to read more on the beach, but with a two year old... not entirely possible. Which is a major bummer because- UMMMMM Bella is preggos- O.M.G! didn't see that one coming. Hush on further details as I have not read past this point... but WOW I MUUUUST find time!

Plus I just can't believe the Summer is coming to an end and my baby girl will be starting pre-school/daycare! Honestly... where has the time gone?!? This Summer has just flown by. We have back to school night this week, I am anxious and excited.

Ohhhh and I have also been working on some fabulous parties/showers... hope the Mommies send party pics! Hint Hint...
You can also find loads of new invites over at Party Box Design... Anyhoo... back to work and wishing everyone a crazy great week!

P.S. The beer margaritas were awesome!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beer Margaritas...

Having a total blast at the beach! We are here with our closest friends and their kids... PLUS my dad and sister will be joining us on Friday!

Soooo much fun!

Found this cocktail recipe... totally making it tonight!
Beer Margaritas
* 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate
* 2-1/2 cups tequila
* 2-1/2 cups water
* 2-1/2 cups beer
* ice
* 2 lime, cut into wedges

Pour limeade, tequila, water, and beer into a large pitcher. Stir until well-blended, and limeade has melted. Add plenty of ice, and garnish with lime wedges. Adjust with additional water, if needed.

Have any of you tried these before? So many good reviews, just had to try them out... what better place then the beach?!?

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Saturday, August 14, 2010


Weeeeelllll the time has finally arrived and this super busy family is taking a super fab vacay!

We are off to the beach....wooohoooo!

Have a great week everyone!

P.S. Will still be checking mail daily, so if you have any PBD questions... no worries, your emails will be answered!

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Suuuuper crazy excited(e-invites)...

I am soooo ubbbbber excited to announce that any invitation on the Party Box Design website may now be purchased digitally! So neat right?!? E-mail your invites and go green, or print them out yourself!

PLUS I am doing another GIVE AWAY over on Facebook, and you can win a FREE invitation! Must enter today... as I am only doing it for 24 hours!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Halloween on the brain...

OK I realize it's August... but the Fall will be here before you know it!

PLUS it's B.E.Y.O.N.D HUMID here in Baltimore, like crazy humid... the air is heavy, hot and sticky- UGH. This awful weather has me dreaming of cozy weather and crisp apples.

Anyhooooooo adding lots of new Halloween Invites to Party Box Design!

P.S. Charli did sooooo ridiculously well yesterday, thanks for all your sweet words! OHH and only a FEW days until we leave for the shore!!! CAN'T WAIT!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Being a Mommy is hard...

The love for your child really just can't be expressed in words...

A Mother's desire to make everything safe and happy for her child is never ending.

TODAY... is a day I have been dreading- today is the day we have to get Charli's blood taken for her 2yr lead test. The state of MD mandates this test be done, and boy have we been putting this off.

We had this test done last year, and I feel it's worse then giving birth- and if you know me, that is huge. NOW she is bigger, smarter, more aware, and def sassy... holding a 2 year old down while she screams and cries your name is ridiculously hard. Gosh even as I type this my eyes water.

Anyhooo wish us luck!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cowboy Baby Shower!

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Baby bumps and cowboy boots... can it get any cuter?!?

What a crazy fabulous baby shower theme, filled with yummy food and warmth! The patterns/colors are out of control fun.

Floral Arrangements: Cowboy Boots, filled with babies breath.
Party Favors: Mason jars adorned with beautiful ribbon/tags and filled with ingredients to make cowboy cookies!
Menu: BBQ and all the crazy amazing side dishes... jalapeno corn bread, potato salad, roasted tomato salsa... ummm YUM!
Dessert: Decadent chocolate cake and cookies galore!

Ok, who is having a boy? We must start planning this baby shower NOW!

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Monday, August 9, 2010


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

From time to time, I find myself needing inspiration and this quote is one I often read. In fact, this very quote hangs on the wall outside my bedroom.

Please feel free to share any inspiring quotes you have found along the way!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Little Lady Bug...

I am currently working on a little lady bug first birthday and just had to share! How crazy cute is this classic theme!?! Red, Black and White- fabulous combination!

These invites look out of control cute with a little glitter on the lady bug dots!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Candy Apples, Crisp Weather, Candy Corn...

Yes, I am thinking of Fall and all the yummyness it brings! Fall is my FAVORITE season... a season filled with snuggles, amazing scents, crisp apples, beautiful trees and Halloween!Last year we had a super fabulous party, and this year I hope to do the same!

Are you all having a Halloween party this year?!?
Little kids in costumes melts my heart, just tooooo cute! I have no idea what Charlotte will be, but something girly for sure!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

OK Let's Do This...

WOW, 50 ENTRIES for this fabulous give away- thanks for entering!

Honestly, I am kelly green with envy- as the person who wins this give away is one lucky chicka-dee. Tutu's and little girls- out of control cute! PLUS the headband, oh my gosh!

Anyhoooooo, let's do this!

The lucky ducky winner is...
The very fabulous Mrs. Poca Cosas!
Congrats Lady!

Ohhh and a super huge ubbbber thanks to All About Tots!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

A Sweet First Birthday!

Goodness, Monday got her super fast! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Anyhoo... I have not been the best blogger, in fact- not even close(sorry)! I really want to post more often and continue offering inspiration for all you party hosts... as, it's so beyond nice to hear from readers letting me know they felt inspired and planned a party based off of one of my own, or my decor!

Speaking of which... Charlotte's VERY FIRST birthday!

Faith's mother contacted me late last week asking if I could create a party for her daughter based off of Charlotte's first! UMMMM, Y.E.S!!!! How could I not be more thrilled, as this party brings back so many sweet memories!First birthdays are so sweet, and I only hope to help make Faith's just as special!

The above invite can be found at PBD!

OHHHH and I decided to extend the give away by ONE MORE DAY... so be sure to ENTER, as it's tutu fabulous!

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