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whiskey and cigar themed fortieth birthday party

surprise whiskey + cigar 40th birthday

I know it’s a busy season for most of us, but the fall/holiday season is extra busy in our household on any given year. Especially this year because I decided to add into the mix a BIG surprise whiskey + cigar themed 40th birthday party for my husband! Hence (again) why this post is a

backyard bday with snow cones, a picnic, and a white bounce house, of course #thelovedesignedlife #spa party

honey bee spa birthday party

My sweet girly girl’s honey bee spa birthday party was back in November, which always tends to be a bit of a crazy/busy time, falling right in between my husband’s birthday (who turned a BIG number this year) and Thanksgiving. I tried to get ahead of the game this year, but it seems like her


a very merry unbirthday party

Back in November, we celebrated my sweet baby girl turning seven (7!!) with a very merry unbirthday party. It’s hard to believe that she’s seven when it seems like only yesterday we were celebrating her first birthday party (still one of my most popular blog posts to date). I say this with every kid on

a very merry charcuterie board gathering #holidays #verymerry #charcuterieboard

how to host a very merry charcuterie gathering

This is a sponsored written by me on behalf of  Safeway. As always, all opinions expressed here are honest and 100% my own! The holidays are upon us and it’s my most favorite time of year! The perfect excuse in my mind to host a very merry charcuterie gathering. Of course, this year, like everything else,

a holiday gift guide for the men in your life! #theldlhome #giftguide #mensgiftguide

gift guide: for the men

I think many of us will agree, men are the hardest to shop for! I am so thankful that this year, my husband actually OFFERED to help me with this gift guide: for the men. I of course am super excited about this because he’s making my holiday shopping for him all that much easier!