School is back in session, and it’s that time again for everyone’s favorite fall report: What I Did on My Summer Vacation. It’s been a wild summer for The Denim Jungle. We’ve traveled. We’ve partied. We’ve made friends. And, oh, how we’ve imagined—and crafted! Here are a few highlights… with more in the works for the … More What I Did on My Summer Vacation
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to The Denim Jungle book launch party in Seattle, I wanted to bring the party to you. So… welcome, friends, to my virtual book party! Come on in. I have all kinds of fun in store for you today. Enjoy your own personal author reading. Exercise your imaginations … More Virtual Book Launch Party
Hey, Seattle friends. Up for a little adventure? Bring your imaginations this Saturday, 2/13, 12-2pm, to Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, for a free community party to officially launch The Denim Jungle! We’ll have lots of fun book-themed crafts, giveaways, and an author story time at 1pm, followed by a short talk about the making … More Party This Saturday, 2/13/16
Hey, are you in the Seattle area? Come party with us on Saturday, February 13!
As a thank you for your support and readership over the past three years, I’ve rounded up a feast of holiday ideas—crafts, dinner party fun, and hostess gifts—in one handy post. You have plenty to take care of. Let me help check something off of your list. Then, take that extra time to really be … More A Feast of Holiday Ideas
Dinner parties don’t have to be fancy pull-your-hair-out affairs. They can be a convenient way to fit in time with family and friends between work trips, holidays, and extracurricular chauffeuring. The trick is to make them easy and fun. Here are my favorite 5 dinner party ideas. I’d love to hear yours, too!
If there were a spokeswomen for hostess gifts, I’d be a contender. Anyone who’s ever hosted anything knows that, after putting so much thought and work into doing something for others, it’s heartwarming to have a little gesture of acknowledgment in return. Whether you use one of these ideas or (even better) come up with … More Hostess Gift Ideas
My fellow Americans, we’re lucky enough to live in a democracy where we can affect our future. So why not elect to party? Get your friends together tomorrow night (from both sides of the aisle) for an impromptu Election Day Party. Then when people ask, “Where were you when [insert candidate or your choice] was … More Elect to Party
When you’re a mom, you don’t have much time or money to put into a party. Yet like any good hostess, you want to do something special for your guests and, especially, your guest of honor. Here are 5 easy party decoration ideas I picked up from planning my daughter’s “Red, White, and Two” party. … More 5 Easy Party Decoration Ideas
I’m not going to lie to you, friends. As fun as Szaba’s 2-year birthday was, it was also … hard. At year 1, we didn’t have Sue. At year 2, we didn’t have Shirley. Perhaps unwisely, I hadn’t accounted for an appearance by Grief, my uninvited guest. I guess I was so deep in planning … More Grief: My Uninvited Guest