Kennedy's 13th Dolly Parton Birthday Party | Preppy Birthday Ideas | Surprise 13th Birthday Party

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Kennedy's 13th Dolly Patron Birthday Party | Preppy Birthday Ideas | Surprise 13th Birthday Party | Limo + Hotel Birthday Party

I have a teenager. That is the craziest thing to write or say out loud. That also means, I have had this blog now over 13 years, which is even crazier. Since we did a new room makeover for her birthday {see that reveal HERE} there was no real plan for a party etc for her birthday. But, then as time got closer my mom and I both felt like we needed to celebrate her birthday in a big way. You only get to turn 13 once. However, because of Nutcracker season, it left us with no real time to celebrate, which happens every year. With my mom, we set up a surprise birthday party for her with her ballet friends after their first dress rehearsal.

First, they would be picked up from dress rehearsal in a limo, do a little drive around to have fun in the limo then be dropped off at a hotel for a sleepover. I was able to pull it off, somehow & she was so surprised! All the stress was worth it!

I picked a preppy / Dolly Parton theme & it was a hit! I will link all the party supplies that I can at the end of the blog post!

#mrsreads December Reads

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 I did it!

I was very skeptical that I would make my goal for the year. I was a little overzealous even after moving my goal after having Hudson & I wasn't sure I would make it. But, I did! I am very proud of myself & I really thoroughly loved each book that I read, I think my lowest ranking was a 3 star this year!

All of December I stuck to Christmas reads & it made me so happy & got me in the spirit! 

1. Snowed in for Christmas by Jacqueline Snowe ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2. Holiday Romance by Catherine Walsh ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. The Christmas Fix by Lucy Score ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4. Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Nice List by Victoria Ellis ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I upped my goal by just a bit for next year raising it to 40 books! I think that is pretty do able! I will up if it need be, but right now I think it's pretty attainable!

I will continue to post my monthly reads for you all to look back at. I am toying with bringing my reviews on here, in addition to on my GoodReads instead of just giving you the star rating if that is something you would like! Let me know!