Christmas Cocktails & Cheers Party

Christmas Cocktail Party

Time to spread a little holiday cheer by hosting a small cocktail party (for 6-8 guests)!  I teamed up with Fresh Press to design this gathering inspired by their “Cocktails and Cheers invitation”. Their designs are sleek and modern, and for this one I simply brought the swag from the invitation into my design, using ribbon and felt circles.  Read on for […]

Red & White Christmas

red & white christmas

We’re kicking off this Christmas season with a beautiful dessert display by Sandra Downie of The White Library.  Sandra is so talented and I always enjoy seeing her latest design.  She was kind enough to share with me her new Christmas table which is sure to inspire your holiday entertaining! With red and white treats and decor, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for your support and inspiration each day! Celebrate and enjoy your time with family and friends! Image Source – unknown

Autumn Cocktails

caramel appletini

  Enjoy the flavors of Fall in these cocktails I blended together.  Like most martinis, they pack a punch so take it slow.  The slightly sweet-sour blend goes down rather smoothly. Caramel Appletini 1 oz Vodka 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker 1/2 oz ButterShots 3 oz Apple Cider Shake up ingredients with ice and strain […]

Whoopie! For Whoopie Pies

These little gems are the perfect Thanksgiving favor or light dessert option.  Get inspired by this lovely display from 100 Layer Cake.  Set out mounds of whoopie pies, small paper bags to fill, and gorgeous styling details like goards, pumpkins, and wood stump pedestals.  Your guests will certainly be Thankful! Find Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie recipe here. Images: Scott […]

Autumn Party For Kids

Autumn party for kids

I’ve been holding on to this party to share with you for a while now and finally have a chance.  This is a spectacular play date party created by Amy & Bri of The Savvy Moms Guide.  There is so much fun Fall decor, and ideas to inspire an Autumn birthday party or Thanksgiving day activities.  […]

Simple Thanksgiving Styling {Video}

Thanksgiving Tablescape video

Today I’m appearing on our local morning news show, Virginia This Morning.  I’m sharing simple Thanksgiving entertaining ideas exemplified here and here.  I’ll also be discussing Operation Give Thanks and it’s party printables sets. Added:  You can view the tv segment below. Another fun idea I’m sharing are these printable coloring pages from Parents.  You can […]

Thanksgiving Kids table

kids table 010

After creating the adult table here, I created a simple and easy table with the new product line from Waverly & Hefty.  I had in mind a table for elementary age kids.  Using stylish paper products for big gatherings is a great idea and the Waverly Tableware line is versatile enough to go from Thanksgiving to Christmas. There’s […]

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake recipe looks & sounds delicious…and easy to make!  It may just be on my Thanksgiving menu! Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake via Kraft 38 NABISCO Ginger Snaps, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups) 1/4 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1 cup sugar […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving Tabletop

This Thursday I’ll be appearing on our local morning news show, Virginia This Morning, sharing ideas for Thanksgiving entertaining.   To help bring the ideas to life I created tablescapes using some of the ideas I’ll be sharing.  The look is easy to re-create using glass vases and organic items such as dried lentils, rice, pine […]