Archive for the ‘Parties’ Category


You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 in Parties

I hear by proclaim that I am retiring from “showers” for a decade. If one of my 12 year old nieces need one in a decade, sign me up. But until then, I am retired. I loved doing Laura’s shower as my last shower for awhile though! My little sister Laura is having a baby […]

Book Club Idea

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in About Me, Parties

I hosted my neighborhood book club earlier this month. I only get to do it once a year, actually with all the members we have I probably won’t get to do it next year. So I was excited and maybe over did it. Autobiographies are really just my favorite type of book. I love being […]

Things I Have Loved This Past Little While

Friday, May 30th, 2014 in About Me, Parties

First off, I love my neighborhood. I do. I am having a not my best stretch for the past while, and my neighborhood and ward have been one of my saving graces. When moving back from Costa Rica I wanted to live downtown. I still have many days where I drive there for the girls’ […]

Minnie Mouse Bridal Shower or Disney Bridal Shower

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 in Parties

My sweet neighbor friend and I threw a bridal shower for another beautiful woman in our neighborhood. She is a big Disney fan, and was proposed to by her now husband in Disneyland. So we wanted to do something to match that at her shower. LISTEN! It was so hard finding a cute, not overly […]

Abby’s Baptism Day Luncheon

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 in Parties

I wanted to show you a few of the snapshots from Abby’s baptism day luncheon. That flower 8 in the pictures is from Lane and May Studio on Etsy. I will use it for all my girls’ baptisms I decided. To answer some inquiries, Abby’s dress is from an Etsy shop in another country that […]

Shae’s 3rd Birthday

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 in About Me, Parties

Shae’s birthday fell on Abby’s baptism day. Since neither of them seemed to mind I set up both parties in the house. In the living room it was a My Little Pony party and in the dining area it was a baptism luncheon. Shae is very interested in birthdays. All year long she is so […]

Abby’s Spa Party

Friday, March 21st, 2014 in Parties

Abby has had this party planned in her mind for over 6 months! She wanted a late night, girls night, spa type party. Our Christmases are not over the top, the Easter bunny doesn’t come to our house, no elves, or traps for leprechauns. But I LOVE to do birthday parties. It is our thing […]

Halloween 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

My name is Vanessa and I over celebrated Halloween. You know when you have done so many…too many…things leading up to the holiday that on the actual holiday you aren’t very excited? I think I overdid it in the cooking department. Why did my kids need a fun Halloween after school snack and lunch EVERY […]

My Little Pony Party

Friday, October 11th, 2013 in Parties

This isn’t a sponsored post I am just going to link to where I got everything and anything. Because both my blog and personal emails are a mess and I reply to just about nothing. I know that people will ask details on where to get things, so look for the hyperlinks and you will […]

Reagan’s 1st Birthday

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 in About Me, Parties

Could this be the last time I celebrate a child’s first birthday? I’m not even going to think of that right now. There is this sweet little company that if you know who they are you will notice my girls in their clothes, reading their books, with their art prints on their walls, carrying their […]