Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Big Boy Room Update

My sweet little boy headed off to kindergarten today and it just breaks my heart. I am super excited for him to be going off on to this great new adventure but, I miss him terribly. When he turned five this past February I wanted to give him a more "grown up" bedroom. But, still keeping it young and fun and full of puppies! So, we got right to work on updating his room. I love his quilt, he has had it for a few years now, it is the Madras quilt from Pottery Barn Kids and I wanted to keep the colors to focus on that and was the inspiration for the room.


In May I posted the beginning of his new big boy room update. Here are a few pics just in case you forgot.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

1st Annual Back to School Pancake Breakfast

Can you believe the summer is already over?!?! Well, it is for us and the boys head back to school tomorrow morning!! EEK!! This summer just flew by. It is such a bittersweet moment to have my sweet baby starting kindergarten. I am so sad to see him grow up but so excited to have him embark on this new adventure. To celebrate both boys heading off to school, I decided to give them a great big Back-to-School Pancake Breakfast. 


I combined their favorite breakfast foods, pancakes and fruit, with this great Back-to-School School Bus printable collection from the talented Jennifer at BellaGreyDesigns.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway

All that summer fun leave your wallet empty? Want to experience one last summer fun excursion? Imagine what fun you could have with an extra $1000 in your hand!! Go on a weekend getaway, a fun family get together, or an awesome shopping spree. Check below for more information on how to enter to win this fabulous prize!


A giveaway like this would not be possible without the support of many bloggers and small businesses. They include Spaceships and Laser BeamsFantabulosity, Anders RuffCreative Juice CafeA Cup Full of SassCourtney's SweetsBarefootinBluejeansCreative Designs by ToniForever Your PrintsThe Organized Details, Mommy MomentBellaArtista InvitationsSomething Blu EventsFor the Love of FoodDesigned by Dawn NicoleDime Party DivaLife Mom WifeDebbie Donato, Party ConnoisseurJ'adore Lexie CoutureThe Lovebug CollectionMerry About TownTutus & Bowties EventsMaple Leaf MommyLifeovereasyNinja MommersA Mother ThingGreatStitchDownshiftingPROMarabousPlease Excuse My Craftermath...Printable Parties to GoJellyfish PrintsCaseyPalmer.com and Fitness Fashionista. And that's not all! For a full list of those who have participated in this giveaway, check out the Rafflecopter below!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Getting Crafty for Back to School

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Back to school is literally right around the corner and that means we are busy getting ready to send the boys off to kindergarten and to second grade. We have kindergarten orientation and meet the teacher night coming up in just in a few short days! EEK!! We love to shower our teachers with praise and gifts and to celebrate the start of the new year, we always bring something special when we meet the teacher for the first time. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

{DIY} Easy Kids Canvas Painting

As the summer comes to a close, I realized that my little boys are growing up. Way too fast. They were no longer little baby boys but, big little boys growing into young men. Cue the tears. It's heartbreaking. Yes they are still young, only 5 and 7. They no longer playe with the trains and trucks and the picture books are pushed to the back of the book case. Taking their places on the front line are video games, action figures, and more "grown up" toys and books. With that being said, it was time to transition their playroom into a room that suited them as big boys. 
One afternoon I cleaned out all their toys and took everything off the walls and then realized I had nothing to hang in its place. Plus, I was on a budget to re do the entire room, which is two areas that needed a complete makeover. I knew I had to get crafty and a DIY project was in order. After a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I grabbed two 2 pack 8 x 10 blank canvases and got to work creating this very easy craft project that took only a small part of the afternoon.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Family Movie Night with Pop Secret and Rio 2

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We love movies! Every kind, every type. Growing up, movies have always been a big part of my life and it has been passed down to my kids. It doesn't help that my husband works in the entertainment industry and works closely with movie studios, marketing firms, and even film festivals. 

Movies are such a huge part of our families lives and with all our busy schedules, we love to get together for a family movie night when ever possible. It is something my boys look forward to and are always asking to have one. It's the one time that we can all sit together and relax and just be there for one another. Whether snuggling up on the couch or going for a an all out blanket fest with pillows, blankets, and the whole stuffed animal gang, each and every movie night spent together has always been fun and memorable.

So, when we decide to have a family movie night, we always rely on PopSecret Popcorn to help make the night extra special. The boys know the sound and smell of the popcorn popping in the microwave and always come running in excitement!


With our unexpected weather change here, rainy and cool, very cool temps, 70 in July in Dallas is virtually unheard of, it was the perfect time for a family movie night. After running up to our local Wal-Mart to get our very on copy of Rio 2, we gathered some favorite stuffed, furry friends and since Rio 2 was just released on DVD, this exact same day, we knew it had to fate. We made our favorite movie night snack, Pop Secret Popcorn, to go along with our new favorite movie, Rio 2, grabbed some drinks, and let the fun begin.

Rio 2 continues to follow the adventures of Blu the Blue Macaw and his friends from Brazil. They travel to the Amazon rain forest for a fun, yet wild, adventure. Rio 2 is a funny, family friendly movie adventure that is sure to please all ages. 








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Thursday, July 10, 2014

ZYRTEC® ALLERGY FACE®



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Now that the weather is getting warmer, we love to spend more time outdoors. Whether we are having a picnic at the local playground or taking at hike at our favorite campground, we all love being outdoors. However, allergies seem to hold us back more often then not.

Our children are only young once and we want to enjoy them as much as possible. We can't let the threat of allergies, runny nose, watery eyes, or sneezing stand in our way. We want to get out and have fun and enjoy life and make memories. I don't want their memories to be stuck in the house.



Being a stay at home mom getting a night out is a rare occurance, but when it happens I cannot let allergies stand in the way. Who wants a stuffy nose and watery eyes when trying to enjoy a movie or a nice dinner? That is why when I know I am headed out for the night, I rely on ZYRTEC® to start working during the first hour on the first day I take it



Whether a girls night out, date night, family game night, or the social night of the season, I can't let ALLERGY FACE® stand in my way of a good time. Do you suffer with ALLERGY FACE®? Jamie Greenberg shares some secrets to help you combat the puffy faces, stuffy noses, and watery eyes.





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Monday, June 23, 2014

The Great Grand Glittery Giveaway!


The Purple Pug is celebrating 14,444 Facebook fans with a glitter covered party girl world tour! I am honored to be included among the 72 fabulous and amazing party girls on this global giveaway! 


The Sparkling Sponsors of this Party Bus~
My Sentiments by LiamaSparkling Events & DesignsFaith's Cookies and CraftsVintage ConfectionsD's StitchesTwo Turtles PaperieMy Fancy PrincessSweet Georgia Sweet,  Bird's Party,  Your Blissful DayKK's FavorsSomething Blu EventsPaper + Pop,  Painted and SprinkledMade by Cristina MarieParty PinchingExpressions Paperie,  Party Style MagazineMcClure Couture,  A Touch of Whimsy Designs, The Party Wagon,  Sew PookieDouble the Fun Parties,Creative Designs by Toni,  Katie D's Pampered ChefFlaired Affairs,  Three Little Monkeys StudioBeautiful Paper Crafts,  PeckledLauren McKinseyStampin' Fanatic!,  Candy Crush ShopMonkey See Monkey Do Art Studio,  Garnish Inc.,  Miss Party Mom,  Print The Party,  Crumbles, Autumn Lynn's Chocolate Sins, Just a Little SparkleMeghily'sChelsea Rose Baby, Gemini Celebrations,Origami DelightsThe Krafty KoreanRecipes2Go, Cupcakes by K, Little Handmade Party Company,Dulce Press, I DO invitations by MichelleDime Party DivasOlive it BoutiqueCakes and Kids,MelissaNewell.com, Luc & Lilah EventsPiece of CakePattycakesHaute TutureCookie Queen Kitsch'n, Tini PoshOne Busy MommyDreamlike Magic Designs,  Creating AwesomenessityTea Party DesignsShake Down with AshleyGiggles & Grace DesignsSweet Scoops Celebrations,ClaymaktionThe Grown Ups TableMiss Sew an Sew, SisterE Origami Owl, Sweet Soiree Designs,Create, by Carrie.

The dazzling deets:
To achieve a giveaway this CRAY, I had to pull together an even bigger list of some of the most spectacular human beings on the planet. These businesses span four countries and all are simply amazing on so many levels. Some are established businesses, some are brand new-all offer up something extraordinary. Honored to have them at my party. 
Prizes:
THREE randomly chosen winners will each receive $444 USD in funds via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to enter.
TWO randomly chosen winners will each receive $44 USD in funds via PayPal. You must have a PayPal account to enter. 
Rules:
Contest is open from June 23, 2014 at 12:00am EST to July 4, 2014 at 12:00am EST. The winners will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. The odds of winning depend on the number of people who enter. Giveaway is open worldwide to all participants 18 years of age and older. Void where prohibited by law. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes, duties or reporting as required by law. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Should they not claim their prize within this time, another winner will be selected. Please ensure that the email thepurplepug [at] thepurplepug [dot] com is on your "safe list" as we would hate for you not to get your prize!
Disclosure: This is an independent blogger giveaway. It is in no way associated with PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social media network. I did not receive money to be part of or promote this giveaway. Should you have any questions, please contact Kristy at The Purple Pug  via email at thepurplepug[at] thepurplepug [dot] com.

With Purple Pug fashion, there is always a glittery twist!  


Honored and thrilled to announce that our glittery, global Party Bus will be making a very special stop, at a very special station. We will be making a $444 donation to Operation Shower on behalf of all the passengers on this Party Bus. We are amazed by your work. Beyond supportive of your noble cause. The very least we can do is gift some dazzle and diaper money your way:)

And to all the military families out there-we thank your for your service, bravery and sacrifice.

Dont forget to enter here!!! 
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