Pineapple & Flamingo Party!

 I may have a slight obsession with pineapple's and flamingo's and I might have passed that obsession on to my daughter. 

Her 6th birthday is coming up at the end of May and when I asked her what theme she wanted to go with she enthusiastically said a "Pineapple Party mom!" as we talked about it  we talked about incorporating our love of the "pink bird" and  the theme sort of just evolved. Of course I did my usual Pinterest board stalking to find different idea's.  I have found so many adorable ideas, like the fun summer party over at Kelly Golightly ( I am in LOVE with her retro style!) and fun and sparkly pineapple garland from TomCat Studio!

I always find myself searching in the archives of Studio DIY, OhGoodieDesigns, Style Me Pretty and the Hostess with the Mostess! for party inspo. They had some great tropical themes for me to get idea's from. 

I love making my own inspiration boards so I can print them out and keep them on my desk to keep the party on my mind and to keep me inspired, along with Pinterest it is a great way to organize my parties! I love PICASA! It is free and I was able to create this fun collage with minimal effort. 

It started off as a tropical luau type of idea but I find myself heading more towards the vintage palm springs meets retro miami trailer park. Ha. It is supposed to be a simple and small party because  planning two birthday parties within three weeks of each other is going to be tough! So I am starting early. My little brain is going crazy with ideas for the invitations. so many idea's I love and I can not decide on anything final. 

Hopefully I can get those done and a list completed of ideas I want to use for sure by the end of  this week! 

Weekly Wishes Week 5

So I have totally fallen behind and become a slacker in life. These last two weeks have kicked my butt. There has been so much personal stuff getting me down. One of my closest friends is entering a very challenging time in her life and it something she needs for personal growth and health, and  in talking to her about her situation I have reflected on my own. Life is crazy, it is insane how you can feel so on top of the world one moment and the next completely defeated.  I am at a crossroads with so much at the moment, work, school, friends & love.  I am choosing to surround myself with lots of light and love this week to get me back to a happier place.  

Celebrating Easter with my family and the kids was a great way to start. We had a blast hanging at my parents house, cooking great food and catching up. The kids loved their baskets and I loved seeing their happy little faces when they were going through them. We didn't make it to mass which made me a little sad, so I am definitely going to try and make it this weekend. I know that will help shift the mental state I am in. 

 Excited to join in on Weekly Wishes over at The Nectar Collective
I think having set goals to get done by Monday will be helpful. This funk is no bueno.

Last weeks goals (well 2 weeks ago!):

..  Make alone time for Kai and I.Not really. We got alone time but it wasn't time to focus on us, we were busy getting things together for kiddos. So this is def. still a priority for this week! 

2.   Cut my soda intake! Yes! I really have not had much soda other than Easter Sunday and well today. I need to just tell myself no more across the board so that I break the habit. 

3.  Follow through with school.Ugh, no! They were on spring break so nobody was there for me to schedule anything. 

My Goals this week:
1.   Get my groove back. Get to the gym, kiss the babies and Kai like crazy, cook a yummy meal. Meet with a friend. ANYTHING to help me. 

  2. Finish sewing projects. I have to baby gifts i have been meaning to work on and I have yet to actually get it done. I have the fabric time to get sewing! Especially because one is for a baptism this weekend! Yikes!   

3. Tend to my succulents. They are growing like crazy and overflowing from their current containers, so I need to give them some love and move them/separate them this weekend. 

4.  Write some letters. I need to send my pen pal a long letter apologizing for my neglect! Also I want to get a packet together for my girlfriend who will be spending some time away from home for a bit while she works on her. 

I hope this weekend brings about healthier and happier times!

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