The Birthday Party Project


I love a party…especially a birthday party. And, I REALLY love throwing a birthday party for my children or friends. So, I was immediately touched when I learned about The Birthday Party Project. The mission is simple: Bring JOY to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. 

About to celebrate it’s 5th birthday, The Birthday Party Project will host over 315 parties this year. I love that Halo Home by KWS will donate party hats for a birthday for each set of their “party hat” cocktail napkins that are sold.  I think this may be my favorite birthday gift for friends this coming year.

In addition, there are many ways you can support this incredible group. Just go to their website to learn more.


screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-10-53-44-pmRemember how special your birthday was when you were a kid? Let’s help some children celebrate their special day!


Tuesday Tulips – via The Enchanted Home

 I have a new favorite tulip. It smells like gardenia. Confused? 

It’s my new gardenia candle poured into this elegant tulip shaped votive. Just one of many treasures that can be found at The Enchanted Home

Having just built her incredible dream home (no exaggeration!), Tina has searched high and low for quality home accessories and offers them for well under retail. With Mother’s Day approaching, I thought this was a great resource worth passing along. And, while you’re browsing, you might just find something to spruce up your own home. Lighting, dough bowls, porcelain, accent pillows. If your style leans toward the elegant then The Enchanted Home needs to be on your radar!

What’s your favorite candle scent or candle?

Zhush Things Up

Whether you’re looking for a great birthday gift for a friend or are one of those people who shops ahead for holiday….you have to check out!

Created and curated by my friend, Sue, you will find hip, affordable items that you’ll not only want to give, but keep for yourself.

Sue has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot – and she’s constantly updating her inventory. I’ve shopped with her and can promise you that her service rivals any store – online or mortar.

So, what are you waiting for? Zhush things up!

images: Jacob Kriese