TEA PARTY TEA SANDWICHES :: 3 FILLING RECIPES

cah tea party tea sandwich recipes

I’m so excited for the return of Downton Abbey.  We were late to the party on this one, but played catch up last Spring just in time to watch this new season live.  I can’t help but wonder if the show’s popularity will cause a surge in tea parties for showers and other occasions.  Either […]

DIY :: MINI CAKE BANNER TOPPER

diy mini cake banner topper

I don’t think I’ve shared a DIY project on here in….forever!  The truth is, I feel like most of the diy projects I do are so simple and basic that they don’t need explaining.  I worry that if I don’t put something on here that’s overly complicated, then it’s not worthy.  Well, I’m just going […]

DELICIOUS CHESS PIE RECIPE

chess pie recipe

Today’s recipe will do nothing for your New Year’s resolution if you’re goal is to lose weight.  It is, however, an insanely delicious recipe that’s been passed down through the generations.  This classic Chess Pie recipe – or as we like to call it, “sugar-butter pie” – is the recipe to go for when you […]

IDEAS FOR SETTING UP A BUBBLY BAR

New Years Eve bubbly bar

Rarely do I get photos of any of my real life parties.  I’m usually running around up to the last minute, plus the lighting, by the time the party begins, is terrible for good quality pictures.  I decided to put together this bubbly bar based on the one I set up for our holiday cocktail […]

MUSIC THEMED CHRISTMAS TABLETOP DESIGN

Music Themed Christmas Tablescape

I’m really excited to share this Music themed Christmas tabletop with you today.  It’s a theme I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and it’s finally come to fruition. Music is such a big part of the holiday and it’s one of the things I look most forward to.  From classic Christmas hymns […]

HAM & PARMESAN CANAPES

ham and parmesan appetizers

Everyone has their go-to list of party appetizers.  The ones you know will be a hit every time, they take little effort to prepare, and you can serve them for any type of gathering.  These ham and Parmesan canapes are one of mine. I served these at our Christmas cocktail party in which I prepared the […]

WINTER WONDERLAND HOLIDAY PARTY IDEAS

winter wonderland tablescape

If you love the idea of a classic Winter Wonderland themed holiday table you’ll want to check out my latest styling project for SheKnows.com.  I created a tablescape using silver and white, sequins and fuzzy fabric, and glitter and bling.  The ideas are easy to follow and have high impact.  There are also menu suggestions, […]