I love any opportunity to entertain family and friends, and I especially love being able to create a beautiful space on our patio in order to host dinners and brunches. Because we have a big family but a small dining room, creating an outdoor dining room is a fun (but challenging) project and I try […]
Faux Pallet-Wood project | DIY Wedding decor – a pallet wood heart.
I’m so excited to be back! It’s been so long. I started a new business and it’s taken me by storm. It’s busy and very exciting, but I’m very happy to be able to share a fun project I did for my sister with you today. So a few months ago, my little sister got […]
An easy pre-holiday wine and cheese ornament exchange party.
Tips for stress-free entertaining. I had a Girls’ Night In and threw a Wine and Cheese Ornament Exchange party! On a weeknight, no less. Easy and fun!
Why stocking up on birthday gifts should be part of your back to school supplies…
You know it’s coming. Along with the avalanche of school papers that will start hitting your house come September, so begins a steady stream of birthday party invitations. Our school has a policy that if you are on school grounds and deliver a party invitation to one classmate, you pretty much need to invite the […]
The Ultimate Backyard BBQ! Great ideas for food, drinks and fun!
When you think of summer, do you almost automatically thing BBQ? Me too! I’ve gotten together with some of my favorite blogger friends to put together a round up of all sorts of great food, drinks and fun ideas to get your BBQ on! Favors and Printables: Mason Jar BBQ Party Favors BBQ Picnic […]
Tablescape ideas for an early Easter Brunch.
Is it just me, or is Easter coming super early this year…? I feel like I will have just laundered my green “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt and suddenly I will be needing to fill Easter baskets. In thinking about Easter Brunch, I was wondering how I was going to make it happen since I […]
Thanksgiving Wrap Up: Dinner, Decor and the Thanksgiving Table
Nothing makes me happier than having friends and family around during the holidays. The more, the merrier! (And I love, love, love how my Thanksgiving table turned out.!) Painted pumpkins, greenery from the yard and candles made it gorgeous.
The Great Halloween Party Wrap Up! (2012 edition)
Saturday night we had our third annual Halloween Party. Medusa & Perseus (except it wasn’t Perseus’ night…Medusa turned him to stone.) We invite friends to come in costume and ask them to BYOB and to bring a dish of some kind to share on the buffet table. I used to try to do everything myself […]
Upcycle: easy DIY faux hammered metal planters (with spider web topiaries.)
I needed something tall to flank each side of our front door. Since I’m a symmetry girl, I wanted them to match. This is what I came up with: these faux hammered metal planters. And just for funzies, (since it’s Halloween and all) I thought a spiderweb topiary or two would be kind of cool.
Mother’s Day: The food, the family, and the funny.
Our annual Mother’s Day Brunch was a bit smaller than usual, but it was still filled with love, laughter and some really good food. I know some people think it’s a bit unusual that I (a mom) want to have hostessing/cooking duties on Mother’s Day, but I enjoy it. Me and my beautiful mom. Love […]