Winter Wonderland Inspiration

winter wonderland setting

Can you believe it?  Two days until Christmas!  And what could be more useful post holiday than a $50 Target gift card?  I have one to giveaway thanks to the folks at Apartment Guide, but first I wanted to show you this adorable winter wonderland setting I found on Pinterest this week.  The monochromatic colors, […]

8 Holiday Chalkboard Ideas

chalkboard ideas for Christmas

Chalkboards are making their way into holiday decor, big time! I’ve shared my love affair with all things chalkboard before and I love how I’m seeing it incorporated for Christmas. Here are a few of my favorites where designers have incorporated it into their seasonal decor. Paired with wreaths, used as menu backdrops, or turned […]

California Wine Club GIVEAWAY!

wine club giveaway

‘Tis the season for gifts, parties, wine, and GIVEAWAYS! I told you last month about my opportunity to review the California Wine Club, which sends you 2 bottles of California wine each month. This month I’m excited to give away one $50 gift certificate to www.cawineclub.com so someone {maybe you} can try it out for […]

Personalized Cutting Board GIVEAWAY!

personalized cutting board

I have a fantastic GIVEAWAY today for you home entertainers, cooks, and gift givers! Our sponsor Rutherford Papers is offering one of their Personalized Cutting Boards to a lucky reader. These tempered glass cutting boards are beautiful and add a bright spot to any kitchen counter top. There are so many colors, patterns, and fonts […]

SunChips “Walking Tacos”

walking tacos

What’s your Halloween pre-trick -or-treat supper? Our tradition has always been to order pizza early, before going out at around 6:00 or 6:30. However, I just found a new alternative that’s delicious and imparts that playful touch that Halloween is known for – SunChips Walking Tacos. We gave these a try this weekend and the […]

BOOK REVIEW :: 3 Books For Entertaining

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I’ve collected cookbooks and books on entertaining for years and even though I love the Internet for daily inspiration, there’s still nothing quite like curling up with a book in hand and perusing it’s pages while curled up in a comfy chair. Today I have 3 books to tell you about.  With this trio you’ll get […]

Party Design Basics – Overall Design + Hosting Tips

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I have another installment of my Party Design Basics and this time I want to talk about the basics of party set up including overall design and hosting tips. These are the rules I’ve followed for years. Create an Overall Design Concept & Carry it Through Whether you’re hosting a baby shower, kids birthday, or […]