Celebrate The Year Of The Dragon With P.F. Changs

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Monday, January 23 is the celebration of the Chinese new year and we are entering the year of the dragon. With that in mind I’ve partnered with P.F. Changs to bring you ideas for creating your own Chinese New Year celebration, starting with their new “dinners for 2″ entrees. P.F. Changs is one of my […]

Party Design Basics – How To Create Pretty Centerpieces

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I get a lot of emails from readers with questions about how to create specific elements of a party like table settings, dessert tables, backdrops, etc. I’ve decided this year I will try and tackle as many of the basic “how to’s” as I can. I tend to forget that even though I can look […]

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake Recipe

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Pumpkin desserts are NOT just for Thanksgiving! I think it’s the perfect flavor to serve all through Fall and Winter, and it is most certainly “comfort food”. This pumpkin pie dump cake is one that I’ve been making for years because it’s so easy and delicious – in fact I made this for our own Thanksgiving […]

New Years Eve Party – A BRIGHT Shiny Future!

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Happy Holidays!! How will you be spending New Years Eve this year? Adult’s only bash? Stay at home with the kids? An intimate dinner party with friends? There are so many options but when you have kids it can be tough to get a sitter and go out until well passed midnight. With that in […]

Budget Friendly Kids Christmas Table

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Yesterday I was a guest blogger over on A Blissful Nest and shared ideas for a budget friendly kids table for Christmas. Here are even more details of the table with a list of $1 items I used. Creating a kid’s table on a budget is easy when you start with traditional colors, use some […]

Homemade Gift Idea – Savory Snack Mix

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We tend to give so many sweet treats at Christmas time but today I’m sharing a Savory Snack Mix that you can mix up and give, or serve during your holiday entertaining. In my experience men usually go for the salty snacks over the sweet ones, so this may be a great alternative for your […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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If you still have last minute gifts to give to hostesses, co-workers, friends, or helpers don’t go to the mall – go to your grocery store and get the ingredients for making these delicious homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. What’s more is you can also get the ‘gift packaging’ at the grocery store too! For […]