Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful toddler daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.
On the evening of December 26 I sat down in the recliner in our office and with an audible sigh, gratefully put my feet up for five minutes. I told Kevin that it was the first time in at least six weeks that I was able to do that. Not only was I cleaning, shopping, wrapping, and hosting I was also preparing three travelers for Walt Disney World and then dealing with vacation aftermath.
While the Christmas season is certainly not over in my estimation it has slowed down enough for me that I can switch my focus from Christmas cookies to birthday cakes. You see, on top of all the wonders and beauty of Christmas, when December 25 shows up on the calendar I also remind myself that it is exactly THREE MONTHS until Kyla’s birthday. (For a detail/planning freak like me, that really is not a lot of time!)
Literally the day after Kyla’s second birthday party I was online researching ideas for next year’s soiree. I’ve learned so much from other blogs & resources that by the time her first “school” party rolls around I’ll feel like a pro! I enjoy the details and the creations and the challenges of staying on budget. I feel empowered and inspired when I read how other moms create amazing parties for their children… most of these moms are the stay-at-home type like me so they realize not everyone has unlimited financial resources.
I understand that not everyone jumps on the event bandwagon with me. Some moms are too pressed for time, some for cash, some for creativity and some for a combination thereof. I get it, really.
If you feel that the TomKat Studio is out of your league you’re not alone. You might feel more comfortable with the budget-friendly and step-by-step guides of Piggy Bank Parties. Oh heck, I’ll even let you one-stop-shop here.
But please… do not let the following commercial be the inspiration for your kiddo’s next bash. Really, do you want them looking & sounding like this?