How to Get Ready to Party >> 5 Home Entertaining Essentials

How to Get Ready to Party >> 5 Home Entertaining Essentials

This morning we were inspired by an article we stumbled upon an article on PopSugar addressing how to get ready to party and what exactly guests notice in your home.  All of us who entertain at all know that one of the most stressful aspects of home entertaining, whether you are hosting a dinner party or your child's first birthday party, is getting your house in shape for your guests.  Yes, you do need to clean but focus your time and efforts on making your bathrooms and kitchen spotless. Otherwise, shut the doors to rooms your guests do not need access to.  As for the rest, we sorta agree there are generally just a handful of things your guests will notice about your home.  No one will say – wow she so needs a new sofa or her carpet really deserves a cleaning.  Your home decor is almost irrelevant so long as the rooms your guests see are tidied up and lack clutter.  You can transform any room from drab to fab by implementing a few of these simple home entertaining essentials.

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Top 5 Shoes, Hats & Handbag Calendars for 2015

Top 5 Shoes, Hats & Handbag Calendars for 2015

Year in and year out, shoes, hats & handbags are some of Party Idea {Pros} most popular party themes.  And come end of December and early January  we get tons of inquiries seeking fun and fabulous coordinating calendars both to give as gifts and to keep for yourselves. So here are our top 5 Shoes, Hats & Handbag calendars for 2015.  Wishing you a happy and healthy new year filled with joy and laughter!

Be sure to check out our related party themes:

Shoe Theme Party Planning | Hats On! Hat Theme Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies | Purse Lover Party

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2$ off Heart Labels Through 2/15

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, Mabel's Labels is celebrating the love by offering $2 off heart labels! These versatile sticky labels are durable, waterproof labels that are perfect for identifying lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment and much more. You’ll be amazed at what you can label.

This is a perfect way to get the kids into the Valentine's Day spirit, label their school lunches with a special heart sticker, or their water bottle for soccer practice.  This offer is only valid until 2/15 so don't miss out on this great way to make your kid's Valentine's day extra special.

Each label is designed and customized to your needs so they are one of a kind.

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Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel’s Labels

Mabels Labels Get Organized for the New Year

Label it! Keep your resolution to get organized this year.

 Get Organized for the New Year with Mabel's Labels 

If you are anything like us, then this year you resolved to get your life organized.  Thankfully Mabel's Labels has us covered on everything from food container labels to electric chord labels.  They just launched their newly re- designed line of Household Labels to help all of us get our lives organized this new year.   These labels can be used on anything from organizing pantry items to kids toys and they look cute while doing it!  Browse their selections or buy a combo pack to cover all your bases.  These are great whether you have kids (and everything that comes with them), or you just want to make your pantry, desk and kitchen easier to navigate.

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Great Gift for New Moms – Beautiful Custom Journals

Do you have a new mom on your holiday shopping list? These beautiful, customizable notebooks make perfect holiday gifts.  While mother and child are busy making memories during the day, mom can spend her few quiet hours memorializing them in her new custom journal. I know, I know – no one thinks they will forget these moments but as time goes by, most of us need a bit of refreshing on some of the little details.  I never thought I would admit this but even though the visions are seared in my memory forever, for the life of me I cannot remember the exact days my children first smiled, or sat up, or spoke their first words.  Today I sure wish I had taken the time to write down the details in a beautiful custom journal.

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Erin Condren Customized Day Planner – A Must Have College Accessory!

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Despite all of today's high tech gadgets and ways to track and sync our busy schedules, college coeds still often prefer the old fashion day planner.  Case in point: my daughter Isabelle who is always right on top of what is in and what is not spent hours on her one day home this summer searching for and then custom designing this year's day planner.  She already knew many of the girls in her classes at USC would be sporting an Erin Condren planner this semester so she wanted hers to stand out from the rest.

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This is a bit embarrassing to admit but it took us multiple hours to perfect her design.  Izzy wanted her planner to coordinate with her new chevron bedding without being too matchy matchy. (It probably would have taken only 15 minutes from start to finish if she would have just been willing to order Erin Condren's fabulous zig zag planner, but no such luck.)  Plus she wanted different, but coordinating designs on the front and on the back of the planner.  A tad complicated but oh so cute!

This particular design was actually inspired by the scrapbook paper she used to decorate her under-bed storage drawers.  Last year her dorm room was all about everything sweet and candied dreams.  This year she is going a bit more kids jungle safari  combined with the latest chevron patterns and even a bit of chalkboard chic.  I have to admit, the final product really is great especially since it has all sorts of organizing tools built right in.  For me, it was definitely worth both the time and money spent on this planner especially if Isabelle actually uses it and actually gets herself to class on time with assignments in hand!

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