Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nautical Invitations, My Bestie, Life, RHONY...

I love nautical, the beach... and our new Tying the Knot Invite! Sophisticated and fun, just had to share!

Today is also a really special day.
My bestie of 11 years is taking a road trip from MD to SC, to visit US!
I am over the moon excited to say the least.
Up at 4:30 am, Preggos, 10 hr drive, 2 kids in the car... she is my hero. Our daughters are besties, so Charlotte is equally excited.
It's going to be a wonderful visit.
Additionally, I have to say thank you to those who took the time to email me, or comment with regards to the c&d. It's amazing... blogging is just amazing. Thank you for all your kind words, really!

Ooooo and who stayed up to watch the RHONY Reunion?!?
Painful to watch.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trademark: A cease and desist! Long...

Many people who read this blog, read it not only because they love parties... but because they themselves have recently started a biz, or have the hopes to open one themselves.
Which is why I am choosing to share!

Creative people find inspiration everywhere... motivation may come from within, but seeing others succeed helps light that fire! We all start somewhere! We all dream.

I would like at this point to give a bit of advice... possibly something you did not know, something we surely didn't! Thoughts to consider when starting your own biz/dream!
{Maybe I should have gone to law school, or married an attorney!}

Party Box Design received a Cease and Desist.
Something we never thought, or even ever considered happening. 
Afterall, we are a tiny mom and pop shop... offering original designs... designs that can only be found here!
A place where your purchase matters.
No one else has our name, Party Box Design!

Sooooo WHY?!? W.H.Y... why?!?

Well, apparently if you have a company with a name even relatively close to someone else, they can for one send you a cease and desist and two, threaten a law suit. Especially if they are BIGGER then you! YUP... threatening phone calls, voicemails filled with demands... and of course that pretty c&d sent by certified mail!
All things that make a small biz owners tummy hurt!

It may not matter if you are a website, if you are a brick and mortar, or if you even sell different items! It may not matter if your site and logo look nothing like theirs. It may not matter if you are states apart.

Sooo... if you are thinking of starting a biz, it's not all sugar... there is also spice! You must be prepared, dot your i's and cross your t's. Not everyone is happy when you succeed. There are many bumps along the way. There is a major learning curve. There are so so so many things to consider, things we didn't know.

BUT... now YOU do!

This post is heart wrenching for me. This post breaks my heart.
This post makes me angry, frustrated and sad. A whirlwind of emotions.
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Monday, July 18, 2011

How was your weekend?!?

We "attempted" to crab, gave it a good go... but the crabbies were not biting! We even tried two locations. However, we were blessed with hours of  watching dolphins swim... yes HOURS! Totally amazing and I had to pinch myself like 3 times.
My MIL was also in town for a few days, which was so fantastic! We missed her the minute she left. Charlotte just loves her so much, they have a very special bond.
Oooo ate some crazy good pizza too... could have sworn we were in Jersey! Love Charlotte's oooo face!
Also worked on oooodles of orders for Party Box Design, which as always- is a total blessing!
Like our new Surfs Up Baby printable party collection. Cute right!
Hope you all had a great weekend as well!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gender Reveal Baby Shower Invitations...

A gender reveal baby shower has to be so much fun, I have actually never been to one... maybe I could talk my sister into it, but that's a long time away-lol!

Anyhoo... how fun is the above baby shower invitation and sticker, perfect for a gender neutral baby shower or a reveal! OOOO and this new invitation as well!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chevron Invitations and More...

I am obsessed with this pattern, it has been added to my fave list... alongside damask and polka dots! It's so versatile, the new stripe really. You can pair chevron with anything and it works.
We have been offering ooodles of new invites with this stylish pattern, like this great water slide party invite and for all the little artists out there, an art party invitation!
As mentioned above, obsessed!
These are just a few listed at Party Box Design!

I love this pattern so much, I searched high and low for an affordable rug to place in my daughters play area! Lucky kid right!?!
Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! We had a great beach day that ended with fireworks! Nothing like watching fireworks with your feet in the sand and ocean waves in the background.
{gotta love the, "take your own" fam pic... sorry brad}

Happy almost Friday!
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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Everyone!

"God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her, Through the night with the light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the ocean, white with foam. God bless America! My home, sweet home, God bless America! My home, sweet home."

Author: Irving Berlin
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