Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Disney's Frozen Princess Party and Gifts

Frozen is a 2013 animated movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.  It stole the hearts of millions, including my goddaughter.  She would watch Frozen all day long and at 4 years young new all the words.  It ranks as the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Frozen has little girls all over wanting Elsa and Anna Frozen based parties.  I've gathered together my favorites for you.  Some are expensive and some aren't.  I've tried to gather my favorites with a fluctuations of prices for everyone to be able to enjoy. 

Invitations

Invitations to your party should reflect what your party is going to look like, your theme.  The same Frozen theme should continue throughout the party.  Pick colors that you would be able to purchase other items with, such as your tableware. 

This one is on the fancy side, with touches of elegance in the script.  Elsa is featured at the bottom right and Olaf in the upper left.  This would be nice with blue as your main theme color.  Click on the pictures below for more information and to purchase.
Elsa Frozen Party Invitation


This one below is my all time favorite.  It's whimsical, shows Elsa's powers and castle. 
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/190783040/frozen-birthday-invitation-frozen?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=frozen+invitations&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
 
The one below is a fun energetic Frozen party themed birthday invitation.  They also have this one for 2 princess's birthday on the same day.  It has a bunch of different colors in the invitation and includes Olaf!
 
Frozen Invitation - Disney Frozen Birthday Invitation

Below is an adorable thank you Frozen card that I thought was super cute and had to include into my Frozen birthday favorites.  Plus, they are only $1 each!
 
Frozen Thank You Card

 A "fancier" thank you card is pictured below for the party that is more elegant.
 
Adorable Disney Frozen Thank you cards

The Princess Frozen Dress

What could be more important for picking out our little girls dress for the her own princess party or as a guest.  I've gathered my favorite to make it easier for your.  Here we go...
 
Olaf is one of my favorite characters.  I had to include two dresses I found that are Olaf inspired.  The first one is super cute and casual. At only $30, you can't go wrong.  If it's a winter party, cover your little girl with a sweater or wear a shirt underneath with sleeves.  Pair this with sandals, or tights and boots.  Cute option. 
 
Suggestion:  This first Olaf dress would make a great option for a guest.  If your little girl got invited to a Frozen party, this would be just perfect.
 
 
Frozen Olaf pillowcase dress
 
This Olaf dress below is the most adorable "fancy" dress I've seen.  It's "oh so cute."  It starts at $60.
 
 
Disney Inspired Olaf the Snowman from Frozen Girls Embroidered Tutu dress. Great for costumes, dress up, pageants, photos, birthday
 
 
This Elsa dress is simply adorable and comfortable to run around a party in.  It shows your child's age and name.  Just adorable for a Frozen party.
 
Elsa Snow Queen Frozen Inspired Applique Monogram Lavender Purple Dot Age Number Birthday Party Aqua CHEVRON A-line Dress Ice Princess
 
 
The next Elsa dress is comfortable.  Great for the birthday girl to run around in all day and still look great.
girls Frozen dress Queen Elsa 4/5 6/6X and 7/8 only ready to ship today
 
 
This next Frozen princess dress is great for the star of the party.
 
 
Frozen Dress- Elsa Dress- Frozen Inspired- Frozen Tutu Dress- Birthday Frozen Tutu
 
The dress below is the perfect Anna dress from Frozen.  I searched and searched and found this one.
 
2014 Frozen Dress Elsa Anna Girl Frozen Party Dresses Frozen Costume Snowflake Cosplay Frozen Birthday Girls Princess Queen Halloween Kids
 

Parents of the Party 

Mom has to look good when hosting a Frozen Princess party, and this is the perfect top to wear.  Pair is with a pair of jeans, leggings, and you are set.
 
 
For Dad to wear to the birthday! Here below is the perfect shirt.
 
 
 

Favors

What could be more important than favors.  You can purchase the ones below, or you can make your own!  The girls invited need a special gift to remember the party, this is just spot on!
 

Decorations Frozen Party Ideas

If your party in inside, then you have to have Elsa firing off some snowflakes.  Here is a fabulous temporary idea and inexpensive.  Every mom loves that combo.

 

Everyone is a Frozen Princess

 

 

 
 
To treat everyone at the party like they are a princess, think about getting them their own crowns.



 
Adding this next special piece to ANY cake will make a HUGE difference.  I just love this "Let it Go".


If your making cupcakes for you Frozen party, you might want to think about adding these snowflakes. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/190277555/frozen-birthday-party-decoration-cupcake?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=frozen+decor&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

Hiring and Elsa and Anna princess is a great idea to any party.  They can be found in your yellow pages or online.  Adding colorful balloons to your party is a great idea.  What ever you do, make sure your little girl has a great day and a party to remember.  Hope you enjoyed these finds.

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wreaths

There is nothing like driving up to your house and seeing a beautiful wreath hanging from your door.  It just gives a warm sense to the home.  I love homes decorated with wreaths.  Click on the pictures to purchase.  These are a few that stood out.

 
This one looks fabulous on a black painted door as the colors POP.  Simply stunning.

Hydrangea Wreath, SPRING Wreaths, Spring Decorations, Etsy Wreaths, Spring Summer Hydrangeas, Home and Living
 
This one below is soft and beautiful, giving a subtle look.
 
 
 
Another Shabby Cottage Chic Wreath, I just love the ribbon, key, and flowers.
 
 
I just love the big ribbon on this next one.  Again, the black door is your background that makes the wreath POP even more.  Think about changing your door color to black as it does add sophistication to most homes.
 
 
 
I just had to add this next wreath in as for Disney lovers, it is a winner!
 
 
I thought this Beach House Wreath was really cute for a bungalow type home down the shore.  Adorable.
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/177203790/beach-house-wreath?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=beach+wreaths&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
 
 

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ready Baby Shower Gifts




I just found this really great store on Etsy for everything baby that I had to share with you.  Check out this great gift, at a great price.

It includes:
2 flannel receiving blankets
4 newborn diapers
1 baby bodysuit
4 washcloths

All for only $29, saving you the hassle of purchasing separately, and the wrapping is done for you.  This is such a great gift.






Check out these peapod favors, they are so cute and only $7

 
This set is really adorable, and for only $32, your gift is all ready to give.  I love it!
 
It includes:
2 flannel receiving blankets
4 newborn diapers
1 set of travel wipes
2 bodysuits
4 washcloths
2 bibs
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/179716858/diaper-baby-stork-baby-shower-gift?ref=related-0
 
This next gift is very practical and adorably wrapped.
For only $22, you get:
 
1 receiving blanket
10 Pampers swaddlers diapers
1 36 ct pack of pampers sensitive wipes
 
 
 
These are just a few examples of what her store has to offer.  It's also a great place to gather ideas of what you can create yourself if you have the time.
 
 


Friday, February 28, 2014

Depression

they don't understand...


From when I was a little girl, I've dealt with the debilitating effects of depression.  It has been difficult in dealing with and living with, but what is the other option.  There isn't any.  So you go day by day hoping that you will have even a glimpse of happiness even if it lasts for only an hour.  Just the momentary escape from what you've been feeling can be so uplifting.  It's only fault is that it doesn't last for someone who has been suffering for such a long period of time. 

No one understands.  You might confide in your friends and family, but they don't understand if they haven't been there.  This is not your typical I don't feel good day.  This is your typical I can't get off the couch or out of bed dreary day that feels like a dark cloud is hovering over you.  Your sad, your heart is black, and finding your way out of this madness is debilitating.  I've heard too many times "I know how you feel", but they don't.  "I've been there", but they haven't.  I'm envious of people who don't suffer and have never suffered from depression.  I look at them as though they are clean, without defects, without the sadness.  They call you to check in and you either don't answer the phone, or you do and yes them to death until you can finally get off the phone and escape into your hole.  They don't understand. 

My only hope for myself and for those of you reading who suffer as I do, is to have better days and know that living for those days is worth it.  Because it is, and I think we all know that.  Life is a gift, meant to be enjoyed and lived.  Just know your not alone, because your not.

I would love to hear some comments and your thoughts...

Bath and Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

                          BATH AND BODY

                                


This winter has been brutal for my skin, as I would imagine anyone that lives in the North East feels the effects.  It's 8am here and about 10 degrees.  Yes, it's freezing!  Taking care of my skin has become a job keeping it from cracking and splitting.  The book below has all kind of great recipes that I have been using to keep my skin nourished and refreshed.  You can find it here on Amazon.

It's got great recipes to create depending on your needs from head to toe.  It's also fun to make your own products and the kids like to help out too.