Inspired By This – Thrift Store Finds

antique outing

This week my inspiration comes from my own thrift store shopping trip.  A couple of weeks ago I spent the afternoon at my favorite local antique mall and found some amazing treasures!  I love shopping when I’m not looking for anything specific because that’s when you seem to find the best stuff.  On this trip […]

The Party Dress Fall Magazine

the party dress magazine

The Fall edition of The Party Dress digital magazine is full of inspiration for entertaining all through the season.  Kelly and her contributors have put together some great ideas for tailgating, casual entertaining, Halloween, kids parties and more.   Just click on the photo to look through all the articles, and sit back & enjoy! For […]

Inspired By This – Balloon Backdrop

balloons & banners

Today’s “Pinspiration” shows you just how fabulous balloons CAN be at a party.  I’ve always said they are great EN MASSE, or by contrast, used in a spare MODERN way {such as lined up in a row, or tied so they float above a table}. This photo shows them floating as a backdrop in conjunction […]

Inspired By This – Puff Pastry Octopus

Halloween Pot Pie

I have to say this is one of my favorite finds on Pinterest.  I stumbled across this genius idea from Not Martha, and thought it would be perfect for Halloween entertaining.  The cool thing is that you could call this an “octopus” or a “spider” depending on your theme. I also like that this can […]

Shabby Chic Baby Shower Inspiration

shabby chic baby shower inspiration

Right now I’m working on a baby shower design for a local contest winner {Richmond Dream Baby Shower contest}.   It’s been a while since I’ve done a “real party” for a client so I’m excited about pulling it all together.  The key points I was given to guide my design are:  it’s a girl, shabby […]

Bird’s Party Magazine

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It’s that time again – the latest edition of Bird’s Party digital magazine is ready to view and it’s full of party inspiration for Fall entertaining. From birthdays, to Halloween, to grown up gatherings, there’s so much eye candy inside. Just click on the photo above to view it online. For more inspiration, follow me […]

Inspired By This – Framed Letters

framed letters

Hi guys!  I hope you’re getting ready to enjoy a long Labor Day weekend.  This has been a very stressful week for me as you may have noticed the site was down TWICE in 4 days.  Technical issues have consumed my brain this week and I’m ready to get back to creative ones! On the […]