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A night of flowers, shopping, and peaches

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Hey guys, can you go vote for my leather clutch? Just kidding- I know you are tired of hearing me repeat and beg and bribe to get you guys over to vote on a site that worked maybe 25% of the voting period. Thank you all for trying and voting- I could feel the love even if I don’t end up winning this round. But guess what-some lucky ducky did win this round- well, actually some lucky ducky won the leather clutch! And that winner is: a Rafflecopter giveaway Lindsey J- congratulations! I hope you love the clutch. It’s kind of like my fourth child now, so take good care of it, m’kay?   Moving on to things that don’t involve leather, we hosted another floral workshop with the wonderful ladies at Lace & Lilies a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share some pictures with you from …

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Thursday Ten {Rain boutique} and flower workshop!

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Erin and I love supporting and collaborating with local businesses. Two of our favorite Fort Collins businesses are Lace and Lilies and rain boutique. We’re excited to announce that together with rain and Lace and Lilies we’ll hosting a special FoCo Home Grown Girls Night Out! We can’t get enough of Lace and Lilies’ utterly gorgeous and unique floral designs (you can read about our past workshops with Lisa and Lacey here and here) and we’re teaming up with them for our third flower workshop. Even more exciting Erin and I are thrilled to be hosting the workshop at Rain – the hottest little clothing and home decor boutique around. If you’re in Colorado (or just want an excuse to come to Colorado) join us for what’s bound to be an awesomely fun night on August 21st. Lacey and Lisa will teach us how to create a gorgeous arrangement and to make the …

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Spring party round-up

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The weather is finally starting to warm up; here’s to spring! Everyone around us is ending their winter hibernation and getting ready for some outdoor socializing.  Soon the evening porch parties will be back in full swing and all our suburban bitches are going to be ready for some backyard wine and good conversations. At the tail end of last summer Mr. Man and I decided our not-so-party friendly backyard need some help.   We extending the deck, add more landscaping and put on a pergola. It’s a far more inviting space now to hang with friends. (There’ll be pictures to come.) We did have one shindig last year – our big Suburban Bitches launch party (you can read more about that here, here and here) I’m hoping to throw a few more parties like that and several that are on a smaller scale. The warmer weather has me busy …

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Little Princes’ & carnival birthday parties

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Erin and I are busy prepping for our wee ones’ third birthday party.  Even though they’re  two months apart they’re young enough that we can save ourselves some work and throw a joint party. They don’t know the date isn’t right; they just know it’s a party! Pinterest as usual is load with great inspiration for parties, in this case, little boy parties.   This vintage car party was my favorite. via And how clever is the idea of a postal party (as we know with three year olds there’s bound to be a few postal moments). via Mustaches aren’t just for adults. via And Dr Seuss never goes out of style. via Around here though Gap Junkfood shirts are a big hit with the preschool crowd and inspired this year’s party theme. We found this fun invitation from pushpaper on etsy and now we’re ready to throw a rockin’ kiddy superhero party. …

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Valentine’s Day at our homes

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  Happy Valentine’s Day — sending love and  X and O’s to all our readers! Are you ready for the big day?  I did a great job buying cards for all those I should send them to and they are still sitting on my counter waiting to be sent.  With Minted’s help I’ve done a better with my kids’ school valentines. This is my daughter’s card. We added a little heart doily, a felt heart, a pompom and tied it all up with a bit of bakery twine.  Instead of writing out each child’s name we used stickers to add their initials — pink for girls and black for boys.   My son didn’t want his cards to be frilly.  He’s in 5th grade and it is hard to find valentine’s cards that aren’t too cutesy and the right amount of cool for 10 and 11 year olds.  Minted came …

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