"Sweet-Heart" Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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Nothing like a color coordinated drink to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Whether you’re sipping it with your love or celebrating “singlehood” with your girlfriends, this yummy “Sweet-Heart” cocktail will hit the spot.  A little bit sweet, a little bit tart…the perfect signature drink for the night! The Sweet-Heart {created by Chris Nease} 1/2 oz […]

Valentine’s Gift Wrap & Paper Flower DIY

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After working with Paula from Frog Prince Paperie, on the Queen of Heart Valentine’s shoot, I had several printed papers left over from the collection.  I decided I’d create something fun with them using 2 different patterns and a few other crafty embelishments.  The printable papers make a great gift wrap for small (sparkly?) gifts […]

Valentine’s Day Salad

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  by contributor Lisa Thiele   The countdown to Valentines Day continues. First, it was heart shaped marshmallows and now, heart shaped beets. Oh the possibilities are endless with cookie cutters. If you’re staying in this Valentines Day, this is great salad recipe that’s nice and light plus the red (heart shaped) beets add a […]

Winter Celebrations Inspiration

Winter Celebration Inspiration

We’ve got the winter blues around here…in a good way!  This beautifully styled inspiration shoot by Maine Seasons Events and Corbin Gurkin Photography uses a blue color palette, adding natural elements and pops of maroon for interest.  I love the details of the table setting: moss-covered candle holders, birch wood pedestals, burlap table cloth, and a gorgeous […]

Fun At Blissdom!

(above photo by Angie Arthur) Well, it took me about a week to rest up and catch up after being at Blissdom but it was well worth it!  Blissdom is a 2 day blogger conference in Nashville that provides educational workshops and networking opportunities for both the newbie and the seasoned pro.  We stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, […]

Little Girl Damask Birthday Inspiration Shoot {Guest Feature}

These photos are from various photographers attending an I Heart Faces photography workshop.  Amy of Living Locurto (and I Heart Faces) blogs designed the printables for this, as well as the pinwheel craft and tabletop styling.  I wanted to share it with you now because I think it has some beautiful ideas for decor and […]

Football Party

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In honor of Superbowl Sunday I thought I’d post these photos from Setting The Mood, for a recent playoff game.  When it comes to creating themed events, Jamee never disappoints.  There are great ideas here for your own football party.  Just pick your team and colors and get started!  See all the pics on Setting the […]

Pipe And Drape System DIY

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I’m often asked about creating backdrops for parties, and recently realized I had never shared this tutorial with you here.  This is my DIY pipe and drape system that is perfect for a photo area, or for when you don’t have a wall behind a table but you want to create some interest behind it.  Best part […]

Be Mine, Valentine! {Guest Feature}

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How pretty is this party design from Gwynn Wasson Designs?!  So pretty!!  You may remember Gwynn’s printable designs from the “Mad” Hatter Halloween party I created in the fall.  Here she has set up a beautiful dessert table full of sweet treats, sweet ideas, and sweet printables.  Some of my favorites are the 3 dimensional […]

Vintage & Monograms Engagement Party

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I created this inspiration board using the lovely invitations from Hazelbug as a starting point.  I loved the vintage style lettering, pretty blue border(“something blue”), and the monogram at the top.  The monogramming is a great way to create a customized event.  Hang a banner with the couples initials, place monograms on favor hang tags, apply them […]