Picture this: A cozy living room scene complete with roaring fireplace, a handsome hero gazing lovingly into his sweetheart’s eyes as he surprises her with an enormous engagement ring, the music swells and she breathlessly whispers “I do”. Could it be a TV commercial for a jewelry store? Perhaps. But I wager that this very… Continue reading RING in the New Year
Make It, Quick!: Spruced Up Vases for Centerpieces
This quick tip is one to file away in your brain for any time you find yourself in need of “a little something” to dress up your table for your next baby shower, bridal shower or birthday —and it would make for beautiful, and easy centerpieces for any shower or party. Simply dress your old… Continue reading Make It, Quick!: Spruced Up Vases for Centerpieces
Set the Table with BabyShowerStuff.com Tableware
Although I love having a clean house, the one chore I can simply do without is doing dishes. In fact, I am lucky because my husband does them most of the time. When planning for a baby shower, party, or other family gathering at my house, I always think about the tableware. What type of… Continue reading Set the Table with BabyShowerStuff.com Tableware
Happy Holidays From Big Dot of Happiness!
Calling All Baby Shower Planners
Don’t get me wrong, I like to attend baby showers. The promise of a new life, the challenges that lie ahead, the little kisses, the “ooohs” and “aaahs” of tiny baby gifts. However, the invitations have all been a bit bland recently. Plain-jane cards from the store that all sound and look the same. As… Continue reading Calling All Baby Shower Planners
Mom Talk: Eva’s Mom
There’s a strange thing that happens when your kid starts school. Anytime you find yourself in the vicinity of a school-related person/building/event, you cease to be “You,” and instead become “Your Kid’s Mom.” This was true for me from the very first time we set foot in my daughter Eva’s school, and to be honest,… Continue reading Mom Talk: Eva’s Mom
Easy Do-it-Yourself Scrapbooking at Christmas
I’ll admit it: I’m an only child and my family isn’t “big” into Christmas. Sure, we get together every year on Christmas Day, but that’s about it. We don’t get too crazy about gifts; we just get together for a few hours and have a nice dinner, then give gifts in our limited gift-giving ceremony.… Continue reading Easy Do-it-Yourself Scrapbooking at Christmas
Holiday Cookie Exchange
With the holidays fast-approaching, you are probably already feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff to do. For many, this tradition-rich time of year is easily the best time of year—steeped with memories of cozy days and nights spent with loved ones. One beloved tradition in many families is baking cookies, but this can easily become an… Continue reading Holiday Cookie Exchange
A Baby Changes Everything
During this busy time of year our thoughts often turn to the typical sights and sounds of the season – carolers and cookies, bells and bows, sleigh rides and Silent Night. Here at the Big Dot of Happiness, we have discovered that our customers are usually so occupied with their holiday preparations that any plans… Continue reading A Baby Changes Everything
Baby Shower Favor Idea: Decorate wrapped banana bread loaves with our monkey themes!
A customer called in the other day looking for a creative way to incorporate our Monkey Boy baby shower theme into her favors. She wanted to send her guests home with a unique gift that would demonstrate her appreciation for their attendance yet incorporate her theme perfectly. After discovering that she likes to bake, we… Continue reading Baby Shower Favor Idea: Decorate wrapped banana bread loaves with our monkey themes!