A Fun 5 Minute Photo Session! *

 

 

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Pigeons, Parties & Personal Celebration *

OK- so the day has finally arrived!! I just got word from Big Honcho Media of the first of 10 Blog Parties featuring the book release, The Pigeon Needs A Bath – By Mo Willems! I couldn’t be more excited to share this with all of you . Essentially, a few weeks back, Twine With A Twist (My Etsy Shop) was asked to create 10 photo booth backdrops for Big Honcho Media. From there, these backdrops would be shipped out to 10 different blogger’s homes in which they would utilize them while hosting a Book Release Party for the newly introduced title of Mo’s collection.

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Now for any of you that know me, this is absolutely FANTASTIC. While I am in no way a professional anything, my passion for creativity for exceeds my fears of failure, so naturally this was an exciting opportunity.  I was so completely thrilled to not only be receiving such a huge order from a respected marketing agency in New York (My Favorite City), but to be supplying my personal products to other bloggers whom I’ve never met! This was such an honor and I couldn’t help but jump up and down! #Literally.

Once I arranged to complete the order, I asked the wonderful ladies over at Big Honcho if they would mind sending me the links to these incredible parties so that I could take a look at how the final products were used. Much to my surprise, they totally agreed!!

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Now THIS is exciting: not only do I get to witness my order being truly enjoyed, but I get to meet and follow along with some incredible new bloggers! It’s a total WIN-WIN. In the world of someone who’s just starting out in both Blogging AND Etsy, it’s been a true honor to take part in this exciting arrangement! So anyhow, let’s get down to business: First off, a little background on the featured book, Mo Willems and his entire “Pigeon Series”.

The Pigeon really needs a bath! Except, the Pigeon’s not so sure about that. Besides, he took a bath last month! Maybe. It’s going to take some serious convincing to try and get the Pigeon to take the plunge.

First in the series, Don’t Let Pigeon Drive the Bus celebrates its 10th birthday this year! Over the last  decade, The Pigeon books have sold millions of copies and enchanted young readers. The books have received numerous starred reviews, have appeared on many “best of” lists, and have even been inducted into the Indies Choice Picture Book Hall of Fame.

For any of you that have children, this series is fantastic! I had to catch up as soon as I heard of the book release and author. Mo is an absolute genius! With a number of children’s stories and both fun and interactive ways to learn, it’s a selection you won’t want to pass on – and at an affordable price!! #WhatEveryMomWantsToHear.

If you want to learn more visit: http://www.pigeonpresents.com/ or follow along on Twitter: @The_Pigeon 

Also: Check out this Fun and FREE 10th Birthday Celebration Activity Set – Perfect for the kiddos in your world!

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Secondly, the parties. Now If any of you know me, I’m always one for a great themed event. . . and this blogger truly speaks to me! Kami over at NoBiggie is one amazing lady! With a flare for the creative and a laundry list of accomplished editorials, she’s a super mother! While I am just getting to know her blog (I just received this blog late last night), I am currently consumed with her story and am quickly becoming one of her biggest fans for a variety of reasons. #NICUMommiesUnite! Seriously, she’s a total inspiration and the idea of checking out her blog isn’t just a thoughtful suggestion, it’s an order! When it came to this book release, it’s easy to see why Kami would be such an amazing candidate for a suggestive party. . . This woman knows how to throw an event! Below is a photo from the Pigeon Party. I mean look at these baskets! Are you kidding me? She’s incredibly crafty and I love her ability to totally nail a theme. It’s strictly adorable and I can’t help but wish I had been invited!

 For more details and Kami’s fabulous photography of this amazing little get-together please click here. You won’t be disappointed!

Next To Be Found (Updated Mid-Day April 15th, 2014) – Tonya over at Create-Celebrate-Explore & TonyaStaab.com. This party just tugs at my heart strings! A simple- yet utterly creative baby shower, Tonya completely transforms your typical baby brunch into the most incredibly cute event! With tons of activities and an adorable diaper “Pigeon in the Tub” cake to boot, this fabulous shower is how every mother should welcome their next addition. Seriously, I just LOVE everything about it: The onesies, cinnamon roll french toast casseroles (WHAT??), pineapple orange juice, mini donuts. I mean what in the world? I wish I was having another. When I’m due for my second, I’m calling Tonya! I also adore what she did with my backdrop, instead of the typical photo booth she opted to use it as a table skirt. It couldn’t have looked better. It really ties in the hint of rustic chic she’s polished off- this really is just an incredible post so make sure to check it out here.

Next up on #ThePigeonParty blog list (Updated Late-Afternoon April 15th, 2014) was MaryLea over at Pink And Green Momma. She took the approach that any amazing teacher would and turned this Pigeon Party into an fantastic learning experience! Utilizing all the amazing guides and event kits available on the Pigeon’s Website, MaryLea combined her knowledge for education with her creative intuition to provide some excellent learning opportunities! Two-sided Pigeons along with fun little worksheets made for an eventful afternoon in the classroom. With a kid-friendly menu and a bath tub photo booth, it’s sure to please any silly student! I just loved what she did with the backdrop in her blog post and the attention to detail is incredibly fun. I hope my daughter has a teacher like MaryLea one day!!

For more on her incredible Classroom Pigeon Party click Here.

To Follow All The Events: #ThePigeonParty

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Lastly, a big Thank You to all of the people in my life that have been supporting me on this crazy avenue I’ve coined “Creative Chaos”. Without your hopeful wishes and consistent encouragement, I wouldn’t be where I am today. While I still have a lot to learn, my adoration for the process of which it is to grow in my own creative process has definitely begun and where it’s headed is anybody’s guess!

I’m hopeful that opportunities such as this can continue in my future and that I will grow in faith, skill and humble amusement along the path. For it’s truly a beautiful sight to see a career and a passion become one, and I hope to one day achieve such a goal! While the act of working a steady career, a part-time passion, creating a home and growing a small family is more than enough to keep my plate full . . . I will always strive to be better today than I was yesterday and thanks to excellent opportunities, I can become a little more grateful than each day before. So thank you again, it’s always worth sharing some happiness. 

For further updates and continued Pigeon Party Blog additions, check back often as this post may be continuously updated with each additional event! Also, make sure you chime in every Tuesday morning with the Lets Be Friends Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful ladies at The Dwelling Tree and Southern Beauty Guide. I’ve been checking it out these past few weeks and finally decided today would be the perfect opportunity get in on the action. While I’m exceptionally late to this weeks link-up, it’s a great way to share new content, meet new people and just genuinely enjoy a few good posts! Hope to see you there.

Cheers, 

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Panties, Mondays & Arial Narrow *

You would think after an entire weekend of being “Blog Free” I would be jumping to get back in front of my monitor. . . . This week my friends, that’s just NOT the case. While I’m typically not all about hating on our friend “Monday”. . . .I feel like this weekend was hardly a break from reality. #INeedADayOffFromMyDaysOff.

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You see, I spent an insane amount of time working on a 30+ hour Etsy order this weekend, shipped an additional 4 orders and completed a last-minute print for my sister-in-law at 3am Saturday for a Shower she had Sunday. . . . and after what felt like 7 days of non-stop slave labor, I’m beginning to feel the pressures of a work/life balance crumble beneath me. My Etsy shop is basically just busy enough to take away 75% of my personal “Me” time yet not nearly busy enough to justify foregoing my actual career. So essentially I’m at a constant crossroads and I just want to take a nap. All. The. Time. You know the kind of naps I’m referring to. . . . the naps where you only take them because you have so much other stuff to be doing that the only logical solution is to just pass the hell out and do none of it. At all. Ever.

Naps. Naps. Naps.

Regardless, I still feel blessed on a daily basis for the business I receive and hope that one day I can take it up a notch! As for the rest of my Monday? Lets see, I just found a Victoria’s Secret coupon in my planner for Free: No Show Panties- Expires today. Guess we know what that means? Nothing like a little joy-ride to panty land to perk up your Monday evening! Although, to be honest, that “free” shit never comes in an XS and I typically can’t find an acceptable event to sport slouchy panties. . . so yeah, lame. #FML.

I also have to stop at Best Buy to return the RocketFish DSLR Wireless Remote that I treated myself to over the weekend. #Booo. Ok I lied, I swiped my husbands card but in my defense when hubby wants me to stop and pick something a video game (why I even try to be vague with the word something is beyond me) from BestBuy for him he typically thanks me by telling me to “buy myself something”. While this is thoughtful, he doesn’t ACTUALLY wish such events to play out as anything I want from Best Buy is typically $1,200 and higher. #IDontThinkThatIsWhatHeHadInMind.

This particular weekend I actually took him up on the offer and purchased a mere $20 RocketFish remote for my Canon Rebel T3 camera. I’ve been reading up on the wireless remotes from other photography blogs in the past 6 months and had been meaning to pick one up, seemed like the perfect opportunity. Too bad this shit only works on the T3i and above. [I suck.] I was so excited to test it out when I got home too! Photography is quickly becoming my new-found obsession, amongst 2,324 other things, but with no such luck on install, I was quickly forced to pack my little treasure back up. #Depressed. #TheSearchContinues.

Oh. I also spent the better half of my morning downloading Free Fonts. . . had been creeping around for some new concepts for prints and just had to get the “latest and greatest”. This of course turns into a half-day long event in which I have somehow downloaded 250+ fronts and now have to install them one-by-one . . . Which then, in turn, leads to me blogging about downloading fonts because I was so caught up in  Kg Tangled Up In You and Marketing Script that I forget to come up with something more interesting to share with the world. #WhatWasIThinking?? I will say, I don’t EVER get sick of Free Fonts though. . . I’ll be posting some of my favorites later this week!

Other than that it’s your typical Monday: Freezing cold (still), leaving your house in your slippers, running behind and the ever-repeating offense of forgetting to pull something out for dinner. #Woops.

How has your Monday been? Did anyone partake in anything fun and exciting this weekend? If so, please enlighten me as I have yet to find a life in recent months! ♥

 

Cheers,

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Friday Favorites- City Shots *

So this Friday Favorites is a little last minute but I’m finally posting something that I’ve been meaning to capture on my Blog. I am OBSESSED with New York City . Obsessed isn’t even the word . . . I have an unhealthy infatuation with all things that take me back to the city- if only for a moment. It’s by far, to date, my favorite place on earth and the most contagious and intoxicating environment I’ve ever been a part of.

Roughly 3 years ago, I came across Through The Lens – a New York based photographer Vivienne Gucwa – that has captured, time-and-again, the overwhelming inspiration I derive from every moment I spend in New York.

Friday Favorites

With this being said, I hope to share with you a few of my “Favorite” photos from the artist and inspire your Friday in a Big Apple kind of way! While our definitions of “a few” may be completely different, I hope you’ll find each photo to be as breathtaking as the last. #ItsWorthTheScroll. Keep in mind that I’ve been following this blog for YEARS and have always had a passion for photography so it’s hard to narrow it down. . . . every shot is just incredible. Also, make sure to follow Through The Lens on their Facebook page too, great photos updated often!

All Photos In This Post Are Property Of Through The Lens Photography: Please Give Credit Where Credit Is Due! 

On that note I will be done. Absolute passion. Vivienne Gucwa you are my muse!! I NY. What are some of your favorite places? Do you have a photographer that you just adore?

Happy Friday!!

Cheers,

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