VINTAGE STYLE BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS

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If you love the charm and character of vintage inspired design then I have some party ideas for you! I designed this vintage style bridal shower last year for Celebrations, and with seasonal changes and holidays the way they are, I’m just now getting the chance to share it here. I know that the vintage […]

DIY :: DRESSED UP LAMP SHADE FRAMES

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I hope you all had a good weekend. This week, behind the scenes, I’m working on another graduation shoot for Pear Tree Greetings and I’m excited to see it come together. It will be a completely different look from the modern-classic graduation party I did, so stay tuned! Today I want to give you a […]

8 INSPIRING EASTER TABLE SETTINGS

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PIN this Post Happy Friday everyone! It may be the end of a work week but it’s just the beginning of Easter weekend festivities. Do you have big plans? Our neighborhood had an egg hunt last weekend so this one will be all about relaxing and preparing for back to school after the kids were […]

OUR HOME :: ENTRY HALL

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You know what they say – the entry hall {or foyer} is the most important “room” in your house because it’s the first impression that visitors see. It’s also a functional space that needs to meet certain needs: a place to drop keys & mail, check your hair before you head out the door, etc. […]

GREEK-STYLE COUSCOUS RECIPE

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We have a neighborhood block party coming up in May and I’m trying to decide what dish to bring to the mix. At these things there’s’ s always plenty of pasta and/or potato salads available so I like to bring something a little different to the table. Maybe something with a little international flavor like […]

ART PRINTS & WATERCOLORS :: VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

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You all know I’ve had a long and fruitful relationship with Kori {formerly Paper & Pigtails}.  She’s designed countless logos, printables, and business cards for me, and I’m blessed to call her a friend as well as a colleague. So today I wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of her latest work, and […]

8 BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED EASTER EGGS

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Seems like every year I share a round up post of decorated Easter egg ideas, and every year I’m a little blown away by the new methods and creativity that are out there. This year is no exception. I’ve gathered 8 of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas that are sure to inspire you. This […]

BIRD’S PARTY MAGAZINE SPRING/SUMMER ’14

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PIN this Post It’s that time of year again! The Spring/Summer issue of Bird’s Party magazine is live, and full of party ideas and inspiration from some of your favorite bloggers and stylists. Inside you’ll find some of the latest trends in design, easy tutorials, and recipes to fill your table. You’ll be covered for […]

MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHEESE TERRINE RECIPE

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Last Friday night I hosted our neighborhood ladies night and made this layered cheese terrine to serve. This is one of my go-to appetizers which I think I first found on All Recipes(?) about 15 years ago, and made a copy of it to include in my recipe binder. Back when I was a young […]

DIY :: HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE NESTS

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I have a long over due tutorial to share with you today, and it’s something I’ve used in a couple of different parties I’ve styled – chocolate candy nests.  These chocolate nests are so cute and appropriate for Spring and Easter entertaining, as well as Nesting showers, or Woodland birthday parties. I’m not the genius […]