DIY :: MAKE A CITYSCAPE BACKDROP

diy city backdrop

For any Superman {or Super Hero} themed party you can enhance the decor with this easy DIY cityscape backdrop, as seen in my 5 ideas for a fun Superman party. The tutorial is rather simple but you do need a steady hand to cut out the shapes. Once you make the backdrop you can prop […]

5 SIMPLE IDEAS FOR A FUN SUPERMAN PARTY

5 ideas for a superman party

Super hero themed birthday parties will never go out of style as long as there are movies to keep them alive {not so sure about classic comic books in this digital age}.  Last years release of an updated Superman movie brought on a wave of themed parties for little boys everywhere, and as such I […]

FIESTA THEMED ENGAGEMENT PARTY {Guest Feature}

fiesta engagement party

Cinco de Mayo will be here before you know it, but if you ask me, any time is a great time for a Fiesta!  Case in point, this fantastic Fiesta themed Engagement party photographed and sent to us by Ashley dePencier Photography in Southern California. Everything about this party spells “FUN” from the chic table […]

MY 3 FAVORITE {EASY} PLANTS TO GROW

miracle-gro-grow-challenge-and-giveaway

A few months ago I was contacted by the folks at Miracle-Gro to provide some ideas about how you can “grow something greater” through entertaining and get-togethers.  The project was to help launch their new site and to encourage people to take the ‘grow challenge.’  Today I’m going to tell you my “grow” story and […]

GREEK BURGERS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

GREEK BURGERS

When I was at college in Greenville, NC {ECU} there was a local Greek restaurant called Marathon.  It wasn’t fancy but it opened my eyes and mouth to the flavors of the Mediterranean, mainly gyros, souvlaki, and the amazing cucumber sauce known as tzatziki.  I’ve been a fan of Greek dishes ever since and love […]

OUR HOME :: KITCHEN TOUR

our home kitchen tour

I can’t believe we’ve been in the new house for 7 full months.  The time has flown by and we’re enjoying it so much, and we’ve got some great neighbors! Now it’s time to think about Spring cleaning and entertaining, and thanks to a partnership with Granite Gold these past couple of months, I’m ready […]

HONEYCOMB THEMED BABY SHOWER {Guest Feature}

Honeycomb themed baby shower

Just in time for Spring showers {baby showers that is} is today’s guest party feature with lots of flowers, bees, and honey.  Submitted by Jessica Charles Photography, this Honeycomb themed baby shower by Dorangela of Two Prince Bakery Theater infuses little honey touches and a bright yellow color palette into every area of the party. You’ll […]

12 IDEAS TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY

12 ideas to celebrate st. patrick's day

There are so many cute ideas and free printables floating around the interwebs for St. Patrick’s Day.  Some incorporate green, while others focus on rainbows or gold.  When you combine several ideas together you come up with the best of both worlds and a great way to add special touches to the day or if […]

ST. PATRICK’S DAY COCKTAIL :: GREEN LEPRECHAUN

GREEN LEPRECHAUN cocktail

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you celebrate it?  From what little I know about my family’s heritage, I do have some Irish blood.  Not surprising given my penchant for parties *wink*. But if you don’t, don’t let it stop you from celebrating – after all, you still love to celebrate Cinco de […]

VINTAGE INSPIRED BRIDAL SHOOT WITH HANDMADE DETAILS {Guest Feature}

vintage inspired bridal shoot

Love is in the air today as I share this beautiful bridal inspiration shoot from Mia Dee Photography. This pink and neutral shoot incorporates a vintage flair with lots of handmade details from some amazing Etsy shop artisans. The addition of gold in the design keeps it fresh and modern, and you will surely be […]