Backyard Baby Shower For Baby Lifestyles Magazine

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I am so thrilled for the arrival of Fall and cooler weather. Living in the South, this is the time of year when enteraining outside actually becomes more enjoyable temperature wise. Today I’m sharing a backyard baby shower shoot I recently did for Baby Lifestyles online magazine, which actually made the cover! My inspiration was […]

Shark Party With DIY Tips

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This adorable shark themed birthday party was sent in by Andrea of It’s The Life, and has some great DIY ideas that you can do. Andrea created all the treats which I think look like some of the specialty vendor items we love to see. Check out all the details and the diy tips from […]

Pretty Picnic Luncheon With A View! {Vendor Challenge}

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I have a couple more designs to share with you using our “citrus” theme vendor challenge. This one by Sarah of Dreamers Joy Events & Design adds purple to the (mostly) pink grapefruit and orange color palette to create a beautiful picnic party perfect for a shower, or special birthday. Of course the location lends […]

Wet & Wild Water Party

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I can’t believe that part of the country is or has already started back to school – Crazy! And since we have at least another month of hot weather I think it’s only right that I share this Water Wars Party photographed and shared by Wendy Updegraff. This back yard party is full of wet […]

A Pretty Family Picnic {Guest Feature}

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If you live in a place where the temperatures are a little more mild in the summer, this family-friendly picnic may provide you with some beautiful inspiration to pack up a basket and head out to an open field or park for a day in the sun. For those of us living in 90-100 degree […]

Bright Colorful Summer Tablescape

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This bright, bold, summer tablescape makes me so happy! I spotted this on Bright Bazaar, and it was styled using items from The Contemporary Home. The colors are so beautiful it’s almost like sitting in a garden of flowers! I am in love with the mis-matched placemats and utensils, not to mention all the colored […]

How To Set Up An Ice Cream Soda Bar

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Don’t let summer pass you by without hosting some type of ice cream gathering!  Whether you make homemade ice cream in the back yard, set up a sundae bar, or put together ice cream sandwiches, ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. For one of my latest contributions for Celebrations.com I put together ideas for […]