Published In Cottages & Bungalows Magazine – December 2011

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I have more exciting news to share today – remember when I announced my editorial design in Yum Food & Fun for Kids and eluded to the fact that I had other things up my sleeve? Well, this is it. The December issue of Cottages & Bungalows published my Cocktails & Cheers party from last […]

Make Your Own Chocolate Stirrers

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I’ve got some easy ideas for making your own chocolate stirrers to use for coffee or hot chocolate.  These make great gifts or thoughtful add-ins for entertaining. I first came up with the idea for the post when I was out shopping and found chocolate stir-in blocks for about $5 for 4, and thought “I […]

How To Create Your Own Christmas Photo Cards

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Will you be taking photos over the long holiday weekend coming up? This is the perfect time to set up a DIY photo area and take those kid’s photos for Christmas greeting cards. For my latest article on Celebrations I’m sharing my favorite ideas for making these photos easy and fun with a little help […]

Autumn Entertaining Series – Thanksgiving Roundup

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If you missed any of my Thanksgiving Entertaining ideas you can check them all out by clicking on the photos.  With decor, recipes, and cocktails this series has everything you need to host the best Thanksgiving ever! ________________________________________________________________________________     For everyday updates follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Cheers!  

Autumn Entertaining – How To Set Up A Coffee Bar

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In my final post of this Autumn entertaining series I decided to talk about setting up a coffee bar {these ideas can also be translated into a hot cocoa bar too}. If your family & friends are anything like mine, coffee is a necessity of life! We drink it in the morning, in the afternoon, and some […]

Paper Crafts & DIY Flowers

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Today I’m sharing the details and 2 tutorials for the paper crafts I used in my Thanksgiving bar and tabletop. I LOVE my printable party girls as much as anyone but truth be told I’m very much a “create as I go” stylist so I don’t always have the time or fore-planning to use the […]

3 Quick & Easy Cheese Appetizers

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I’ve been talking about Thanksgiving entertaining all week and today I’m sharing a few of my favorite cheese appetizers for a party, or wine & cheese gathering. These are not really “recipes” but more like “easy assembly” lite bites. I displayed them in unique ways using a re-purposed doll hutch, a retro-style kitchen scale, and […]