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Guest Blogger!

I don’t know if there is a ‘proper’ way in the blogging world to host a Guest blogger, but this is how I’m doing it!

I would like to introduce you to Arianna and her fun filled article about summer fun when you have a budget that is a little less than that of a Celebrity 🙂

A Celebrity Summer For Your Family!

     As summer has arrived, so have some of the busiest days of the year!

My friends and I sometimes daydream about what it would be like to have a summer switched with one of our favorite celebrity’s. Instead of arranging schedules and driving kids everywhere, we would fly in private jets to remote beaches, drink mimosas and discuss the latest gossip in designer bikinis and sundresses. That may not happen, but discussing the celebrity life sparked our imaginations. What about creating a summer for our families modeled after celebrities and their lives? Quick brainstorming brought about some fantastic ideas. So here are 3 ways that you and your families can create some fun and glitzy summer memories!

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CELEBRITY SUMMER: ALBUM RELEASE PARTIES- As artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé and U2 are partying it up with their new album releases, fans are roaring in anticipation. Concerts are taking over cities across the countries and these popular musicians will be flying from country to country via a pricey private jet, to meet their adoring audience! With brand new music and exciting performances, this summer is sure to be a hot one- on the radio and off!

REALITY SUMMER: DANCE OFF! – It may not be a standing-room-only concert with screaming fans, but your family and friends can have your own fun with an amateur dance-off! Encourage everyone to prepare a song and dance to perform! You can even set everyone up into teams (be fair by evenly dividing up ages and talent) and give them time to prepare and perform a team number. Let everyone vote for the winner, and have some good music related prizes like iTunes gift cards or fun colored headphones!

CELEBRITY SUMMER: ELLE STYLE AWARDS– Most award ceremonies celebrate singing or acting talent, but this awards show is always a fantastic venue for some of the most fashionable and trendy designers, as well as their products. Setting the standard for what is hot and what is not, celebrities and models bling out with different styles and hopefully avoiding the “what not to wear” lists!

REALITY SUMMER: CLOTHING/ACCESSORY SWAP PARTY– What says girl time better than being surrounded by racks of clothes? Have every gal go through their closets and bring out those rarely or never worn items and accessories for a swap party! As you gather together to swap accessories, dresses, pants, shirts and purses, have some refreshments and girl talk for the perfect, money-free shopping spree!

CELEBRITY BABY BIRTHDAY PARTY: MASON’S 2ND BIRTHDAY– When Kourtney Kardashian’s little one Mason turned 2 years old, his birthday party sure was a smashing hit. Surrounded by a Thomas the Train Engine theme, the party crew took a trip to Serendipity for lunch and paid a visit to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum! Little Mason must enjoy having such a doting mother!

REALITY BABY BIRTHDAY PARTY: DIY “ARTY” PARTY– Give the little ones a great way to commemorate their early years by having a paint party! Make a “Create Station” for them complete with a protective tarp, and put out things like finger paint and play dough for the children to have fun with! Getting messy has never been more fun! Don’t forget to colorfully complete it with a confetti cake and sherbet!

Though it may not be through record deals, paparazzi coverage or the finest restaurants, there are so many ways for us mothers to create some wonderful summer memories that are original, creative, and can last a lifetime!

Arianna is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her blog at http://ariannaknowsbest.blogspot.com/!

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Cable and peanut butter

Its Tuesday night (I think). My husband is on duty at the Coast Guard base. Dylan is in bed. I decided to enjoy my night alone (kinda) by watching a movie and having dessert that I don’t have to share in bed (mwahahah!)

What actually happened is I got distracted by flipping through all our new channels. (We got Cable baby!) I saw that ‘Grown Ups’ was going to be on at 8pm. So I sat on the couch and watched whatever was on that channel till 8pm, so I wouldn’t forget about the movie.

I then wanted my dessert, but found some pretty dessert-bare cupboards. What we did have was animals crackers and peanut butter. Works for me!

So now during commercials, I am browsing channels and munching on my animal crackers, feeling very much like an adult.. And I have never know of kittens to beg as much as ours do! They are looking at me as if they have never had food. Ever. But they are soo cute! So I kinda want to give them peanut butter… but I won’t.

So now that the movie is over, I want to be friends with Adam Sandler and Kevin James, I want to get chocolate wasted everyday, and I wouldn’t mind having the body of Salma Hayak.

So I think tomorrow is Wednesday.. my days are so blurred.. its been a lot of pool, beach, beach, pool. Its tough not having a job! As much as I would LOVE to become a professional beach bum (I would be DARN good at it!), Ive heard that it doesn’t pay that well. So I’m on the job hunt. I need a job. I need friends. I have friends, I need friends in Alameda. I need connections in Alameda. Who lives in Alameda and wants to be my friend?

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