Homemade Shrub

Ok, I know what you are thinking. I thought the same thing when I heard the name of this recipe. Here's the story behind it: For those of you who don't know, I am a professional food stylist and photographer (check out my portfolio if you are interested). I recently took on a pretty big project for a client who had lost about 40 recipe images during a website overhaul. I was hired to remake the … [Read more...]

4th of July Recipes – Red White and Blue Jello

  while i originally made this Jell-O for our Avengers Party - i quickly realized how totally perfect it would as one of my 4th of july recipes! using red and blue Jell-O with coconut jello (homemade) you can make this adorable red white and blue jello dessert! your guests will LOVE it! it probably feels like a lot of steps, and a lot of time,  but if you plan to make it on a day you are home, … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch

I am in love with this Mother's Day Brunch Photo Shoot that Kara of Lillian Hope Designs put together!  It is such a gorgeous set up with black and white stripes and lots of bright colors.  The floral arrangements really set off the beautiful table and showcase the backdrop with the floral MOM letters.  Any mom would be honored to have a beautiful brunch similar to this one, with lots of yummy … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas: Coffee With Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner!  I love the idea of doing a brunch or tea with Mom so that you can just relax and enjoy the time together.  Valerie of Charming Touch Parties put together this beautiful Mother's Day Coffee with Mom themed brunch to celebrate the love and appreciation we have for our mothers.  I absolutely love the brightness from the gorgeous floral arrangements and the … [Read more...]

‘Feather Her Nest’ Bird Baby Shower

this little bird baby shower is so adorable! you will love all the rustic and vintage elements, the bird's nest cupcakes, and speckled egg favors with free printable favor tags. this post is sponsored by Jelly Belly, but all opinions are my own!  last spring, my amazing little sister had a 'feather her nest' bird baby shower back east in maryland to celebrate her soon-to-be little boy - my … [Read more...]

DIY Yarn Ball Number Sign Tutorial

I love doing things myself for the parties I throw.  It is so much fun, especially when you can get the kids involved.  Amy of A Dazzle Day put together the cutest little Kitty party and I fell in love with her yarn ball number 3 and knew I had to see if I could do that myself!  It is so easy to do, and you can variate the colors to match your decor or party.  It doesn't have to be a number, it … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Super Bowl Party Ideas!

DECOR: So, you're hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday with all of your friends & family. Whether it's a pot luck style or you are going to take on the challenge of making everything for yourself (I commend you for that one) You've still got to think about the decorations. Here are my favorite DIY ideas for pulling off that winning look! These are super bowl party ideas you have to try! 1. … [Read more...]

New Years Party & Outfit Inspiration with HP Sprout

 this post is in partnership with HP Sprout but all opinions are my own. you will love this amazing new technology and i am so excited to introduce you to it. thank you for supporting the fabulous brands that make this blog possible! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! i'll admit, i'm more of a new years homebody - but that doesn't stop me from dreaming up what i would want to sport that night (you know if my … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party For Kids

Several Christmas traditions never go out of style- and one of those is for sure a cookie exchange party!  Who would pass up the chance to bring their own cookies and get to try a few dozen others!?  I love how Auntie Bea's Bakery set up the dessert table as a Cookie Exchange, but had a little twist on the party, letting the kids decorate their own gingerbread house cookies.  Instead of your … [Read more...]

Sparkle, Glitz, & Glam Frozen Party Ideas

Talk about beautiful Frozen Party Ideas & inspiration!  Frozen is one of the most popular party themes this year and it is no doubt that everyone has their own taste when it comes to planning one of these parties for their princesses!  You can go so many different routes with it!  Lynda, from Storybook Bliss, decided to use lots of glass, glitter, and a ton of sparkle in her version of the … [Read more...]

Cranberry & Mustard Holiday Tablescape

did you all have a wonderful thanksgiving?! i sure did! we hosted several families for a potluck 'friendsgiving' and had so much amazing food! it was wonderful to have a full house when we all are so far from our families and nice to be with our resident/military pseudo family! this year i wanted to do a holiday tablescape with decor that could stand the test of time through the fall and into the … [Read more...]

Rustic Little Pumpkin Baby Shower

Fall is a wonderful time of the year to throw parties!  The smells, the sights, and the colors- it is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful pumpkin party!  Katie of Celebration Lane put together the cutest little pumpkin baby shower I have seen - it is absolutely darling.  With touches of orange, brown and light green mixed in with some burlap and lace, it came together beautifully.  I really love … [Read more...]

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