TREND ALERT :: COOKIE SHOTS

cookie and milk shots

You all are familiar with the Cronut® craze of 2013, right? Well, the same creative brain who brought you the Cronut® has now created a new sensation known as the #cookieshot. Dominique Ansel Bakery is in New York city and I’m jealous just knowing that those New Yorkers can head over any time for a sweet treat. […]

HOMEMADE ALFREDO SAUCE RECIPE

homemade Alfredo sauce recipe

So, what do you serve for a black and white dinner party you ask? Black and white pasta with Alfredo sauce of course! This is a delicious well-balanced meal and ties in perfectly with the color theme I created for my Apothic White shoot from yesterday. I found black and white bowtie pasta at HomeGoods […]

BLACK & WHITE DINNER PARTY #ApothicWhite

black and white dinner party

Okay, I think I might actually see Spring on the horizon…finally! And you know what that means? Time to put away the red wine and start chilling the white wine! I teamed up with Apothic White to share ideas for a dinner party inspired by this “white with darker motives” wine. Apothic White is all […]

DIY :: MODERN TRIANGLE CUPCAKE TOPPERS

diy modern triangle cupcake toppers

As cute as the graduation cap bottle toppers were, I think I got most ‘love’ for these modern triangle cupcake toppers from the graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings.  I was inspired by the triangle graphic design of the invitation {seen in the frame above} and knew I wanted to repeat that somewhere in the design. […]

GOLDEN GRADUATION PUNCH {FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPE}

GRADUATION PUNCH RECIPE

Since graduation parties usually consist of family and friends of all ages, you’ll need to serve some family-friendly drink options. And since we LOVE to match our drink color to the party theme I came up with this golden graduation punch for my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings. This recipe couldn’t be simpler to […]

DIY :: GRADUATION CAP BOTTLE TOPPERS

GRADUATION CAP TOPPERS

I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the small crafty touches {these caps, and the cupcake toppers} I added to my graduation party for Pear Tree Greetings so today I’ll share the easy steps to making these graduation cap bottle toppers. I have to admit I think they look incredibly cute lined up on […]

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS :: MODERN-CLASSIC STYLE

graduation party ideas

Graduation season is just about 6 weeks away for college, and a couple of months for high school, so it’s time to start planning! I’m excited to share this styling project that I worked on for Pear Tree Greetings in order to showcase ideas inspired by their faux foil triangles invitation. The key design features […]

OUR HOME :: SITTING ROOM & STUDIO

home tour-sitting room-studio

I’m finally ready to share a peek inside the front rooms of our new house, and thanks to Sauder furniture I’ve identified this style as Modern Simplicity. When you enter, we have a sitting room, and a formal dining room, which I use as a studio space for photo shoots. I’ve outfitted the rooms with […]

DIY :: MAKE A CITYSCAPE BACKDROP

diy city backdrop

For any Superman {or Super Hero} themed party you can enhance the decor with this easy DIY cityscape backdrop, as seen in my 5 ideas for a fun Superman party. The tutorial is rather simple but you do need a steady hand to cut out the shapes. Once you make the backdrop you can prop […]

5 SIMPLE IDEAS FOR A FUN SUPERMAN PARTY

5 ideas for a superman party

Super hero themed birthday parties will never go out of style as long as there are movies to keep them alive {not so sure about classic comic books in this digital age}.  Last years release of an updated Superman movie brought on a wave of themed parties for little boys everywhere, and as such I […]