Wow… we did it! But we didn’t do it alone.. we had a ton of help and we cannot thank each of you enough for your time and awesomeness. Our editors and contributors worked extremely hard putting together their fab pieces and we are eternally grateful! We want to thank each of them personally and give them each a huge shout out for all their hard work and dedication to making this issue a huge success!
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Deena from Paisley Rain Photography did an amay-zing job on our Spring/Summer 2012 cover photo shoot! We just love our little model!<3
Toni put together a great “reveal” party piece that shows you can still keep them guessing and allows you to “deliver” the gender news on your terms. She also provided us with a fun way to have a little fun with hosting a puppy play date! How cute are the printables? (You’ll have to check out the issue to see just how cute!) She shared with us some tips on solving storage solutions. Her ideas and talents are endless! We are so happy to have her on as one of our most fab editors! Creative Designs by Toni
Natalie helped us tremendously by sharing our magazine with some of her fellow party/event planners who graciously dedicated their talents with us by providing us with amazing party ideas! Thank you so much for your willingness to provide us with the best party and event planners in the business, yourself included! We are so lucky to have you on as our most fab. party/event editors!
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Lisa is amazing! She shared with us some of Springs greatest fashion trends for kids including clothing, shoes, and accessories! Her talents are endless! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome sense of style and your eye for not only designing jewelry but being able to spot adorable trends for our little ones! jYOUlry
Jenny shared with us amazing details on how to travel this summer when money is an issue. Whether you are planning a short weekend trip or a long extended vacation, do not book anything until you have had the chance to read all of her great tips! Of course, you will have to check out the issue to get those tips! 🙂 Our Cruise Planner
Jennifer Covello, MBA, is an award-winning author and owner of Frittabello, LLC, a baby gift business she started in 2008. Her products are available online at www.frittabello.com and in upscale Fairfield County, CT retailers. Ms. Covello facilitates “Put Your Love on Paper” baby journaling workshops (http://www.facebook.com/putyourloveonpaper) as well as small business workshops for moms called “Moms to Mompreneurs”. She is a frequent contributor to various online publications for entrepreneurs and is a blogger for Working Mother Magazine. Ms. Covello lives in Norwalk, CT with her two children.
Brittany Schwaigert provided us with a fun, delicious Fathers Day celebration! Brittany has over 12 years of experience in the large scale event industry, coordinating events and also managing event facilities. A few years ago, after the birth of her first child, she decided to focus more on small, boutique events. In 2009, she launched GreyGrey Designs, styling baby showers, birthday parties, and other small events. Brittany lives in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and two sons. Website: http://www.greygreydesigns.com/
Tonya Coleman provided us with a beautiful way to celebrate Mothers Day. Tonya is the owner and head designer of Soiree-Event Design (formerly Soiree Showers & Kidz Events). Soiree-Event Design is a fusion of Tonya’s graphic design studio and event boutique. Tonya is a busy mother of 4, who LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to design events! Soiree Design Collections (available for sale on our website and ship nationwide) are fully assembled personalized party decor that is ready to use right out of the box. Website: http://www.soiree-eventdesign.com/
Cineca Keck-Newborn provided our readers with an explosive way to celebrate the 4th of July! Cineca Keck-Newborn is a mommy, a wife, a dreamer, a lover of music, road trips & celebrating the important people & moments in life. Cineca has always LOVED planning & throwing parties. After planning her own wedding in 2009, she realized what she wanted to do “make party dreams come true for other people”. Soon after, Dreamin’ N Details was born. Dreamin’ N Details specialize in weddings, birthdays, showers, special occasions, holidays & fundraisers. Website: http://www.dreaminndetails.com/
Danielle Seals provided us with a beautiful Easter celebration. Celebrate the holiday, vintage style! From a very young age Danielle Seals of Belleza e Luce knew what she wanted to do, “I want to be a lawyer or a party planner” Now that she is all grown-up she is sharing with us her love of party planning! Danielle dedicates herself to each and every soiree she plans, paying close attention to the smallest details that allow the event to stand out and be truly a representation of the hosts and guest of honor. Belleza e Luce is dedicated to making all your events planned to perfection, allowing you to be a guest at your own soiree. Website: http://www.bellezaeluce.com/
Do Driver shared with a beautiful idea for anyone hosting a graduation party this year. Do Driver is the co-creative director and co-owner of Piggy Bank Parties along with my husband, J. My job titles also include lead designer, event planner and stylist, marketing manager, editor and head writer of Oink! and all-around top pig! I have always loved handcrafting cards for family and friends using whatever supplies glue, tape, scissors, crayons and markers. I have a B.A. in Music and Communications and my background includes corporate and social event planning, invitation and stationery design, hand and digital calligraphy, logo and custom artwork design and photo styling. Our motto is…a little piggy bank + a little inspiration = a Piggy Bank Party! I also co-own Piggy Bank Parties’ parent company, Autumn Writings
I would also like to send out a special thank you to Allison Flinn from Reclaim Professional Organizing for sharing her tips on keeping a tidy kids room as well as Amy Senter & Corbin Atkinson for sharing some fun kid quotes! We can’t thank you enough for being a wonderful addition to our Spring/Summer 2012 issue!
We hope you all enjoy flipping through our 7th publication! It’s been a true pleasure to work with each and every single one of you! Thanks again!