DIY :: MONOGRAMMED BOTTLES

diy monogrammed bottles

Monogrammed items will never go out of style.  They add a chic look and personalization for all ages, and can be applied to a variety of surfaces.  Here’s a way to add that personal touch to a kids party table, for birthdays and holidays – monogrammed bottles.  You can see how I used it in […]

DIY: 3 PIECE PLACE CARD SET

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I’m revisiting an idea that I’ve incorporated a few times previously, in styled shoots.  It’s a simple idea with little explanation needed, BUT I think it deserves special attention because it’s just so cute, clever, and useful {if I do say so my self}! My diy 3-piece place card sets are a great way to show […]

BIG GAME PARTY IDEAS FROM 7 TOP ENTERTAINING BLOGGERS

big game party ideas

If you’re looking for party ideas for the big game on Sunday, look no further!  I’ve got 7 fantastic party posts that will have you all set for decor, food, drink, and dessert.  These tips and ideas are from some of the top entertaining bloggers so you know they will be good!  Think of this […]

TURN AN EVERY DAY SPACE INTO AN ENTERTAINING SPACE

turn your everyday space into an entertaining space

Now that the holidays are behind us I’m ready to put my energy back into decorating our new house.  It’s taking a lot longer than it did when we bought our first house – I think I was done in about 2 months then, with every room furnished and decorated!  This time around I’m finding […]

LIGHTENED UP APPLE-BERRY GALETTE

light apple berry galette

Was your new years resolution to eat “better,” but you still have a sweet tooth?  If I didn’t work with food a lot in my job I wouldn’t eat as many sweets – in fact, how do food bloggers in general, stay slim or fit??  Admittedly my kryptonite is savory appetizers, but I do love […]

FREE VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLES

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It’s been a long time since I shared a free printable on here, but I think this set from Pear Tree Greetings is really pretty and very adaptable to whatever occasion or age you want to appeal to.  It consists of a simple “love” banner, toppers for sweets or savories, and dangles that you can […]

SNOW DAY FUN + TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPE

turkey vegetable soup recipe

Even though I work from home and as such, not effected by “snow days,” I felt compelled to take some time off yesterday to make the day a little more special for the family.  You see, my kids are at that really cool age where they’re actually fun to hang out with, AND they actually want us […]

TEA THEMED GIFT IDEA

tea party gift box idea

I’m touching on another tea party idea today and this one is all about gift giving.  I put together a tea party themed gift box that can be used for mom on Mother’s Day, a gift for bridesmaids, a favor for bridal showers, or even a gift for Valentine’s Day. The idea is simple: use […]

RUSTIC CHIC COUNTRY WEDDING {Guest Feature}

rustic chic country wedding

A rustic chic wedding in the backyard of a Vancouver bride is our guest feature today.  Photographed and submitted by Will Pursell Photography, there’s a beautiful mix of ferns, handmade details, and a gorgeous outdoor setting. No detail was missed by this Vancouver Bride as she had lots of accent pieces that reflected her country […]

14 HEALTHY RECIPES FOR THE NEW YEAR

14 healthy recipes to try

Are you on a constant search for healthier recipes – especially since it’s a new year?  I know I am, but I want them to be full of flavor and not feel like I’m ‘missing out’ too. I’ve collected some delicious looking recipes ranging from salads, to main dishes, to sweets and snacks.   Some […]