{Real Party} Pink and Glamorous 25th Birthday Party Decor

{Real Party} Pink and Glamorous 25th Birthday Party Decor
I’m going to let the photos talk today on this Pink and Glamorous 25th Birthday Party I helped throw for my friend, Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking. I’ll be going over some great recipe ideas for a vegan bash, DIY decor elements, DIY favors, and party activities throughout the week. 
BTW, the party took place in her beautiful new house that she is blogging all about over at her blog! 

25 Reasons We Love Suzannah Guest “Books”
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Goofy photo from the “photo booth” area

Lots of pink, glitter, and sequins for this fabulous 25th birthday girl! 
Oh, and yeah… she made that dress! 
Check back tomorrow for some easy, and pretty, DIY decor! 

Sunshine Needed

Sunshine Needed

I’ve been feeling down lately. Stressed. Tired. WORN OUT.

I honestly thought this was a side effect to parenthood. I have wondered on many, many occasions whether I was even cut out to be a mom if this was the way I felt. (No longer feeling that way, btw.) I went to my new doctor the other day and she gave me some suggestions to help me in the day to day and she also ordered some blood tests.

The results are in… I thankfully didn’t have diabetes or thyroid issues (two things she tested for) but, did however have low iron and very low vitamin D readings.

She said that a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest have low vitamin D levels. (Go figure… it is raining here most of the time.) I had a score of 11 when average levels begin at 50.

My doctor prescribed a whole slew of vitamins, diet change, and exercise. Hopefully, my new vitamin regime will help with the lethargic feeling I’ve been experiencing and the anxiety attacks due to feeling overwhelmed. She said said to expect a change in days!

I’m so happy to finally have a reasonable answer that has a reasonable plan to fix the ways I’ve been feeling. I had a horrible bout of Postpartum Depression around month three of becoming a parent and I was beginning to feel that it was coming back, just a little different.

Funny thing? People tell me all the time that I am getting ridiculous amounts of stuff done. But, I’m just not feeling it right now. I’m hoping to feel like my normal, over-achieving self again soon!

Have you ever been tested for a Vitamin D deficiency? How did it affect you? How did you treat it?

What I Wrote: Week of Oct. 15

What I Wrote: Week of Oct. 15
Free Party Printables from A Well Crafted Party

A Well Crafted Party

Whoooo… this has been a fun week over here at A Well Crafted Party! I finished up my Sunshine Birthday Party with favor ideas and free printables. Then I reminisced over a Portland Bloggers’ event. I ended up the week with a zombielicious real party and a GIVEAWAY!

Monday, Oct. 15: First Birthday Favor Ideas
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Free Printables—You Are My Sunshine Party
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Portland Bloggers’ Night Out
Thursday, Oct. 18: {Real Party} Zombie Apocalypse 
Friday, Oct. 19: {Giveaway} $25 Shop Credit for Party Scribbles, {Friday Finds} Free Halloween Printables 2012

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Leave the Laundry for Later

I haven’t just been sharing up a storm here on my party blog. I have had a lot of fun things going on in the part of my life that isn’t wearing a party hat. Topics over at Leave the Laundry for Later this week including DIY Peek-A-Boo highlight tips, weekly menu planning, and Qi Gong. Ever so varied. 
Monday, Oct. 15: Got My Hair Did
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Doctor’s Orders: Qi Gong
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Smile

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