My standards for "winning" aren't all that high...3rd place is just fine by me, but I was really excited when I received this email:
Dear Laurel, My name is Jenny Franklin. I work with PartyPail.com; my job is to
search blogs such as yours for individuals who put a great deal of effort into
making their kids birthdays extra special. I am writing you because of your
post on MD's 1st birthday party. I absolutely love the creativity that you put
into the party. On behalf of PartyPail.com I would like to award you the "Best
Decorations" badge. I absolutely loved the "cowboy" theme and all the work you
put into the decoration! Anyway, we are only giving a select few awards for
the efforts placed into giving an exceptional party.
I would love to hear back from you! Sincerely, Jenny
AHHHHH I was beyond flattered.
Creativity is not a strong suit of mine, so when I saw the awesome response to MD's 1st birthday part on Pinterest I immediately felt pretty darn proud of myself. I also thought, shit, do I have to put that much effort in to ALL of his bday parties?! Of course not...
So anyways, without further ado...here is my official internet award from partypail.com for "Best Decorations". BOOOYEAHH!