Weekend Party Downloads

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Need a theme for your summer soiree? Then head over to Paper and Cake and download one of these party theme kits. Plan a pool party wheather you have a pool or not. Use the adorable and colorful “Pool Party” theme above and fill up a few baby pools(very inexpensive) and set out lots of […]

Drink Your Dessert

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Yum-O! From Rachel Ray comes these delicious dessert cocktails. I don’t know which I want to try first! How about serving these in a shot glass with it’s namesake cookie. Vanilla Wafer Whirl 3 ounces (about 5 tablespoons) Dr. McGillicuddy’s French Kiss vanilla liqueur 2 ounces banana liqueur (1/4 cup) 1 ounce vanilla vodka (2 […]

Working On A Sip-n-"Sea"

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I’m working on a Sip-n-See for this Sunday and the theme is nautical to reflect the baby’s nursery. Here are the invitations that were easy to put together using double-sided paper, some ribbon and wood anchor craft shapes, and fish confetti made from a craft punch.  Stay tuned for full recap next week!

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 […]