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Fox Theme Sip & See Party

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Published: Monday, March 23, 2015

Over the weekend we had a Sip & See Party to welcome baby Fox. He's 3 weeks old already (pic of our little cutie is below). We had such a wonderful time celebrating with friends & family and introducing them to our little man. 

Since his name is Fox Kingston, I, of course had to have his party Fox theme. Even down to the food. I wanted to share all the decorations that I made, the stations we had set up and the food that was served. I had a lot of fun putting it all together... hope you like it and can maybe take some ideas for your next woodland theme party...

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I purchased the wood serving trays and bowls from Ikea. I don't think the tray is typically used as a serving tray but that is what I used it for. :) The burlap table runner was ordered off of Amazon.
The food pictured here is the "Tree Stumps", which were simply turkey and swiss rollers that I purchased from Costco. I certainly didn't have time to make those on my own. ;) "Lil Smokies", which were little sausages that I put in the crockpot with BBQ sauce and jelly. They turned out delicious. And in the bowl is "Forest Trees", which was a broccoli salad.

The food pictured here is "Rabbit Food", which is little 9oz plastic cups filled with homemade ranch with celery sticks and carrots. The "Wild Berries", which cut up fresh fruit (grapes, strawberries and blueberries) placed inside waffle cones. And "Garden Delight", which is a corn salad with avocado, tomatoes, cheese, lemon juice and a few other goodies.

This desserts pictured here are "Sweet Fox", which are fox cookies I had made to match the cute little fox on all the décor and party invitations. "Twigs", which are Vanilla Wafers.

More yummy desserts... "S'more Bites", which are marshmallows that I dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed graham crackers. Then placed in the fridge to harden up and put on sticks. The display is just a rectangle piece of floral foam that I covered in burlap. And there are "Dirt Cups", which are 9oz plastic cups filled with chocolate pudding, crushed oreos and gummy worms.

Here is the Wine Station... it's hard to see but there are mini clear plastic wine glasses that I had ordered off Amazon. We had a ton of wine (not all pictured) but surprisingly more people went for the beer, sodas, juice and water that was outside.

A Hand Sanitizing Station is a must have area if you're having a Sip & See Party where people will be holding or touching your newborn baby. I actually think it's great for all parties. Who wouldn't want everyone having clean hands. :)

The Name Tag Station was great since we had a ton of friends and family there and not everyone knew each other.

If there are kids at your party you need things for the kids to do. Although we had a jumpy outside for them I wanted something they could do inside the house as well so I found these cute Fox pictures online and printed several copies to have out along with cups of crayons so the kids could color. It was so cute to see them all enjoying this. Some kids even colored there pics for baby Fox.

Here is the Baby Fox banner I made and a sign telling people that drinks (beer, soda, juice and water) were outside and wine was inside.

These are the little favors I put together... it was clear baggies filled with 2 graham crackers, 2 hersheys chocolate bars and 2 marshmallows for s'mores.  All goodies that are yummy to eat even if you're not next to a camp fire. ;) The tag reads "Thanks for making Fox's Sip & See Party S'MORE fun!"

And here is our reason to celebrate... Fox Kingston Leahy (3 weeks old)..


Posted by: minhhandmade
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 10:32:53 PM

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Posted by: Charlotte Cosci
Friday, April 03, 2015 @ 11:08:13 AM

Oh, Mandy, he's just beautiful. And your party decorations are fabulous. Good luck.

Posted by: Gloria Shirr
Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 1:11:32 PM

Mandy - He is so precious! What a fabulous idea. Love all your party food, decorations, etc. It sounds like so much fun! I am so happy for you. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Kathy dunn
Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 10:22:13 AM

Mandy, he is adorable! You did an amazing job on the party décor and what great ideas! Enjoy your little one and thanks for sharing with us.

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Want to win a Cricut Collection?! It's GIVEAWAY Time!!

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Published: Friday, March 06, 2015

Ready for a GIVEAWAY?!  I am! And it's a BIG one. You could win one of our 4 Close To My Heart Cricut Collections. You even get to pick which one you want. It's an exclusive offer from me.

To enter... CLICK HERE to go to my Giveaways page, fill out the quick entry form and you'll be set. I'll announce the winner here and on my facebook page on April 1st.

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New Consultant Kits.... Available March 1st

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Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

On March 1st we are releasing TWO brand new consultant kits .... a cardmakers kit and a scrapbookers kit. The kits are just $99 and you receive over $300 in products. Score! 

I just got my hands on photos of the kits and wanted to share them with you. I know there are a lot of you considering joining Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant so I wanted to get share pics so you can start deciding which one you'd like best.

This first image is of the new CARDMAKERS kit....

This second image is of our SCRAPBOOKERS kit...

And if you missed my last post.... when you join in March you'll get a FREE Shoulder Tote bag FREE when you join. How awesome is that?!


So who is ready to join? Starting March 1st you can use THIS link to join: 

Have questions? Check out my FAQ's page HERE!

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Join My Close To My Heart Team in March and get a FREE ....

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Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Have you ever thought of becoming a Close To My Heart Consultant? I'd absolutely LOVE to have you on my team. My Damask Divas Team is ALL over the US and even a few gals stationed in other countries. Now let me tell you what is going on in March ... I'm jumping for joy over here and so excited to share.

EVERYONE who joins my team in MARCH will get this Brand New Shoulder Tote in addition to our amazing Consultant Kit (valued at over $300 in products). ALL for just $99...

How cute is that bag? This shoulder bag has snap closure and comfortably fits our 12"x12" paper organizers. It's perfect for carrying projects in progress, idea books, papers, small tools, and embellishments. Seriously, it's a MUST HAVE! But that is not all that is being offered. If you sell (or purchase) $300 in products within your first 40 days as a consultant you'll get our Brand New Rolling Bag for FREE!!!!! OMG OMG OMG. How awesome is that?!


This durable Rolling Bag was designed to hold our CTMH organizers in various sizes. It zips on the top all the way down for easy loading. The front pocket is sized to fit 12"x12" paper, plus two additional side pockets to store more! The over all bag is 25 1/2" x 16" x 17 1/2". 

So who is ready to jump on board? Me, Me Me! Oh darn, I can't rejoin but I will most definitely be thrilled to welcome you to my Damask Divas Team and be here to support you.

Here are some reasons why you should become an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart and Join My Team:

  • I've been a Top Team Builder in the company for the last 4 years. My team is all over the US (in 41 different states and even some stationed outside the US).
  • Receive one of these fabulous Consultant Kits full of amazing products, idea books, and supplies for ONLY $99. 
  • You can earn extra money by receiving 22% (up to 50%) commission on your sales and personal purchases.
  • You also can receive SPC (select product credit) after selling $150/month. Sell over $1000/month and you can earn additional override commissions.
  • You can get your $99 kit fee back if you sell/purchase $1200 in products within your first 3 months as a consultant.
  • You can Join My Team as a Hobbyist and get a discount on your purchases. I have a several members on my team who join strictly to get all those great products for only $99. That's fine too! I'm sure you'll get hooked like I did and love being apart of Close To My Heart. You just have to meet the $300 quarterly minimum to stay an active consultant.
  • You can choose to make it a career, part time job, or just to help pay for your supplies. Whichever you prefer... Close To My Heart is a company for everyone!
  • I offer Virtual Team Meetings (once a quarter) so that the team can always be kept up to date on the latest and greatest from CTMH
  • Access to our Facebook Group Team page.... super helpful to interact with our team, ask questions, share photos/ideas, etc.
  • Low quarterly quota of just $300 (if you break it down, that's just $100 a month plus you get commissions off that... it's easy to do)
  • I offer a 12 week Online Mentoring Program
  • Set your own schedule, work from home and be able to work around your prioritize
  • I offer team incentives
  • Close To My Heart offers awesome Online Training Courses 
  • Access to Close To My Heart's amazing website full of everything consultants need plus a Consultant Bulletin Board with tons of talented CTMH consultants who are always willing to help, give ideas and share artwork.
  • Be your own Hostess and earn the Hostess Rewards for any order of $150 or more!!!
  • Plus as I mentioned above if you join in MARCH you'll get the FREE Shoulder Tote and the opportunity to get the Rolling Bag FREE if you sell $300 within your first 40 days.

Have more questions? Check out my FAQ's page by CLICKING HERE!

Here are pics of the Cardmaking Consultant Kit & Scrapbooking Kit that you get to choose from. They are FULL of NEW product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book that will be released to customers in April, but consultant can order from starting in May....

Scrapbookers Kit

Cardmakers Kit

Ready to JOIN?

Be sure to wait until March 1st when this offer begins but here is the link you'll want to use: The upline info should say Mandy Leahy, Executive Director from Temecula, CA.

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Countdown to Baby Fox | GIVEAWAY TIME

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Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Remember a while back I shared this cute layout and the news that we were expecting Leahy Kiddo #4?! Well guess what?! It's almost baby time TIME! Yay!

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My scheduled repeat c-section is February 27th... that is just 8 days away. I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY and have you all guess how much little Fox Kingston is going to weigh. Oh yes, if you missed the other layout I shared on my facebook page we are having a baby boy and he's named Fox after my grandfather who passed away during my pregnancy. His last name was Fox and we thought it would be a cool name for our little guy.

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Ok so back to the GIVEAWAY. All you have to do is click the link below and it will take you to the Baby Hunch page where you can guess his weight and length. The winner will receive $30 in Close To My Heart products from me. You'll be able to pick from paper packs, stamp sets, ink pads, markers, WOTG kits, and/or blocks. Once I'm home from the hospital I'll contact the winner to find out what you'd like. The baby hunch does all the work for me and the first to guess it correctly will win. Some hints... I'll be 39 weeks pregnant (unless he comes sooner). The biggest was 7lb 9oz 21"long (at 41 weeks) and smallest was 5lb 15oz 19" long (at 37 weeks).

And for those of you who were customers and team members of mine when I had Londyn, you'll probably remember me responding to emails even while in the hospital and right after returning home. That's how I roll... so if you are in need of some Close To My Heart products or interested in Joining My Team, please know that just cause I'm having a baby it doesn't really slow me down. The month I had Londyn (August 2012) was my BIGGEST sales month with Close To My Heart ever. :) So keep me busy... I so appreciate it!

Ready to submit your guess and enter my GIVEAWAY?!?



Posted by: Mattia
Sunday, March 01, 2015 @ 2:04:16 PM

Bummer I just noticed I guessed in the wrong place :(

Posted by: karenladd
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 11:46:56 AM

What a fun idea for a giveaway! Hope all goes without a hitch and that you are cradling your sweet little boy in no time! Love the name Fox!

Posted by: Jamie Leahy
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 11:29:00 AM

8 lbs, 6 oz, 21 inches.... Same as his cousin Joey, :)

Posted by: Mattia Rupp
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 10:23:04 AM

7.12 and 20in :)

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