WELCOME SUMMER!

tropical themed party

Tropical Themed Party Ideas + FREE Printables

Today we're going to the Tropics for some fun in the sun and delicious food and drinks! Drink week

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COCKTAIL TIME!

cherry cocktail

Cherry Amaretto Cocktail

Say goodbye to Summer with a yummy cherry & almond flavored cocktail. This tasty drink combines

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GO ON A PICNIC!

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A FAMILY PICNIC WITH MARTHA STEWART

There's something so nostalgic about going on a picnic, don't you think? It reminds me of when I was a kid and we would go to Pullen Park or Umstead

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SERVE IT ON THE SIDE

classic pasta salad recipe

Classic Pasta Salad Recipe

Today I have a great recipe for Summer entertaining! I recently teamed up with ZAK! Designs and

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DO IT YOURSELF

chalkboard painted wooden utensils

DIY: Chalkboard Painted Wooden Utensils

A couple of weeks ago I was looking around my Pinterest feed and noticed I kept seeing 2 of the same

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WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!

rich and cream easy ice cream

RICH & CREAMY EASY ICE CREAM RECIPE

When I was a kid growing up in the country {yep, surrounded by fields} my dad used to make homemade

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PARTY STYLING INSPIRATION

Pastel Bridal Party Design

pretty in pastels bridal party design

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

modern owl themed baby shower

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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