Rustic Tablescape Ideas

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Today I’m sharing my ideas for a Rustic Autumn Tablescape that can be used for ANY occasion. Some key items that make this great for Thanksgiving are the small printed banners placed on the table and the “Lucky Wishbones” at each place setting, but you could also create banners that say “Happy Anniversary/Birthday”or “Congratulations” instead. The […]

Autumn Entertaining: Wine & Cheese Bar

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I hope you’re ready for a marathon post today…{week really}, as I share my ideas for making Thanksgiving special and stylish! All week I’ll be sharing styled tables, DIY projects, and EASY recipes for hosting the holiday at your home.  I’m calling it my Autumn Entertaining Series and it all starts today with a Wine & Cheese […]

Spiced Apple Hot Toddy Recipe

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Need a hot toddy to warm you up this Fall? Give this Spiced Apple cocktail a try.  It’ll warm you from the inside out!  Serve this for a brunch gathering or for Thanksgiving while you’re waiting for the main meal to finish cooking. Spiced Apple Toddy 1 1/2 oz Spiced Rum 4 oz Hot Apple […]

‘Build Your Own Banana Split’ Dessert Bar

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I have a fun product to introduce you to today, from one of your favorite shopping outlets – Etsy of course! These Wall decals from evgieNev are a fabulous room decorating item that I had the opportunity to sample, but I wanted to show you how you could use it for party decor too. Using the […]

Ideas For Hosting A Pizza Party With International Flair

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Today I’m participating in our second blog hop of the holiday season, where 9 entertaining experts have collaborated to bring you inspiration for Thanksgiving & Fall Entertaining {see full list of participants & links at the bottom}. Since I am currently shooting some Thanksgiving posts for next week I decided I would share my suggestions […]

Published In Yum Food & Fun For Kids – Winter 2011

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I have some very exciting news to share after keeping quiet about it for the last 4 months. I have a 4-page editorial design featured in the national publication, Yum Food & Fun for Kids! It all came about when one of the editors found my site and contacted me about holiday ideas for the […]

Gourmet Pizza Recipes {Hawaiian Pizza & Italian Pizza}

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Today I’m sharing the pizza recipes I used for my Pizza Party shoot {and served the family for dinner that night}. I served 3 different gourmet pizza flavors. I bought our favorite Mediterranean style from our local pizzeria, and then made these two varieties – Hawaiian & Italian style. Everyone loves pizza and these two are sure to […]