Category Archives: Parties

A Galentine cocktail

Mondays can be the worst, so why not celebrate with a cocktail tonight?! With all this sickness and cold weather around here, it’s nice to have a little bubbly to help me think of warmer times ahead. This bevie would … Continue reading

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Everett’s trash bash

Last weekend, nestled in with all the holiday activities, we celebrated Everett’s fourth birthday with the most amazing birthday theme ever: TRASH. I love indulging Ev in his love for garbage trucks, so I felt it was fitting that his … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Branstad Fall Festival

I’m exhausted from a weekend of fest-ing hard! We hosted our third (hard to believe that!) fall fest this past Saturday out at the house, and whew, it was a hot one! Mother Nature did not get the memo and … Continue reading

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Big Night VII: setting the table

One of my favorite parts of the Big Night experience is setting the table. I love coming up with something different each year and spending time with my bestie Molly to create the vision. The look from this year can easily be … Continue reading

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The vote is in

and Baby Branstad #2 is a… As you can tell, we are crazy excited about adding another little man to our crew.

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Plaid you came

I know. I tend to overdo it a bit (ahem, a lot) on birthdays, but it truly is fun for me to create and play. I know not all parents feel this way, but it is a way for me … Continue reading

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First Annual Fall Fest

You know me, ever the entertainer, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to put our log home (and it’s surrounding foliage) on full display for the most colorful season of the year. Enter our new annual Branstad Family Fall Festival. … Continue reading

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