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Party Pop

It’s officially party season, which means you’ll be spending time in your craft closet or stationary store in an effort to fashion pretty little packages. When it comes to wrapping I like to use a variety of things I have on-hand and pick up along the way – it’s fun to mix it up! I also love versatility, and am obsessing over packages that work at a backyard birthday or a wedding shin-dig.

Gifts01florals / flowers never get old. Mix up prints and patterns for a fresh take on this classic motif. The more layers, the prettier

hearts / this classic motif is so to love. The subtle color keeps this juvenile print perfect for a little or big occasion. Make it pop with neon ribbon and bow topper.

Gifts02triangles & squares / shapes mingle with metallics for a truly refined and neutral presentation. Add unexpected elements you find around the house like pom-poms for embellishment.

spotted / polka-dots are standard and simply work for every party. Little metallic arrows give this theme an instant upgrade.

by Denell Pepin for Craft Box Girls / photography by Megan Belanger

see the Spring Summer edition of MoPa Living here.


Weekend Wear


My social calendar has been BUSY. Within 3 weeks weeks, there’s been MoPa Show, the Spring/Summer Digital Magazine and this past weekend, it was my BFF’s baby shower. So much to love, so much to do.

Then comes date night – the night on your calendar when you can just kick-up your feet and be an adult. I’m all for it, and even though I was busy to the max, I was going to make it work. So, what to wear? Loving that casual style is in – in a big way, so the plan was to pair a simple cotton tee with a maxi skirt. So easy, yet pulled together enough to grant access to the high-brow joint that again support my need to feel like an adult.

Style Tip: Pair a fitted cotton tee with a pencil skirt, maxi skirt and style with accessories for a look that can work anytime, anywhere.

Baby B


When your closest friend is expecting her very first baby, you easily get lost in baby shower details and celebrate in a very big way. We’re so excited to welcome Baby B in July – and until this little one arrives you’ll find us over the moon and indulging in everything baby – and pondering boy names over veggies sandwiches (Heather’s fave thing right now). We won’t know until delivery day whether this little one is a girl or a boy – and I’m just loving the suspense.

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Baby Bag Faves for CBG


Looking for a functional but chic round-up for your Baby Bag? Head on over to Craft Box Girls to see my current favorites! xo, Denell


Tidy Up!

Spring Clean Your Space
by Jennifer Tapper Richards

It’s officially busy season, which means we’ll try anything to make life a little easier and more organized. Here’s three simple tasks for a fresh start this spring.

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Why get organized:
Mail and paperwork from school, work and activities flows into the home daily. Setting up a system will help relieve stress and keep things efficient and out of towering piles on the countertop.