IKEA Vase Christmas "Trees"

IKEA vase Christmas trees

I’m finding all kinds of great uses for these infamous IKEA vases.  I used them to hold bar mixers on the Cocktails & Cheers design here and here, and now I’m using them to create little Christmas “trees”.  The shape is perfect for this and all you need are some adhesive gems, ribbon, and mini ornaments for […]

Holiday Entertaining Series – Christmas Red & Green

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Happy holiday planning everyone!  If you still need ideas to incorporate into your parties, here is a round up posts I created for a Red & Green Modern Christmas.  From an adult cocktail party to kids Christmas party, here are decorations, recipes, and DIY projects you can do to help pull it all together.  Visit each photo […]

Christmas Cocktail {Jolly Old Elf}

Champagne Cocktail

The perfect signature cocktail to make you jolly!  This is what I recommend with the Cocktails & Cheers party.  Garnish with frozen cranberries to keep it cold and make it pretty. Jolly Old Elf In a fluted glass add: 1/2 oz Amaretto liqueur 2 oz Cranberry juice Fill to top of glass with brut champagne […]

Glass Vase Snowman

diy vase snowman

Isn’t this little guy cute! I made him in a jiffy with just a few simple items: faux snow flakes, 2 mini fish bowl vases, felt fabric, adhesive gems, googly eyes. Simply fill each vase with the snow flakes and stack one on top of the other. Cut a small triangle from orange felt, for […]

Christmas Cocktails & Cheers Party

Christmas Cocktail Party

Time to spread a little holiday cheer by hosting a small cocktail party (for 6-8 guests)!  I teamed up with Fresh Press to design this gathering inspired by their “Cocktails and Cheers invitation”. Their designs are sleek and modern, and for this one I simply brought the swag from the invitation into my design, using ribbon and felt circles.  Read on for […]

Autumn Cocktails

caramel appletini

  Enjoy the flavors of Fall in these cocktails I blended together.  Like most martinis, they pack a punch so take it slow.  The slightly sweet-sour blend goes down rather smoothly. Caramel Appletini 1 oz Vodka 1 oz Sour Apple Pucker 1/2 oz ButterShots 3 oz Apple Cider Shake up ingredients with ice and strain […]

Simple Thanksgiving Styling {Video}

Thanksgiving Tablescape video

Today I’m appearing on our local morning news show, Virginia This Morning.  I’m sharing simple Thanksgiving entertaining ideas exemplified here and here.  I’ll also be discussing Operation Give Thanks and it’s party printables sets. Added:  You can view the tv segment below. Another fun idea I’m sharing are these printable coloring pages from Parents.  You can […]