It’s now a tradition– our annual Stagg Sisters Sugar Plum Fairy Party.  This is our third year hosting a gaggle of giggling little girls dressed in tutus and tights and it may be my favorite party of the entire year.  What, I ask you, is cuter than Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party 2017

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DIY, Entertaining, Featured, Holidays, Parties, Popular Posts

Last year we started a new annual holiday tradition: a Sugar Plum Fairy Party for our girls and their friends.  Since Anna and now Vivie are a bit too little to participate, it’s mostly Ruby and her girlfriends.  It’s quickly become one of our favorite Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party 2016

I’m breaking the radio silence around here (I’ve been swamped with a huge project and trip out of town for it– more coming soon on that front….) and sharing our sweet Anna girl’s First Birthday Flamingle! I worked with Oriental Trading on putting Read More

Anna’s First Birthday Flamingle

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Boy, have we had a lot of snow in Salt Lake City this year.  I’m so very grateful for last year’s mild winter while our roof had gaping holes during the remodel.  This year, we’ve been hit by storm after storm after storm which lends itself, naturally, Read More

Snow Day Brunch

I love this time of year.  Valentine’s has always been so magical to me, even as a child.  I recently hosted a Valentine’s play date for Ruby and some friends and it was so easy and fun!  Here is a sneak peek: photos by yours truly and Elle Read More

Valentine’s Play Date Party

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We took Ruby to see the Nutcracker for the first time this year to see her cousin who was dancing as s Bon Bon.  My 3-year-old ballerina was completely entranced.  She was dancing in the isles and her favorite part was the Sugar Plum Fairy.  I had Read More

Sugar Plum Fairy Party (and winner announced!)

What a lovely weekend we had, celebrating the birth of the center of our universe.  Ruby Sue turns the big two tomorrow (insert crying and denial here) and today I’m sharing her Pow Wow Birthday Party, in all of its toddler craziness/awesomeness.  James Read More


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When planning my first born’s birthday party, I kept several things in mind– I wanted it to be sweet, simple, and small.  Spring is in full bloom now, and while I knew the weather can be hit or miss this time of year, I had checked the weather reports Read More


When my daughter Sophie watched “Spy Kids” for the first time, she told me that she wanted to be a spy when she grew up, and for her 5th birthday she wanted to have a spy party.    I have to admit I was skeptical at first – where would I even begin? Read More


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Crafts, DIY, Featured, Parties

Amidst all the wacky weather we are having in Utah this winter, we celebrated the 6th birthday of my daughter Sophie.  Having to plan an early January birthday has always been a challenge for me.  We usually have a Christmas hangover and the end-of-holiday Read More


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