birthday party revision no. 692

It's almost embarrassing to admit, but I've kind of been planning Charlotte's first birthday since she was just weeks old. Okay, I may have thought about it once or twice in the hospital too. But it was fleeting. What can I say? I love me a party. I had started to for real plan around the holidays, excel spreadsheet and all. I always start out somewhat conservative but these things take on a life of their own. Thirty dollar custom birthday hat that will be worn once? Throw it in the (virtual) cart!...more

Holiday Switcheroo

Up until yesterday, my Christmas tree was still up. Okay, not our real, live, six foot glittering tree but a decorative tree nonetheless. It's a three foot tall blue tinselly tree that I put oversized pink and gold ornaments on. I adore it. Fuzzy feelings aside, I needed to come to grips with the fact that the holidays were over an entire month ago. I also had several apothocary jars full of glittering bulbs still out and a huge ornament wreath on my front door, but I digress. I'm trying to get on top of things, so I thought why not start decorating for Valentines Day?...more