31 January 2012

january 31


Today is...Backward's Day.
Have a Backwards party or dinner...eat dessert first and wear something backwards!

january 31


Today is...Backward's Day.
Have a Backwards party or dinner...eat dessert first and wear something backwards!

love magnets


Give your love an early Valentine's gift. 
Each day leading up to Valentine's, leave a message on the fridge by making these magnets. 
Simple print off romantic words and mix them up for some creative love notes!

Or, for a simpler solution, use a dry erase marker on the bathroom mirror.

30 January 2012

january 30


Today is...Yodel for your Neighbors Day.
Or, maybe just do it for your family.

29 January 2012

28 January 2012

12 days of valentines ideas

I came across the 12 days of Valentine's Idea last year, but never got around to doing it. Since I just did the 12 days of Christmas, I think I'll hold off for another year yet again, but I thought it was cute! Tweak it to make it more personalized. 

Day 1 - one balloon that says "I Love You"
Day 2 - two coupons for various special favors or treats
Day 3 - three love songs, some taped and some written words, that mean something special to you
Day 4 - four love poems, handwritten
Day 5 - five terms of endearment
Day 6 - six chocolate candy hearts
Day 7 - seven flowers
Day 8 - eight heart shaped cookies
Day 9 - nine message heart candies
Day 10 - ten reasons (of the millions) why I love him
Day 11 - eleven Hershey's hugs and kisses
Day 12- (Valentine's) - twelve ways to say "I Love You"

january 28


Today is...National Blueberry Pancake Day.
Eat pancakes for breakfast or dinner!

27 January 2012

january 27


Today is...Chocolate Cake Day.
Indulge-you know you want some!

26 January 2012

january 26


Today is...Television's Birthday.
Watch a show while eating cake!

25 January 2012

24 January 2012

january 24


Today is...Just Do It Day.
Do something you have been putting off.

23 January 2012

ready to pop! [themed baby shower]

Some of my best friends planned the most festive baby shower ever! The theme was "Melissa is ready to pop". Here are some of the things they put together...

 the invitation


the decor

all of the food was themed as well.
there was "pop"corn chicken, "pop"eye's spinach salad, "pop"corn, soda "pop" and cupcakes.
we even got favor bags to take home. 
inside there were pop rocks, a tootsie pop, popcorn, and a ring pop



Is that not so awesome or what? I know who I should have plan all my parties now.

january 23


Today is...Compliment Day.
Give out lots of sincere compliments.

22 January 2012

january 22


Today is...Polka Dot Day.
Wear some polka dots!

21 January 2012

january 21st


Today is...Squirrel Appreciation Day.
Be creative on this one!

20 January 2012

january 20th


Today is..Take a Walk Outdoors Day.
Even if it's cold, bundle up and enjoy the fresh air!

19 January 2012

january 19th


Today is...National Penguin Awareness Day.
Visit the zoo or walk around like penguins.

18 January 2012

january 18th


Today is...Winnie the Pooh Day.
Watch this classic or read the book.

17 January 2012

january 17th


Today is...Elementary School Teacher Day.
Volunteer at a school.

16 January 2012

january 16th


Today is...National Fig Newton Day.
Eat a Fig Newton (but only if you like them!)

15 January 2012

january 15th


Today is...Hat Day.
Wear a fun hat to celebrate!

14 January 2012

january 14th


Today is...National Clean Off Your Desk Day.
You know you want to do it!

13 January 2012

january 13th


Today is... Make Your Dreams Come True Day.
Do something on your bucket list or create one.

january 13th


Today is... Make Your Dreams Come True Day.
Do something on your bucket list or create one.

11 January 2012

january 11th

Today is...International Thank You Day.
Send a thank you card to someone.

10 January 2012

january 10th

Today is...Peculiar People Day.
Go people watching!

09 January 2012

january 9th

Today is...Static Electricity Day!
Play with some balloons and make your hair go crazy!

08 January 2012

january 8th


Today is...Bubble Bath Day!
Take a relaxing bubble bath or play with bubbles with your kids.

07 January 2012

january 7th


Today is...Organize Your Home Day. 
Find one corner or cupboard to organize.
Don't you love organizing? I sure do!

06 January 2012

simple ways to celebrate during 2012

Being festive doesn't have to be complicated. There are so many simple ways to celebrate life and each day for that matter. This year on So Festive, I'm going to be posting simple ways to make your life more festive. Because let's be honest, life can get pretty busy and the last thing you want to do is add more stress by trying to be festive. I have a feeling once my first baby comes (in 5 weeks I might add!) I'm going to have to simplify. But I am determined to keep our lives festive. So let me tell you about my solution. I'm going to celebrate simply.

Did you know that almost every day of the year is some random holiday*? Yes, it's true. Now, I'm not saying that we are going to celebrate every day, but when life needs a little pizazz, we'll be sure to celebrate something in a simple way. And so when you need a idea of a simple way to celebrate, stop on over here for a suggestion. I'll still be posting party ideas, recipes, and the usual, but every day there will  be an idea to help make that day more festive.

Enjoy! To start off, January 6th is...Schoolhouse Rock's Birthday. Watch an episode on youtube.

*I compiled ideas from a friend and sister of random holidays and have thrown in some of my own.

02 January 2012

happy new year!

We've been partying non-stop around here. Hence, the lack of posts.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a great start to the New Year!
Here are some details from our New Year's Party.

I made this banner out of cardboard and tinsel. It was Martha's idea, not mine.

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