Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quality Time is Job #1

My Children are the love of my life and with all the time I spend in front of the computer trying to stay on top of the event planning buisness, I have to remember what's important! My daughter Jahmira wants so bad to bake like her mommy, seriously those are her exact words and I love it but there are times when I need to get projects done and I need that time alone without the distractions. I feel bad feeling this way but I can't help but to feel it's necessary. I work a regualar 9-5 so sometimes the weekend is all I have to work on any size project. So I decided to do something special for her this weekend. I purchased some cookie dough and I made it up in my mind I would decorate cookies with her. She saw the dough yesterday and waited up all night to see when I was going to start making them. She is too cute! A coworker of mine brought her a cookie making kit for Christmas and I think we both forgot that she had it so you can imagine her face when I pulled out her very own set of baking supplies. Watching her cut out her cookies and put them on her baking sheet made me feel like this is something I should have been doing long before today!

Love is in the Air

I must admit this was an awesome experience. I got a chance to team up with some amazing talent to offer my very first giveaway. Looking forward to doing this more often, In fact I actually went ahead and offered another giveaway exclusively for my Facebook Fan Page followers. I want to give a special thank you to Latisha Horton of Eccentric Designs for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something so wonderful! Love is in the Air! I urge you to keep these talents close so you can be informed about up and coming offers! I also want to thank Natalie of Little Shindigs and Kristy of The Purple Pug for putting all of this talent in one central place, The Children's Party Network! I had a blast working with all of you and look forward to doing it again Very Soon!

TIni Posh Giveaway Mommy and Me Love Tees

Eccentric Designs Giveaway 8x10 Photo Print and 10 Postcards

Sweet D'Saenz Candy Buffet Giveaway
LOVE banner, PINK kisses, 4 Lollipops, & a $10 Walmart giftcard 

The Cavity Shoppe Giveaway
Cupcake in a Jar!
The Party Animal Giveaway
Stuff a Plush Monkey

Evolutionz Face and Body Art Giveaway
A Glitter Tattoo Kit
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

7 Days, 7 Giveaways

We kicked off this weeks Sweet Week with my Chocolate Covered Oreos and there are so many more items to win. I have teamed up with some wonderful women and each are offering you something special!
For more information please visit Decorated Elements, Evolutionz Face and Body Art, Eccentric Designs by: Latisha Horton, The Cavity Shoppe, Tini Posh , The Party Animal and Sweet D'Saenz Candy Buffets

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet Heart Sweepstakes

Christmas has passed and for some reason I am still in the spirit of giving. I am currently giving one random comment left here 6 Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Oreos. This sweepstakes will run from today, Monday January 24, 2011 until Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:59pm estern time. To enter to win all you have to do is view my blog, leave some helpful hints (comments) on how much you love the information, or how I can improve and add my Facebook Page to your favorites. Yup that's all! Your opinion matters that much to me. So I wish you all luck and thank you for participating.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Giveaway Girl

WOW, I won the party package from Giveaway Girl Do of Piggy Bank Parties on The Children's Party Network. I am the winner of One Custom Banner and One Custom Mini Banner. I am so excited for this and can not wait to see what Do will create for me. After visitng her Etsy Page, I quickly became a fan of her creativity. Check out some the links posted and see for yourself. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dessert Tables

Very First Baby Shower Dessert Table
I have been looking to start decorating tables as my signature approach to event planning, this will give me a chance to put all my favs in one location. I enjoy baking but I also enjoy decorating and making things look pretty. During my research I have found so many people who decorate such beautiful table displays, so I am super excited to get some creative juices flowing. I first had the pleasure of decorating a table back in August of 2010 for a friends sister's baby shower. I really enjoyed seeing the end results come together and make such an impression. I will never forget how the guest of honor felt about every item on that table! So I will be concetrating on building my portfolio of dessert tables and trying build on becoming not only a planner but also a vendor. Wish me luck! As always thanks for reading.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Shower Cupcakes

I finally got a chance to decorate fondant! I decorated some cupcakes for a babyshower over the weekend and I must say I was pretty pleased with them. I saved many of pictures on my laptop with cupcakes decorated with fondant toppers but had none of my own for my library! So here they are in their debut. They actually were a featured photo on The Children's Party Network so that does wonders for me in my still beginning stages of event planning!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back To The Drawing Board

As I explore this event planning business I am finding out a lot about myself and this field. There are many successful planners out here as I am finding out in my new home at the Children's Party Network. If you are starting out in this business, here is where you need to be. Everyone so far has been so helpful and thoughtful to the fact that I am still in my novice stage of planning. I titled this post "Back To The Drawing Board" because of my background in graphic design taking a profound place in my business. Everywhere you turn someone is designing printable artwork to make it easier for the not so savvy event planner seem like they are on top of their game. Well I wanted to know where I fit in with designing printable graphics and I am nowhere as knowledgeable as I thought. I have been searching for tutorials and asking everyone I can how to get on board with this new party hit. So I will be back at the drawing board and possibly looking to take a class or hitting my other favorite place the library trying to understand this. I want to be in this business with little to no contracted work out. I would like to be able to provide all services for my clients but this will take a lot of time to get all these skills perfected. Wish me Luck and Thanks again for reading!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New 365

Most of us wait for the New Year to start things fresh. Maybe it's to diet, or exercise, quit a bad habit, or just take things in your life a little more serious. Well if you're like me, you have made no empty promises of any of the above and you are just choosing to live! I have made way too many resolutions only to break them a month or 2 later. Life is to be lived and enjoyed, yes I would love to say I am going to x, y, and a little of z but the truth is I am happy with me and all my faults. It's whats makes me, me! So I will only try and make a better me one day at a time, or one month at a time without all the extra effort to do things outside of my character. I read a post today that basically said "that you are perfect as you are. God doesn't create faulty life. No. Everything created by God is perfect, and so are you. So stop driving yourself mad with endless ways to improve, and just accept the glory of your being as is." So in a nutshell, I am who God wants me to be and where I am in life is where he wants me. As long as I keep him top priority, I will see what needs to be changed and will have been given the tools to change it. Have a Happy new Year Everyone and Be Easy on Yourself in 2011.

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