Total Eclipse of the Sun

eclips mapToday’s the day! A total eclipse of the sun, along the “path of totality”. I’m fortunate to be on that line today, but not sure if the weather will give us a very good view. No matter what, it’s exciting for my sons, especially my oldest who dreams of a career in the Space field.

It’s the perfect day for these themed snacks:

Mars Bars, Milkway Bars, Starbursts, Sunkist, Moon Pies (celebrating its centennial this year!), Sun Chips, Sunny Delight and anything star, moon or sun shaped.

One of the easiest snacks to prepare for today are these time tested and adult/child approved rice crispy treats. Check out how to make them at Little Life of you’re a little more ambitious, these “galaxy cookies” will really set the mood. Recipe and how to at Sugar Spun Run!Galaxy-Cookies-SMALLLet’s thank our lucky stars that we get to witness this “out of this world” event!



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So, why not give in and embrace it! Haute Papier has put pen to the prettiest papers, that you’ll absolutely fall in love with!


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Hugs and kisses!


New Year’s Eve Celebration

new-years-champs-1024x1024The countdown to 2017 is on. But, it’s not too late to organize a little sparkly celebration to wrap up the year and bring in the new. Last year, I ended up hosting an impromptu gathering with out-of-town friends and it was one of our most fun nights of the holidays. So….it’s always good to have party essentials on hand.

Here are some of the adorable items you won’t find at Party City.¬†il_570xn-889561703_4rptBubbly Bar available¬†hereil_570xn-1038156565_oq3u-1Pop Fizz Clink cups hereil_570xn-1069726126_cxaxil_570xn-1116306877_jh632017 straws and toppers available hereil_570xn-1075559654_pmwe il_570xn-1144404689_hndk il_570xn-1144697387_3mimGlitter cupcake toppers here

Whether it’s a party for 2 or 200….bring in 2017 with sparkle and style! Happy almost New Year’s!