Big Dot

  1. Top 10 Outdoor Bridal Shower Tips and a Checklist for Stress-Free Celebrations

    It’s the season of beautiful bridal showers and gorgeous brides. If you have chosen to celebrate at an outdoor venue, make sure to follow these easy tips to make your day as wonderful - and stress-free - as possible! Be sure to stay on task by downloading our free printable checklist. 1. Save the elaborate bridal shower décor, like huge expensive bouquets of expensive flowers. Nature is your friend on this one, so let its beauty compliment your bridal shower theme. 2. Clamp tablecloths down (or tape underneath the table...
  2. {Mom Must-Haves} Summer Fun!

    I am soooo happy that summer is HERE in Wisconsin. It has been absolutely beautiful the last couple weeks and we have been lucky enough to be outside nearly every day. Rain or shine, we are outside. We have been having so much fun between the sprinkler, playground, community pool, bubbles, planting flowers, etc. that we hardly have time to sleep! I have included some of my Mommy/Kiddo Must Haves that have been so much fun this summer already. After waiting and waiting till my daughter could do more activities...
  3. Cool Dog in the Hot Summer

    Already this summer in Wisconsin it is HUMID and I can’t stand it. I feel so bad for our old little fur ball, Lulu! The kids and I were with Lulu outside this weekend trying to enjoy the weather but unfortunately, Lulu looked sad and miserable. Seeing her so uncomfortable got me wondering about what I could do to help her out with the heat. I read a few articles and googled a few things and I learned a lot! Did you know that early signs of heat stroke in...
  4. Our New Concierge Program - Check it out!

    Did you know about our brand new updated Concierge program?? It is awesome!! We have all new colors to choose from and font choices. You can change any of our personalized items colors or fonts. For example we just had a customer call and stated that she was viewing her invitation proof and she was disappointed that her font was not easy to read. She has several older guests that would have trouble reading the invitation. We simply switched her font to Centry from the CK Daydream (that is a...
  5. Tips for Dogs and Kids

    Tips for Dogs and Kids
    Most children want a pet. Most of those pets they want are dogs. You’d think they would go together perfect but they don’t always. In order to get a great relationship, it takes time, training, and patience.  My oldest daughter is 3 years old and she can sometimes be rough or unaware she might hurt our dog. Our dog Lulu is very small and old...so even though they are comfortable with each other, my daughter still shouldn’t carry her like a baby or get too rough just in case of...
  6. {Mom Must-Haves} Traveling With The Kiddos

    Traveling with kids, no matter near or far, you have to have the right components for an easy commute! In our situation Grandma and Grandpa live in California. We decided to take the kids on their first visit to see Grandma and Grandpa's house by plane instead of their usual visit to Wisconsin in our home. Plus, a great excuse to visit the beach! These are the items I purchased to help with the day of travel. They all dramatically helped making our plane rides a breeze! For Mom: 1...
  7. Spring Fresh!

    It’s spring time finally in good ol' Wisconsin which means it’s time to clean! After you have cleaned the house from top to bottom you might notice that doggy smell a little bit more. I found a recipe that could help eliminate some of that odor your dog is tracking around to help! JohnMarshPhotography.com / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Materials: 1/2 cup baking soda 2 cups water 2 drops lavender oil 1 bandanna or article of clothing sized to fit dog Directions: Fill a large...
  8. Customer Moments: Joint Shower

    Happy Friday!! We are having a fantastic day here at Big Dot creating all sorts of unique parties. I had the chance to help with one of the most interesting baby showers earlier today. This Mommy-to-be was planning a joint baby shower for her and her sister! Not only was it exciting that they both were pregnant at the same time, she recently found out that her sister was having twins!! So with three babies on the way now, they had to get the baby shower planning started. Each sister wanted to share this...
  9. Happy Saint Patrick's Day Pooch!

    Want a treat for your special pooch to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Here it is! I found a yummy treat that includes green beans which are a great source of  potassium, Vitamin A and C for your dog. Here is the simple recipe I found on dailypuppy.com below. You can also include a small amount of green food coloring if you wish to make them extra special!                 St. Patrick's Day Dog Biscuits Pulse these items in a food processor: 1/2 cup of...
  10. Your Dog and Moving

    emdot / Foter / CC BYMoving is a nightmare! It’s no fun for anyone, including your pup. Dogs depend on stability and familiarity, so a dramatic change in location will shake him up a little. There are a couple things you can do to make the move a little easier on your dog. Keep his things – You may think a new home deserves new items, but keep your dog’s same bed, crate, bowls and toys. There’s already enough change for your pup! Having these familiar items around will comfort...

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