Vanilla Nog Punch

vanilla nog punch

I’m officially stressed out, you guys! It’s that time of year when I can’t even catch my breath and just as soon as I think I’m caught up, another email comes in with something I have to take care of. I’ll be so happy to get passed the next week or so and pay attention […]

Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail to Serve Before the Big Meal

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

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 […]

Last Minute Holiday Tabletop Ideas

holiday tabletop displays

I’m taking some time off of blogging this week so that I can focus on the family and holiday festivities. I may pop in with a quick post once or twice, but it will just depend on how things are going. If you need some last minute ideas for holiday table decor or centerpieces, I’ve […]

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 […]

9 Ideas to add Red & White to your Christmas Festivities

9 ideas for a red and white christmas

This year I’ve been decorating with gold and silver in my own home yet I find myself still drawn to classic red and white.  It’s such a pretty combination and easy to incorporate into food and decor.  For everyone who loves this look as much as I do, I’ve rounded up 9 ways you can […]

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, […]