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 […]

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

Kori Clark art prints

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 […]