HOST A BRUNCH TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR {Guest Feature}

new years brunch

Are you ready to celebrate the new year?!  If you can’t quite make it till midnight, maybe you can host a new years day brunch instead.  This party submitted by Teresa of Rex & Regina Events should provide some inspiration.  I particularly love the printed New Years sign above the dessert table.  Subway art is […]

IDEAS FOR SETTING UP A BUBBLY BAR

New Years Eve bubbly bar

Rarely do I get photos of any of my real life parties.  I’m usually running around up to the last minute, plus the lighting, by the time the party begins, is terrible for good quality pictures.  I decided to put together this bubbly bar based on the one I set up for our holiday cocktail […]

LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY TABLETOP IDEAS

holiday tabletop displays

I’m taking some time off of blogging this week so that I can focus on the family and holiday festivities. I may pop in with a quick post once or twice, but it will just depend on how things are going. If you need some last minute ideas for holiday table decor or centerpieces, I’ve […]

READER GIVEAWAY! :: COFFEE-MATE NATURAL BLISS

0 COFFEE-MATE NATURAL BLISS GIVEAWAY

Who needs a little R & R from the holidays?  I know I do!  In fact we are heading out for a little weekend getaway at the Greenbrier Resort in order to recharge before the Christmas guests and festivities coming up.  This has become somewhat of a tradition, and I’m really looking forward to relaxing […]

MUSIC THEMED CHRISTMAS TABLETOP DESIGN

Music Themed Christmas Tablescape

I’m really excited to share this Music themed Christmas tabletop with you today.  It’s a theme I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and it’s finally come to fruition. Music is such a big part of the holiday and it’s one of the things I look most forward to.  From classic Christmas hymns […]

HAM & PARMESAN CANAPES

ham and parmesan appetizers

Everyone has their go-to list of party appetizers.  The ones you know will be a hit every time, they take little effort to prepare, and you can serve them for any type of gathering.  These ham and Parmesan canapes are one of mine. I served these at our Christmas cocktail party in which I prepared the […]

9 IDEAS TO ADD RED & WHITE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

9 ideas for a red and white christmas

This year I’ve been decorating with gold and silver in my own home yet I find myself still drawn to classic red and white.  It’s such a pretty combination and easy to incorporate into food and decor.  For everyone who loves this look as much as I do, I’ve rounded up 9 ways you can […]

WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS

winter wonderland tablescape

If you love the idea of a classic Winter Wonderland themed holiday table you’ll want to check out my latest styling project for SheKnows.com.  I created a tablescape using silver and white, sequins and fuzzy fabric, and glitter and bling.  The ideas are easy to follow and have high impact.  There are also menu suggestions, […]

EASY PECAN PIE BARS WITH SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

easy pecan pie bars with sugar cookie crust

Last weekend started the holiday season with a bang with our ladies night gift exchange on Friday and our neighborhood Toys for Tots collection party on Saturday.  The TFT party was held at a church close by, and it was ‘open house’ style from 5-7.  Volunteers brought cookies and other baked goods to share, and […]

HOLIDAY DECOR INSPIRATION

Holiday Design Inspiration from Olioboard

I never get tired of looking at Christmas decorating inspiration.  There are just so many possibilities and styles!  If you love it too you should check out the Olioboard Fabulously Festive design contest, in partnership with Homes.com.  Olioboard is a design platform where you can create rooms and decorate without spending a dime.  Of course […]