Iced Tea Spritzer – Recipe

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With Mother’s Day around the corner I wanted to share something a little different…something simple but sweet. I love the idea of a Tea Party but not everyone will go all out for that so I thought, “why not treat yourself, or sit in a cozy corner with your mom or daughter and enjoy the […]

A Modern Owl Baby Shower Theme

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Owl themes have been popular for a couple of years now in everything from Halloween to bridal showers. One of my latest projects for Celebrations.com was to create ideas for a Modern Owl Baby Shower inspired by the owl invitation from Pear Tree Greetings. I loved putting this party together using the invitation’s color scheme […]

DIY: Chalkboard Painted Glasses

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When it comes to DIY’s, I usually like to take an idea that’s either being sold in a store, or been done in another way, and assume I can do it my self for less money. Such is the case with these chalkboard painted stemmed glasses. I stumbled across a shop that sells chalkboard painted […]

Hot Chicken Salad Recipe

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We recently had a couple of friends over for a casual dinner and I served one of my favorite “Southern” recipes, hot chicken salad. I chose to make this as part of the Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up campaign to share a new twist on an old classic (cold chicken salad). This dish is easy to […]

Entertaining Series – Graduation Party Ideas

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For anyone looking for Graduation party ideas, I created a theme for college or high school grads.   The “Keys to Success” theme combines “key” advice for moving forward in life, with an Anthropologie-inspired design aesthetic.  With concepts for a seated table, a dessert table, party decor & guest table, plus a recipe for “diploma” rolls, you […]

Chocolate Filled Pastry Rolls Recipe

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I made these chocolate pastry rolls for my graduation dessert table, and they were so yummy I thought I’d share the recipe. They’re super simple with only 3 ingredients, but addictive to eat! Tie them up with ribbon or cording so they look like graduation “diplomas” or serve them for any occasion as is. Chocolate […]

“Keys To Success” Graduation Party Decor

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Our final table display for the Anthropologie-inspired graduation party is totally “themed-out” and reinforces our idea more than any. I set up a “Keys to Success” guest table where they could write notes to the graduate, and pick up party favors. It all comes together with the addition of a Key display that’s framed and […]