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Plan your next event with Paperless Post

One of my favorite online invitation services is Paperless Post. Paperless Post has so many invitations to choose from. They have a new designer series that will set your next invite apart from the others.

Paperless Post Invitations

Everyone knows I love to host parties and get-togethers on a regular basis. Brunch might just be my favorite way to gather friends together. So a couple weeks ago I hosted a brunch with a handful of my closest friends. With so many of us on different schedules, bouncing from soccer games to dance recitals, it made sense to send out a paperless invitation. You never know who’s up for my favorite brunch cocktail and this makes it easy to find out.

Cheers

I’ve been using Paperless Post for the last five years. I’ve sent invitations for surprise baby showers, Halloween parties, and birthday parties. Most recently I used Paperless Post for my brunch invite. Paperless Post takes the work out of creating a formal invitation and makes it easy for you to focus on the event. The new Designer Series has over forty designers you can choose from. Some of my personal favorites are the Kate Spade, Jonathan Alder, and Little Cube.

Paperless Post Designer Collection

Designer Collection from Paperless Post

So the next time you’re thinking about planning a formal event, get together, or your next birthday party… think about using Paperless Post. It’s really easy to use and manage your guest list. The hardest part is picking out which design you want to use since they have so many great designs to choose from. Every Paperless Post design is pretty and practical.

Paperless Post asked me to tell our readers about their services but all my options are my own. Anyone who’s been to one of my get-togethers knows I use Paperless Post regularly. There is no better way to send out an online invitation and make your next gathering easy.

How to start a book club

Remember my post a couple weeks ago about finding your tribe? Well, I talked a lot about how making new friends is kinda like dating and you really need to find commonality within a group in order to fit in. After thinking about it a bit, one thing that hit me is my love of reading. I was sure I would find other like minds and start a book club.

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Finding my tribe

We moved to Southern California going on two years ago now. The move was a really good decision and the only regret was leaving behind my tribe of real life friends in San Francisco. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great online community that keeps me going and I still talk with my old friends left behind. But it’s the day-to-day interactions that are hugely important and needed too. continued

Holiday cheer with Marley’s coffee

Marley coffee

One of the best times of the year is when we can all get together, sit down, and catch up. Over the holidays, a group of us were able to do just that, thanks to Marley Coffee. Nichole, from In These Small Moments, came to my house and we hosted a “Holiday Cheer with Marley Coffee” party. continued

Findery: My latest obsession

You know when you stumble upon something that is so great, you want everyone you know to use it too? This is how I feel about Findery.com. I was introduced to Findery this past week, and now I have a new obsession.

For those of you who don’t know what Findery is, it’s best described as a Google Maps + Pinterest+ Yelp all in one. The best part–you connect with your friends, see where they’ve been and what they recommended in places you are visiting, are curious about, or plan to visit. It’s almost like your friends are there right now, offering you photos and commentary about anything nearby.

Findery allows you to leave “notes” around the world on a map. Notes can be made up of photos, commentary, stories, videos, or list. It’s really up to you what you want your note to be about. I’ve been posting my Disney tips all over the map!

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5 steps to prepare your child for their first sleepover

Recently our daughter was invited to a sleepover birthday party. I know the parents very well, and didn’t hesitate at the invite. But I wasn’t sure if my daughter was actually ready for a night away from us. I didn’t know what the right age was for a first sleepover. Really, there is no right or wrong age. Only you know your child and how they handle themselves. Go with your gut to decide when the right time is for your child. After all, children are different. What is right for one 6 year old, may not be right for another 8 year old.

First Sleepover

When we got the invitation, I started talking to my daughter about the sleepover immediately. Leading up to the actual party, we talked about her anxiety and fears, along with the excitement she felt. continued

A huge “Thank you”

I can’t even begin to express our heartfelt “thank you” for all your thoughts, prayer and donations for the Johnston family. Because of you, Brandi and her family were able to have a wonderful Christmas!

Luke has had his first month of chemo and will start again next week. He is proving to be a strong little boy with a lot of fight in him. You can read about and follow Luke’s journey at Caring Bridge.

A friend in need

I met my friend Brandi Johnston in those first few hours of my freshman year at college. She listened to me talk non-stop about a “Doug Bowman” for a solid two years, then occasional mentions of him for the last 16 years. How’s she still my friend, I’ll never know! I cherish Brandi because she is an amazing person, someone I wish I could be like. Some of my best college memories are with, and because of, her. continued

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Cam Bowman @cambowman
Stay-at-home mother of two, wife, blogger, amateur photographer. Former flight attendant. Lover of all things Disney. Living the dream.
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