How To Throw The Perfect Frozen Party- MLC Events- Part 2!



As you can see, Coco loved her party and all the hard work that Myriam and her sisters put on with their company MLC event planning. But as we all know, God is in the details!


The Coco letters and on the favor table were so cute. The favor was a Frozen cookie individually wrapped, also by Bite Sized Chef!



These princesses, booked through Wishing Well Parties, were not only gorgeous, but they sang and entertained the children for two straight hours! They were riveted!


At the Mom's table they all received a little favor. A mini nail polish in a bag with a little note from Coco! They loved that!




It truly was a dreamy day. Coco thanked me many times throughout the party, which made me so happy we went through all this trouble! Coco felt like a real live princess the whole day long!

How To Throw Frozen Party- With MLC Events! Part 1!!!

I told you about MLC Event Planning and the genius of Myriam and two sisters but let me just SHOW you!

This is how you throw a Frozen Party!


Myriam made an amazing photo booth area completer with these cute signs!


Coco's friends came to her Frozen Tea Party and got to sit at this gorgeous place setting!






Our colors were aqua and magenta, and for tea we served apple juice and lemonade. When they stirred the juice with the sugar stick it changed color!







And Coco adored it!!!! More on this fabulous party in Part 2!

Frozen Party Inspiration from MLC Event Planning! LOTS OF DIY IDEAS!

Coco's Frozen Party was a HUGE hit thanks to Myriam at MLC Events! I will share pics with you soon. But just so you can be in the mind of a party planner...here are some of the inspirations she had for the look and feel of the FROZEN TEA PARTY.

These fabrics were perfect!


Myriam and her team made these fabulous feather trees!



And she made these adorable wands made with pencils!


Frozen letters!



Frozen Tags For Favors!


Magenta flowers for all the tables



Can't wait to show you how it all turned out!!! Myriam is A GENIUS!!!

Dear Coco, Now You Are 5





Dear Coco,

On the day you were born all that is pink, fabulous, and right in this world came together in perfect harmony. I truly believe you came to this earth to bless everyone with your joyful amazing spirit. You are kind, you are sweet and you are funny! I look forward to all our years together, us getting to know each other and growing deeper in love with you than I already am. I am so proud of who you are. A true princess.

I love you!!!

Mommy

Should We Ban The Word Bossy?

I have to tell you when I first heard about this I thought it was ridiculous. Banning the word "bossy" seems impossible because I like to use that word on many an unruly child.


Sandberg -- the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book "Lean In" -- is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word "bossy," arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles.

We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead," Sandberg said, "and if you ask girls why they don't want to lead, whether it's the school project all the way on to running for office, they don't want to be called bossy, and they don't want to be disliked."  

An aray of celebs are behind this too.

"This is a word that is symbolic of systemic discouragement of girls to lead. We are not just talking about getting rid of a word, even though we want to get rid of a word," she said. "We're talking about getting rid of the negative messages that hold our daughters back."

That really made me think.

I  think having a bad attitude and telling everyone what to do is NOT okay, but I think making girls want to be leaders is GREAT. I'm not sure banning "bossy" will create more female leaders, but I think creating more opportunities for girls to lead and feel good about it would be even better. 

I also know when I was called "bossy" it REALLY hurt my feelings.

What do you think?

Teenager Sues Her Parents for Tuition? I'm Calling Bill Cosby

Have you heard about this story? It really BOTHERS ME.

Rachel Canning, an 18-year-old from New Jersey, has sued her parents, saying they need to pay for her private-school tuition, her college tuition and her living expenses after she claims they threw her out of the house. Her parents say they did not throw her out of the house and they shouldn't have to pay for any of that.

Rachel's parents say that she was an "incredibly rebellious teen" who ran away from home a lot and often got in trouble at school, twice suspended for bullying her sister, according to the Daily Record. Plus, she refused to end her relationship with her boyfriend, who they felt was a bad influence on her, so they gave her an ultimatum: Dump him or get out.

This is Rachel in court. Does she think she's in the movie Cruel intentions? is she kidding?


Thank God this judge shot her down and ruled in the parents favor. Imagine if she had won, parents all over the land would be afraid to crack down and enforce rules on their kids for fear they would be sued!!!

Obviously these parents lost control long, long ago. I cannot imagine this happening with my kids. I subscribe to the Bill Cosby school of parenting. In fact I plan on using some of the exact lines that Clair and Cliff Huxtable used on the Cosby Show when my kids act out.

If my kids sneak out and their caught I am moving the couch towards the door and waiting up.


And if my kids want some beyond expensive shirt I will enact the Gordon Gartrell episode.

And I will say as Cliff said:

"No 14-year-old boy should have a $95 shirt unless he's on stage with his 4 brothers." ( I love a Jackson Five reference!)




I can remember when Denise wanted to take all her money out of the bank in high school, and buy a crappy car. Claire said NO. Denise was so mad. She screamed: It's my money! Isn't this a free country? Aren't we in America!?

Claire told her the only reason she had money was because her Father and her made her keep it in the bank no matter how many times she wanted to spend it on some stupid stuff. Then she added:

"And if you ever take this attitude with us again, you can take whatever is in that bank account of yours and go discover America!"

Children need to be put in their place sometimes. Especially when they are teenagers.

What would you do if your teen tried to pull the stunt Rachel Canning did?


Jared Letos Oscar Speech

It was amazing and loving and wonderful!


Here it is:

To my fellow nominees. I'm so proud to stand alongside you and to the Academy. Thank you.

In 1971. Bossier City, Louisiana. A teenage girl finds out she's pregnant with her second child. She's a high school drop out. A single mom. But against all odds, she manages to make a better life for herself and her children. She teaches them to be creative. To work hard. And reach for the impossible. That girl is my mother and she's here tonight. Mom, I love you thank you for teaching me to dream.

To my brother, Shannon. Thank you for sharing the incredible adventure with me that is Thirty Seconds to Mars. You are a true artist and the best big brother in the world.

To all the dreamers around the world watching this right now, from the Ukraine to Venezuela - We think of you as you struggle to bring to life the dreams that fill your heart. The impossible is possible, and we believe.

To the amazing Focus Features, Jean Marc. Matthew. Jennifer. The entire Dallas Buyers team. Mick Sullivan. Jim Toth. Robin Baum. Jason Weinberg. Emma Ludbrook and Cali Adams. Thank you for the faith.

This is for the 36 million brave souls who lost their lives to AIDS.

And to anyone who ever felt injustice because of who they are or who they love. Tonight, I stand before the world, with you and for you.


Frozen Birthday Party Theme! How To Throw A Frozen Birthday Party!

Miss Coco, like a million other little girls is literally OBSESSED with FROZEN.



She sings all the songs, dressed up in the costumes and reads all the books. We eagerly await the release of the Frozen DVD!

With Coco's birthday coming in March, I decided to enlist my friend Myriam at MLC Event Planning to help me plan the perfect Frozen Party for Coco.




We are planning a...FROZEN TEA PARTY!!!



 These invitations by Lovely Divine on Etsy, went out last week! Aren't they amazing??

And we had to order a special dress so that she could be the only one in this Frozen inspired look!





Can't wait to show you all our decorating ideas!! Stay tuned!



Whose Homework Is It Anyway?

Landon's in first grade and has a fair amount of homework, not a ton but enough to make me nuts.

The thing about this homework is it needs major supervision, needs to be checked and rechecked and worst of all you have to use FORCE to get them to do it. ALREADY. Can you imagine? First grade homework should be easy, breezy and fun. Instead Landon is acting like I am making him study for his SAT's.


I am wondering where this will all lead. Especially since there were a few incidents I could not make out a few animals on his spelling sheet. Is that a FOX?






I'm sure next year I will need a tutor to tutor me on how to help with his homework. Have I mentioned: I cannot do math, don't know my left from right, and am the worst at geography??



So my question is who's homework is it anyway? Don't kid yourself. It's yours. PS I can't wait for Summer.