A New Discovery

How exciting is it when you make a new discovery? Recently, we stumbled upon an amazing shop called bellesnest.com with a great concept. Who better to tell you about it than the ladies themselves? “Belle’s Nest began as a vision of two sisters/artists.  After years of making our own art and finding outlets to show and perhaps sell our work, we decided a retail store was the best venue not only for our items but also for the creative work of other local artists. We envisioned the store as sort of a live version of our Etsy stores.   Once the vision took root, nothing could be done but to make it happen.  Finding the perfect spot in the quaint downtown section of Sierra Madre, CA  we now offer a venue […]

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Feel Good Wednesday!

I’ve decided to declare today as “feel good Wednesday”. Every now and then you run across a great quote or two and just want to pass it on. This one is clever and true. I love the “develop from the negatives” part. How often we forget that sometimes you need a rough patch in order to reach that next level of growth. Need I say more about this one?? “Comparison is the thief of joy”. Truer words have never been spoken. Follow your own path ladies. There is so much power in living this statement. What are some of your favorite quotes? I could go on for days!

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Cupcake Dance!

Holy cow! Have you heard about the new Sprinkles Cupcake ATM that just opened up in Beverly Hills? I haven’t heard of a more genius concept in my life! This picture is from ohjoy.blogs.com and I believe that this “cupcake dance” perfectly illustrates the feelings of joy that I experienced when I first heard of this. Though I haven’t been there yet, the old 90210 is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. I’ll be sure to give you the deets as soon as I go!

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Educational Parties Can be Fun!

Even educational themes can be fun for kids, if you make the right choices. Recently, lifetimemoms.com quoted “yours truly” in an article about bringing learning into the game of parties.  Photo by hwtm.com Tips for Planning an Educational Birthday Party from lifetimemoms.com: Choose a Theme: A theme “highlights the interests of the birthday child and brings a focus,” explains Ashley Renee Jefferson, an early childhood enthusiast and play time expert, who runs My Play with Ashley. A favorite book, animal, or activity makes a great theme. Jefferson adds, “Trust me, it makes it easier on you! Choosing between a princess party or circus party does not matter. They can all be educational so long as it is executed well.” Invite Learning: Set the tone from the beginning with an invitation […]

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It's Cocktail Time!

Summer is almost here. Signature cocktails have never been so exciting! The watermelon mojito here is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day. Here’s a 5 star recipe from Sunny Anderson at www.foodnetwork.com Here’s what you need in order to whip up this amazing cocktail: Ingredients 2 1/2 to 3 pounds watermelon flesh, pits removed 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup packed mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 1/2 cups white rum 1/4 cup agave syrup Directions In a blender, puree watermelon, fresh lime juice and mint in batches until smooth. Strain into a pitcher. Mix in rum and syrup. Serve in glasses filled with ice and garnish with mint leaves.

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Get Hitched Like "Brangelina"!

Brad and Angelina are finally tying the knot!  Let The Party Goddess! show you how to get hitched like superstars!  From the latest celebrity trends to incorporating your kids, to blending different backgrounds, The Party Goddess! tips will help you get the standing ovation you deserve. Photo by Simply Bloom Photography TIPS:  * Color Me Pink! Want to include your kids in the wedding festivities? Put their creativity to use and have them draw pictures of what they think love is.  Take their designs and create customized invitations for your big day.  The kids will love being involved in the planning and this will be one doodle you will be sure to frame!   * Gifts That Keep Giving! Follow in “Brangelina’s” footsteps and become humanitarians!  Instead of accepting gifts, […]

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