Friday, April 30, 2010

TGIF, New Invite... and a Wedding!

TGIF... seriously T.G.I.F! I am soooo crazy excited for this weekend! Charli will be spending the night with her Grams and the hubster and I will be attending a beautiful wedding at the beach!

Weddings are always so romantic, and it brings back so many sweet love memories. Brad and I have been together for over 7 years now, and will be celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary on May 17th.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

P.S. Do you like all the new PBD invites?

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Invitations at PBD...

These ubbbbbber cute invites are now available at PBD!

P.S. What do you think of the new blog layout!?!? A SUUUUUPPPPPER B.I.G THANKS AMY and her crazy awesome design skills!

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Twilight...

Thank you to EVERYONE who suggested I read The Twilight Series... still on book one, but O.M.G SO GOOD!

Last night Brad asked if I wanted to watch a dvr'd episode of 30 Rock, and I said noooo, I must read! LOL!!!!! It really is addicting. How are the other books compared to the first?

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

In the coming months...

Party Box Design will be adding "wedding" decor to the shop!!! I have had quite a few "brides to be" contact me, so I thought hmmm... how can I not offer beautiful decor for larger events!?! So stay tuned!

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Craving Cuuuupcakes!!!

Such a silly post I KNOW! But I can't kick this cupcake craving! Rich butter cream, salty sweet vanilla bean...mmmmm. Every single night this week I almost baked, but HAVE NOT in an effort to save my waist. In fact, last night I even took out all the ingredients, only to place them back in their homes-lol.

I tried trading in the craving for a skinny cow cone... oh if only it curbed the crave!!! Anyhoo, I will hold off as long as possible! Go away craving, go away!

Happy Hump Day!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thank You...

THANKS so much for all your input! I now have two "Circus" Themed invites listed on PBD.

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Polka Dots or No Polkas?

I recently added this invite to the website, but now think... hmmm liking it better with polka dots! What do you all think, clean and crisp- or polka dots?!?

I am thinking YES for polka dots, but I wanted to get YOUR opinions puuuurty please!

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Monday, April 26, 2010


Party Box Design got a face lift!!! Check out our new home page... thanks to my ultra fabulous web designer!!!

What do you all think?!? I beyond L.O.V.E it!

P.S. Free Shipping Today! Coupon Code: cupcake

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Random Thoughts Monday...

Well... Monday is here again- way too soon! Right?!? Hope you all had a fabulous weekend, we did!!!

Anyhooo, lots of party decor being created... no time for edited pic postings(plus my camera is not working right), so how about another Random Thoughts post!!!

1. I LOVE COFFEE! I do not know how I would start my morning without it. My husband makes us half calf each morning, and the smell is just intoxicating! HOOOOW can you not love coffee? H.O.W?

2. I am totally out of MAC Bronzer... UGHHH! It is the only ounce of make up I seem to have time for these days. Mental note, ORDER some today!

3. We have a wedding this weekend and my MIL is watching Charli! I am excited... a night with Bradley. The wedding is on the water, so it should be ubbbbbber romantic. The bride has great taste, so I am positive it will be lovely. I love weddings.

4. Did anyone see Oprah last week, the episode about the dolphins being killed. O.M.G! Here is the link to an amazing cause. Please check it out. I cried like a baby when I saw the video of the fishermen killing dolphins. I love dolphins, beyond love. L.O.V.E. I think dolphins are the most beautiful creatures on Earth.

5. Did anyone make salsa this weekend? I never ended up having time, but I surely enjoyed some on Saturday night, with a fabulous margarita!

Dear Friday, get here soon!

P.S. Charli's Invites are done(woohooo) and half are being mailed today... ran out of stamps! Doesn't that always happen.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Salsa Saturday!

I know I have posted these recipes before, but I think it's the perfect day to make some fresh salsa and margaritas!

So hit the market, invite some friends over and have a crazy great weekend!

Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Mango Salsa
Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Fresh Tomato Salsa

and just because I KNOW you are thirsty....
The BEST Margarita always includes Grand Marnier!

ENJOY!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Sneak Peek Party Invites...

The above invites are now available at PBD and because I LOVE THEM so much I have decided to use them as Charlotte's Birthday Party invites! This is crazy exciting, since my party planning list is growing larger by the second!

TGIF Bloggy Pals!

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TGIF and Mammalicious Finds Post

Gosh, what a B.U.S.Y week it's been, one of those weeks where you don't even have time to hope for Friday! Love that!

Soooooo Week 3 of Couch to 5k! My lungs are doing just fine, my knees... not so fine! THEY HURT! Any advice my lovely running friends???

Anyhoo... for some party planning inspiration head on over to Mammalicious Finds today and check out my {P} is for Preppy Party Post! OOOOOdles and OOOOOdles of Prep!

TGIF & Have a crazy fabulous weekend!

P.S. Don't forget about our current GIVE AWAY!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Featured on HWTM and Lingerie Bridal Shower...

Yesterday PBD was featured on Hostess with the Mostess! Suuuuper exciting! Sooooo if you missed the feature, head on over... check it out and leave some PBD love! Thanks Jenn!

Looooving this bridal shower theme right?!? Sooo many yummy details. If you would like to see more pics of this bridal shower, head on over to Ashley's fabulous blog... Attention 2 Detail. She is currently planning another party which you will not want to miss. Thanks for sharing Ashley.

Happy almost Friday everyone!

P.S. Have a party you want featured?!? Please feel free to contact us.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Camera Advice...


Soooo I dropped my already poopy camera a few too many times and now my pics are really not looking too hot! I have a SUPER small budget and was hoping some of you could give me advice on what cameras might be the best option!!!

I can not spend over $250! So very sad, but my money tree is so very small. I realize this budget is crazy little, but I was thinking there must be something out there that I can get with this amount of fundage?!?

Any advice would be crazy, insanely, most wonderfully appreciated!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My lovely pond and NOT so lovely snakes...

YES! S.N.A.K.E.S!

When we built this pond, almost four years ago, I never knew the wildlife if would bring!!! N.E.V.E.R in my wildest dreams did I envision myself constantly screaming while gardening. Gardening is supposed to be a stress reliever, calming, a break from the to do list of life! Well, NOT by the pond that's for sure! This Spring I have encountered 4 snakes already.

Last night, at around 7 pm I came outside to water my plants and what did I find next to my hose.... OHHHH YES A HUGE DEAD SNAKE! I chose to cut the image off where it got nasty, and I MEAN N.A.S.T.Y! I screamed so loud the neighbors peeked out of their windows!!!! This mother of a snake was HUGE!

Anyhoo... I must have interrupted what killed it because when the hubs came home(9:45 pm) it was GONE. I swear it's like an episode of National Geographic right outside my front porch.

DO ANY of you all have a pond? If so... do you get lots of snakes?

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PBD Give Away

YAY, another Give Away hosted by Carrie of Making Lemonade! It's a super cute blog that you must check out!!!

Head on over to her great blog and enter!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy 6 Months PBD!


Yes... it's TRUE! Party Box Design opened its virtual doors 6 months ago!!!

Looking forward to all that is to come AND Thank YOU for all your support.

I think it's time for a celebratory give away! Stay tuned...

P.S. FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed TODAY!
Coupon Code: cupcake

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Random Thoughts Sunday...

Since I don't have anything crazy exciting to blog about, I thought I might share some random thoughts going through my mind... oh and maybe some funny facts about me- since this is my blog after all!

1. I am wondering why I have not gotten a single PBD related email all day... hmmm, it makes me sad! I love all my PBD customers... you make me smile!

2. I love chips and salsa, preferably herdez salsa if I don't have time to make it... out of this world yummy. You will ALWAYS find chips and salsa in our pantry- ALWAYS.

3. Not happy about my husbands new schedule... I am affraid it's going to hurt our relationship. I thought he worked a lot before, didn't think it was possible for him to work a minute more- but oh yes, apparently it is... this is the biggest random moment on my mind. It's taking up too much space in my brain and I don't like it one iota.

4. How is my baby going to be 2, I mean really---- seriously 2?????

5. Can I actually get preggos again, I mean one feels like a lot... I thought I had baby fever, but it left me. Baby Fever PLEASE come back, I will need you to help me do it all over again. Ummm being preggos is somthing I am not fond of. I mean who loves hanging their head over a toilet bowl and then having to go change a poopy diaper.. um really 2? Can I DO IT?

6. I dream of living in the islands(BVI's).

7. Margaritas are my favorite cocktail of all time. Freshly made ones, no bottle mix- simple syrup and lime juice!

8. I have a difficult time sensoring myself.

9. Why do my doggies always have to toot while I am working in my office, I mean seriously guys.

10. I love family time, I mean I used to be the going out type of lady- but being a wife, and a mommy is pretty great. I do from time to time think of all those great memories, but I wouldn't change where I am in my life for a minute(minus Brad's hours)!

So lovely bloggy friends, what random thoughts are going through your minds????

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Honeymoon...BVI's

Dear Life,

I miss my husband! I miss the feeling of being carefree! Growing up is hard...

Anyhoo... I just had to share pictures of the most beautiful place I have EVER been, even the word beautiful doesn't do it justice. The BVI's are my heaven, and where we plan to retire! A place so special, you just can't even image. Water so clear, people so friendly, and the most amazing views!

When I look at these pictures, they don't even seem real. How could the sand be that soft, how can the water be that blue? It's all true... and even more spectacular then you can imagine. One day, we will visit again- until then, these pictures will have to do!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Island Themed Engagement Party...

Such a FUN theme right?!? Perfect for the summer. I am also working on cocktail tags to match!!! I am thinking a Mr. & Mrs. Mango-rita, but Bahama Mama's would certainly work!

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Tic Tock Tic Tock....

Charlotte's 2nd Birthday is right around the corner and I am seriously feeling the time crunch... ahhhhhh! There just never seems to be enough hours in the day, I really wish there were two of me.

Do you all feel that way sometimes?!?

Even as I type I can hear the tick tock of the clock... somehow it's no longer March, but April... and before I know it- it will be MAY!

How do you all manage your time well...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Party Features on PBD...

Have a party/event to share?!? PERFECT....because, I will now be doing a weekly party feature here on PBD. Exciting right?!? I hope you think so!!! There are so many fabulous events out there, and I can't wait to blog about them.

Please feel free to start sending party pics and your event details to info {at} partyboxdesign.com or use the side bar contact box!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Polka Dots and Lollipops...

I am currently working on the cutest party for a little boy turning one! His mother ordered the lollipop invites, with party favor stickers and a banner! The colors are tiffany blue, white, and chocolate brown!!! Loving this color combo... so cute right?!?

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