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It's the "Ultimate Blog Party" time!!  Woot!

I'm participating in the "5 Minutes for Mom--Ultimate Blog Party" again this year and I even have prizes & party favors plus a fun announcement about a secret I've been keeping!! (photos below!)

I always meet so many new bloggers and have such a good time at this virtual party. 

I'm really looking forward to mixing & mingling with you (& maybe even winning some prizes myself!) 


I'm Melissa -  welcome to my party!  Grab a hat & whistle!

Party_hats Party_blower

And I hope you like to dance because I even have a....


Disco Ball!!! 

{can you hear the music?   wooo - wooo.....disco inferno....wooo-woooo}

Also, of course....there is PINK CAKE & ICE CREAM!!



And it wouldn't be a party without my friend and yours:


So grab a snack and mingle here in my pink lounge!  I can't wait to get to know you!

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My Story

If you're new here you can find out what makes me a one trick pony , 100 things about me and what in the world Pink Paper Peppermints are by peeking in this room.

(just step around the giant pink pinata - that's for later - it's filled with chocolate and scrapbook paper).


The Art Studio

In my art studio you can check out my 31 Crafty Flowers in 31 Days tutorials, 12 Things God Wants You To Rember embroidery pattern series and more craft tutorials and patterns!


My Office

If you're a mom, homeschooler or scrapbooker you might want to check out my office where I keep all the printables.  I've got lots of freebies for you in there, including  journaling cards, a 2013 calendar, coloring books, a menu planner and more!


Quiet Corner

To really know my heart you can go over to my quiet corner and read the best love letter I've *ever* received.  It's in the heart-shaped box next to my bible {swoon}. 

{HINT: If you click on the play button a deep, handsome voice will read it out loud to you.}


Prize Factory!

 If you're in the mood for prizes then check out this goodie basket that's up for grabs!

Felt Basket of Scrapbook Goodies giveaway @Pink Paper Peppermints via @melissao

There are tags, twine, tickets, flowers, gems, sequins, ribbon, pom-poms, appliques, die cuts, buttons and wire, not to mention a $10.00 Starbucks card, all in a pretty, felt basket!


Felt Basket of Scrapbook Goodies giveaway @Pink Paper Peppermints via @melissao

All you have to do to enter is head over to 5 Minutes for Mom and fill out the prize entry form!


The Big Announcement & A Party Favor!

The Secret Will Be Revealed Soon!






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I can't wait to share with you what I've been working on since the beginning of the year!  It is so exciting!!

And I also would love to send you a thank you note and a party favor for coming to my party!

So if you'd like to get the scoop (and a special printable party favor) in your email next week, just leave me your name & address right here:


Find out the Secret!
(Plus get free updates & exclusives - sign up for the mailing list!)

(no need to worry, I would *never* share my friends personal info with anyone!  It's just between me & you.  *pinky promise*)

Well, I guess that's about it.  (don't look in that closet in the's just junk) 

Thanks so much for coming to my party!!  I can't wait to come and visit you at yours!  (so don't forget to leave a comment with your blog address, k?)


Party on Chickadee!


"But you'll welcome us with open arms when we run for cover to you. Let the party last all night! Stand guard over our celebration. You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight."
-Psalm 5:11 (the message)