Christmas Tablescape – Decorating With Ornaments

Christmas tablescape ideas

Several weeks ago I was invited to participate in a “mystery box” design challenge for Pottery Barn. The premise was that they would send a box of ornaments {I didn’t know which ones} and I would use the ornaments to decorate for entertaining. The one key point is that they NOT be hung on a […]

Top 5 Tips For Holiday Entertaining

top 5 tips for holiday entertaining

We’re hosting our annual Christmas cocktail party this Saturday, and I still have so much to do to get ready – like get the tree decorated! I’ve hosted this party so many times that I’m not stressed about it anymore. I’ve learned what’s important for me to take care of, and what I can let […]

Festive Holiday Treats – Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

chocolate and m&m biscotti

There’s so much to do during the holidays that sometimes it’s great to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve. One of those shortcuts is dressing up store bought items to make them more gift worthy or party worthy, like these ‘Deck the Halls’ Biscotti from Dove chocolates. I teamed up with the brand to […]

Inspired By This – Holiday House Tours

holiday house tour

If you have a few minutes {or an hour} to kill today, you may want to check out the Holiday House Walk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo. One of my favorite past times IN THE WORLD is to take decorated house tours – parade of homes, dream home showcases, homearama, holiday house tours – I’ve done […]

Chic Gifts For The Entertainer

chic gifts for the entertainer

Being a home entertainer, my favorite gifts to receive at Christmas always seem to revolve around food, drink, and STYLE. I’ll bet if you’re a hostess, or have a loved one who is, then you/she probably loves the same types of things. I’ve put together a guide of chic gifts for “her” to help with […]

Christmas Cocktail Party Ideas

Christmas cocktail party ideas

It’s official – we’ve decided to host our annual Christmas cocktail party, and the invitations are sent. Last year we did not host it because there were lots of transitions going on with jobs and moves and lives {friend’s, not ours} and it sort of seemed like the end of an era. After-all, we’ve been […]

3 Christmas Party Designs Inspired By 1 Invitation

1 party styled 3 ways

How do you style 1 party invitation 3 different ways you ask. By changing the colors used for the invitation and applying them along with styling details to complement the occasion. The three parties here were inspired by an invitation from Urbanity Studios. The food and location stayed the same, but the creative touches give […]