Three years ago, Tami had an idea … why not start a blog? What a great way to document all of the creative projects we are working on. When she brought this idea to Lauren, her response was simple. All she said was, “No way! I don’t like to write.” Of course, with Tami’s background in teaching she didn’t mind putting their thoughts into words … and a blog was born.

Now, three years later, it was time to make some changes to our baby blog and create a more sophisticated and classy environment for it to live. Hiring a web designer and giving our site a whole new look that really captures who we are as bloggers and our brand was the best decision we ever made. So of course, the next logical step was to throw a party. We invited our Craft Club girls, our sponsors, and other friends who have supported us along the way to celebrate our blog’s third birthday and the launch of our new website. We decided to make the look of the party match the colors and overall feel of our website (adding in pops of gold foil to a mostly black and white background). Although the look was a bit formal, the mood was kept light and we love how it all turned out.

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Appreciation is best shown with food, right? Our menu consisted of sushi from one of our favorite local spots, edamame, homemade Asian meatballs, and an Asian pear cocktail (recipe coming soon on a Food Fridays post). Gold sparkly poms were added to the toothpicks for a fun touch.

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Our “selfie booth” from Darci’s Gold, Glitz, and Glamour bachelorette party made a come back at this event! We added a few more homemade props (like this gold foil party hat) to make it festive.

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Love all the sisters taking selfies in our photo booth!

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After streaming our new website through Apple TV (giving all the girls a chance to take a peek) and thanking them for their support, we moved over to the craft table. Birthday card supplies kept with the party’s theme and made it so that our guests had a few cards to take home to use when in a pinch for time.

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We bought fancy blank cards as the base and our guests added specialty paper, lace, and rhinestones to personalize each one. Lauren created this card for her sister-in-law’s wedding this weekend.

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Tami also created a wedding card for Darci and Glen as well as a few others to have in her collection. Gold foil paper really made each card fancy while a torn edge keeps them a bit casual.

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For dessert, we provided different types of chocolate for our guests. We sent them home with something sweet as well. Each adorable bag was filled with our favorite Hershey’s Nuggets and a personalized thank you for each girl’s support.

Thank you to all of our readers for keeping us going and giving us feedback over the past three years! Keep reading! Keep letting us know what you like and what we can improve upon. Here’s to many more years of creating, coordinating, and collaborating . Happy birthday to our beloved blog … Side by Side Design!

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