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PARTY IN AN ENVELOPE

It was my boys' last day of preschool today! It's actually a year-round school, but it was their last day with their current teachers who have loved and cared for them like they were family. I think it's always the most meaningful to write a handwritten note, but to step it up a notch, I added a … [Read more...]

MODERN MINT & NEUTRAL BABY SHOWER

We LOVE planning parties, especially baby showers! It's so special and important to shower that mama-to-be with lots of love and thoughtful details. I was honored to co-host with 2 fabulous ladies, Dara and Emily, friends of the guest of honor, Leeron. It will be the second boy for Leeron, but we … [Read more...]

POTTY PARTY – FREE PRINTABLES

 My three-year-old, Ari, is FINALLY potty trained. This may be TMI but he's been going #2 on the potty since he was two-years-old but refused to tell me when he needed to go #1. Stickers didn't work, M&M's didn't work, jelly beans sort of worked, but it was moving at a slow pace. He needed … [Read more...]

GOLD, WHITE, AND BURLAP INSPIRATION BOARD

My dear friend, Beth, is turning the ripe old age of 31 only 29 this week and is throwing a fabulous dinner party for friends. She wanted a party with a gold, white, and burlap color story. Elegant but a touch rustic. Jenni and I put together an inspiration board for decor. See our … [Read more...]

VALENTINES DAY CRAFT: CONVERSATION HEARTS

We ran out of play-doh at our house and apparently to a three-year-old, that's a tragedy. We needed a quick fix. The answer? Salt dough! Three ingredients: salt, flour, and water. After Ari made his own masterpieces, Mama needed a turn! I've been dying to use my new Martha Stewart glitter set, so I … [Read more...]

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY IDEAS

We've been scouring the interweb for the coolest NYE ideas and recipes. Whether you're throwing a big shindig or a having a cozy night at home, there's always something special you can add. DIY garlands, fun balloons, confetti, glitter!!, yummy dips and apps, and of course...champagne! Check out our … [Read more...]

CONFETTI-FILLED LIGHT BULB GARLAND

Hey friends! We apologize for the late start to our week. Holiday travels and sick babies have kept us mamas busy! Christmas day is approaching, parties are still being thrown, and decorating is still taking place. If you are anything like me, the decorating never stops!! I just wanted to share a … [Read more...]

LATKES AND VODKAS

It's the 6th night of Hannukah, and we're having latkes and vodkas over at our house!  A latke (rhymes with vodka) is a potato pancake cooked in oil- a traditional food we eat on Hannukah. My dad created a baked version that is just as good and is super easy to make, not to mention way … [Read more...]

CUSTOM HOLIDAY WRAP FOR THE LITTLES

Remember the chain link garlands you made in grade school? Well, we're reinventing them! They make perfect gift wrap toppers for the holidays. At Love & Lion we celebrate both Hannukah and Christmas, so we'll show you how to wrap using all the same supplies. This is the perfect craft for … [Read more...]