Pinterest has created a monster and completely feeds my mommy guilt. You know the app that allows you to pin awesome do-it-yourself ideas to organized boards. Of course you do. See, I work in marketing soooo, putting on a super cute and perfectly crafted theme party with lots of DIY touches should be a piece of cake.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE putting together parties for my sons that are way over the top in the
décor department. It is my special way of adding whimsy into their lives. This little addiction of mine has made me completely dependent on Pinterest and has also gotten a little out of control. When we stayed up half the night decorating for Baby C2s baptism Andy looked at me and said, “Really, Kristen.”
Yes, really and leave me alone.
I am good hosting events. It is a mix of my theatre background, spoiler alert I did professional theatre and film for 14 years of my life, and my marketing background. I know how to integrate a theme like no bodies business. Heck I integrate communication for multiple channels to generate millions of dollars in revenue every day. So why not share some of my talent with my family.
The biggest issue to creating my party masterpieces is time. These things take lots of planning and assembly time. Just a few weeks ago I was traveling across the state with a co-worker to a meeting. The whole time there and back I was making pom-poms. Hey, don’t judge. I have to find the time somewhere.
Due to the time constraints; I usually recruit family to help with my addiction. My poor mother handmade 50 felt doves recently and my husband is currently looking for the perfect boxes at U-Haul to craft a construction crane.
I am not sure if it is sad or funny, but either way it makes me happy and hopefully injects a little bit of creativity into my sons’ special days.
What are your Pinterest obsessions? How do you squeeze extra time into your busy days? Admit it; I am not the only one.
Peace, Love & Pinterest Parties,
A big thank you to Lora Denton Photography for photographing all of our big moments