A Salad Bar More Appetizing

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Ever think your guests would rather skip over the salad and move right on to the “good” stuff? If you take a moment to present the salad bar like this, who wouldn’t want to indulge? The use of several square glass containers(vases) creates a great graphic design that’s very appetizing. This may be inspiration for […]

Inspiring Gift Boxes

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Want to make a statement with your hostess gift(other than what’s inside)? Try embelishing your gift box with one of these fantastic ideas from Martha Stewart. It’s easy to create an interesting look with a few wraps of pretty ribbon. Happy gift-giving!

Cupcakes With NO Calories!

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These carnation “cupcakes” are so adorable. Send someone you know(or yourself) one from 1-800-Flowers. Of course I always support the DIY motto too(using these)! ; DThese are guaranteed to last more than 5 minutes…unlike the edible kind.

Hello Yellow!

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I’m truly loving this bright and beautiful party by Brooke, at Jackaroo Love. What’s better is she did it on a budget! Head on over to Brooke’s blog to see more pics, and all the money saving details.

What Can You Do With Ribbon?

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Talk about bang for your buck! You can create a fantastic statement by using simple ribbon in unique ways. I love the personalized banners as much as everyone else, but look at how adorable this ribbon banner above, is. ANYONE can do this! Look at all the fabulous ways you can use ribbon to blow […]

Outdoor Party Decor Week

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There’s a party happening over at Celebrations.com and you’re invited!  This week they are highlighting some of their contributors who have shared ideas for outdoor entertaining. I’m excited and honored to have been asked to contribute some ideas for their site, and each day this week they will featured a different contributor and link to their articles. Visit the links below […]

I’m Featured!–Last Minute 4th of July Tips

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Today, our local paper the Richmond Times-Dispatch, featured me and my business on the front page of the Home & Garden section!! They were looking for quick and easy ideas to put together for the 4th, and found my blog post here featuring an inexpensive & simple outdoor tablescape. One thing led to another and […]

4th Of July Celebrating!

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Wouldn’t you love to sit out here and enjoy good friends, food, and fun?! This beautiful deck has a coastal feel but the Red, White, and Blue color scheme makes it perfect for Independance Day! Create a similar look by bringing pillows and scatter rugs outside. I looooove how they have created intimacy with the […]

Orange You Loving This?!

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This beautiful color scheme of orange and white just POPS out at you! Perfect for a summer luncheon or shower. Great way to combine flowers and candles in a centerpiece too. And I love the creative arrangement of the place setting. See more at Brides.

Magical Moss Centerpieces

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There can be more to a centerpiece than just flowers and candles. Why don’t you try incorporating some moss details into your next arrangement. The top photo is very simple with sheet moss and votive candles. They show a hanging version but you could easily use this idea with a large bowl or dish…maybe even […]