BBQ-BRUSHED PLANK GRILLED SALMON

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This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday we attended a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party complete with taco bar, tequila bar, a shot ski, and pinata filled with mini bottles of liquor! Yes, our neighbors are both liquor sales reps and they KNOW how to put on a party – such fun! Friday night […]

NESTING :: HOME MADE SIMPLE

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Last week I had the chance to do something a little different for work. In fact it was right up my alley and no exertion required! My task was to watch an episode of Home Made Simple on the OWN network and review. Well, since I’m pretty much a home decorating show junkie, I was […]

WHAT TO SERVE FOR A GRADUATION PARTY

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  After designing this boxed lunch graduation party I thought it would be fun to collect some recipes that would be great to make and serve at such a party. These recipes can be made to fill your lunch boxes, OR set out buffet style and let guests serve themselves. I’ve included main dishes and […]

TOP TIPS & RECIPES TO HOST THE BEST DERBY VIEWING PARTY

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I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]

SHABBY CHIC GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS

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Happy Monday everyone! Today I have the second graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings, and it’s completely different from the modern-classic design here. This time I used the painted year gold foil announcement with kraft paper accents, and was inspired to create a shabby chic party with boxed lunches and a few vintage-y […]

WORLD MARKET #MomInParadise SWEEPSTAKES

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I have a little announcement to share today, in conjunction with my ambassadorship with World Market. World Market is hosting a #MomInParadise sweepstakes and one lucky winner will win a dream vacation for 2 to Hawaii! Can you imagine warm sandy beaches and clear blue surf? Yeah, me too! Just go here to enter and […]

BEER-CHEESE SPREAD

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Last weekend our neighborhood ended up having a last minute surprise birthday party for one of our gals. We got the group text on Friday night and by Saturday night we had an all-out German themed party.  Our friend is originally from Germany so the plan was for everyone to bring a “German” dish to […]

GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY & GIVEAWAY!

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PIN this post Mother’s Day is fast approaching which means it’s time to start thinking about gift giving and special gatherings. I’ve teamed up with UncommonGoods to curate some of my favorite gifts for mom, from their site, plus host a GIVEAWAY to help 1 lucky reader get started on her/his shopping. I’ve chosen 7 […]

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 […]