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 […]

BEAUTIFUL ALFRESCO DINNER PARTY {Guest Feature}

Alfresco Dinner Party

I have a gorgeous guest feature today that will surely have you planning an outdoor dinner with friends {as soon as it warms up for us “seasonal” states}.  This alfresco dinner party was sent in by photographer Cari Wilton, and captures a lovely Washington evening under the stars. One of the things I love about […]

8 BLOGS THAT ARE INSPIRING ME NOW + A NOTE FROM ME!

8 blogs that inspire me

I know a lot of blogs are posting their “top posts of 2013,” which is always a fun idea to have a look back, but I figure if you’re reading this post then you probably already keep up with CAH and have bookmarked and Pinned your favorite ideas and posts.  That’s why I’m going to […]

PINK & GOLD SWEETS DISPLAY {Guest Feature}

pink and gold sweets table

I’m finally catching up on some submissions I’ve received lately and today’s guest feature is full of pretty desserts with pink and gold accents.  This shoot was created by The Special Occasion and although it was done with New Years in mind, every detail is perfectly suited for any time of year. Some of the […]

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 […]