DIY :: HOW TO MAKE A PAINT PALETTE CAKE

make a paint palette cake

I have a fun tutorial for you today, as I continue to work with Betty Crocker, sharing kids birthday party ideas. When we chatted about 5 basics for planning your child’s birthday party, I mentioned that cake is at the top of the list. And since the list is pretty short, you can take the […]

CHILLED RASPBERRY SOUP RECIPE

chilled raspberry soup

Today I’m picking up where I left off with my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. I like sharing recipes for specific gatherings in hopes that it will help you in the planning of your showers and parties. This chilled raspberry soup is a great choice for this luncheon menu because it’s light and refreshing, it’s pink so […]

JOIN ME AT THE BASH CONFERENCE

BASH conference

I have another exciting announcement to make! There is FINALLY going to be a conference specifically targeting the party, event, and styling professional, and I’m incredibly honored to have been asked to be a part of it! Our long time blogging friend, and professional event planner, Michelle Burt, is creating and organizing BASH, the premiere […]

BEHIND THE SCENES OF BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BHG trip

I’ve been practically bursting at the seams with excitement, and so ready to share my experience at the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned a while back, that I was going to be working with Better Homes and Garden products at Walmart over the next several months, and sharing styling ideas […]

CINNAMON-SUGAR MUFFINS RECIPE

cinnamon sugar muffins

For this months post with International Delight, I was inspired by the thought of a mid-morning or afternoon coffee break. If you work outside the home, those breaks are a much needed respite from the desk; and if you stay at home with the kids it’s a good way to entertain other moms during a […]

ENTERTAINING WITH APPETIZERS & SANGRIA AL FRESCO

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

SESAME CHICKEN SALAD IN PUFF PASTRY CUPS

chicken salad in puff pastry cups

Planning parties and showers is more than just decorating the space. You also have to plan the food, which is why I decided to share a menu suggestion and recipes for my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. When I’ve asked my girl friends in the past what they wanted in terms of party advice, they would say, […]

BRIDESMAID LUNCHEON WITH MENU & RECIPES :: MOD MEETS VINTAGE

bridesmaid luncheon

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this party design all summer, ever since I got some gold-tone entertaining accessories and pretty new/vintage glassware. I wanted to show how you can combine vintage treasures with modern trends to get a beautiful, unique look perfect for a Bridesmaids Luncheon {for some shopping resources see this inspiration board}. Thrift […]

5 BASICS FOR THROWING YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

kids party basics

Hey moms, do you still stress out about hosting the “perfect” party for your child year after year? I know that party blogs and the internet are full of spectacular party themes and ideas, but I’m here to give you permission to stop the worrying! I know it’s hard to do, but if I can […]

FOR THE LOVE OF AVOCADOS :: RECIPES!

avocados recipes

I love avocados, especially in the form of guacamole, but there are so many other recipe ideas using this delicious fruit. I’ve gathered together just a sample of some tasty dishes to entice you, from appetizers to meal ideas. For more yummy avocado recipes and ideas to make your last days of summer memorable, check […]