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A Playful Thanksgiving

by Casey Baudoin

Make Thanksgiving dinner fun for the kids this year with bright, colorful decorations.  Keep them entertained with their own turkey (or chicken) to “carve”, and paper feathers they can decorate and hang before the meal begins!

A Playful Thanksgiving | Oh Happy Day!

1. place setting  2. feather card  3. play chicken  4. painted pumpkins  5. feather decor

Happy Labor Day

I hope you’re spending this day relaxing with family and friends. We’ve been really busy these last few weeks (moving into a new studio is hard!) So I’m looking forward to just taking it slow. Have a great day – and we’ll be back tomorrow!

Happy Labor Day | Oh Happy Day!

Photo via my Instagram

Solo Vacations

The last few years Paul and I have started giving each other solo vacations. I’m not talking about sending one person off to a conference or a guys’ trip. It’s where we take the kids and leave the other person at home for five days or so. There is something so luxurious about living my regular routine but I only have to think about one person (moi!) I can roll out of bed right before my meeting, I can go to movies without even thinking about trying to coordinate a sitter, I can go running at any hour of the day and don’t have to worry about who is gonna do pick-up. It is really fun! This week Paul packed up the kids and took them for a visit to his family’s house. I’m stoked for some alone time. It is funny but one of the things I’m most excited about is cleaning out my closets. I’m going to have uninterrupted time to put things in piles and take things to Goodwill. I’m stoked! The picture below is when I took the kids and left Paul home for his time off. Have you ever had a solo vacation away from family responsibilities? Of course I can’t wait for them all to get back at the end of the week, but in the mean time I’m gonna walk around the house in my underwear and eat peanut butter straight from the jar.

Mom Vacation

Ice Cream Cone Pinatas DIY

Summer’s just around the corner. And these pinatas are perfect for a summertime party. They can be used as decorations, fill them with gifts and give to each person or you could fill them with candy for some traditional fun. We made them with balloons, paper mache, and my favorite crepe paper fringe. Try pairing them with my favorite Ice Cream Cone Garland for a fully themed event!

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Pinterest!

Pinterest is do a “30 Days of Pinsperation” campaign and asked me to make a board. I love Pinterest and feel so lucky I got to work with them since I’m clearly out of my league here. You can check out my board here (I’m day 23) and the whole campaign right here.