Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mommy & Me Leggings Giveaway!





It's a week away from one of my most cherished days of the year, Mother's Day! Plus I just love May and all it has to offer. For example, I am hoping to be onboard with LuLaRoe this month! I can't wait to start selling their cute and simply comfortable clothing. To celebrate Mother's Day, I am hosting my first giveaway in my VIP group.
All you have to do is add other LuLaRoe lovers to my VIP group. You can find my VIP group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1745032385734414/
The person who adds the most people will win a set of Mommy & Me Leggings! Value up to $48. (YES, I snagged some!). Once you add all your friends, comment on the Giveaway post with the sizes you need for you and your little one! The winner will be announced on Mother's Day!
To make this more fun, if we make it over 1000 members, then I will pick two winners! Good luck ladies!
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Happy 3rd Birthday LuLaRoe


Part of the reason I chose to become a LuLaRoe fashion consultant was the company's history. Or lack thereof. Today LuLaRoe turns three years old! I remember how astonished I was when I heard that the co-founder, DeAnne Stidham, started making Maxi skirts for her daughter's friends only three and a half years ago. The progression from then to the explosion LuLaRoe is now is solid proof of the company's success. They are doing something right. And I can't wait to be onboard and join the movement.

On their birthday, LuLaRoe treated some special fashion consultants with birthday leggings. My super-generous sponsor received two pairs and is giving me a pair later today. I can't wait to wear the buttery soft goodness! Make sure you check them out on my Instagram account. You can find me @lularoe_shannon_hargreaves and @stickersandglittermom.

Happy third birthday LuLaRoe!

P.S. Are you thinking about joining the LuLaRoe movement? I would love to be your sponsor. Contact me, and let's be friends! 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

My LuLaRoe Office & Boutique Transformation



I'm sorry for being MIA friends. I've missed writing these past few weeks. Life in the Hargreaves household has been busy. I thought I could manage a blog, and start up a business at the same time, but I had to take a little break. I was feeling worn out. In the future, I will be writing posts that I am passionate about sharing. I started to focus on traffic and lost my real purpose in starting the blog. It may take longer to come up with meaningful posts, but it will be for the best.

Now, back to the topic. My LuLaRoe office and in-home shop. As many of you already know, I signed up to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant at the end of March. I'm still in the queue and can't wait to be onboard. LuLaRoe's culture is so inspiring. It will be even more exciting to be a part of their positive team.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sticker Worthy Wednesday #22



Welcome back! Or if you are new to my blog, nice to have you visit my little corner of the internet. Sticker Worthy Wednesday is a segment that I get to share facts about the woman behind the blog, yours truly, Shannon. I love to share my best moments from the week, but I have also shared my favorite mommy and kid products. While you are reading, please let me know if there is anything you would like to see or read more of on Sticker Worthy Wednesday.

Here's a weekly roundup of my favorite moments from this week. They all deserve a gold sticker.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My LuLaRoe "Why?"



Last month I decided to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant. As I wait in the queue, I have spent my time preparing for my journey. LuLaRoe has multiple training calls and webinars to observe, as well as social media accounts for all to see the latest in LuLaRoe news. I don't have my onboard date, but I can assure you I already feel ready to jump in the business.

One of the first things LuLaRoe leaders encourage is to discover your "why?" Why did you want to work for LuLaRoe? As you will watch in my video below, I had more than one reason.



If you have any questions about LuLaRoe, please send me an email at lularoeshannonhargreaves@gmail.com or a private message through my Facebook LuLaRoe fan page. I would love to help!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sticker Worthy Wednesday #21


Welcome back! Or if you are new to my blog, nice to have you visit my little corner of the internet. Sticker Worthy Wednesday is a segment that I get to share facts about the woman behind the blog, yours truly, Shannon. I love to share my best moments from the week, but I have also shared my favorite mommy and kid products. While you are reading, please let me know if there is anything you would like to see or read more of on Sticker Worthy Wednesday.

Here's a weekly roundup of my favorite moments from this week. They all deserve a gold sticker.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

PJ Masks Birthday Party


After we wrapped up Ariana's Alice in Wonderland birthday party, we immediately started planning for Brielle's third birthday. I knew I wanted to invite her friends from preschool, which was going to be a first for us. As all parents know, the first step in planning your preschooler's birthday is asking them what party theme they want on their special day. I thought I had an idea of what Brielle wanted as a theme. We love Disney. So I expected Sofia the First. However, she chose PJ Masks!

I thought my girly girl would always want princess parties, but for her first time choosing her party theme, she decided on superheroes. MOMMY WAS WRONG! In addition to the initial shock, my hesitation grew when I realized there were no PJ Masks toys or decorations. Not even at the Disney Store! Therefore, I would have to make a lot of the decorations on my own. Luckily, I am beginning to enjoy crafts. Here is how the party turned out!


For the welcome table, Brielle and I made skyscraper buildings out of Amazon and shoe boxes. I wrapped the boxes in black wrapping paper and then cut the white electrical tape into small rectangles to use as windows. You will notice that Brielle helped with one of the building's windows. I know it's not perfect, but I think anyone would admit that it is adorable. 

I also like to showcase the invitation and a thank you note on the welcome table. I created both images on PicMonkey. I'm very pleased with how they look. In my opinion, they look as good as the invitations you can find on Etsy. Sure it takes a little more time to design it, but every little bit helps when you are trying to save money. 

Lastly, I put the favors on the table as well. I found an easy tutorial for PJ Masks at Simply Real Moms, and made enough for all the kids (and the fun adults!) I loved how all the kids were excited to turn into their favorite PJ Masks character. I also made cake pops in the party color scheme. Everyone loves cake pops! Kids and adults. If you want to make your party guests happy, then make them cake pops. I also had books and superhero stickers I found on Amazon. 


For the dining room, I continued with the color scheme (blue, red, and green). We used streamers and balloons for the ceiling and then created a nightscape for the dessert table. To get this look, I used a trifold foam posterboard, shoeboxes, and the white electrical tape. The shoe boxes were great because they also served as cupcake holders!

Speaking of cupcake holders, I purchased cupcake boxes I found from Walmart to serve the food for the preschoolers. In the past, I have learned that the paper plates can be flimsy, and that creates a huge mess. To avoid that I used small clear cups, placed them in the cupcake boxes, and filled them with our favorite kid-friendly foods. Pretzels, berries, juice, and Chick-Fil-A nuggets. To make it even more special I made a SUPERHERO POWER PACK label for all the boxes.


The cupcakes turned out delicious and cute! I got the idea from Jennifer Shea's book, Cupcakes and Parties. I used her Planet Pop Rock Cupcakes recipe and then stuck in the cupcake toppers. For the toppers, I just printed pictures of Owlette, Ekko, and Catboy on cardstock, and then glue them to toothpicks.

I found all my plastic table cloths at Walmart and Target. I even covered up our gallery wall with a red sheet.


I love photo booths! And I think they are the newest trend for birthday parties. People love to take pictures and post them on social media, so I like to have an area just for photos. Brandon created an amazing cityscape with foam board from Lowes, and I made photo props on PicMonkey. Brielle and Brandon were great at acting out the characters. The Owlette wings I made for Brielle turned out great! She and her friends took turns sharing the wings. Trust me; you can make them too...the only skill you need is turning on the hot glue gun. Haha!

Some resources I used for the party:

What did you like most from the photos above? Please feel free to PIN, SHARE, and TWEET! Please leave me a comment below with your favorite kid party theme. And now I leave you with my favorite pictures from the party. Thank you for stopping by and talk to you soon.


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