STYLING A BOOKCASE FOR ENTERTAINING

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]

A PAINTING-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY {GUEST FEATURE}

painting art party guest feature

I have an ADORABLE guest party feature today. Mom, Adwoa Osei, created a painting party for her 7 year old daughter, and it’s completely different from most art parties, with it’s use of a soft feminine color palette, and glitter galore. There are some fantastic details to see, including that “dripping paint” cake, the DIY […]

DIY :: HOW TO TIE DYE T-SHIRTS WITH THE KIDS

tie dye t-shirts

We are only 2 days in to summer vacation and the kids are already getting bored. What in the world will we do to keep them busy for the next couple of months between vacation trips?! If you’re asking your self the same question I have an idea you may want to try – let […]

10 SUMMER ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

summer entertaining

PIN this If you haven’t stocked up on summer entertaining essentials yet, I’ve got you covered right here. As you know I’m an ambassador with World Market, and about a month ago I shopped and stocked up on some fabulous finds for summer {you can see some of them in this shoot}. I also found […]

RICH & CREAMY EASY ICE CREAM RECIPE

rich and cream easy ice cream

When I was a kid growing up in the country {yep, surrounded by fields} my dad used to make homemade ice cream on summer weekends as we gathered with family and friends. I remember that old hand-cranked ice cream maker, before we finally bought an electric one, and his favorite flavor to make was banana. […]

5 IDEAS FOR AN ICE CREAM PARTY

5 ICE CREAM PARTY IDEAS

PIN this post Since it’s Summer {almost officially} it’s time to make ice cream a part of your get-togethers and celebrations. And while I have a whole category devoted to “ice cream” I wanted to highlight some ideas that would be great to incorporate. Here are 5 ideas for an ice cream party: Make this […]

WHAT TO WEAR :: OUTDOOR WINE FESTIVAL

what to wear to a wine festival

PIN this post This past weekend our neighborhood social committee put together a wine and beer festival. It was tons of fun with local wineries & breweries, food trucks, and a live band. Even mother nature cooperated with a beautiful sunny day! It was held in the late afternoon and pretty hot so I knew […]

SUMMER ENTERTAINING + 4 LAYER ORANGE CAKE RECIPE

Summer Entertaining

I have to tell you I’m thrilled with how today’s photo shoot turned out and I’m excited to share it with you! Not only did I create a design for summer entertaining, I developed a cake recipe that’s the perfect dessert to serve for this party. I was asked to come up with some ideas […]

BRUNCH STYLED SHOOT {GUEST FEATURE}

styled brunch by Madeline Trait

Recently I’ve been thinking it would be fun to host a ladies brunch one Saturday or Sunday morning. Right now I’m only “thinking” about it, but this submission from Milou + Olin Photography may be just the push I need to make it become a reality. This is a styled shoot designed by Madeline Trait and offers […]

NATURE-INSPIRED TABLETOP :: FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

nature-inspired-table-setting

There’s a TON of party inspiration designed for women, especially since we girls celebrate all the milestones like weddings, babies, special birthdays, Friday night  So to find something for the men in our lives is a little more difficult. That’s why I decided to design a special lunch/dinner table with men in mind, and it’s […]