TABLE FOR TWO :: DINING AL FRESCO

dining al fresco

Last year I set up this al fresco dining table-for-two for an article for Homes.com. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and as I was looking through photos I thought, “Wow! what a difference a year makes!” I’m talking photography people! I know I learn something new about photography about every six […]

“You Are My Sunshine” Dessert Table {Guest Feature}

You Are My Sunshine

I’m excited to share a guest feature today – it’s been a while! The colors and the theme are perfect timing for Spring too. Candace of Lily Paul Designs created this baby shower theme, “You Are My Sunshine,” for a design event in Chicago. The catch? – do it on a $50 budget! The budget […]

Spring Brunch Ideas & Recipe

Spring brunch

Has Spring sprung in your part of the country? After a very wet and dreary winter in Virginia I’m ready for some sunshine! I have some ideas and a coffee cake recipe to share that should have you marking the calendar and sending out invitations in no time. Read More…     For more inspiration, […]

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, […]

Hugs & Kisses Modern Engagement Party {Styled Shoot}

hugs and kisses wedding party

“XOXO” – the sweet salutation that’s used so prevalently in social media outlets has found it’s way into this themed shoot from Emily Steffen Photography.  And why not?  It’s the perfect sign off for any newly engaged couple!    This modern design has just enough details to present the theme, but isn’t overly done or cutesy.  […]

Modern And Sophisticated Halloween

modern gray & yellow

Maybe you’re not the “spooky” Halloween type.  Maybe you’re not the “cutesy” Halloween type.  Maybe you just want to have a chic & modern Halloween dinner party with friends.  This sleek design on Brancorprata is so stylish, it is perfect inspiration for ANY occasion – with a change in wording of course. Paper flowers create an […]

Lemon Yellow Birthday Picnic

lemon yellow party

I think I’m going to have to change the name of this blog to “Celebrations In Yellow”!  Seriously, all these cute parties lately have been centered around the color of sunshine!  Here’s another gorgeous set up of a birthday picnic from Cake Ink.  So elegant in its simplicity.