Epson approached me about creating a party with their PowerLite Home Cinema. My first thought was a party I went to a few summers ago where I went to a movie party in a swimming pool. It was so fun. All you need is a friend with a pool (people with pools tend to make friends easily in the summertime!) and set up a projector. We added a ton of fun floaties and food of course. We also put together a list of the best family movies to watch (download it here!) (PS. Right now, Epson is hosting a giveaway where you could win a projector to host your own movie night this summer! Find out more here.)
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I’m still a huge fan of sending out paper invitations. I love all these cute designs from Tiny Prints. Digital printing is a great way to save time & money when I’m planning a party. Tiny Prints has a ton of great designs to choose from and once you order, they arrive in the mail very fast. Before my kids head back to school (so soon!) I think it would be fun to personalize their notebooks and order a few classroom tags for all their supplies. Here are a few of my favorite supplies in case you want to plan your own party before summer ends:
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Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
We tried out Blue Apron Ingredient Delivery Service a couple weeks ago and I am seriously obsessed with it. This is a sponsored post but I promise they aren’t paying me to say that! I feel like it is an answer to my cooking conundrum. My dilemma is that I really love to cook. I usually have my kids help and it’s a really great part of the day for our family. When I have time and am on top of things I also really enjoy meal planning and going to the Farmer’s Market to get groceries. In an ideal world I would do it every week and everything would run smoothly. The problem is if I miss the one day of meal planning or the grocery trip then the entire week is thrown off course and we end up getting take out (which is expensive and is usually not super healthy.) What Blue Apron does is makes a meal plan for you (you get to decide if you want fish, meat or vegetarian etc.) and then they ship the ingredients to you for the week . What I love about it is I still get to cook and have that time with my family but I never have that terrifying moment where I don’t know what to do for dinner and there is no food in the house. I also like that it’s flexible. If we have plans to go out with friends then we can make the meals the next day according to our schedule.
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We made this fun little video with Staples that shows a peek into our routine at Oh Happy Day (though we did leave out the part where I answer 1 billion boring emails, ha!) As a small business owner, I wear lots of hats and I really love that Staples sells so much more than office supplies so I can buy everything in one place. I really do use it all the time (and they aren’t paying me to say that!)
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For the past few months, we’ve been having so much fun creating DIY’s for the Pottery Barn Kids blog, Building Blocks. I’m really proud of all the projects we came up with, so I thought I’d share some of the final photos here too! For Valentine’s Day, we designed an awesome template for Paper Heart Boxes that you can fill with treats instead of candy. I love that this Pop-Up Paper Alligator template can be used for party decorations or room decor. Our Jumping Jack Easter Bunnies have legs and arms that actually move! And finally we showed a sneak peek of my Kids’ Room. (And don’t forget to check out my favorite items from the Pottery Barn Kids spring collection!)