MY 3 FAVORITE {EASY} PLANTS TO GROW

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A few months ago I was contacted by the folks at Miracle-Gro to provide some ideas about how you can “grow something greater” through entertaining and get-togethers.  The project was to help launch their new site and to encourage people to take the ‘grow challenge.’  Today I’m going to tell you my “grow” story and […]

STYLISH KIDS’ PARTIES BOOK

stylish kids' parties giveaway

I’m really excited to support my friend Kelly today, and the release of her new book, Stylish Kids’ Parties.  Kelly is one of the few original party bloggers {The Party Dress} that started out around the same time as I, and soon turned her passion for design and styling into a line of stylish social […]

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO CREATE A DESSERT TABLE

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There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than with some sweet treats with your family… at least that’s what my kids think!  I swear, my daughter wishes she could live on sugar alone.  It is fun to indulge once in a while though, so I created this dessert table using 5 simple elements. I’m […]

READER GIVEAWAY! :: COFFEE-MATE NATURAL BLISS

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Who needs a little R & R from the holidays?  I know I do!  In fact we are heading out for a little weekend getaway at the Greenbrier Resort in order to recharge before the Christmas guests and festivities coming up.  This has become somewhat of a tradition, and I’m really looking forward to relaxing […]

EASY PECAN PIE BARS WITH SUGAR COOKIE CRUST

easy pecan pie bars with sugar cookie crust

Last weekend started the holiday season with a bang with our ladies night gift exchange on Friday and our neighborhood Toys for Tots collection party on Saturday.  The TFT party was held at a church close by, and it was ‘open house’ style from 5-7.  Volunteers brought cookies and other baked goods to share, and […]

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP + STUFFING BALLS {AND A GIVEAWAY}

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]

CHRISTMAS DECORATING & ENTERTAINING :: UPDATED CLASSIC

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I’m in full on Christmas decorating mode over here and I’m loving decorating the new house with what I already have, + a few new pieces added to the mix.  You’ve already seen my Christmas tree decorating, and today I’m sharing another view of our family room with the fireplace and a casual entertaining set […]