Music Themed Christmas Tablescape

Music Themed Christmas Tabletop Design

I'm really excited to share this Music themed Christmas tabletop with you today.  It's a theme I've been thinking about for a couple of years and it's

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Christmas Decorating & Entertaining :: Updated Classic

I'm in full on Christmas decorating mode over here and I'm loving decorating the new house with what

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Festive Holiday Treats – Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

There's so much to do during the holidays that sometimes it's great to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve. One of those shortcuts is dressing up

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Tips for Decorating Your Christmas Tree

I know it's early and I'm personally not a proponent of putting up the Christmas tree before Thanksgiving, BUT in this job you've gotta get to things

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Christmas Cocktail – Rudolph’s Shiny Red Cocktail

Nothing completes your Christmas entertaining like a color-coordinated cocktail with seasonal

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How To Create Your Own Christmas Photo Cards

Will you be taking photos over the long holiday weekend coming up? This is the perfect time to set up a DIY photo area and take those kid's photos for

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Vintage-Style Bridal Shower Ideas


If you love the charm and character of vintage inspired design then I have some party ideas for you! I designed this vintage style bridal shower last year for Celebrations, and with seasonal changes and holidays the way they are, I'm just now getting the chance to share it here. I know that the vintage style was at its peak a couple of years ago, but these shabby chic details will never go out

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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 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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