Thursday, October 13, 2016

Star Wars Baby Shower Ideas - Shindigz

Chances are, the Force is pretty strong that you know someone who is a Star Wars fan. I'm a 70's kid, so I pretty much grew up on Star Wars, and now my youngest boys are.

I recently had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my friend, who is also a Star Wars fan! I just knew a Baby Jedi theme would be the perfect celebration.

You won't want to miss all the other party pictures and details of our sparkly Star Wars themed baby shower! Be sure to head over to the Shindigz Party Blog to catch the rest!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vintage Halloween Party Inspiration| Halloween Party Ideas!

I have always been drawn to vintage decor - especially vintage Halloween decor! I think it's because I spent so much time with my Grandparents and remember my Grandmother's decorations growing up. With all her vintage decor in mind, I created some vintage Halloween party inspiration!

Over the past few months, I collected some fun vintage looking props while I was out shopping. My first source of inspiration was this darling standing cat statue that I found during one of my many trips to HomeGoods. Once I bought it, all the other vintage inspired decor fell into place.

One of my all-time-favorite-finds was this wooden vintage pay phone! Not only did I know it would be perfect for my vintage Halloween party, but I knew that I'd be using this to decorate my home. And our Mr. Bones makes another appearance in this party set up.

I found the most darling vintage Halloween paper goods from My Mind's Eye. I had to stop myself from buying everything on their site! I used their cake topper set for my faux party cake. The skeleton holding the pumpkin was my favorite!

I took their pumpkin garland and added it to a small spooky tree from Shindigz.

One of my favorite places to set up a party is in a little area of my backyard. It's a small corner that sits behind our 6' tall hedge. This small grassy area has a birch tree that is just bare enough for me to hang decor from it - the area was perfect for my vintage Halloween party!

The party table had lots of fun elements on top of it. Let's take a look!

I spotted these very vintage looking popcorn boxes, plates, and snack cups + lids, from Hobby Lobby.  I think they added so much cuteness to our party table!

I found a great spider web table cover, and an equally great table runner, from HomeGoods. I loved the simple look of black & white. It popped perfectly with our vintage Halloween party decor.

I adorned our party chairs with festive Halloween banners from Target. And I found the coolest wooden 31 in their Dollar Spot. The fun thing about the numbers is that you can also make it lucky number 13!

...and let's chat a bit about these fabulous cake stands! I picked these beauties up from HomeGoods. There's even a tiered stand that I scooped up, but I used that in another party that I'm excited to share with you soon! 

Our cupcakes looked spooky-sweet with cupcake wrappers and toppers from My Mind's Eye. Plus I added a little more "festive" to our store bought cupcakes with the cutest Candyfetti™ from Sweets Indeed

 I had such a great time decorating and sharing my vintage Halloween party inspiration! After my party was over, I took most of this decor and added it to my fireplace mantel. Talk about some spooky-cool vintage decor! I'll be sharing more of my mantel later.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope I've inspired some lovely Halloween decor ideas!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lighting Solutions with GE Motion Activated lights

This post has been sponsored by Acorn Influence, and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ad #lightupfall  #jasco

Oh, the joys of my boys' toys! If there isn't a parking lot of Hot Wheels in the middle of my kitchen floor, or I discover a bed full of trains when I pull the sheets down, or if hubby & I don't step on a teeny-tiny LEGO that popped up out of nowhere, our day would not be complete! Either way you slice it, this is our daily reality. Queue the GE Motion-Activated Lights.

Every evening, during our bedtime routine, the boys collect their toys from various parts of the house, and place them neatly in their shelves, and respective containers have a competition on who can launch that dump truck the highest, as it flies through their bedroom door, from the living room. Or better yet, they have this code language that only they can understand. I've seen them look at one another, smile, and speak gibberish. It's almost always something a responsible parent would frown upon! I never know what they're scheming until it's too late and those 3 Hot Wheels have purposely (and with such precision, I might add) hit their bedroom ceiling fan while the fan is spinning! In an instant you hear a loud, thunderous victory cheer of two darling little guys, and hubby or I yelling out, "what are you guys doing in there?!" Oh yah, my home has got to be one of the loudest, most chaotic, toy-infested, giggle-infused, victory cheering houses on the cul-de-sac. 

The "bright" side of all this is that I'm no longer stepping on, kicking, or hopping over the toys in their dark bedroom. Thanks to the GE Motion Activated Lights, I'm watching a dark room go light, and seeing every Hot Wheels car, train, block, book, dinosaur, and ball to ever roam the bedroom floor. *insert another loud and thunderous victory cheer, here! 

I plugged in the light, and immediately my littlest culprit had to inspect things.

The GE Motion-Activated Light is very stylish. I'm using the brushed nickel light in the boy's bedroom! The lights are also energy efficient, and ideal for hallways, kitchens, garages, and more! They may even save that cute pedicure you just got!

Wow! See what I mean?! I don't know why I didn't think of these lights sooner! It's almost as if all those pesky toys disappear when the light goes on! No more muffled cries as I experience the pain of my bare foot stepping on who-knows-what, in the dark.

Be sure to check out Jasco Products for all their amazing products and information!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Simple snack time with GoGo squeeZ® Yogurtz!

This post is sponsored by GoGo squeeZ®  We were sent their new product to taste and give our review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own (and my children's too, in this case) We are long time GoGo squeeZ® fans!

It seems a little "funny" to be posting about the beach as we head into our second week of October, isn't it? Well, living here in Cali, we are still experiencing high temps, and lots of beautiful sunshine! 
We recently hit the beautiful beach of San Clemente, and enjoyed a quiet afternoon in the sand, with our GoGo squeeZ® YogurtZ in hand.

The latest product from GoGo squeeZ® is their GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ  I was super excited to hear about them because my 6 year old is a yogurt maniac! Not only are they still available in their convenient pouch, the GoGo Squeez YogurtZ do not require any refrigeration! How's that for awesome?! 

My boys have long loved the GoGo squeeZ® Applesauces! We love to take them with us when we go on errands, and especially when we visit the Disney Parks! They're super easy to tote in my purse, or the boys' backpacks, and they aren't packed with sugar!

Those trips to the beach, Disney parks, road trips, and walks down to the park just got easier while carrying along the GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ!

The boys tried out the GoGo SqueeZ YogurtZ and Jordan (my 6 year old) says he loves the banana flavor the best! In the past, Dylan (my 3 year old) wasn't a fan of yogurt, but he was drawn to the familiar GoGo squeeZ® pouches and decided to try the YogurtZ. He's going to continue with his love for the GoGo squeeZ® Applesauces. And you know what that means for me?! One less thing for these two to fight about! That's a win-win in my book. 

Here's something else that's pretty exciting, and I think it really speaks volumes about the GoGo squeeZ® brand - it was recently named the official Applesauce of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort! That's pretty cool... or should I say, awesome-sauce?! Here's a great article I was sent, regarding GoGo squeeZ 

Don't take our word for it! Give GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ a try! You can find them wherever your applesauce is sold.