EASTER CELEBRATION

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Spring Garden Tablescape

Today I'm participating in a Spring/Easter Blog Hop with some other amazing bloggers. There is a great roundup of posts and ideas that I hope you'll

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GRADUATION PLANNING

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Graduation Party Ideas – “Keys To Success” Theme

When my friend, Bird, invited me to contribute to her Spring/Summer issue of Bird's Party magazine,

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EAT DESSERT FIRST!

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LIGHTENED UP APPLE-BERRY GALETTE

Was your new years resolution to eat "better," but you still have a sweet tooth?  If I didn't work with food a lot in my job I wouldn't eat as many

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EASTER BRUNCH

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Hashbrown & Ham Brunch Casserole

For my Easter Brunch for Hadley Pottery I made one of my favorite brunch casseroles. I've been

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COCKTAIL TIME!

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Peach Fizz Cocktail Or Mocktail

I'm so ready for Spring weather! This has been a very rainy and dreary winter, and just when it seems to be drying out, the wild winds are whirling

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DO IT YOURSELF

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DIY: 3 PIECE PLACE CARD SET

I'm revisiting an idea that I've incorporated a few times previously, in styled shoots.  It's a simple idea with little explanation needed, BUT I

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PARTY STYLING INSPIRATION

Pastel Bridal Party Design

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While there's so much buzz about back-to-school and even Halloween right now, I'm SURE somebody out there has a wedding party or bridal party to plan, right! I designed this party a while back for SheKnows Wedding Planner guide, and I'm just now getting around to sharing even more details from the shoot. I chose a pretty pastel color palette which gives a soft feminine feel, however the

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A Modern Owl Baby Shower Theme

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Owl themes have been popular for a couple of years now in everything from Halloween to bridal showers. One of my latest projects for Celebrations.com was to create ideas for a Modern Owl Baby Shower inspired by the owl invitation from Pear Tree Greetings. I loved putting this party together using the invitation's color scheme and a clean modern design {so many of my designs are driven by

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Party Design Basics – Designing Dessert Tables

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I'm excited to address dessert tables in this edition of my year-long Party Design Basics series. Dessert tables have become THE party staple and focal point thanks to leaders in design like Amy Atlas and Sweets Indeed. You can hardly see a styled party today without an elaborate sweets display, but for the purpose of this blog and 'realistic' home entertaining & celebrations, I'm going to

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