To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. -Unknown

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bowdacious move....

Hello World!!!

I decided a couple of days ago to make a commitment to creativity and myself for 365 days!!! Those who know me, sighed and said, "What are you doing now?" I know that I have a tendency to want to try everything but I think as I flit from one hobby to another... from one idea to another... that I have finally figured it out. I need a challenge to stay committed. That challenge comes in the form of doing something I have never done before and in front of people I have never seen before. My BOWdacious move comes in the form of creating a different bow for 365 days starting January 1st. Follow my journey into what should be a fun and rewarding experience. Check out my inspirations at The Daily Nail: The Challenge and Skull A Day.
Ribbon that I bought without a clue what to do with it...
Now I know!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

You're Cordially Invited...

Create an inexpensive party invitation that will also serve as a keepsake for guests. I used this for Meme's 1st Birthday Party invitations.

  1. Take a picture of birthday girl/boy. (Our theme was Alphabet Zoo- so we took a picture of her in a pink leopard costume.)
  2. Upload photo to local printer (Walmart, Walgreens, CVS)
  3. Select a photo border.
  4. Insert Party information or Party Theme name.
  5. Select how many photo invites you need. (I chose Walgreens and was able to print each photo invite for $0.10 each.)
  6. Purchase large mailing labels.
  7. Print party information on labels.
  8. Stick labels on the back of photos.
Guests can then frame photos.
No more wasted paper invitations!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar...

Today I learned what vinegar is good for.... (insert drum roll) CLEANING!!!! Today I tried out a green cleaning mixture of vinegar that I read in Parents Magazine. I thought is was a crazy idea but my floors are shining and my counters are clean and most importantly. I didn't have to leave the room or hold my breather till I was finish. I put my 2 year old in her high chair and gave her some objects to be creative with and started my green cleaning project. The smell of the vinegar doesn't last more than a minute or two. I think I will definitely try this again using some of the tips I found on Vinegar Tips.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Party Post

One new aspect of the blog will be devoted to one of my favorite subjects... PARTIES!!!! I don't care what anyone says I had the absolute best baby shower with my "StarryTaurie's Having a Star" theme. Then we planned another great baby shower with my sisters' "Lil Ladybug" theme. Of course baby showers is not my specialty. I love children's theme parties and am looking to expand the party themes we offer at Star Time Parties. When planning my daughter's first birthday I got lots of ideas for an Alphabet Zoo party from Mommi Mai. So get ready to read about and plan some great parties.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Blog direction

If you've visitied the site before, you're probably thinking... WHAT HAPPENED? I am taking the blog in a new direction. Theatre will still be included but the blog is going to be more personalized about what's happened in StarryTaurie land. I hope you like it and I hope you'll keep coming back.