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 […]

SET UP A HOT COCOA BAR

hot cocoa bar

My kids love hot cocoa and it seems like they ask for it on a daily basis during the winter months.  Thanks to my friend Jessica who snapped a photo on Instagram of her hot cocoa bar, I was inspired to set up my own so the kids could help themselves.  As a mom I […]

TEA PARTY TEA SANDWICHES :: 3 FILLING RECIPES

cah tea party tea sandwich recipes

I’m so excited for the return of Downton Abbey.  We were late to the party on this one, but played catch up last Spring just in time to watch this new season live.  I can’t help but wonder if the show’s popularity will cause a surge in tea parties for showers and other occasions.  Either […]

DIY :: MINI CAKE BANNER TOPPER

diy mini cake banner topper

I don’t think I’ve shared a DIY project on here in….forever!  The truth is, I feel like most of the diy projects I do are so simple and basic that they don’t need explaining.  I worry that if I don’t put something on here that’s overly complicated, then it’s not worthy.  Well, I’m just going […]

TREND ALERT :: CONFETTI IS THE NEW BLACK

confetti party ideas

That’s right!  Confetti is the hottest trend now and for 2014.  It was everywhere for NYE, seen mostly in gold, silver, and black metallic, but it is positively “bursting” into the party scene for weddings, graduations, showers, and birthdays as well.  What could represent a celebration more?! I pulled together some items to inspire you […]

DELICIOUS CHESS PIE RECIPE

chess pie recipe

Today’s recipe will do nothing for your New Year’s resolution if you’re goal is to lose weight.  It is, however, an insanely delicious recipe that’s been passed down through the generations.  This classic Chess Pie recipe – or as we like to call it, “sugar-butter pie” – is the recipe to go for when you […]

WINTER BABY SHOWER INSPIRATION

winter baby shower

I can’t think of a better time to post Winter Themed Baby Shower Ideas than the coldest day in the past twenty years {10 degrees here in Richmond}!  As you may know, I LOVE baby and bridal showers – there’s just so much you can do with them and they’re fun to create. One of […]