Author Archives: thesidestuff

Be Mine

Who doesn’t love sweet smiles for Valentine’s Day? I love making cards each year for all the girls’ friends, and the best part, of course, is finding the right picture. Our photo shoot this year was a mix of disaster … Continue reading

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Dinner and a movie

What to do when you’re out of ideas for a dinner party and hosting one 24 hours after returning from vacation? Call for backup. So, when it was our turn for supper club, I turned to Tinyprints for inspiration and … Continue reading

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Mexicana para seis

To get inspired for an upcoming south of the border vacation, we turned dinner night into Mexican eating – pork stewing all day for some delicious tacos, piles of gauc and chips, and tons of bright colors, bright candles and … Continue reading

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White, warm wonderland

While you East Coasters are battling the blizzards, this may be the closest thing we Northern Californians can get to winter white. We’re fully back at it in 2014, and since it’ll be an awesome, colorful, fun year, a clean, … Continue reading

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Holiday clean up

  Someone passed along this great idea to take advantage of those best-of-the-year pictures and not have the guilt of throwing out holiday cards – snap them into your phone contacts and you’ll get to see those shining smiles all … Continue reading

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Falling back into Autumn

Originally, this post read “How is it already October!?” Then I got delayed further, so now it’ll have to “How is it already almost 2014!?” It’s been an all out crazy couple of months around here. Hopefully I’ll get back … Continue reading

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Summer suppers

With summer slip, slip, slipping away, it’s about time to wrap up the very simple styling that was done for friendly get togethers. From shovels as centerpieces, to contact paper as tablecloth, to napkins as bow ties, to just plain … Continue reading

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Partying at the park

When tiny little Hadley turned one we couldn’t believe how fast the year had gone! How is this happy girl already a year old? Since she doesn’t really have her own friends yet, her party was really about catching up … Continue reading

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Taking over the toys

We know I like labels, and these ones are not only keeping our closets and drawers way cleaner, but the kiddos love them too. After a few too many times shoving everything into random drawers and wasting time looking for … Continue reading

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Coming Soon(er than I Can Believe!): Picnic 1st Birthday Party

How is my baby almost one?! Though she’s definitely gotten a good dose of second-kid treatment her and there, we’re throwing her a big ole bash to celebrate this milestone. Though the actual details have a big ways to go, … Continue reading

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