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Magicstick Portable Charger Review

By Not Just A Mommy!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed. I was provided the Magicstick free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review. There are ... Read More

First Birthday Party Themes III

By Not Just A Mommy!

My first post of the year is always about the best ‘first’ there is, the First Birthday party.  A simple activity, fun food and a great smash cake are usually enough to make it enjoyable for young party guests.  Get the party started with a fun invite, and then seal the deal by sending guests ... Read More

Celebrating New Year's Eve With Your Kids

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are like me with kids at home, going out for New Year's Eve isn't always an option.  For the past few years we've been whooping it up with fellow parents and it can be even more fun than squeezing into high heels and fighting crowds at overpriced events.  Check out these great ways for cele... Read More

6 Unique Christmas Party Themes

By Not Just A Mommy!

I am a big fan of twists on party themes, especially during the holidays.  Outside-the-box parties can be a little hard to find product for and takes a little imagination, but the payoff is worth it.  If you are {gasp!} still looking for ideas,  here are 6 of my favorite unique Christmas party ... Read More

Holiday Partyware With Bee Bops & Lollipops

By Not Just A Mommy!

If you are looking for the best local spot to score on paper straws, bags, cupcake toppers and other hot partyware for your holiday soiree, look no further than Snohomish's Bee Bops & Lollipops.  The store has changed over the years and has become more party-centric, especially with the addit... Read More

Messy Art Projects Outside Your Home: Kids Seattle Art

By Jenn Louras

When it comes to arts and crafts in our house, it tends to go a little something like this: Me: "Hey babes, do you want to color?" Daughter: Squeals loudly "Yesss!!!" Me: I open up her Seattle Sounders lunchbox where all of her crayons and coloring pens are housed "Here you go.  Let's kee... Read More

340,000 Twinkling West Seattle Holiday Lights

By Jenn Louras

Seattle's Menashe Family, owners of Menashe & Son's Jewelers, definately know the best way to light up one's life.  I am not talking about diamonds and pearls, I am talking about Christmas lights and decorations.  This is no small project, planning started the week before Thanksgiving!... Read More

Giving Tuesday: Christmas House in Everett

By Alison Kallstrom

The holiday season is upon us.  So much to do and so many in need.  Wherever you live, there are food banks, shelters, and countless other charities that require our help.  A little bit of thought can make a big difference in the life of a child, or an entire family. [caption id="attachment_77... Read More

Giving Tuesday: Program for Early Parent Support

By Jenn Louras

Has anyone noticed that the first signs of Christmas are earlier and earlier each year?  Christmas was full blown at our local Target the day after Halloween!  For the last month my daughter has been asking, "When Santa coming?"  I don't blame her one bit.  With Christmas surrounding our eve... Read More

Arboretum Foundation Gifts & Greens Galore 2013

By Not Just A Mommy!

For the past 78 years, the Arboretum Foundation has provided vital support to Seattle’s beloved Washington Park Arboretum by raising important funds to support its operations and special projects.  Their annual holiday sale, Gifts & Greens Galore returns to the Graham Visitors Center a... Read More