"Sweet-Heart" Valentine’s Day Cocktail

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Nothing like a color coordinated drink to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Whether you’re sipping it with your love or celebrating “singlehood” with your girlfriends, this yummy “Sweet-Heart” cocktail will hit the spot.  A little bit sweet, a little bit tart…the perfect signature drink for the night! The Sweet-Heart {created by Chris Nease} 1/2 oz […]

Valentine’s Gift Wrap & Paper Flower DIY

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After working with Paula from Frog Prince Paperie, on the Queen of Heart Valentine’s shoot, I had several printed papers left over from the collection.  I decided I’d create something fun with them using 2 different patterns and a few other crafty embelishments.  The printable papers make a great gift wrap for small (sparkly?) gifts […]

Pipe And Drape System DIY

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I’m often asked about creating backdrops for parties, and recently realized I had never shared this tutorial with you here.  This is my DIY pipe and drape system that is perfect for a photo area, or for when you don’t have a wall behind a table but you want to create some interest behind it.  Best part […]

"Little Birdies" Baby Shower

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I’m excited to finally share the baby shower I designed for the Richmond “Dream Baby Shower” contest winner.  This is a locally sponsored contest (with $1500 worth of prizes) that is presented by RichmondMom.com and introduces expecting mothers (nominated by friends & family) to readers, who then vote for a deserving recipient. The winner of the contest […]

Queen Of Hearts Valentine Shoot

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There is a lot to see here today, as I styled and photographed this Queen of Hearts Valentine’s Day shoot to help showcase the printable party collection by Paula of Frog Prince Paperie.  Paula created this very cool and modern set that would also work well for a bachelorette party, bridal shower, lingerie shower, or even engagement party – the LOVE […]

Sweet Valentine Cupcake

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Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about Valentines Day? I’ll be sharing a Valentine’s inspiration shoot with you later this month but for now I put together this little cupcake presentation you can try for you and your sweetie (or a “single ladies” night maybe!). This is simple to do with your […]

Silver & Gold New Years Eve

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It’s time to break out the blowers and noise makers again and ring in a new year.  I wanted to create an intimate dinner party with the idea of champagne bubbles & counting down the clock.  These are simple ideas you can implement – I didn’t buy anything new for this table except the grocery […]