Jul 28 2014

Warning: Do Not Fall For The Dreaded "Mom Cut"

New Moms, Heed My Advice

by: Lisa Thornbury

mom hair

If you're a mom (which you probably are if you're visiting this website. Afterall, this isn't The Yummy Fly Fisherman's Club or The Yummy Brick Layers Association) you probably know abou the "Mom Cut."

If you're a brick layer or a fly fisherman, please let me explain. 

You start out with fine hair (fine good, not fine thin/limp). It's ong-ish perhaps. Possibly highlighted and coiffed.

You get pregnant and your great hair gets even greater. Thick, shiny...you're ridiculously good looking from the neck up at least. 

Jul 10 2014

How To Host A Backyard Movie Birthday Party In 6 Easy Steps

Make Your Outdoor Party POP

by: Lisa Thornbury

How To Host A Backyard Movie Birthday Party In 6 Easy Steps

For my son’s 11th birthday we hosted a Movie Under the Stars party. According to my son it was “ultimate.” Apparently this means it was cool. In my opinion, it was cooler than cool because:

Jun 27 2014

Gift Cards Are Boring

Here's How To Make Them Brilliant!

by: Lisa Thornbury

I used to think GIFT CARDS were lazy. Hostess gifts, teacher gifts, thank you gifts had to be special, unique, and, gosh darn it, thoughtful.

That was then. This is now. And "now" is alarmingly busy. Suddenly gift cards aren't lazy, they're essential! Yes, they can be boring and seemingly a last minute slap dash attempt at a present, but they don't have to be.

Here's a SIMPLE way to turn ordinary gift card gifting into something unique, special, and pretty darn thoughtful: 

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Lisa’s always loved a party. Having played bartender in a former life, this Party Mummy knows her way around a cocktail shaker and can shake her money maker. A sought after party guest, she’d jump at the chance to mix, mingle and be merry. Then she mixed, mingled and got married.

Now with two kids in tow, she knows firsthand how harried parents will often forgo being a social butterfly to stay at home and cocoon. But nothing would stop this Party Mummy...until her youngest was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Then Lisa made the difficult decision to leave her teaching position after 10 years on the job and experienced a cocooning moment of her own. All of a sudden this Party Mummy was partied out. But she soon discovered that in the good times or bad, mummies still need to play and nothing could keep her from exercising her penchant for dreaming up playful, and practical, party themes.

So get back on the party train and join the conga line. Party Mummy reveals tried and true tips for entertaining and shares a few of her personal “what NOT to do” disasters.

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