Landyn’s Puppy Paw-ty

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a party. Can you believe our ELMO bash was 3 years ago?

My sweet little Landyn turned 5 years old last week, and without hesitation wanted a “puppy themed” party.

So a Puppy Paw-ty we had.

Southern California is in a horrible drought and hasn’t seen rain in 6 months, and it decided to RAIN the day of our OUTDOOR party. We managed though, and the kids could have cared less. It was all around an awesome day with our family and friends.

Warning: Extremely picture heavy. I didn’t want to leave out any details. 

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As an activity, I planned on having an agility course for the kids (think, dog show), but last minute Landyn decided she didn’t want any part of that. Sometimes less is more, yes? Instead, the kids had three acres to roam, a trampoline, pinata, treats, and a fun photo booth. I set up little buckets of balls to go along with the theme as well. We had a puppy adoption area where the kids could take home a puppy as a party favor. I got stuffed puppies from the 99 cent only store and put them in favor boxes tied up with ribbon. The kids loved them.

I kept the menu super simple with hot “dogs”, “dog gone good melon”, “beggin chips”, and “puppy punch”. We had an assortment of sweet treats on the dessert table and I was sure to have “doggy bags” on hand to take treats to go.

A special thank you to my amazing fiance who helped make this day happen and my last minute photo booth visions come to light. And my family that came over the morning of and helped pull the whole party together minutes before guests arrived.

Another successful party in the books.

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Bows & Arrow Photography

ALL printables including photo booth props c/o Simply Create Designs

Pinata, tassle garland, balloon with tassle garland c/o Paper Fox LA

Polka dot table cloths and paper carriers c/o MYBDPCreations

S’mores c/o The Fondant Flinger

Sugar cookies c/o Baker Mama

Cupcake toppers c/o Cakes by Angela

Landyn’s puppy leotard tutu c/o Whimsy Ranch

Landyn’s puppy necklace c/o Paige and Penelope

Landyn’s polka dot bow c/o The Bows and Ties Shop

Fabric banner and cake bunting c/o A Petite Soiree

I cant say more amazing things about these above vendors that truly were a joy to work with. A special thank you to ALL of you that so generously added a touch of your talent to make our party extra special and unique. I so appreciate all of you.

Other sources:

Chocolate Cake: Costco

Paper Goods: Target

polka dot cupcake wrappers: Home Goods

Puppies: 99 cent only store

Pink poodles: Oriental Trading Company

Picture frames: Ikea

Kiddie table and chairs: Rented from Party Pleasers in Camarillo, CA

Center pieces: plastic containers from the Container Store, artificial grass from Michaels, printable’s, and real dog bones hot glued to lollipop sticks

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Until next year…

Lindsay

Business Casual Neutrals

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IMG_1543-.jpgtop c/o Ali & Kris (similar here) // pants: Old Navy (and on major sale) // necklace c/o Cool Water Gems // purse: Kate Spade // heels (similar here) & watch: Michael Kors // druzy ring c/o Wrenn Jewelry 

Pre baby, I was working in the corporate world. While I wouldn’t trade the past 5 years for anything, there’s certain parts of that “environment” that I miss. One is dressing up for work. These days, this outfit would be saved for a night out on the town or a meeting. Heels and open backed blouses arn’t a part of my mom-iform.

We survived Landyn’s 5th birthday celebration yesterday. Her actual birthday is tomorrow but we celebrated with family and friends yesterday. Josh thinks I overdid it, but we are just breaking him into how we do parties. Pictures to come.

Have a great week.

Lindsay

Mint & Crop Tops

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 skater skirt c/o Ali & Kris (similar here) // top: H&M (similar here) // shoes: Steve Madden, (similar here) // bracelets c/o HorseFeathers // watch: Michael Kors // necklace c/o Stella & Dot // sunglasses: Free People

So I’m the girl that swore off crop tops back in the 90s, and when I saw them show their evil heads again last season, I immediately shunned them. But as fashion always does, it grew on me and today’s post is my attempt at the whole “crop top” trend. I love this outfits ability to still look modest and feminine. Both things I’m all about. I’d totally rock this look for a weekend shopping in LA or brunch with my family. Are you a crop topper?

Landyn left last night to spend a week at her dad’s. To say I was a soppy mess would be an understatement. This is the longest she’s been gone for and it’s going to be a tough one on me. I couldn’t sleep last night knowing she wasn’t in the room next to me, I woke up feeling empty, and I still have 6 days to go. I told Josh I was going to redo our entire house to keep my mind busy. I’ll be sure to share the projects I tackle this week.

Have a great week!!!!

Lindsay

“Big Hair Don’t Care”

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IMG_8367-.jpgtank: Paper Doll Clothing Company // shorts & vest (similar here): Forever 21 // moccs: Target (similar here) // pave bracelet c/o Bip & Bop // sunglasses: Tory Burch 

To say I am completely obsessed with Paper Doll Clothing Co’s quirky “big hair don’t care” racer back tank, is an understatement. I don’t even have big hair, and I love rocking it. Because most day’s I have that messy mom hair and it seems rather appropriate. It’s super soft and the tri-blend grey can be styled so many different ways for summer.

Enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all purchases over at Paper Doll Clothing Co. today only with code: shipfree

We are slowly working on some big changes around here and I can’t wait to share. I am at the mercy of my web designer at this point…patience Lindsay.

Have a great week.

xo

Lindsay