Red, White, And Blue Eats

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To continue with our Stars & Stripes theme for Memorial Day (or 4th of July), here are some serving suggestions for your weekend cookout. Star fruit is the ultimate garnish for these All-American holidays! P.S. These would also be perfect for a beachy/tropical/coastal theme!  Wheather you serve kool-aid for the kids or more spirited concoctions […]

Stars & Stripes Forever – Patriotic Party Ideas

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 This weekend is the unofficial start to summer!! I decided to put together this outdoor party setting for any Memorial Day parties or 4th of July. And, of course, it is done on a budget! (see our slide show featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch here)  I spent about $7 at Michaels on paper, twine, a decorative […]

Spring Fling

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Check out this beautiful Spring Picnic put together by Joyful Weddings & Events. I love all the colors and details here…..And the things she does with her Cricut!! See more of this picnic and all of her wonderful event styling at her site. I am so loving those lunch boxes with coordinating bottle wrappers and […]

White & Green Centerpieces

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 As I was doing a little perusing recently, I discovered some gorgeous, yet simple centerpiece ideas from JL Designs. I want to do them ALL!

Ham & Cheese Mini Muffins

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 Here are some Mini Muffins I made a couple weeks ago for a brunch. They were so good, several people asked for the recipe. FYI, I made 2 batches in 2 different flavors. Choose your favorite and serve for brunch OR appetizers! Ham and Cheddar Mini Muffins 3 Tbsp. butter 1 medium sweet onion, finely […]

Take It Outside!

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So much rain this Spring has left me yearning for sunshine, warm breezes, and outdoor entertaining! Thanks to Martha, there is plenty to inspire you to take it outdoors. Who else would have ever thought to tie the flower to the OUTSIDE of the vase?! Placed on a shallow dish with water keeps the flower […]

Creative Touches For Mom

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How about some beautiful DIY projects for Mother’s Day? Starting with this lovely homemade card above. Peruse the scrapbook isle and get some fun embelishments and papers to create your own. While you’re there, get some ribbon and more paper and get to work on one of these fabulous floral centerpieces. Wrapped cans, floating candles, […]

Summer Entertaining

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Today I’m posting an article written by Jenna Lowe, Lifestyle expert for Karen Neuburger. But first I wanted to take a moment to give a big THANK YOU to all my followers and readers out there! I’ve been doing this blog thing for about 6 months now and it is amazing how connected you can […]

Seeing Spots

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Check out this adorable Polka Dot party from Inchmark blog.  She did a great job of repeating the “dots” everywhere! This is for a little girl’s birthday but is so sophisticated, I think it could work for adults too.

Ellie’s Black Belt Party

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of working on a little girl’s Karate party. Ellie is 9 and just completed her test and recieved her black belt! Becouse of opposite schedules that day, I had to set up what I could in the morning, and our dear hostess had a few tasks to complete during […]