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festive folded leaf garland

You guys… today it is officially fall! I am celebrating by planning and plotting for a fun season of pumpkins, costumes and spooky sweets! But first, one of my favorite fall elements. The iconic leaf. Folded leaf garland makes an awesome welcome to the season. Liven up a party, or brighten a corner at home with […] More

Sherbert & Spice, part one

Sherbert & Spice and everything nice… This ice cream birthday was pure joy for me to produce. From the inspiration found here to the invitations found here– it was girlie, summer, old-fashioned fun at its best and I am just giddy to share a bit of it with you today. Let’s talk about circles! A […] More

Unicorn Christmas Tree

Making a themed Christmas tree is just one of those things that I never gave much thought to before – Until my team suggested making a unicorn Christmas tree. A UNICORN CHRISTMAS TREE. The word unicorn is basically the only word that I need to hear before jumping on board with any idea (unicorn toast, […] More

Plastic egg bird feeders

With Easter inevitably comes plastic… in the form of eggs. So. Many. Plastic. Eggs! Instead of trashing them after the holiday (or just for fun before), repurpose plastic Easter eggs into pretty fabric bird feeders. A couple simple cuts and a coat of glue will create a nice place for birds to perch for their […] More

Organizing craft supplies

This post is sponsored by Target. When it comes to organizing craft supplies I’d like to think that I’m an expert. The process of keeping all our supplies in working order has always been a huge part of my job. From the styling elements for photo shoots (not that I’m complaining about having 30 different […] More

12 bouquets that will not wilt

A colorful bouquet is the perfect icing to make any room party ready. While I’m stocking up on fresh flowers to make our snowy weekend feel special, it can be sad to say goodbye when their time is up. I prefer flowers that stay fresh forever! Loving the idea of blooms made to last – […] More

Make A DIY Advent Wreath With Wine Bottles In Under An Hour

I am excited to be kicking off my favorite holiday season of the year, and there is no better way to kick off the season than a one-of-a-kind DIY Advent Wreath! There are so many ways to celebrate advent with the family and I am a firm believer that the anticipation up till Christmas is just as fun […] More

3 refreshing summer smash cocktails

Have you tried a smash yet? It’s a category of cocktail that involves really simple ingredients: spirits, sparkling water and seasonal fruit. A perfectly refreshing way to end a hot summer day. Smashes have quickly become my go-to summer drink of choice, I’ve been trying them over the past couple months with all types of ingredients. […] More

The Easiest Terrarium

These terrariums are the perfect accent for home or a party. They are easy to make and will withstand just about any environment. To make the terrariums you will need: Bags of soil, bags of drainage material, moss (reindeer moss is bright green and mood moss is darker green), plants, wooden dowel slightly longer than […] More

fresh herb mini quiches

Fresh Herb Mini Quiches are the quintessential appetizer. Bite-sized and packed with flavor. Serve them at a party with roasted tomatoes when it’s chilly outside, or with a refreshing drink at a garden-themed get together. They’re great for either season and the flavor combinations are limitless. Try rosemary and thyme, or go with a meatier […] More

DIY To-Go Smoothie Cups

Running out the door in the morning is much better with a pretty cup and healthy smoothie in hand. Between lunch packing, blogging and trying to make it to the gym, our mornings can easily be the busiest part of our day. As a family who wants to enjoy it all, but also wants to be healthy – […] More

Jello mold recipes – pink clouds and raindrops

When skies are grey outside, brighten up with a colorful treat! Get creative with jello mold recipes. These pink jello clouds and little blue rain drops are a fun way to turn winter into spring (at least on your plate). Making homemade jello mold recipes is a cinch. Create any shape you can draw up […] More

Simple Limeade Margaritas – Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Inside: A simple limeade margarita recipe Last week my job description involved fire fighting! It was crazy. Earlier this week I shared these bright and festive paper party lanterns and hinted that they had a bigger story behind them. A story that involved almost burning down our house (thankfully it is still standing). Plus it gave […] More

Fairy Cake Recipe With Fairy Dust Filling

When you think of a fairy cake what comes to mind? Sweet pastels, magically dripped icing, an inside filled with pixie dust? If you said yes to that then this is the cake for you! A fairy cake with fairy dust filing that is pure delight. Before we jump in, why not check out some […] More

turkey tinfoil and lightened-up pumpkin pie

Looking for a quick way to make your guests smile this Thanksgiving? Turkey tinfoil to-go bags will do the trick! They are really easy to make and will turn leftovers into a fun present to take home. Here’s how to make the turkey tinfoil to-go bags: Place your leftovers in the middle of a piece […] More

5 Tips for a Guilt-Free Romantic Getaway without Your Kids

One of the joys of having children is being able to take them away on fun-filled adventures, which serve as the perfect opportunity to bond and make everlasting memories. However, parenthood isn’t easy, and there may come a time where you want a trip away without any responsibilities.  While some parents believe vacations should be […] More

honeycomb pumpkins + a fall countdown

In decorating for Halloween this year I wanted to add in bright pops of color. I love this bunch of bright pumpkins, and the festive touch they bring to our normally dark fall decor. After cutting out the pumpkins, I wrote on the inside of each a fun fall family activity. We are using them […] More

Paper Lantern Instillation

A paper lantern instillation is a festive and calming way to decorate this season. Make it now and enjoy the glow all winter long as it becomes a permanent decor piece to brighten up your home. To design your own paper lantern instillation you will need – cardboard inner from a toilet or kitchen roll, double sided tape, white […] More

Cakes with bows

How desperately do I love a crazy easy cake that also look amazing! Slaving over something for hours just isn’t my jive. But putting gumballs, paper stars, (or today bows!) on a cake and calling it a day – now that’s a baking style I can get behind. No need for anything else on these […] More

Top Deck Revamp

My new favorite space in the house isn’t actually inside the house at all. Instead it’s up in the trees on the outside of our dining and kitchen. The deck isn’t done in the sense that I envision it to be completed forever, but it is done for today and it is just perfect for […] More

The Sweetest Apple Juice Favors

Inside: The sweetest apple juice favors. These sweet little apple juice favors are the cutest handmade DIY for any of your friends! I love the idea of creating fun favors for a festive fall party or as a sweet little treat to your closest friends. There is something so special about creating a gift for […] More

Happy Valentines Day Quotes

Inside: 25 hilarious happy Valentines Day quotes with images. Valentines day is coming up in under a month! I love the season of love and candy and funny puns so coming up with these 25 funny Valentines Day Quotes with images that are perfect for updating those letter boards at home with a little something […] More

Neutral Party Prep

Lately, we have been prepping for the twins fourth birthday! I cannot believe I am even writing that. It is important to us that the twins share a birthday party – as they share a bedroom, friends, and most things these days. Designing a neutral party has been tough, especially when one child is dreaming of princesses and the […] More

stuffed animal birthday invitations

Sending birthday invitations for a kids party can feel a bit like putting on lipstick before the gym, because really the interested party won’t even notice. That is until you send these adorable stuffed animal birthday invites that will get the attention of any kid and ensure their excitement for the big party day. They […] More

2 Back To School Lunch Ideas

We are headed back to school this week, which means back to lunch making for us! Instead of getting stuck in the same old routine this year, we are injecting a dose of fun and ease to our school lunch prep. Here are 2 easy lunch ideas for crafting your own lunches that are filled with back-to-school fun. More

50 Valentine’s Day Quotes to Make You Feel the Love in 2022

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there’s no better time to tell that special someone how you feel. Maybe you want your partner to know how much they mean to you, or maybe you just want to tell your friend that you love them. Whether you’re a sucker for love […] More

A fall wreath & guest notes

The wreath that stood at the center of this morning’s party held sweet little notes for each of the guests in attendance, did you notice that? The project is incredibly simple and would be a great way to set up seating cards, notes, or thank you favors this fall. I did a similar one for […] More

25 of Our Favorite Handmade Valentines

Inside: My favorite DIY handmade Valentines  It’s that time of year where everywhere you turn you see those cheesy puns and the overload of love. It seems like Valentine’s Day has been a day to cheese out on love. But there is still something sweet about stepping back and remembering the people in our lives […] More

Can You Vacuum Seal Lettuce: A Guide for Home Users

Vegetables are not easy to preserve, especially fresh vegetables like lettuce. Some people often ask, “Can you vacuum seal lettuce?” Here is the answer! More

animal magnets

Looking for a more affordable way to give this gift to my holiday hosts, I came up with a very easy way to make an entire bunch of adorable animal magnets for giving this season. They are quite happy to look at and will make the notes of shopping and dinner preparations even more pleasant […] More

simple Mother’s Day corsage

This small sentiment would be sweet for any day, but especially to honor a loved one for Mother’s Day. A simple collection of flowers and a yarn wrapped pin will work wonders in making a lady feel celebrated. Photo by 3191 Miles Apart. More

how to make pretty macaroons

Today’s quick-tip is two fold. First, I found these perfectly colored mini macaroons at Whole Foods over the weekend and had to let you know. For those of us who don’t live in big cities with gorgeous french bakeries, you can buy a pack of brightly colored ones there. Now you know! Secondly, make the […] More

Light Garland Christmas Party Invitations

Yesterday we had our first snow, and with Thanksgiving week coming quick, I am definitely feeling in the mood to celebrate! While you are traveling (or enjoying time off) you can get a jump start on the holidays. Planning and sending out Christmas party invitations will need to be finished soon for December parties. Which […] More


Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa are in for a real treat this holiday season! After all, they gave you life and should at least expect a great present in return. I found some really cool, unique, and all-around fun gifts for the family this year. Check out the full list for all the gift goodness they will swoon over. More

A Fox Themed Baby Shower – Perfect for Baby Boy

Inside: A Sly Fox themed baby shower.  A fox baby shower, Sly Little Fox was thrown this weekend with great joy. I just adore Debbie, the mom-to-be. It was a blessing working with her friends and to plan this special evening for her. Baby boy is due in July and his favorite animal is now […] More

Cactus as a Gift (10 Great Types of Cactus to Gift)

Let’s talk about how awesome it is to gift different types of cactus… Instead of gifting the traditional flowers for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation week, or as a wedding, housewarming, or graduation gift, give a cactus. I love gifting cacti because they are hard to kill, they look gorgeous in any home (or classroom), and […] More

Magnolia Wreath DIY Make It With Felt Today!

Inside: The cutest felt magnolia wreath DIY. This magnolia felt wreath has a very traditional vibe, with a burst of fun and fresh color. It’s a great statement wreath to greet guests at the front door. The texture of the felt will hold up great to the whooshing of opening and closing a door and the […] More

a watermelon cake

I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks ago that my family is drastically altering the way we eat. We are working through some health issues, and currently cutting out the normal sweets and treats that I am used to serving. While a decadent inside out tomboy cake will still be the birthday norm around here […] More

Father’s Day Bracelets

Father’s Day is coming up in less than 2 weeks! Show dad how special he is by filling his wrists with these awesome Father’s Day Printable Bracelets. They’re the guy equivalent of a corsage! So fun. An arm full of these bracelets will let dad know that he is loved all day long. Print out a […] More

Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash Appetizer

Inside: The tastiest butternut squash appetizer recipe for the best game day potlucks. Game day is coming up and I am so ready for all the hosting and being hosted that game day bring along with them. The bacon wrapped butternut squash appetizer is one of my favorite apps for serving guests or bringing along […] More

eight ways to find creative inspiration

I am often asked how I come up with the various projects on this site, and how I manage to stay inspired with all that I do. The fall is an especially busy time, and for whatever reason, it’s the time of year I find myself most inspired. I laughed last week when talking with a […] More

Triplet Honeycomb Halloween Costume

There’s nothing like Halloween to encourage dressing up! Like most kids, these girlfriends love to dress up and match! Making this triplet honeycomb Halloween costume is a fun way to create a look that is as adorable for all. The honeycomb is quickly becoming the iconic mark of modern birthday parties and these life-size ones […] More

Washabi tape bunting

The easiest bunting that ever did exist! Fold tape in half and cut up the edges to make this pretty party decoration, you can follow the complete directions here. Although I love the modern snowflake pattern above, I think this could also be cute with masking tape that has been slightly scribbled on by a […] More

Bundt Cake Tray Ice Rings for Fall Punch Bowls

Inside: Bundt cake ice trays, perfect for your fall punch bowl!  We always love summer, but there is just something about the changing of the weather that makes us want to have all of the fall parties and this time, we are making bundt cake tray ice rings to sit ever so beautifully in our […] More

Left Right Christmas Game: The Ultimate Party Game

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But what do you do when you’re stuck at a party with people you don’t know very well? Or when the conversation lulls and there’s an awkward silence? That’s where party games come in! Party games are a great way to break the ice, get […] More

25 Wild Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas

Christmas is a holiday full of traditions and I happen to love many of them. But I do have to say, one of my all time favorite (not-so-serious) Christmas traditions are ugly Christmas Sweater parties. I’m so excited about these 13 wild ugly Christmas sweater party ideas to make this year’s holiday party the best […] More

PB&J Sandwich Cake

What’s better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich cake, of course! That’s right — we’ve taken the smooth, gooey, creaminess of peanut butter recreated as frosting, along with thick, gelatinous, sweet jelly, and spread them between two pieces of sweet cake to create the ultimate peanut butter and jelly […] More

Free Printable Tattoos Summer Designs

Inside: Free printable tattoos designs.  Temporary tattoos are so much fun! Ever since we shared the hand traced temporary tattoos, I’ve been anxious to produce more. They are playful, colorful and easy to use, awesome fun for a summer afternoon. We’ve designed this colorful summer inspired bunch because it’s outdoor party season and accessorizing summer outfits with […] More

Hotel parties on the fly

Parties at home are great, but I’ve been loving the recent trend of traveling with my girlfriends and celebrating special occasions on the road. Hotels can be a fun place to get away from it all – for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers etc. Whether the hotel is local, or 3,000 miles away, hosting a […] More

5 Pretty Punch Recipes To Make This Spring

Who doesn’t love a cold and fizzy glass of juicy punch? I sure do! To celebrate the warmer spring weather ahead, I’ve recently been inspired to try out some brand new punch recipes. The best part is getting to sample so many yummy varieties, and my kids have certainly enjoyed the mocktail versions too. I […] More

2023 Recap – My Favorite Posts Of The Year

One of the updates we are doing this year is bringing back our festive Friday list roundups. In 2022 I attempted to break the pattern for a more lengthly monthly update, but I missed sharing more personally here on a weekly basis. So cheers to hearing a little snippets of life on the weekly and […] More

Cat Doormat

Although I can never own one – because my face would swell up like a puffer fish and then probably fall off! – I have always had a soft spot for cats. In their honor we made this colorful cat garland a while ago that you loved so much! To continue the cat love (without […] More

water can dressings

After reading a few lucky blogger’s raves about Terrain this last week, I had to peek into their new collection. While browsing I happened upon this very pretty watering can. Although, I would never think to buy a pure polished copper watering can, it did spark an idea… I used our own (not so pretty, […] More

Picnic club name tags

When I was originally inspired for celebrate picnic month I just adored the idea of having name tags. Like our own little picnic loving, summer celebrating club! Join me??? Download the name tag sheet HERE. Print them out and wear one to show your picnic support. I would love a photo of you sporting your […] More

Scarf wrapped floral bouquet

No one will treasure a thoughtful bouquet quite like your mother. Pick up a gorgeous textured scarf, a handful of pretty blooms, and give her this creative arrangement for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any important day. To make the scarf wrapped bouquet you will need 8-10 stems of your favorite flower (we used lilacs), floral tape, […] More

How to Make Slime with Toothpaste – Easy Recipe

Inside: How to make slime with toothpaste, fun and easy recipe. I don’t know about you but my kids just can’t enough of all the different versions of slime to make! There are a million different versions out there, and we are fond of the more natural ones like this slime without Borax, but a […] More

Free Printable Thank You Tags

Inside: Free printable thank you tags template and cards for teachers Stickered thank you boxes are my newest obsession for saying a simple spring thanks! I love how the bright and simple text turns any small box into a wrapped gift of thankfulness. Stash a spa gift card in one for mom, or a perfect […] More

5 Blogging Apps I Use Daily

We did a post about our favorite 10 blogging apps a few years ago and I’m still getting comments and emails from it. Sometimes it is the simplest tools that make our lives so much easier online. It seems like every year, every week, EVERY DAY there are more great tools and blogging apps coming out to […] More

How to smell pretty at parties

We have an outdoor wedding to attend this weekend, and I’m Italian, which means I glisten well. ;) As it is with all summer parties, I start to get nervous about how my aroma will affect the way I feel and look celebrating under the sweltering sun. Last summer I found out this great trick to […] More

simple wooden – three pallet play house

I have been wanting to give the deck a playhouse for years. I have a particular aversion to the plastic variety, but always felt that anything made of wood was far to expensive to buy and much to difficult to make. Recently, we created a summer playhouse that the kids can enjoy, we can lounge in, that is affordable, easy to build, and beautiful! This […] More

4 Tips For Planning A Room Update

We are just about a year into our enormous project of purchasing and renovating a home. This house is a fixer upper in all possible senses. While it has great bones, an awesome location, and a gorgeous property – the house was passed up on by everyone else because of the tremendous amount of work […] More

The Perfect Candy Corn Jello Shot for Fall

Inside: The perfect candy corn jello shot for fall. Nothing says Halloween time like candy corn and booze, at least for us adults! These candy corn jello shots are the perfect boozy drink to get your monster bash poppin’. I love entertaining friends during the holidays, but Halloween is extra fun to throw a party. […] More

Fiesta party ideas

This post is sponsored by ConAgra RO*TEL. This coming season is my favorite time of the year for throwing a party. I know I might say that every season, but you know how much I love to celebrate — and I truly mean it each time I say it! Between my birthday, Matt’s birthday, about […] More

A balloon tree skirt

Happy Friday! Are you feeling into the holiday spirit yet? We have been having a great time sharing Christmas ideas and projects. Sometimes it’s the most random, simplest ideas that I get the biggest kick out of. I was short a tree skirt the other week, but I had a lot of balloons on hand […] More

bubblegum garland

Move over cranberries… there’s a new festive Christmas favorite to string. Bubblegum! I stumbled upon one very large jar of bright bubblegum the other day and just knew it needed a second life strung up as garland on one of my trees. Stringing up sweets is an old holiday tradition. We’ve done popcorn, cranberries, and […] More

pumpkin burbon slushie

Growing up in the dessert, fall was always bittersweet to me. I loved the season but my 100 degree experience never quite matched the leaf falling, boot clad vision in my head. Now that I live in a town with a real fall (hooray!), I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to those who still […] More

How To Make Paint Dipped Pumpkins Easy

Inside: How to make paint dipped pumpkins. Pumpkin season is my favorite season, and these fun paint dipped pumpkins combine all things fall, fun, and festive. I love creating unique (non-carve) ways to decorate pumpkins, like these forever favorite abstract painted pumpkins, I have so much fun every year coming up with new ideas. There is […] More

Adorable DIY Easter Bunny Wreath Tutorial + Template

Inside: Adorable DIY Easter Bunny Wreath Tutorial + Template Spring has sprung and the Easter bunny is quickly on his way! This adorable DIY Easter Bunny Wreath Idea is the perfect addition to your front door for the Springy season. Can you believe we used dryer balls to create this fun wreath? Yeah! That’s right! […] More

How to make a cake topper with silk flowers

Inside: How to make a cake topper with silk flowers. When thinking about topping cakes for birthdays and showers I always search for a dramatic look with minimal effort. That’s exactly what this fun and a DIY bouquet of fake flower cake topper is. I’ve fallen in love with the look of sugar flowers on a cake […] More

what is your reason to celebrate?

While in San Diego last week I enjoyed a small side project. I walked around and asked quite a few women (mostly strangers) what their reason for celebrating was. I have high hopes of compiling this together for you because their answers are so sweet, and moving, and some are just really fun. In the […] More

Host A Movie Night At Home & Under The Stars

To enjoy the long nights of summer, we decided to host a movie night under the stars. It was such a fun and easy party to put together! We used our favorite JOLLY TIME Simply Popped Microwave Pop Corn to create a bar set up of treats and easy fun drinks. We also gathered all […] More

How To Hang Wallpaper Of All Kinds

Inside: We are teaching you how to hang wallpaper and all the tips and tricks with hanging wallpaper! Let’s chat about wall paper! Yes, I know it is normally one word, wallpaper. But I’ve decided to divide it today because we are not just talking traditional wallpaper here. I have fallen in love with covering […] More

homemade zip ties

Today I am sharing this tutorial for homemade zip ties over at Project Wedding. They are an easy solution for making bagged favors more beautiful and could be a very simple way to inject style into your turkey dinner doggie bags later this week. blessings. More

Tie-Dye Socks Perfect for Fathers Day

Inside: Tie-Dye Socks Perfect for Fathers Day Fathers Day is quickly approaching and what better way to say “Dad You Rock” than some totally fun tie-dye socks! I mean socks are the new tie, right? Dad can dress these up with his snazzy workwear or pair them with his awesome workout gear! These tie-dye socks […] More

Does Vacuum Sealing Speed Up Marinating: A Cook’s Guide

Vacuum sealing is a new trend for many cooks. But there is still a pending question “Does vacuum sealing speed up marinating?” Here is an answer! More

love shower piñata valentine

A piñata Valentine now that’s a treat! I love receiving sweet treats anyway I can, but placed inside a stitched up cloud piñata might be my favorite way ever to receive a handful of goodies. Make these Valentine shower piñatas in miniature form, give out and win the best card in class. Or make them […] More

Best Commercial Vacuum Sealer of 2021: Complete Reviews with Comparisons

Some kitchen vacuum sealers are a bit flimsy, quickly overheating and not designed for sustained use. For people who often use a vacuum sealer, whether it’s to preserve fresh fish and game, enjoy sous-vide cooking, or meal prep for a family, a commercial vacuum sealer may be a better choice.   These machines are larger, […] More

Watermelon Soda- a Summer Favorite

Nothing screams summer to me like a watermelon soda recipe and this one is my favorite! Made from fresh watermelons with a touch of mint – it is a new favorite in our house for warm weather gatherings. This is one refreshing way to win at summer, but here are some other ideas to try […] More

Jeweled Easter Eggs

I realize it’s a bit early to be talking bunnies and Easter, but the natural beauty of these jeweled eggs is so pretty I found it necessary to share. They will fit in perfectly at any spring brunch whether bunnies are present or not. I love the idea of keeping eggs natural and adding elements […] More

25 Coloring Book Fonts

We’re all about adding color to the everyday around here and I certainly don’t believe that coloring is just for kids. As much as we love to color and bring life to our printed letters, invites and thank you notes – these 25 coloring book fonts do too! We found so many great fonts that […] More

art inspired lunch

Melissa and her close friends gathered to celebrate a garden lunch inspired by their favorite artist, Lisa Carney. I adore the idea of taking a meaningful piece and transforming it into a celebration. How thoughtful and what a wonderful way to make a Mother’s Day brunch feel special. The ladies served up a gorgeous lunch […] More

A Tree Trimming Party Ideas, Food and Tips

Hosting a Tree Trimming Party is a fun way to get friends together without too much stress this season. I love the idea of having my favorite group of people over to make their own decorations for their Christmas trees, that way everyone can feel like they are checking something off their list even as we […] More


Have you seen the new Odosketch? It is a free site where you can try your hand at sketching using a very pretty color palette. The sketched files can be saved to be embed and used online. When you draw, each brush stroke is saved independently, making for cute animated films. You could also save […] More

Huge Car Valentine Surprise

Inside: How to make paper heart car valentines for your love! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and in case you are still wondering what to get your favorite person… I have the most fun idea. A car filled with hearts! Ever since doing our balloon filled car years ago, I’ve been wanting to do a car […] More

The Perfect Party Pom Headband

Inside: Party pom headband from DIY yarn pom poms! Welcome to April! (aka party month around this site). With birthdays and spring in full force, April has quickly become my favorite month. We always turn the party meter up a notch this time of year. I am excited to be kicking off a new creative […] More

Fruity No-Sew DIY Sunglass Case

Inside: DIY sunglass case It’s almost summer! Which means the sun is out and our sunglasses are in full force around here. I’m excited to carry mine around in style in one of these fruity inspired sunglass cases. The pop of color + fun will make our purses happy all summer long and the cases protect so […] More

DIY Message Board

Inside: A colorful and fun DIY message board A colorful DIY message board is a fun way to make that happen. Hung in the kitchen, dining room, or in a playroom, the colorful wall of letters will be a fun place to arrange, rearrange, and arrange letters again. I  love adding fun pops of color […] More

Don Draper’s guide to 50th birthday cakes

Inside: The best 50th birthday cakes and unique 50th birthday games. I love the awesome look that getting older has these days; from 50th birthday cake ideas to running after life bucket lists. While I am still far from this number, but still firmly in my 30’s, fifty doesn’t seem quite so far away or […] More

Berry flavored milk

This post is sponsored by fairlife ultra-filtered milk. As much as I love pies, cakes and sweets of all kinds for a party… in everyday life, I try to ensure my kids are eating somewhat healthy. To ward off the desire they seem to have developed for enjoying chocolate milk every night of the week, […] More

Whiskey Cake Recipe With A Sour Twist

It’s a know fact that cakes with alcohol in them are sweeter! There’s something about how the ingredients mix together that makes the sweet so deliciously sweet. Which is why we decided to cut it a little in our own version of a whiskey cake recipe gone sour. A whiskey sour cake to name it […] More

Gift Basket Ideas For Women

When you are trying to think of the perfect gift for a lady in your life whether it is your mom or a work colleague, a gift basket is a safe and thoughtful option to go with. Knowing what to include in a gift basket can be a challenge. We have a great list of […] More

pendant tassle lights

Welcome back from a nice long weekend. We spent some of it working on projects for home. When we moved into the new house earlier this summer function was at the top of my mind. Now that the book is done, I am having fun sprucing the place up with festive D.I.Y. details. Simple and […] More

reason to celebrate | Sol Cinema

I just adore seeing cupcake shops, ice cream stands and even Creme Brulee carts popping up for rental across the country. There is something so fresh and fun about renting a moving shop. I am now officially waiting until we get our own Sol Cinema stateside. It is the world’s smallest movie theater and you […] More

Green Couch Reading Challenge

We are officially on spring break this week and already having a blast. Whenever my kids get school breaks whether its for spring or summer we try to plan something fun, while also trying to further their good reading habits. As a family we create our own reading challenge that aligns to wherever we might be […] More

Cheese Candles

Did you know you can make candles out of cheese! Eeeeek. I was pondering a conversation with a friend who suggested savory food would be more loved than sweet food this year. Which is crazy, because of… cake! But the conversation got me thinking about how we could celebrate a birthday for a friend who […] More

How to Vacuum Seal a Ziplock Bag: A Beginner’s Guide

Ziplock bags can make vacuum sealing easier and effective. Here is a detailed guide on how to vacuum seal a ziplock bag! More

Mini Mirror Glaze Cake With Major Disco Style

Mirror, mirror, on the… Wait, we all love fairytales, but this dreamy mirror glaze cake is so much better! We’ve all seen the impossibly gorgeous looks of the mirror cake trend and we’re bringing you a super simple way to make your own mirror glaze recipe for mini cakes that will wow your friends with […] More

Valentines Day Snack Mix + Our Favorite Stay at Home Valentines Ideas

Inside: Valentines Day Snack Mix + Our Favorite Stay at Home Date Ideas Valentines is just a week away, which means it’s time to start planning all the sweet activities. Some of our favorite Valentine’s activities include games with the kiddos, making fun Valentines for our friends and neighbors, and creating cute treats to snack […] More

patterned rope tree skirt

Looking for a way to gussy up the tree this year? This patterned rope tree skirt is a great idea for crafting a tree with festive, modern flair. It is sturdy, graphic, and will bring a classy punch to the decor. The rope skirt also makes a great hostess gift; make two and package one […] More

Rainbow Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Happy November! It’s officially pie season, my favorite time of year, and it’s so hard to pick a favorite flavor. We’ve created everything from pool float pies to typography pies over the past years. While I know pumpkin pie is usually the star of the dessert table, this year I wanted to share a fun […] More

10 creative christmas cards

Are you the type who’s done with your Christmas cards… signed, stamped, and mailed before Thanksgiving? Some years I am, but some years I get stuck on the idea – cute, without the cheese, fun but not dorky, making sure everyone looks somewhat sane. Not always an easy task with kids, dogs, and a family […] More

Cute DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids & the Entire Family

We have been posting DIY Halloween costumes for kids and families for 7 years here on the blog! There have been many fun ideas and we’ve created costumes kids, adults and even babies need a cute DIY in their costumes. Basically the entire family! It’s been a blast and so many of the ideas have […] More

13 Monster Crafts You Can Make In An Hour

Monsters are a whimsical way to incorporate some silly and spooky fun into your Halloween celebration. And what better way to do it than to craft up some of your own creations? These 13 Monster Crafts are sure to bring smiles and shrieks! Now, before we start thinking making monster crafts is just for kids, […] More

Baby Shower Ideas For Girls

You have been charged with throwing a girl’s baby shower and you do not know where to begin. The to-do list for a baby shower function can be intimidating but if you take it to step by step it will be planned and set up in no time. Here we have a comprehensive list to […] More

folded felt wreath

A felt circle is one of my favorite craft pieces to work with. I cut up yards and yards of it for the princess in pink party last year and knew it would come around again. Threaded together in wreath form, the folded felt takes on a very pretty and grown up vibe. In pink and shaped […] More

15 ways to wrap a present

Over the last couple years I’ve shared so many wrapping projects here (almost 80!). I can’t seem to help myself – I just LOVE giving a gift that has been thoughtfully wrapped. A great wrapping job makes whatever is inside the box seem so much better! Here are 15 of my favorite ideas for wrapping […] More

Polygon paper vases

Give a handful of flowers a bright modern touch with these super easy (and crazy cheap) polygon paper vases. Use the artistic display to center a table for a stunning and fun spring look. The vases will lend good use to that stack of mason jars sitting around from last spring! To make these polygon […] More

A printable party guest book

Happy Monday morning, I finally feel like we are coming out of the haze of being sick around here. This will be a fun week, I have DIY’s to show and one more party theme from last month to share. One of my favorite touches to the Sherbert & Spice Party was our printable guest […] More

shredded carrot ice cream

Homemade ice cream is something I love to make. While, rolling it out in mason jars is definitely the most fun – this carrot ice cream recipe tastes so much creamier and includes real, raw carrots! Cookie cutting the ice cream bars into carrot shapes gives a fabulous way to present the treat for spring, […] More

Confetti Bombs

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! My kids are home today on holiday, not that it’s much different than the last 4 weeks. With Christmas breaks and crazy west coast storms we have yet to have a full day back at school. It feels like we are starting the new year at a lingering pace… which has […] More

10 WWE® Watch Party Games

Ok, so WWE® is apparently the new thing for kids to watch and play. Anyone else in the same boat as me? Mine are constantly asking to watch the big fight and have their friends over for a big watch party. So, in my true party planning fashion, I’ve come up with some ideas to make it tons of fun! More

disco balloon laundry

I think a lot about revelry in our everyday lives. Of course I love holidays, I think birthday’s are rad… but when it comes down to it – those moments are so few and far between in our year. I find such a thrill out of making the everyday a bit more special and fun, […] More

fabric birthday crowns and superhero masks

With the twins starting school this fall, I am thinking a lot about how fast and fun our time was while they were mostly at home with me. The past 5 years have been some of the craziest and most wonderful I could imagine. And while we are a long way from putting up the […] More

this is how I feel today

This is how I feel today… Seriously. Like I want to wear yellow eyeliner and just start dancing. Thank you for receiving the newest issue of Styled. magazine so incredibly well. I have been super encouraged with all the emails, tweets and postings that you have sent. The Internet is the best because it allows […] More

why don’t we… get the right tree

I can’t believe Christmas is in less than a week. It is time to trim the tree! I shared yesterday that we have put up 6 Christmas trees, some real and a couple artificial. I’m not saying I am an expert, but I have learned a thing or two about Christmas trees this year. I’m partnering […] More

glittered box hats

In place of paper pointy party hats these glittered box hats will make your birthday girl and her friends feel really special. I adore how they ended up with such a festive and boxed vintage feel. Make your own glittered party hats using cardboard box frames found at local craft stores (I used oval but […] More

Best Kids Birthday Party Places – 27 Off The Wall Ideas

Inside: The best kids birthday party places! Every kid wants their birthday party to be an extraordinary experience! One that’ll be more fun than they could possibly imagine and will leave their friends talking about how awesome it was for weeks. And let’s be honest, you don’t REALLY want 30 five-year-olds ransacking your house. ;) […] More

5 Great Gifts for Artists Who Love to Party

It’s no secret that artists love to party. They are the life of the party, after all! But what do you get the artist in your life who loves to throw parties? Table of Contents: 5 Great Gifts for Artists Gifts That Support an Artist’s Creativity Gift Ideas for the Art Lover in Your Life […] More

Lost count cake topper

My husband and I have started planning and scheming for our birthday this year. It’s a funny birthday year because I keep forgetting how old we are. Not in an I’m so old, let’s stay 26 forever kind of way. More in a somewhere in my early thirties and everything just feels like 3o-ish kind of way. […] More

ice cream cake recipe

I have come to believe that any treat is always better in cake form. S’more birthday cake? Yes! Rice krispies cake? For sure. A donut cake? Indeed! So, of course an ice cream cake recipe should be next. Anything is better when you make it into a cake – that could be my new motto […] More

Styled. issue six | the art of summer merrymaking

I am incredibly happy to share with you today the sixth issue of Styled. magazine! An edition brimming with floral inspiration from start to finish. It will be the last issue I release until late this summer and I hope it inspires you to stop and enjoy the beautiful reasons to you may have to […] More

The Easiest Unicorn Toast Recipe

Inside: The easiest unicorn toast recipe! Making food that is filled with revelry is my favorite kind of treat! It doesn’t have to be cake to be awesome! This unicorn toast takes the prize as the most magical, easy and fun way to gussy up an otherwise normal piece of bread. Whether I am are serving after-school snacks or […] More

Best Kitchen Vacuum Sealers You Should Have

Vacuum sealers are now the most trending kitchen products. Here is the list of three of the best kitchen vacuum sealers you should consider. More

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful party hats make every birthday better. These colorful ribbon party hats are made using a technique I’ve loved for years – only made even better with bright colorful ribbons! A fun project for finishing off spring birthday parties. The way the liquid starch makes the ribbon stand upright creates hats that seem absolutely magical. I can’t imagine a better way […] More

easy hanging candles

This week I am excited to talk about ideas for outdoor entertaining and BBQ’s. First, a festive tip for outdoor lighting… If you are in need of outdoor lights for a party; wrap a rubber band around the top of a couple glasses, thread a string through each one and drop a votive inside. In […] More

baby shower firsts

A sweet idea to start your week (happy Monday!). This baby shower print is a collection of each guest’s hopes of firsts for the baby boy. Everyone was asked to jot down what they were most excited for baby to experience in this life- a first baseball game, a McDonald’s french fry, a ride on […] More

Festive Friday – 5 Fun Things

Last week we missed out on our Festive Friday post because we were stunned at the crazy shut down of Mode Media. If you are involved in blogging or digital media at all I’m sure you’ve heard of the closure of one of the biggest media outlets in the country, a company who served as our […] More

Mod Party Cocktail Napkins

Before dinner cocktails are always made better standing on a warm deck with pretty napkins underneath. Yay spring! I’ve partnered with Circut to create this modern fabric transfer over in the design space that will make spring cocktail napkins prettier. I’ve quickly fallen in love with my Cricut Explorer for creating unique design elements at home. These cocktail napkins […] More

25 Glow In The Dark Party Ideas – Colorful & Fun!

Fear not! Glow in the dark parties doesn’t have to be a hassle! As daunting as they might sound to organize, they can be as quick and easy to throw together like the dinner you cooked last night. People of all ages can enjoy the experience, and more importantly, everyone can have fun at these […] More

pop-out mother’s day card

Mother’s Day is this week! I am blessed to be spending it with both my kids and my mom this year. What are you doing for the day? I know Mother’s Day can be a sensitive day for many (it used to be a really hard day for me) and I am feeling exceptionally grateful for […] More

The Best Gifts for Audiophiles: Unique and Affordable Ideas

Audiophiles are a unique breed. They live and breathe music. It’s not just a hobby for them, it’s a passion. And when it comes to gift-giving, finding the perfect present for an audiophile can be tricky. Do you go with something practical, like headphones or speakers? Or do you try to find something that speaks […] More

a merry hostess shares her treats

sweet preserves | packaged goodies | treat buffet | cookies | sparkly attire | invite notes More

Reason to celebrate #83

In case you hadn’t noticed, this new series reasons to celebrate is numbered in a very random fashion. There is honestly no other purpose for this than it was suggested by the husband and it made me smile. Just thought I should mention that;) #83 is the most adorable yet!!! Animals hiding at the bottom […] More

5 Things I Learned {about blogging} This Year

As we take some time this week to step back, rest and plan for the new year, I thought it would be fun to share a few of the major things I learned about blogging last year. It was a really great year for me as a blogger and I can’t wait to share more […] More

Preserving Food: How to Vacuum Seal Liquids with FoodSaver

You can learn how to vacuum seal liquids with FoodSaver by following the tips and tricks provided here. Read on to learn more. More

10 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas for Your Kids!

In case you didn’t already know, I’ve got the best 10-year-olds in the whole wide world. ;) And the older they get, the more fun it is to throw them birthday parties. Something about this age is just my favorite. Since I have boy/girl twins we considered all the 10-year-old birthday party ideas possible when […] More

office supply pumpkins

Creating pretty pumpkins without a carving knife isn’t hard with a few office supplies at hand. We used paper brads and pushpins to create these kid friendly, office ready pumpkins at a moments notice. They are festive,  and can be made in five minutes flat – for a very confetti filled Hallow’s Eve. Make the […] More

DIY Kids Fort

Playing in a kids fort is such a sweet memory for the little ones. Often the forts can be expensive or hard to make. But our easy as crazy DIY kids fort instructions will have an entire room filled with this fun distraction in very little time. We used yarn and a simple step by […] More

Virtual Graduation Ideas to Celebrate Class of 2023

Inside: Virtual Graduation Ideas to Celebrate Class of 2020 Graduating from high school, college, or graduate school can be one of life’s most memorable and rewarding milestones. That’s why virtual graduation celebrations are so important right now. Whether it’s your first degree or your third, graduating is a time of recognition for all the hard work you’ve […] More

star pinata gift wrapping

Gift cards are that special kind of gift that everyone loves to receive, but can sometimes feel a little awkward to give. I personally LOVE receiving gift cards for the holidays – they give me a chance to go out and pick something all for me, which is a rare experience as a busy mom. […] More

plastic animal stir sticks

Cups filled with ice and yummy drinks are a staple this time of year. To gussy ours up, I added swizzle sticks and ponies! The playful summer combo is quite refreshing. The animal stir sticks are great for parties; a cowboy cookout, a western bonfire, or an afternoon princess party. The pony sticks adapt easy […] More

Braided Streamer Christmas Garland

Making a colorful tree is a seasonal favorite of mine. I’ve found that making a big pile of garland goes a long way in turning an ordinary tree into a celebratory one. Marquee garland, bubble gum garland and beaded garland are a few favorites from years before. This year’s tree got a bright head start […] More

Valentine’s day craft ideas chalk vases

I am thrilled to be sharing one more project from our recycled-bottles-that-I-just-cannot-let-go-of today. I was supposed to throw these bottles out, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it… So they quickly became my most favorite Valentine’s Day craft ideas.  Because I added a small square of chalk-board paint, wrote out the word LOVE. Bought […] More

splatter paint paper party decor

Have you noticed the recent trend towards splatter paint? I’ve started seeing it popping up lately and just keep smiling that same, jean-overalls-are-back-in-style nostalgic smile. There’s nothing like getting to craft a trend that I loved creating in school. Bring it all back! The thing about splatter paint is that it is super addicting. It […] More

10 Ideas For Edible confetti

Confetti is one of the easiest ways to turn a regular donut, cake, or sweet treat into an instant party food. A donut is just better with edible confetti sprinkled on top! This weekend, before serving up your sweets sprinkle a party on top – no jokes about it. Edible Confetti To make the edible […] More

12 DIY Cupcake Toppers You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Inside: 12 of the cutest DIY cupcake toppers to add a little festive flair to your dessert! We all love a good cupcake, am I right? I know I do! They are the perfect treat for birthdays, celebrations or just as a little pick me up. I find that adding a little something special top these […] More

31 reasons to celebrate

I am excited about participating in the 31 days of event this fall. I will be sharing from our reasons to celebrate series every single morning during the month of October (which starts tomorrow!). There are so many amazing ideas and such wonderful inspiration for celebrating everyday that I have found to share with you. […] More

Colorful DIY Cornucopia

The tradition of the cornucopia is to symbolize abundance and blessing, which is why we created these colorful DIY Cornucopias. What a perfect time since we are definitely giving thanks this time of year. See how we turned the traditional idea of a cornucopia into a beautiful piece of art with this colorful DIY cornucopia.  […] More

Glitter Tassel Animal Ornaments

Everything about Christmas should make us smile, including the tree! Craft up a few ‘party animal’ ornaments to quickly get into a joyful and festive mood. They easily lift a hurried holiday mood with every passing glance and would be great toppers for presents as well. Here’s how to make your own tasseled animal ornament: […] More

love story guest book

Making a unique photo booth + guest book was a fun challenge for Jolene’s wedding details in teal. I used the printable guest book from last summer and updated it to be a love story. We had each guest pose and write down their own story of love. Afterward, I printed the photos, attached each […] More

The Best Carnival Games for Kids That Will Make Your Party a Hit

When it comes to throwing a carnival-themed party for kids, there are a few things you need to take into account in order to make sure the event is successful. First and foremost amongst these considerations is what kind of games you’ll have available for the youngsters – after all, no child wants to attend […] More

Dreaming of a white Christmas

Merry Christmas to you. I am so glad to finally share my third holiday shoot, done all in white with a festive metallic touch. A Christmas morning brunch filled with little doughnut ornaments, scrumptious macaroons and pretty pears hand-stamped for the celebration! A perfect note to end our wonderful holiday season together… The table dressed […] More

FoodSaver 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealer Review

Are you looking for a vacuum sealer that is easy to use and affordable at the same time? Check out our detailed FoodSaver 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealer review. More

How to Make DIY Leather Earrings + Printable Template

Inside: How to Make DIY Leather Earrings I don’t know about you but accessorizing is one of my favorite parts of an outfit. I find that even though I love color, I mainly dress in black, white, or a few different solid colored shirts. (Pretty boring, I know!) But where I have my fun when […] More

Fun Cupcake liner crafts for fall

This weekend we will be watching the leaves burst into colors. This time of year always makes me smile. These pretty leaves are made from one of my favorite cupcake liner crafts! The simplicity and beauty of this project go hand in hand, only taking me minutes to make! The project would take exactly 30 […] More

5 Thoughtful and Memorable Ways to Honor a Deceased Person

It’s never easy to lose a loved one. The grief and sadness can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know how to cope. One of the ways you can honor your deceased loved one is by giving a unique bereavement gift.There are many thoughtful and unique bereavement gifts that you can give that […] More

3 Weeknight Valentines Ideas

Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year. This means we have school, work, basketball practice and church, because it is also Ash Wednesday! ;) Sufficient to say our day is already a little booked. Making time to show and share the love can seem challenging amidst the mid-week family crazy… but revelry to the […] More

53 Kickass Lifestyle Blogs to Follow this Year

Inside: The best lifestyle blogs to be following this year The thing I love most about lifestyle blogs is their ability to inspire. To give something basic and simple the opportunity to transform into something exceptional and wonderful. From beautiful DIY crafts, to mouthwatering recipes, to party planning guidance, to insightful thoughts on anything and […] More

Our Home Tour

The most compelling feature about home design for me, is the interjection of my passions and personality into my space. I was honestly a bit nervous about sharing our home on Design Sponge yesterday. Your encouragement about it meant the world! Thx. I love celebrating everyday and desire our home to exemplify my passions and […] More

6 milk based smoothie recipes

This post is sponsored by fairlife ultra-filtered milk. Smoothies have become essential in our morning routine. It is my sneaky way to fill the family up with a days worth of fruits, veggies and protein before we even get dressed. Our smoothies give us the am boost we all need to start our day off right. […] More

wired numbers

Happy Friday! I have a new DIY for you today originally designed for Project Wedding. Wire place card holders that are easy to make and will cutely display your table numbers or labels. They could even hold photos that may be lying around to whimsically line a mantel or dinning table at home. The day […] More

luggage favor tags

These printable luggage tags are wonderful. They fit in perfect for summer as favors tags or gift labels and would make a ho-hum Bon Voyage invitation great. Just fill in the guest of honor info, punch a hole, and tie with twine! Click on the image to enlarge and print (in landscape view). Are you […] More

Leather Tassel Bookmarks + My Favorite Summer Books

Summer reading is an obvious favorite. Picking up a great book while headed out for vacation means our time away will be that much sweeter. Before signing off for the long holiday weekend I thought I’d share a few favorite books perfect for a summer vacation away, or a Saturday to lounge around dreaming about […] More

How to Make DIY Confetti

Inside: How to Make DIY Confetti When it comes to throwing a party yeah cake, gifts, and decor are important. But nothing says “let’s celebrate” like tossing around some colorful confetti. From holiday get-togethers to big birthday bashes this DIY confetti is the perfect way to celebrate.   What You Need for DIY Confetti For […] More

5 Healthy Sleep Tips for the Whole Family

A good night’s sleep is important at every age, which is why it’s helpful to establish health sleeping habits as early as possible. By getting into a good nighttime routine, you can increase your sleep quality and benefit from better physical and emotional health as a result. To ensure your whole family is getting the […] More

patriotic pancake breakfast

Every summer when the fourth of July rolls around I find myself dreaming of a restful day under the warm sun. The holiday is the epitome of summer and whipping up a batch of these patriotic pancakes is a great way to host a relaxing celebration of our country’s independence. Served on wrinkled linen and alongside big […] More

Globe balloons

There’s something about spring that always puts me in a mood for traveling. Whether you are spring break vacationing this week, or not, let’s inspire ourselves with these whimsical globe balloons! These balloons are great fun for a bon voyage party and for Earth Day festivities (coming up April 22nd!). Use the balloons to decorate a spring […] More

reason to celebrate | meat market

Matt’s birthday is coming up soon and I’m hoping to do something special for him this year (he usually has to share with me since we have the same birthday). I am thinking a manly meat theme. He really likes steak and with the local farms around it would be easy to plan a meat […] More

13 Halloween Party Games You’ve Never Heard Of

With Halloween fast approaching, we are getting party ready with our long list of Halloween party games to keep the Spooky and festive party going! Our party games make a HUGE difference in how much fun everyone has at our gatherings and who in their right mind wouldn’t be willing to play Halloween games while […] More

How To Throw A Smashing Circus-Themed Birthday Party For Your Child – A Guide

For many of us, the circus conjures up enjoyable memories from our past. Who can forget the vivid sights and sounds of the circus? The mouth-watering scent of candy apples, the buttered popcorn, and sugary cotton candy? Who doesn’t love the circus?  Why not create similar memories for your child with a fun twist? A […] More

The Perfect Confetti Garland

Happy New Years Eve! We have had a wonderful holiday week away, and I am excited to be back today and cannot wait for the new blogging year. Before we ring out the old tonight, I wanted to share this easy DIY for perfect confetti garland. The garland is bright, simple, and a perfect rendition […] More

Easy + Inexpensive Flower Arrangement Ideas – Look like a Pro!

Inside: Easy + Inexpensive Flower Arrangement Ideas – Look like a Pro! It really is so easy to turn a boring bouquet into a gorgeous flower arrangement. With just a few simple steps you can turn any grocery store flower bunch into an eye-catching floral display! And that means you get to have pretty flowers […] More

why don’t we – have a fruit party

It’s the season for celebrating fruit! Our garden harvest is ready and having a fruit themed party to celebrate the end of summer sounds like a great idea. Why don’t we? There are hundreds of fruity tutorials to help in the process, although these peelable fruit invitations might be my favorite ever. What a fun […] More

Herb Infused Spring Birthday Cakes

Inside: These Rosemary olive oil cakes are the best Spring brunch birthday cakes recipe. It’s finally warm enough to pot our spring herbs. Last year I fell in love with the taste of herbs and sweets together. Rosemary ice cream… Thyme cookies… and now I am so excited about this rosemary olive oil cake. Why […] More

fabric transfer tablecloth

Something about the summer months makes me want to revamp everything in my house, making each piece lighter and more beautiful. Especially when I know there is a party coming up. Yet, in mid-July the back to school section is filling up, so the change must not be too permanent. To give my tables an air […] More

Fun and Festive Monster Games for Kids

Inside: Fun and Festive Monster Games for Kids, like Monster Pinatas!  It’s all fun and games till the Monsters want to play! Sometimes the kids and I have different ideas of celebrating. I plan a fall filled with leaves, homemade costumes, and simple pumpkins – they want shiny costumes from the shelf, spider webs, and […] More

How To Mark A Cocktail

The end of August brings with it a change of party scenes. We move from BBQ’s to cocktails as quickly as the days start to dwindle into evenings. I am a big fan of hosting cocktail parties. The prep is wonderfully uninvolved for a busy fall evening… Stock the bar, pick a signature drink, set […] More

Glitter Party Decoration Details

I don’t know about you, but for me, glitter party decorations are my favorite! Host a dazzling glitter themed party with these fun details. From Christmas through New Years – glitter is my decoration of choice (NYE Balloon Drop with Glitter Balloons and glitter twist birthday crown). Glitter isn’t just for the extra bling, it’s […] More

FoodSaver B016C4KK20 GameSaver Vacuum Sealer Review

Quick Overview FEATURES EASE OF USE PRICE CONTROLS SEE ALL VACUUM SEALER REVIEWS CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON One of the great pleasures of hunting and fishing is the satisfaction of providing food to your friends and family. However, every catch needs to be quickly processed and portioned, so that it can be enjoyed at the […] More

Make a Wish Birthday Cards

I want all my birthday wishes to come true. Wouldn’t it be nice if that could easily be done with a simple birthday card? This printable card might actually do the trick! A little fairy dust and a gift card to their favorite store is all that’s needed to turn this make a wish birthday card into a […] More

DIY Dog Collars Your Pup Will Love

Inside: DIY Dog Collars Your Pup Will Love I have never met a dog I didn’t like, true story. They say a dog is mans best friend and boy they weren’t lying. My pups are some of the biggest joys in my life, they motivate me to go on walks, they bring me happiness on […] More

Easy Doodle Art – Fill Your Journal with Eye Candy 2022

Doodling is a fun thing to do, and it doesn’t matter what age you are, we bet you have done it at some time in your life. Have you ever found yourself filling in your notebook or even school textbook with drawings and small artwork that seem to have manifested out of nowhere? You didn’t […] More

DIY Glitter Christmas Stocking Patterns

One of my favorite things to do with the family is creating personalized holiday decor, whether it be ornaments, plates, or DIY Christmas stocking patterns. I love having a lasting memory for each holiday. That’s why these Christmas stockings are one of my DIY favorites! We’ve started a new tradition of making stockings every year. It’s a fun […] More

tassel garland invitations

Inviting friends to a party this fall? Forgo the normal note on a paper and send a length of tassel strewn garland instead! The garland adds a dose of spunk to your party offer and will certainly be an invitation that does not get ignored. I’ve always loved the idea of inviting guests with something […] More

The Cutest Creative Pies Ever!

These pool float pies are simply the cutest and most creative pies ever! They are fun, colorful, and perfect for your next party! You can premake the pieces and have a decorating party, or set up these cuties and impress all your guest! You choose, either way they are sure to put a smile on […] More

Great DIY Summer Beauty Ideas

Summer is nearly here, and with it will hopefully come lots of lovely sunshine. The sun can be great for our skin, and everyone wants to get out in the sun for a while to get a nice, natural color. But you can have too much of a good thing. We have some great summertime […] More

DIY White Washed Wide Plank Wood Floors

When we began planning out the renovations on the festive home I knew one thing for sure… I wanted wide plank light wood floors. These are the floors I dreamed of at night, the floors I’ve imagined in my most favorite of houses. Remember this inspiration? I got to work looking for them and to my […] More

How to make holiday pies awesome!

With the holidays upon us there are so many chances for sharing sweets and treats. Cakes, cookies, and my favorite pies are great to serve guests this time of year. Make someone’s day, bring by a gorgeous pie surprise! Or set out a collection of pies to make your holiday gathering one to remember. With […] More

DIY Floral Wall Display

Setting the party scene for feasting doesn’t have to be complicated. We created this DIY floral wall display in just a couple steps and it came out super pretty! It is a fresh backdrop for drinks & cheese or an entire Thanksgiving feast. One thing I love about the backdrop is that it is living, […] More

brown butter layer cake

This Brown Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is rich and buttery but not overly sweet. It’s perfect for all seasons, really, with classic cake ingredients available year-round, butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. The brown butter adds subtle depth to the cake, and the chocolate buttercream is heavenly. You don’t need to decorate further […] More

25 Free Romantic Fonts For Different Occasions

Writing a letter, a card, or a note for someone you love is one of the most beautiful ways to express your feelings. And although what you say in your letter matters the most, using proper romantic fonts to convey your message can be equality important. However, finding the right font can be a tedious […] More

adored revelries

Three pretty revelries to brighten your weekend. A handcrafted party book via Melanie. A 5 step easy photo party plan. And a perfect bunting topped porch. This weekend I will be reveling with Elmo (yes, you heard that correctly) and losing all my indie street cred! He is having a local bookstore birthday party and […] More

how to land a book deal or anything else you want

After announcing that I am writing a book this summer many of you emailed and asked great questions about the process. Since we have our first shoot for the book this week, it seems like a great time to answer. Getting a book deal (just like getting any job you want) may seem like a stroke of […] More

Printed paper lanterns

I’ve always loved paper lanterns, they are awesome for filling any party space with festive fun. White party lanterns are great for making a room instantly feel like a breezy spring soiree. They are even better when printed and prepped with fun party statements. Sweet. YAY! Hooray. How can we go wrong with that!?! We […] More

The Best Chocolate Chip Recipe with Melanie Blodgett

I have a season of fun party-loving guests lined up and a weekly plan to bring you the best ideas for your parties, baking, crafting, and general life revelry. Let’s jump into episode #1: an interview with Melanie Blodgett. Melanie is the creator of You Are My Fave and she has some of the most creative […] More

Essential Oil Candles With Clean Burn Spaghetti Wick

Making essential oil candles is a great way to inject a little needed health into the house, while also crafting up a project that is gorgeous to have around. I’ve always loved homemade candles, like these beeswax candles we created, since they are an easy gift to make for moms, teachers and anyone you adore […] More

dip dyed bouquet holders

Spring is a favorite around here for many reasons. The sun, the light, the flowers… The Flowers! To show off your flowers in pretty style these dip dyed bouquet holders are a great addition to any bouquet. They’re subtle, artistic, and completely gorgeous on their own. Adding flowers to the dip dyed paper will transform […] More

Make your own (robot) cookie cutters

Who still has baking left to do? If you are starting to feel a bit over the trees and reindeer, why not make a set of robot Christmas cookies!?! Your kids will love them and the robots add a fun spark to the normal holiday routine. These cookies are inspired by the crazy amazing holiday […] More

A holiday at the beach

Happy Monday! Have you noticed the Christmas goodies being pulled out everywhere this weekend? I am officially jumping into the celebrate before Thanksgiving crowd and am thrilled to share with you this first glimpse of the holiday by the beach play date that I styled last week. It was a magical morning of snack eating […] More

confetti blower party horns

If there’s one party style I love, it is bright! I’ve learned over the years there is a fine line between bright fun, and overkill. This is why I’ve loved receiving this new launch of Crystal Cut Party Products by Chinet. Crazy patterned plates and cups can definitely be overkill, while this crystal clear set […] More

color dyed wheat wreath

This fall we are warming up our mantel with a bright, festive wreath made with color dyed wheat. It’s a little bit fraggle rock, a little bit country, loads of fun, and a festive way to welcome guests into our home. The process of bright color dying allows this wheat to work great for welcoming in trick-or-treaters and […] More

hanging ribbon

A hanging ribbon centerpiece makes a wonderfully festive statement and it’s incredibly easy to put together. I adore how it instantly brightens up an entire room. Make in multiples and hang over shower/wedding tables. They pieces give an enormous punch for very little time and cost. Check out the step by step over at Project […] More

Styrofoam balls party crafts

These bright styrofoam balls are my happiest project of the season. They hang effortlessly over a simple grey chair. They brighten up a white wall. They look adorable piled in a bunch in the corner. There is not much that a bright strand of styrofoam balls made into garland can not do for me, (except […] More

Las Vegas Ideas For Kids

Posting has been a little light this month since we are smack dab in the middle of family vacation season. Every summer we take a couple weeks off to spend in Las Vegas, my hometown. It’s a city that doesn’t often get a great family vacation vibe, but over the years we’ve come to adore […] More

Printed Fabric DIY Pool Floats

I’m a big fan of the summer pool float craze and after loving last year’s graphic print floats, we had to do another fun pool float DIY this summer. To get the look of a custom fabric pool float for teeny fraction of the price we used a little DIY muscle and updated dollar store pool floats once again! […] More

25 Crafted Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday that always sneaks up on me, and I end up wishing I had spent a bit more time and thought on it. I mean, if you are going to craft a present for ANY holiday – isn’t Mother’s Day the perfect one? So here are 25 favorite projects to make […] More

recreate | posies

A tutorial for beautiful posies by Ruth, author of Gracelaced and mom to (FOUR!) boys. She designed these posies as headbands. I think they would look splendid atop favor boxes or complied together for a mother’s day corsage. Full instructions here. blessings. More

Guess That Baby! Shower Game

It’s baby shower season and I’m always on the hunt for fun shower games that get everyone included and don’t involve smelling something gross from a diaper. This balloon guessing game is an easy way to get all the guests laughing and having fun. Guess that baby! How many of your friends could you guess […] More

The Cutest Polymer Clay House Mobile

Inside: The polymer clay house tutorial that doubles as a cute DIY fairy house. We are full swing in baby shower season this month. Many of our dear friends are expecting and I have been making the clay house mobiles for them all. They are way easier to make then you would think, and the […] More

Bright Painted Leaves

I am still in a bit of disbelief that this is the last week of August!!! Although this summer was a favorite, I am quickly looking forward to the wonderful fun that fall brings. To colorfully kick off the new season this week we hung up a batch of brightly painted leaves in the house. It’s the […] More

Cactus fiesta cupcake toppers

The sun has been shinning a little more these days, Cinco de Mayo is just a couple weeks away, and I think it’s time to start planning our outdoor parties. Let’s Fiesta – shall we? It will be easy with these adorable cactus cupcake/muffin toppers. The spunky little faces and easy to assemble printable will […] More

make an organized craft area for kids

Making an organized and fun area for your kids to craft in is really easy with a few simple projects. In this last series of Pledge videos one of the projects I worked on was making a simple corner of the living room fun and functional for the kids budding work of art. We used […] More

Inspired weekend- Window shopping

Psst- Don’t forget to tell me a few words about your mom, today is the last day to win! I am often asked about what inspires my party and life designs. One of the most lovely activities I can do on a sunny afternoon is to walk around our mall peeking in at the new […] More

The Churro Bar

Standing at the center of our game night was a make-your-own Churro bar. I was thrilled with the idea of designing this piece for the celebration and now that the night is over I absolutely adore it even more. It was a hit… a huge hit with our guests! I love that it is a […] More

Colorful DIY Umbrella With UV Protection

To combat our sensitivity to the sun I let the kids create their own sun shielding UV protecting DIY umbrellas this year. One of the easiest projects we’ve ever made and the kids loved adding paint & pom poms to the mix. To create your own homemade umbrella you will need More

25 creative light projects

We all adore the long days and warm nights of summer. But with the summer solstice a month behind us now, I’ve begun thinking of ways to interject some extra light in our evenings as they draw a little shorter every day. Starting next week I am excited to introduce a new festive light series […] More

Festive Friday – 5 Fun Things

Happy Friday! I’m excited to share that our new book, Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts is available for pre-sale this week! I’m looking forward to sharing more about the book in the coming weeks. It is set to release Oct 19th, so if you buy a copy now it will mail that day. The book […] More

how to print on paper napkins

Tis’ the season for BBQ’s and outdoor gatherings. When serving outdoors I often use paper napkins, but ones that fit my style are sometimes hard to come by. So, of course, I make my own by printing on them with my inkjet printer. They are great to use for outdoor parties, and you can print […] More

Animals For Older Boys

My boy loves animals. They’ve always been a theme in his bedrooms one way or another. Now that he is a little older I wanted to update the look from baby boy little animals to a design that would grow with him. I love the large graphic pieces in his space that bring the animal theme […] More

better together

I love the daily, personal awesomeness of blogging. I love the incredible editorial abilities of producing a digital magazine… After a year of teetering back and forth it was decided: let’s do something different together! Who says we have to be one or the other? Digital media is free range, so here we go. Blog […] More

plastic spoon olympic wreaths

Along with the rest of the world, we are thrilled to be watching the Olympics this week. With games starting today and the opening ceremony tomorrow the kids have been dying to have a little Olympic revelry of our own. Inspired by this pretty white wreath, we decided to try our hand at crafting with […] More

paint chip wall confetti

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo this weekend, a birthday, a graduation, or just a nice Saturday, there is always occasion for wall confetti! A dash of sprinkles on your ice cream, momentary paint chip confetti on the wall, and a few bouquets of flowers will turn any day into a fiesta. Perfect for all the last minute gatherings summer tends […] More

the best pinata cakes

Every once in a while we get to see a post really inspire others to celebrate well. The original piñata cake recipe is one of these kinds of posts. After so many comments and hundreds of thousands of pins, the emails started coming in from everyone who made their own piñata cakes. And loved them! People […] More

Handcrafted parties- Once upon a time

Possibly one of my favorite 1st birthday parties ever! Brought to you by The lollipops blog. I am thrilled to be sharing this sweet handcrafted feature today. Once upon a time, a whimsical take on a fairytale theme. The entire affair is chalkful of DIY inspiration. The tablescape was dressed with vintage aqua and gold […] More

Fun and festive kabuki streamers

Inside: The most fun DIY Kabuki Streamers perfect to use as throw streamers!  I am still smiling from yesterday, you guys. Thank you so much for the incredible support and encouragement for the new magazine. I am thrilled about the magazine launch and even more happy that you love it so much. Thanks for being awesome… To […] More

summer lunch at the beach

If you are wondering how to have the perfect summer afternoon- play hookey, put on bright red lipstick, adorn pearls and take your lunch to the closest beach. This simple celebration from my good friend’s Candace and Vitaliy at Pictilio will instantly transport you back to that wonderfully free, out of school for the summer, […] More

Family Book Club

With school starting back up our time to be intentionally teaching the kids has once again shrunk to small morning and evening windows. Educating & engaging with our kids outside of school is a huge priority for us, so when we heard that the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet could help us do this […] More

ghosts and snails

Ghosts, crows, snails and balloons make up this festive Halloween bridal shoot. It was shot on location the same day I styled the kids ghost town Halloween, leaving us with one location and two very different looks:) Visiting a ghost town this time of year is the perfect excuse for a little real life spook. […] More

DIY Cake Box So You Don’t Ruin The Frosting

Transporting cakes to all the summer fun events can sometimes feel a little topsy, especially when they’re in the car. Have you ever tried to balance a cake on a cake stand while braking?? It’s a little messy. ;) Instead of juggling all that take a cue from our printable pie box and make a […] More

decal imprint candles

Making plain white taper candles beautiful is a favorite of mine. As we begin transitioning into fall – candles are a wonderful way to bring the party indoors. Printing decals on candles makes for a nice combination on the table for a gathering this fall. In the past, I’ve created a decal look using Modge […] More

oversized cardboard party hats

Tis’ the season for fun and whimsy, and I’m not sure we could have had more fun ever than we did making and wearing these oversized cardboard party hats! Talk about making a party statement. The look is bright, imperfect, and just really a lot of fun. We made the hats for a party earlier […] More

long and skinny candles

Long skinny candles are a birthday party favorite, but they are hard to find and expensive to purchase. I’ve made my own princess in pink and the process is so easy, I am excited to show you how. The candles have a very homemade and festive feel to them which is perfect for birthdays and special occasions. […] More

Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies

Inside: Heart-Shaped Mini Cherry Pies – Perfect for Valentines Day We are kicking off our Valentine Day inspired DIY’s, Recipes, and Party ideas today with one of our favorite recipes, Mini Cherry Pies! Cherry pie is one of our favorite pie flavors, but make it mini and heart-shaped and it quickly jumps to number one. […] More

Yarn Flowers- a tutorial

Knotted in love is the theme for a bridal shower we will be hosting soon. Here is a sneak peak at what I have been working on for the special day. Yarn flowers… Placing bouquets of these around the room will bring a fabulous dose of color to our little soiree plus they are cheap, […] More

18 Blogging Tips

Today marks one year since we launched the Business of Blogging course! It has been such a joy teaching in the class monthly – I just love helping people turn their passion into a business. To celebrate today, I’ve compiled a list of what I think are the 18 most important tips to building a […] More

25 Leftover Pumpkin Ideas

Inside: 25 leftover pumpkin ideas. Some would say pumpkin season is coming to a close next week…but, we completely disagree! We can think of lots Halloween pumpkin ideas for all of those leftover pumpkins, from recipes to decor, that’ll keep them around long after fall has turned to winter. So cheer up, buttercup! Even though […] More

The Kitchen Before & After

I’m so excited to share our final kitchen design today. When we moved into the house a couple months ago the first thing we did was demolish the kitchen. We took the room down to the studs, changed a couple important elements, and reimagined it into a space that is light, bright and perfect for […] More

reason to celebrate amidst a tragedy

I, like many of you, have been burdened this week by the ongoing tragedy in Japan. It is difficult to see trials so great in our world. It has been encouraging over the past few days to hear survivor stories begin to trickle in. To hear of restaurant owners opening up shop to freely feed […] More

you are my sunshine – printable accordion cards

I love receiving a good Valentine, and my kids are ecstatic to give theirs away. I always love something a little off beat, and the color combo + bright sun on these printable cards make them a perfect love note to stand out on Valentine’s day, or any day you want to send happy wishes […] More

50 Cooking Quotes To Inspire You to Make Wonders the Kitchen

Cooking is an activity that’s natural to people. It is absolutely vital and one of the essential skills that we need for our survival. There’s millions of ways to cook, but in its essence, cooking is all about making food that’s healthy and tasty. Whether you’re enjoying it, or other people are, food is something […] More

25 Spring Party Dresses

Happy March! After having an exceptionally crazy winter, I am so excited for the month of spring to finally begin. With all the baby showers, birthdays & weddings our spring calendar is brimming with celebration – so I’ve been looking for the right dresses to wear for each occasion. Fun and colorful without being too formal. That […] More

Christmas Salsa Wreaths

One of the joys of the holiday season is gathering with our friends and family. It also means that I am often looking for something quick to bring over, or to put out, while we wait for the feasting to begin. In the summer, my favorite appetizer to bring and enjoy is a wonderful homemade […] More

47 Funny Halloween Costumes for 2022

When you go to a Halloween party, you can be sure that there are going to be plenty of witches, jokers, and other spooky clichés. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you might want to stand out and raise a smile rather than blurring into a crowd of scary clowns and skeleton makeup. This is […] More

Miniature Disco Balls

I hope you are having a great week prepping for Christmas. We are excited to celebrate the holiday next week with our family and I’m also looking forward to ringing in New Year at home. I love the end/beginning of the year – not just because it is a fun reason to celebrate, but also because […] More

and the winner is…

I am so pleased to announce the winner of our winter celebration challenge is Jen, who designed the amazing cakes and cute shoes party! A fabulous party theme that will be perfect to use this spring for showers, birthdays and bachelorette parties. Her design was both handcrafted and very well styled. Congratulations!!! I am super […] More

cupake liner flowers

* Welcome to the winter celebration challenge, so fresh and so clean! This DIY project belongs to Cyd’s night of glitzy gold design. The cupcake liners featured throughout Cyd’s party were such a fun detail. Used as placeholders at each of her guests seats and also on top of a fabulous looking cake. They are […] More

Fun and Festive Straw Craft

Inside: The cutest straw craft, a fun triangle paper garland.  Am I the only one who has a substantial stash of pretty paper straws in my party closet? I’m just going to assume you do too! We all do. ;) Here is a super easy way to have those straws brighten an upcoming party, even […] More

why don’t we… count down the days

Advent starts this weekend! Counting down the days of Christmas season is one of my favorite events of the year. It’s not just the day of, but these couple weeks before that seem so filled with revelry and magic. Whether we are planning family activities (here are 50 of my favorite!), writing secret Advent notes […] More

Happy Birthday Easter Eggs

Inside: The most festive Happy Birthday egg DIY ever! Having a birthday around Easter is great fun! There are always chocolate bunnies still lingering around for scrumptious birthday breakfasts, and cakes baked in eggs are a sure fire way to make the day special. Any type of sweet baked in an egg can be fun […] More

The Party Podcast: The best party supplies with Jordan Ferney

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/thepartypodcast/04_How_to_source_the_best_party_supplies_with_Jordan_Ferney.mp3″ title=”The best party supplies” artist=”Victoria Hudgins & Jordan Ferney” color=”#f20982″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_pinterest=”true” social_email=”true” ] If you are enjoying these podcasts I’d love to have you rate and review them. It will help us a ton – Click here to leave a review. Today I am super excited to be chatting with […] More

octopus dinner party

Fall is the season for dinner parties! We love the daily revelry that comes from inviting friends in from the chill to enjoy dinner together. There is something about sharing a meal that always leaves me filled with joy. Since it is almost October, I’m planning on hosting a grown-up Halloween dinner party. While looking […] More

negative print garland

Making lettered garland is one of the simplest ways to decorate for a party. I decided to turn the trend inside out and make an alphabet’s worth of negative print garland. The impact is more substantial then regular lettered garland alone and I love the bright burst it brings to a simple white space. Just […] More

Chefman Electric Vacuum Sealer Review

This review of the Chefman Electric Vacuum Sealer is here to hopefully narrow down your choices and make your selection that much easier. More

3D Bright Paper Stars

These 3D paper stars are my absolute favorite! They look amazing hanging as a garland (the backdrop to our party). They make sweets shine when bunched together and stuck into a cake. The stars are a great way to give any outdoor space a festive punch of color this season. There is something about colorful […] More

printable doggie bags

Feasting season is upon us and with it my desire for easy comfort meals that can serve a crowd. Whether I am dishing up dinner for a huge holiday gathering or serving up a small weeknight group of friends – finding quick ways to please the crowd is at the top of my priority list. […] More

french baby shower

A few weeks ago my sweet friend and business mentor Jackie Wonders welcomed her new little girl into the world. Karrie and Elizabeth of Posh Paperie threw this french baby shower. It was great fun to celebrate with them and the paper products were some of the most adorable I have ever seen! Congrats to […] More

Sand Cakes Recipe

We’ve had great fun this summer visiting some of our favorite beaches. Now that my kids are old enough not to eat the actual sand, we’ve decided to make our own version of sand… this sand cakes recipe tastes amazing! The sand cakes recipe idea I remember tearing out of a magazine years ago (something ancient, […] More

Greenery Printable Notes & Invitations

We have been having such a fun summer and today the calendar flips to August. I can hardly believe it! It’s the month we go back to school and start all the fall required activities. As I start to write in soccer games and PFA meetings – I’m also taking time to plan out a few fun […] More

Graphic Tied Heart

Happy February – the month of hearts. Although I am a sucker for all things pink candy arrows, sweet donut glaze, and Valentine clad – sometimes a large and graphic piece thrown in the mix is exactly what my space (and mind) needs. A large heart made from wire and yarn will demand focus in […] More

DIY Home Photography Studio – 3 Ways

Inside: We created the perfect DIY home photography studio and how to set up a photo studio at home cheap! I know I have been promising blog updates. I have so much to share with you soon! First today, I want to share a little behind the scenes of how we get a studio look […] More

Disco Ball DIY New Years Wreath For Under $5

DIY Disco Ball New Years Wreath. This year I’m incorporating disco balls into my Christmas decor, because they head seamlessly right into New Years! To make a wreath this late in the season you midaswell make it snazzy. What I love most about this wreath, besides that it’s GORG, is that it looks expensive. But […] More

Birthday Party Planning Guide PDF

A birthday party planning guide PDF that will walk you through every step of the process. This printable PDF is a six week course in planning the perfect celebration. How to get all the details done ahead of time so you can sit back and enjoy the party planning! the PDF includes tips and tricks […] More

Printable Holiday Labels

This post is my last sponsored post of the season. I’ve had a few more than normal this month and am so thankful for your support of my site and sponsors. Thanks. xoxo Last week I shared a group of easy party printable labels from HP, and today I have one more to share with you. I […] More

Favorite party ideas from last year

As we jump into the new year I am excited about all that is coming up here at A Subtle Revelry. Before we jump in – I want to share a quick recap from last year. Here are our 5 most popular posts (chosen by social media shares) from last year. A little review of […] More

lemon cake baked in a lemon

A piece from the Styled. lemonade stand that I love but have yet to share; lavender lemonade cakes baked in lemons! They were a festive addition to the stand and would make the perfect sweet note for an afternoon brunch or shower. Download the lemon favor, “open for cake” labels by clicking here. To make […] More

How To Host A Digital Kids Party

This post is sponsored by Messenger Kids and SheKnows Media. We’ve had a number of friends move away over the past couple years who the kids want to keep in touch with, but it has been hard to find a good way to safely connect with everyone. Luckily, we’ve found ways to allow our kids […] More

Wrap it Up: Wooden Gift Tags

These wooden gift tags naturally work to take presents up a notch. They are simple to make and the look gives even the simplest of packages a more festive appearance. Perfect for a natural Christmas look. More

St. Patrick’s Day Desserts – Give Yourself a Wee Treat for this Green Holiday 2022

One of the best things about a holiday is the theme! With the theme comes themed parties, fun t-shirts and sweaters to match the occasion, and of course, food! Today, we’re skipping over the main course and heading straight for the dessert. All of these St. Patrick’s Day desserts have been carefully selected to fit […] More

27 Easy Party Games for Kids To Play Indoors

Inside: 27 Party Games for Kids It’s party time! Gather up the kids, invite their friends, and get ready for a day of fun! Games are the highlight of a kid’s party: they provide laughs and memories for years to come. It’s so much fun to plan out party games that’ll be enjoyed by kids […] More

Paper Succulent Garden

Keeping pretty flowers is weird this time of year. We have a day that’s 70 and then the next day is freezing with snow!?! So goes early spring in the mountains. Instead of fighting with nature, I think it is super fun to just create our own florals. We can make tissue paper flower garlands, […] More

paper floral wall cones

Inspired by these pretty ceramic wall cones, I thought a temporary paper floral cone display for the house would be a perfect welcome to this first day of the summer season. A very simple display to put up, the paper cones would be a pretty backdrop for a party, or a nice way to make a temporary wall […] More

a closet filled with balloons

If you ever find yourself stuck at the last minute with a birthday need. Fill up 20 balloons and stack them in the honorees closet. Attach a paper note on the outside sealing the door and stand back to watch with a smile as they open up to an explosion of balloons. We filled a […] More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Everyone

Inside: The best valentines day gift ideas for everyone on your I love you list! Valentine’s Day is coming up so soon! Are you ready? In case you still need a little help in the gift department here’s the best valentines gift guide ideas to grab the best gifts for all your people. Scroll below […] More

Best Vacuum Sealer for Hunters

As a hunter, you are not a stranger to quickly spoiled meat, especially during the winter season. Game such as deer meat easily rots when not preserved properly. Moreover, too much cold and heat can damage the meat. Then, how can you make it last until the end of winter while keeping it fresh? More

Snapchat Filter Flower Costume

I’m so glad you loved yesterday’s creative halloween makeup ideas as much as I did. This year I’ve been a big fan of costumes that are spunky, simple and don’t require an entire get up to make happen. Costumes with little details that make your entire look more fun… much like our beloved snapchat filters! […] More

Balloon Fruit Gift Tree

Legend has it that giving a gift tree at the new year is supposed to bring luck to the receiver. Add in a bunch of balloon fruit with well wishes inside, and any friend will be on their way to a new year, new home, new job, or new baby with a festive dose of […] More

Easter Egg Crafts That Will Impress Your MIL

Inside: Fun and festive plastic Easter egg crafts and fun Easter egg filler ideas! Easter is such a fun holiday to celebrate in the spring. The Easter egg itself is a symbol of new life, and we like to think of them as tiny clean slates or blank canvases to be made into something beautiful […] More

A Fiesta Waffle Bar

It’s time for a fiesta and there’s no better way to set up a fiesta brunch than with at home Eggo Waffle bar! More

father’s day pendant flags

Father’s Day is coming up so soon! Every year I like to think of a new and fun idea to show Matt how much we appreciate him. Flowers don’t work (except rosemary on steak) and ties get old quick. This year we’ve been crafting a bouquet of Father’s Day pendant flags. They are a fun […] More

How to Host A Clothing Swap

Starting the year off I’m always aching to fix my closet situation a little. Adding in more pieces without spending a fortune can be a challenge. However, shopping my friends closets is completely free! Every year we get together to have a clothing swap party. It is loads of fun and a perfect way to calm the […] More

Christmas Room Decoration Ideas

The last two years we have been in the middle of some kind of renovation at Christmas time, making focusing on decorations challenging. This year though we had so much fun putting everything up! I’m thrilled to share our Christmas room decoration ideas and a few easy Christmas decorating hacks you can use to make […] More

reason to celebrate | winter combo

Black, bright red and muted pink! I adore how this pretty winter color combo pops right off the page. Photo via Lily. blessings. More

hard candy caramel apples

Candied apples are a favorite sweet fall tradition. For a long time I made basic caramel apples, until I realized how simple it is to make a hard candy shell on top. The mixture gives all the sweetness of caramel with an added hard candy crunch – for an enormously special treat. The gorgeous caramel […] More

Best Picnic Blanket – My 12 Favorite Options

Picnic season is here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Every year for Mother’s Day I ask the family for a picnic lunch on the best picnic blanket I can find. There’s just something so sweet about lying in the sun enjoying an afternoon on a one of the best picnic blankets. Our Farmer’s Markets […] More

Stamped Marshmallows

We spent the weekend happily enjoying hot cocoa and the snow. I made an alphabet of stamped marshmallows to play with and they were so much fun. On some I wrote out festive sayings, and on others just letters. The marshmallows kept the kids busy for quite some time, and tasted great melting in our […] More

15 Festive Christmas Party Games

Holidays mean parties and parties mean games! Christmas is no exception. Here are some of our timeless DIY printable games: Free Printable Christmas Games for All Ages Christmas Bingo Printable For Large Groups & Small Christmas Minute to Win It Games for All Ages Christmas Charades Word List 2021 Christmas Family Feud Questions and Answers […] More

Christmas Sheet Cakes As Colorful Gingerbread Houses

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With sugar plum fairies, holiday parties, and joy all around this Christmas sheet cake fits right in! Be the sparkle to all your holiday parties by making this adorable and festive Gingerbread house cake made by cutting up a gingerbread sheet cake – watch as I show […] More

49 Crazy Minute to Win It Games for Kids & Adults

Minute to win it games are quick, easy, and fun games for kids and adults to play at home using cheap everyday household items. This article provides fun and holiday-themed ideas for minute to win it games for kids. Easy Minute to Win It Games for Kids at Home These games are all easy for […] More

Fishbowl Slime Party Favors That Shimmer Like The Sea

Inside: How to make fishbowl slime party favors.  This fun fishbowl slime recipe is the perfect party favor idea! It’s unique texture and fun fishy accents make for such a cute and fun DIY. We stored our slime in small individual containers to keep them fresh and fun for all of our party guests. Fishbowl […] More

triple berry fool

A fool is a traditional English dessert made by mixing fruit (pureed, mashed or stewed), whipped cream, and sugar. The versatility of the fool makes it fun to create different combinations. You can use various fruits, or sweeten the cream with ingredients such as orange blossom or rose water. It’s a simple dessert perfect for […] More

Spring Break Afternoon: Craft & A Movie

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. We’ve been on spring break for a full week already and we have one week left to go. I adore the chance spring break gives me for family time and fun with the kids. We’ve been crafting, exploring and watching long afternoon movies together. Finding crafts & […] More

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Clues 2021

Thanksgiving is the holiday where we are supposed to reflect on all of the things we are thankful for. I know it can get hard to remember the reason we are celebrating when you are distracted by the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. One fun way to set aside some time with your […] More

parrot balloons

Although I am a DIY fanatic at heart. Every once in awhile, I come across a product that I instantly buy in mass. While popping into our local dollar store, I noticed these parrot balloons. They are just the right touch for our dinners out on the deck. I was so smitten by their festive […] More

Show Stopping Mixed Berry Jam Cake

Last week I tried my hand at making jam for the first time. It was so fun and as soon as it was done, I of course needed to put it on a cake! This jam cake is one I am really proud of making. It is sweet and just that perfect amount of fruit tart and the cake is an instant show stopper at any summer gathering. More

sequin photo frames

During our recent move I found a stash of old family photos in black and white. Loving the look of putting them on the wall, but wanting to add my own bit of spark to them, I did what any normal gal would do – I added sequins! Covering my collection of painted frames in […] More

winter wishes for you

As the reality of a new year sets in, grey skies hover above and resolutions are found abandoned, it can be difficult to not get discouraged. Celebrate life’s little accomplishments and receive a quick witted word of encouragement along the way. Here is a perfectly fitting download for a page of winter wishes designed to […] More

7 Tips for Overcoming Party-Hosting Anxiety

There are many standards to meet when hosting a party, including your own, which can make you feel anxious and stressed before you host your party. There are a number of barriers to overcome party-hosting anxiety, such as perfectionism, overpreparation, bad or absent role models, and of course, fear of the unknown. By identifying the […] More

20 Girls Night Out Ideas That Are Better Than Your Local Bar

Girls Night Out might just be my favorite set of “three special words.” There’s nothing quite like a night out with my best girls, and I know you hard-working ladies feel the same way! Whether you’re a full-time mom, put in 40+ hours/week at work, or hustle 24/7 at home, we all could use a […] More

garlic dinner party inspiration

I shared my garlic party plans and the easy-to-craft fresh garlic harvest party invites last month. Now that October is actually here, it will be a blast to put all the ideas to work. A garlic party is the perfect compromise for an October gathering that is festive, but not at all spooky. Here are a few more gems of garlic inspiration I’ve gathered along the way. roasted garlic | knit […] More

merrymaking 5.11.2012

Mother’s Day is such a special time for me. Not only to celebrate our wonderful mothers, but also because I struggled for so long desperately wanting to be a mother myself. Something about the battle I went through and the joy of finally holding my babies makes the day so incredibly sweet to me. I […] More

Celebrate today: Bling… bling… sippy cup

Here is a little insight into my brain for all of you: I accidentally say something aloud (ie. etching would look great on baby bottles) then I get so excited I cannot even stop to go pee before needing to make it happen. As, it turns out… Etching does, in fact, look quite fabulous on […] More

create your own wonderland…

This shoot was a crazy mix of emotions for me. I had been dreaming of a gorgeous winter wonderland since we moved to Reno last summer. I planned and prepped… then we canceled (twice!) because it has yet to snow this winter in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I envisioned a snowy field and sadly there […] More

Happy New Year – Hello 2023

Happy New Year Friends! We made it! 2020 has been one heck of a year, filled with lots of chaos but also moments of joy. This year we learned tons of things, like how to make bread and mastering the art of working from home. We built forts, binged shows, and rallied for rights for […] More

The Most Magical Glitter Nails

Inside: The best glitter nails styles and hacks that we love including super cute clear sparkle nails.  Nothing beats a gorgeous set of glitter acrylic nails. No matter what party, event, wedding, shower, fundraiser, date etc I am attending, a solid set of gorgeous glitter nails says, “I am here & ready to party!” I’ve started wearing […] More

83 Creative Valentines Day Gifts for Boyfriends

Conversation hearts, chocolates, and teddy bears…I mean sure, you can give all those things to your boyfriend, but I’ve got some awesome ideas that will really knock his socks off this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a savvy shopper, DIY diva, culinary champion, or sentimental sweetheart, there’s something for everyone on this list of 83 Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts for Boyfriends. More

clay stamped escort cards

My latest DIY for Project Wedding includes brightly colored clay transformed into escort cards. I have been wanting to work with the medium of clay and found these colorful varieties that look perfect for a spring wedding! The clay was easy to mold and quite simple to bake. You could use this project also for […] More

Big Lips Party Blowers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with some pretty party blowers in festive lip shapes?! These party blowers are simple to make and definitely add some fun flair to a party. You can do whatever color combinations you like, maybe adding in some reds, magentas, or purples, […] More

A Colorful Confetti Popcorn Treat

Inside: DIY confetti popcorn holders with yummy sprinkle popcorn! It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized how amazing it can be to add things to your popcorn. Adding peppermint gives it a refreshing zing. Dipping it in chocolate makes for an unforgettable sweet. I’ve been putting in chocolate chips for the last few […] More

homemade picnic basket

The last project I am sharing from our late summer picnic in the park is perhaps one of my favorites. I had a pretty scarf in my closet that was a bit rejected and unused, so I decided to turn it into a picnic basket! It lent the perfect touch of handcrafted style to our […] More

Organizing the Perfect Western Party: Tips, Tricks and Ideas

When it comes to party planning, sometimes it can feel like you’ve done everything and seen everything. If you’re looking for a way to add some excitement to your next event, why not try out a western party? Western parties are the perfect way to liven up any gathering – and with our tips, tricks […] More

Free Valentine Day Printable Gigantic Download

Inside: A fun gigantic download for printable colored cut out letters and a huge act of love! Valentine’s Day is coming quick and if I’m going to say I love you with wall letters. Why not do it in a gigantic party style?!? When it comes to hearts at the house I think either dimensional […] More

Rainbow Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe In 3-2-1

Enjoy a fun little treat with this colorful, easy and tasty vanilla mug cake! Who says vanilla has to be boring? Let’s keep the great taste we love and create a rainbow of colors with it. Making a vanilla mug cake is easy as 1-2-3 or in our case 3-2-1. With 3 tablespoons of cake […] More

Recreate project, stitched hearts

I have a two more projects from our harvest pumpkin brunch to share with you this week. The first, a hand stitched crocheted heart runner, topped off our breakfast table and lent a bit of needed warmth to the bunch design. Stitched heart runner To recreate: Find crocheted dollies at your local craft store. Fold […] More

gilded bottles

Gilded glass bottles are a specialty usually reserved for only the finest of dinning. Pure gold on glass can be quite costly! I just love the look and am pleased to have found a way to incorporate this pretty style into our everyday entertaining. My DIY gilded bottles cost only a couple cents each to […] More

11-Year-Old Party Ideas That Your Kids Will Love

Eleven is probably one of the most difficult birthdays to plan for. That kind of ‘in between’ age where the child is already in the double digits. Almost a teenager, but might still come running into mom and dad’s room after a nightmare. What is even appropriate for 11 year olds? Do they still see […] More

Bubble Gum Slime Recipe – Largest Slime Bubbles Around

Did you know there was such thing as bubble gum slime, that actually blows bubbles? You know we are big fans of slime around here. Even if you didn’t, I’m sure by hearing that I have a 9 year old girl it would be an EASY guess. We’d been busy making all kinds of slime […] More

reason to celebrate | bicycle ice cream cart

I’ve officially begun wishing for spring and I am in love with the idea of a bicycle ice cream cart for the warm months ahead. Add in tassels and a beautiful Italian countryside and I am sold. Photo by Amy Turner from this sweet Italian wedding. More

2023 Glow Stick Cake Topper

With under a week left until Christmas, we’ve started planning our annual New Years Eve party. It’s one of my favorite nights of the year. Every year we invite our friends over and try to keep things simple, but very festive, as we ring in the new year together (East Coast style at 9pm, since […] More

Fried Ice Cream Balls – The Easiest Recipe For Fiesta Fun

With summer in full swing hosting a fiesta party and serving up fried ice cream seems like a great idea. These fiesta fried ice cream balls are both refreshing and crispy fried goodness at the same time. WIN! Topped with sprinkles & whip cream the easy recipe will come together in minutes and leave your […] More

Big Star Kids Birthday Hat

Treat your little birthday girl like the star she is with this simple and bright felt star party hat. We are continuing the creative party hat series today with a hat that includes pint size pom-poms and a big dose of whimsy! A hat that will definitely be the shinning top to any child’s birthday. To make […] More

7 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas To Build The Excitement This Christmas

Christmas is a time for planning ahead, a time for crafts, and a time for gifts. All of this makes a DIY advent calendar the perfect way to extend the holidays and create something unique and memorable. Whether you’re making your advent calendar as an exciting gift for your spouse, as a way for your […] More

Colored Sand

Although spring is right around the corner, the weather here is not warm enough for garden work just yet. To update my house and quench my desire for floral work this month – I made a couple batches of colorful sand and added in my collection of simple succulent plants. This is an easy project […] More

The Yummiest Cotton Candy Cocktail Recipe

A cotton candy cocktail is an alcoholic drink that combines the sweetness of cotton candy with a refreshing kick of vodka, or any other hard liquor. Preparing this drink is simple and the results are amazing. Mixologists can also experiment with different flavors using juices or syrups. The ingredients for this recipe are readily available […] More

Baking Inside of a Pumpkin

There’s not much that beats carving a pumpkin this time of year. Except of course, if we are cutting it up to bake a freaking cake inside! That my friends might just win my – “favorite thing of all time” award. Can you imagine? The awesomeness of our beloved fall pumpkin + a cake! Perfection. […] More

Paint By Numbers For Adults With Printable Templates

Just in case you thought paint by numbers was something set aside only for kids. That is no longer true! Did you know that we can create gorgeous large scale artwork for the house using a simple and nostalgic technique? Harness your inner 8 years old and let’s get a painting by the number because […] More

flavor filled grill favors

Tis the week of hot sun and BBQ’s here in the USA. Send your guests home with flavor filled favors by packaging your grilling spices, to go, in pretty strips of fabric. Tie each one off in a simple knot and finish with kitchen twine for an easy last minute addition to your summer celebrations. […] More

Best Vacuum Sealer for Fish: Which One Is Best for You?

Fish is healthy and one of the prime sources of protein. If you want your fish to last longer and stay fresh, use the best vacuum sealer for fishes. Here are top options! More

Fabric backdrop frame- a tutorial

From the fall inspired apple celebration this morning, a tutorial for easy (and cheap!) to make fabric party backdrops. A pretty way to liven up a table and it can be created for under $20. Chris is here to share with us the tutorial for this piece… Fabric party backdrop The materials: 3 lengths of […] More

Cactus Coloring Page

As we all know, children concentrate better and learn more when they are doing something that involves movement, touch, and creativity. Coloring can be a great way to keep kids entertained and focused on a particular subject, whether at home or at school.  The pictures are rather self-explanatory, so the children can tell you all […] More

VacMaster VP210 Chamber Vacuum Sealer Review

Vacuum sealers make things easier for you in the kitchen, but only if you have best product. Here is a detailed review of VacMaster VP210 Chamber Vacuum Sealer. More

Cooking With Kids

Our family loves to cook together. From intense top chef-like competitions to making Saturday morning pancakes – we spend a LOT of time in our kitchen. The kids enjoy cooking so much that this summer we gave them the chance to start planning and fully cooking one meal a week for the family. It’s cute […] More

The Baker Gift Guide 2023 – 10 Sweet Gift Ideas

Inside: The Baker Gift Guide 2020 – 10 Sweet Gift Ideas Sugar, butter, icing, and sprinkles this gift guide is made up of the best ingredients for the baker in your life. If you have an avid baker in your life then you probably are no stranger to a sweet surprise every now and again. […] More

8 uncommon presents

With the holiday season fast approaching our family is already talking about gifts. Is yours? Every year I find myself towing the line between handmade, homespun, and something purchased that they’ll really love. Uncommon Goods one of my favorite online shops is ready to help this year with a really great selection of Christmas gifts, […] More

DIY PVC Pipe Photo Booth Backdrop

Inside: DIY PVC pipe photo booth backdrop perfect for a quinceanera party backdrop. This bright parasol DIY PVC backdrop is great for backyard birthdays and showers this spring. Providing a beautiful pop of color behind a focal table or a vibrant place to snap photos of your guests. The PVC pipe photo booth base can be […] More

Our Weekend In Carmel

We spent a very long weekend in Carmel, CA last week and it was beautiful. A couple years ago we went and saw so much of the California Coastline which is breathtaking. This trip though we decided to stay a bit more local and didn’t ever get back in our car after we parked it […] More

Shamrock Party Balloons Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

Inside: The cutest Shamrock balloons for your St. Patricks Day Shamrock party! These Shamrock party balloons are just my luck! Making balloons to go with our favorite holidays is a favorite pastime around here… From valentine balloon to bunny balloons to firecracker balloons anytime we can combine a love for a holiday with the festive fun […] More

graphic painted tablecloth

Painting a tablecloth is a great way to dress up and freshen your linens this season. I love the look this graphic black criss-cross gives to a simple white cloth. It becomes a perfect backdrop for a table filled wth party treats or everyday eats. All it takes to create this look is a freshly laundered tablecloth, […] More

fun goals for fall

Fall has routinely been a great time for me to re-evaluate my year and set new goals. Somehow the beginning of September feels like a fresh start. This year though, I want to be sure my goals aren’t all business and numbers. I also want to have some fun! Here is a list of 25 […] More

My Sneaky Bathroom Prep Secret

When I am busy preparing for having people over, I always hit that moment when I realize I’ve spent all my time prepping and no time getting myself ready. No matter how great I plan the day, the moments I have to gussy up for the part of hostess are always cut short. I still […] More

8 weeks until Christmas

There are 8 weeks until Christmas! Can you even believe that? I’ve already started dreaming, planning, and yes even wrapping for the quickly coming holiday season. I am thrilled about the holiday content being created and can’t wait to start sharing it soon. I wonder how you are feeling about the upcoming holiday season. Are […] More

raw fruit layer cake

Tis’ the season for pies, cakes and sweets! Sometimes the insanity of all the goodies we eat over the next 6 weeks starts to add up. So why not serve up something healthy for a change!?! This fruit cake looks amazing and is an awesome option for a more healthy dessert. This vegan, raw, gluten […] More

accordion tissue bursts

Bursts of bright color and layers of texture make for a serious party statement in a pinch. I love the idea of throwing a couple bright pieces on the table for an instant festive vibe. Whether its a playdate, a birthday or an impromptu cocktail night – nothing makes our old brick house shine more […] More

A Yummy Vegan Chickpea Salad

Inside: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Vegan Since we are diving quickly into brunch season having a go-to salad is a perfect way to always make the table look awesome. This toasted chickpea salad has quickly become a standby for every brunch and dinner party we host. The flavors meld wonderfully together and even though it’s easy to […] More

Twinkie and Ho-Ho Trees

Do you make gingerbread houses or have some sort of fun and edible family tradition? We were looking for a new one this year and Hostess challenged us to create our own tradition using their yummy goodies. The kids were thrilled to work with a favorite treat and we spent the afternoon together to make […] More

4 Party Hacks with Glad Press’n Seal

Hosting a party is always fun and a lot of work. Why not make the process easier on yourself with these 4 easy party tips? We picked up a 100 ft. roll of Glad® Press’n Seal® and a bunch of party supplies from our local Target to create a kid-friendly bash in under an hour! Here’s how we did it. More

feather shoe clips

I designed these feather shoe clips that would be great to pull together a line of bridesmaids or to wear alone for a fancy summer soiree. They are a cinch to make and get any heel party ready. See the full tutorial at Project Wedding. More

Pineapple Coconut Cake With Yellow Cake Mix

Errbody!!! Put your palms in the air for this pineapple coconut cake and wave ‘em like you just don’t care. We are in Palm Springs this week and I can just feel the cool breeze of a palm leaf swaying by the pool. But don’t worry, we can still bring a little bit of summer […] More

How to Make A Pizookie That Looks This Good

Channeling my inner Mrs. Fields, and whipping up this tasty Thanksgiving pie alternative. A GIANT, chocolate chip pizookie (pizza + cookie = pizookie). We learned all the tips and tricks for how to make a pizookie that tastes like the best version of your childhood dreams. Such a fun and unexpected pie alternative for a […] More

paper cone garland

Making a huge impact wherever it is placed, this paper cone garland is definitely my new favorite way to turn any room into a celebration of epic proportions. One of the things I look for in an awesome centerpiece is a project that comes together in under an hour, is affordable, and brings a huge […] More

The Fuzziest No-Sew Pillow Covers

Inside: The coolest no sew pillow covers. We are waiting excitedly for the upcoming release of Beauty and The Beast (this weekend!), so when I was asked to review Beauty and The Beast: Belle’s Library which is an adorable book filled with Belle’s favorite quotes and inspirations, my girl and I were easily engrossed. Crafting […] More

crepe paper flower bouquet

A shipment of extra large crepe paper arrived at my door last week. I noticed these paper flowers for sale around town and knew they’d be a cinch to make myself. One simple accordion fold, a very tight knot and a bit of floral tape left me with this pretty floral bouquet that will not wilt […] More

Orange marmalade cookies + ice cream sandwiches

We don’t go to see very many movies… between tickets, popcorn and potty breaks it just rarely seems worth it to our family. But, with holiday break coming up I often look for something good to see this time of year. Have you heard that they’re bringing a childhood favorite Paddington Bear to the big […] More

25 Amazing Creative Pumpkin Ideas

Inside: 25 Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas. Pumpkins are my favorite decorative accessories around the house this time of year! Decorating them in different ways! Decorating them has gotten so much more fun with the slew of inspiration online. Here are 25 of my favorite creative pumpkin ideas… Which will you be making this year?   25 […] More

faux floral lights

It’s that time of year when I desperately want bright flowers lining my walls and this strand of faux floral lights is such a pretty way to make that happen. I am obsessed with it! A fun and bright burst of spring – the lights are amazing for showers and parties this season. The strand […] More

Tropical leaf garland

I’ve been dreaming about everything summer this week. The warmer evenings and the lack of spring break vacation have me yearning for a good trip to the tropics. While we wait for the season to change, I figure we can bring a little bit of the tropical vibe to Reno with this oversized funky leaf garland. The garland […] More

Trick for getting the brightest Easter eggs

I found a fun trick for making our Easter eggs super vibrant and bright this year. I figure if we are going to go through the experience of dying our eggs – why not do it right and make them as bright as possible? This little trick makes all the difference… Instead of dipping the […] More

Ymiko Black Vacuum Sealer Review

Ymiko Vacuum Sealer offers both automatic and manual sealing modes that make it incredibly convenient for anyone looking to seal anything. More

Graphic painted party balloons

I am so excited to share these fun balloons. Do you know you can make any average party balloon spectacular with just paint!?! A couple of years ago, I created a fun these fun two-tone balloons. They were a favorite of mine, but I’ve always wanted to add a bit more of a graphic punch to them. […] More

The Prettiest Felt Flower Garland

Inside: How to make a felt flower garland pretty white DIY Inspired by nature, this felt foliage party garland is a great way to add simple details to a party or wedding. Make this foliage from sheets of felt (making it incredibly affordable) and the pieces connect together without the use of any supplies; just […] More

Create Your Own DIY Wood Wall Art

Inside: Create Your Own DIY Wood Wall Art I don’t know about you but I LOVE filling my walls with colorful fun art that brings life to my space. From DIY frames to hold photos of you and all your BFF’s to an inspiring piece that creates a conversation for you and all your guests, […] More

gourmet yogurt pops

We have finally had our first truly warm week here! To celebrate I made yogurt pops. I’ve been inspired by many stores selling gourmet Popsicles this season and decided to add in a bit of baking glitter, sprinkles and colorful stars for the kids. The turned out really pretty and tasted great when devoured on […] More

Birthday cakes baked in bags

I’m always on the lookout for fresh ways to serve up our favorite treat – cake! Putting cakes in bags is just about the best idea we’ve dreamt up yet. It’s a fun way to bring dessert to a friend’s house, or a school party and not worry about leaving your fancy platters behind. For a […] More

Moss Heart Garland

This time of year is so weird for decorating. Thanksgiving is a feast to be celebrated, but then again, do I really want to decorate just to take it all down for evergreen wreaths and Christmas lights in a couple weeks? My solution – DIY moss heart garland! Their natural beauty will make a great backdrop […] More

32 Creative Birthday Party Ideas

Today is a big birthday. My husband and I actually share a birthday (No, literally: we were born in the same hospital on the same day. Nursery mates = love and fate, and all the gushy birthday talk). While we take the day off to celebrate, I wanted to share with you my favorite 32 creative birthday […] More

a merry hostess encourages sleepovers

pretty top | a relaxed table | notecards for gossip | popcorn | confetti pancakes | forts for sleeping More

How to dye twine

I had fun last week experimenting with twine dying. I wanted to find a way to do it without needing any fancy supplies. After a bit of trial and error, I found out that white vinegar and food coloring did the trick. I love the subtle hues it produces. Perfect for wrapping simple spring presents. See the step-by-step tutorial […] More

DIY beaded scarf

Speaking of easy going summer parties… this lightweight beaded scarf makes for great style when paired with a maxi skirt and stripes. Using oversize beads and basic stitches, it will take you easily through the BBQ’s and beach parties of summer. Read on for the full tutorial More

recreate | impromptu party seats

A fun solution for your next “too many butts for available seats” party. This new furniture design entitled Hockenheimer by njustudio could be quickly recreated in your own living room. Stack magazines as high as you would like, belt them together (or use ribbon) and secure a pillow on the top. How easy and completely […] More

Colorful Wall Sprinkles

I mentioned this morning that the kids are officially back in school for the year. It is always bittersweet to have them go. They love it so much and I love the free time to work – but also I miss them like crazy. To get myself ready for the fall we’ve been working hard […] More

Multi-color popsicles

A nice bright dose of summer dreaming seems appropriate for our snow filled weekend to come. I’ll be making a set of these multi-color Popsicles to instantly transport me to a breezy summer day no matter how cold it gets. The Popsicles are a nice break from cocoa (which let’s be honest, we are all […] More

Fun Sharpie Pillowcase Crafts

Inside: The cutest sharpie pillowcase DIY crafts. Sleep tight and rest your eyes on a love note with these simple sharpie pillowcase DIY. They are a pretty way to celebrate love, home and those special moments of rest we all treasure. The pillows are currently adorning our bed and make me smile every time I […] More

Down to the wire Valentines

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Are you ready for it? We have been working all week to make these cute valentines for my boys class and buying up all the heart balloons I can find for decorating the twins kindergarten Valentine’s day party. In case you are still in search of a perfect way to […] More

25 free colorful fonts

Since it is getting warmer and brighter this time of year, it’s the perfect time of to add a dose of color to everything in life – including the fonts we use! You can use these free fonts for commercial use or just for fun! It can be difficult to find free color fonts online, but luckily for […] More

Christmas in a bottle

Happy Monday, I believe I’ve finally recovered from the craze of last week. Today I want to share the last project from our holiday at the beach. We filled mason jars with many cute little holiday treasures, wrote a sweet note on a star, tied them up and sent them off into the ocean. We […] More

Make Your Own Kids Adventure Pack

This post is sponsored by Children’s Allegra and SheKnows Media. We’ve been traveling like crazy this month and with every new kids adventure comes a new onslaught of allergies for my kids. Especially my boy is very prone sneezing and itching whenever we visit a new place. Everything seems to affect him. We try hard […] More

polkadot painted easter eggs

Continuing my obsession with creative no-dye Easter egg ideas, I painted a dozen eggs using my favorite painting technique – eraser painting. Which I love because it is just the easiest! Adding colorful polkadots to our eggs in a sporadic confetti like design makes for a festive way to decorate the eggs, and shows off […] More

Churro Donuts Made Dreamy Using Pate A Choux Recipe

Churro Donuts, enough said!!! No, but seriously, we took this favorite treat and made it into an even better treat. It’s like all your favorites in one place. Crispy cinnamon sugary outside with a soft pate a choux recipe inside and creamy vanilla whipped cream sandwiched in between. We originally wanted to fill the donuts […] More

Activities and Entertainment for Kids Party – From Tots to Teens

Happy birthdays are so important, especially for children. We get one special day every year, and on that day a celebration is called for. If you’re throwing a birthday bash for a child, from toddler to teen we have ideas galore to help you with entertainment for your kid’s party. Read on for exciting ideas, […] More

Sweet and easy teacher gifts

Tis’ the week for holiday parties at school, saying goodbye before Christmas break, and exchanging gifts with the teachers we’ve all grown to love. To create a gift that is thoughtful and adorable at the same time all you need is something indulgent and a way to wrap up your children’s age appropriate adorableness into […] More

favorite christmas gift – soup delivery

Last year, I found a new favorite Christmas gift to give. I cooked up a couple batches of my favorite homemade soup and collected pretty soup pots throughout the month. I filled them with soup and brought that with a crusty loaf of french bread to a few chosen friends. The gift was accompanied with […] More

Beach Scene Craft Party For Kids

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and ideas are mine. #BringTheTropicsHome #CollectiveBias Now that it’s summertime and the kids are home we’ve made a short list of things they’d really love to do. On the top of my daughter’s list was crafting with friends – so we […] More

white board craft ideas wrapping paper

I’ve been on the lookout for white board craft ideas and decided wrapping presents is the perfect way to use the material. I love presents. Always! I love them even more when they are wrapped with pretty thoughtful details. Nothing is better than getting a sentimental note on a gift, a love note on a […] More

Pom Pom Easter Eggs

Easter is in just over a month. In the midst of our Ikea cabinet creations and tile selections we will obviously be taking a couple hours off to decorate eggs. Adding pom poms to the eggs is a fun way to do it. The little poms add a great dose of color, and since there is […] More

DIY Holiday Party Games

Holiday parties are in full swing around here! Between the office, the classroom and friends we seem to be shimming the season away. To ensure our parties are filled with fun and not too much of that awkward lingering around, we always like to throw a holiday party game or two in the mix. The […] More

Making Sick Days Fun With A Sick Day Care Kit

Sick days are no fun for anyone! Whether you are the kid who’s sniffly and sad or the mom who’s taking a day off to care for your sweet littles, sick days are usually no fun!I’ve always hated that on a day you need cheering up the most, it’s the least fun day of them all.So, I’ve created these fun sick day kits More

How To Code A Blog With Visual Composer

To say I am a DIY fanatic is a bit of an understatement. Learning to craft things for parties and our home is just the tip of the iceberg. If I can create our vinyl plank flooring, ice cream sundae tacos, and diy concrete countertops – then certainly there must be a way to DIY […] More

DIY Back To School Snack Bags

This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own. With school back in session and fall sports in their prime, I find myself playing chauffeur mom more than not after school. When the kids get off school, they are so hungry. Having snacks we can enjoy on the […] More

Christmas Charades: Words List [Free Printable]

Charades is a classic Christmas game that the whole family can get involved in. Along with playing the ever so classic Christmas family feud game and doing a Christmas scavenger hunt, Christmas-themed charades is a mellow game that’s ideal for after a heavy Christmas dinner. If you struggle to think of words for charades, or […] More

Would You Rather? Christmas Edition

Whether you’re a child, teenager or adult, Would You Rather is a hilarious and fun game for all ages – and you only need to talk to play! It’s an easy way to round everyone up and enjoy some holiday celebrations without any extra equipment or confusing rules. After all, everyone knows how to play! […] More

Dog Birthday Cake With Dog Treat Candles

Our sweet pup turned six this month and we threw a little doggie birthday party! We made a dog birthday cake for the event with really fun dog treat birthday candles to top the cake. Perfect for celebrating our favorite pup around! These doggie bone treat candles make me just giddy. I mean a birthday […] More

Peaches & Dreams Milkshake

You’re not dreaming, it’s peach season!!! I know you’re stocking up on those end-of-summer fruits and I’ve got an epic peach milkshake you’re not gonna wanna go without. Jam-packed with everything peach, it’s about to be the milkshake of your dreams! Peaches and Dreams Milkshake Here’s what you’ll need to make this Peaches and Dreams […] More

cork screwed flowers

Use these cork screwed flowers to brighten up a beverage cart this spring. The painted corks will top any glass bottle nicely and bring a festive dose of spring brightness to a shower or party this season. They’d look especially sweet in mass at a large gathering’s wine bar or to brighten up a BBQ […] More

The Rule Of 12 Minutes

The end of last year and beginning of this year have been wild for me. With business growth and family things happening behind the scenes – I sometimes feel like there are always more things to do than I have the time for. To hold the current feeling of crazy at bay, I developed a […] More

saturated marble paper

You may know how to make marbleized paper already. It is really easy and always come out pretty. Have you ever tried it? With a few small adjustments to the traditional directions you can engineer the paint to come out in a super saturated tone. The bright take on this project makes the entire idea […] More

ice cream birthday squares

v Looking for a sweet way to celebrate an ice cream lovers birthday? These ice cream birthday squares are so festive and fun! They’ll be an instant hit and can freeze in a couple hours. Claire made them for us, using an ice cube tray as the mold (we’ve done the heart milk cubes before!). […] More

Mustache sticks

I have been taking on the arduous task of organizing our garage this week. In the process, I’ve found multiple projects that I have yet to share but completely meant to… Like these mustache party sticks. By far one of my most popular party items- I am often receiving emails asking about making them, it’s […] More

Best Vacuum Seal Bags for Food in 2023: Our Top Picks

Before vacuum seal bags, packaging, storing and cooking were great feats that had become mundane over time. Everybody loves cooking good food, and even beyond that, packaging and storing food for extended shelf life is something that appeals to all of us. But traditional methods have proven to have some flaws which make things increasingly frustrating. More

A Donut Cake So Good Your Boxed Cakes Will Be Jealous

A donut cake that will make all those box cakes in your cabinets green with envy. This cake is so good. And, it is a donut! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about combining my two favorite birthday treats. A donut + A cake. I mean, who needs anything else […] More

100 Reasons to Celebrate the Holidays

I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with feasts and joy. To welcome in the first day of the Christmas holiday season I’ve compiled a list of my most favorite links for celebrating. Festive ideas, crafty projects and 100 reasons I’ve found to celebrate this holiday season. xoxo 1. Glass bubble tree 2. The traveler’s tree 3. Hamburger wrapping paper […] More

school paper snack bags

For the twins first day of school I wanted to send them off with a little special something. I crafted these school paper lined snack bags in the morning (they only took 5 minutes!) and stuffed them with their favorite snacks. They would make easy + cute favor bags as well. See the full tutorial here. More

Disco Ball Headband

With holiday parties and New Years Eve almost here, why wait for the disco ball to come to you? With this disco ball headband you can be one the one bringing the sparkle to the party! Wear it and watch the room light up when you walk in. Even if bling and dazzle are not […] More

The Cutest Vintage Ribbon Party Blowers

Inside: Fun vintage inspired ribbon party blowers! I happened upon a length of gorgeous vintage ribbon last month and am thrilled to have found the perfect project for it. Ribbon adorned party noise blowers! They’ve become my new favorite detail for celebrating this spring. Use the party blowers to cheer along the birthday girl, to […] More

Peppermint Banana Freak Shake

With holiday break coming at us quick (my kids get 3 full weeks off!), I am already starting to think about how to fill that time. Luckily, when the weather is freezing outside we can cozy up inside making fun shakes and snuggling up to hilarious movies. A promise of a freak shake and then make it way more fun with Minion bananas and a mix of peppermint ice cream and chocolate sauce. It will be an afternoon at home everyone will remember. More

The Best Gifts for Anglophiles Who Love All Things British

Anglophiles love all things British. From the culture and customs to the food and fashion, there is something about Britain that just appeals to them. If you have an anglophile in your life, then you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect gift for them. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! […] More

ruffled table runner

Disney has been one for my favorite crafters for a very long time. Mostly because she comes up with the greatest ideas using simple everyday materials. Like this amazing use of two very cheap plastic table cloths! Most of us have them lying around and they look surprisingly pretty when ruffled together. To make the […] More

Pumpkin Pie & Pinwheel Balloons

This post is done in partnership with Balloon Time. Hosting a bridal shower is easy when you come up with a simple theme and run with it. Now that fall is upon us a theme of pies is darn near perfect. Grab these sweet pies for under a buck and make a set of pumpkin […] More

Halloween Invitations – Bright and Fun

Inside: Halloween Invitations Print At Home. Hosting a Halloween gathering has become a bit of a tradition to our family over the past few years (we happen to live in a killer trick-or-treat neighborhood). When you live in a good trick-or-treat neighborhood. And you have an awesome chili recipe, it makes for an easy reason […] More

Fringe Paper Chandelier

It’s birthday week around here. Matt and I share a birthday and are both turning 35 this year. It seems like we just turned 30 yesterday! While we won’t be having a full on birthday bash this year (because of our festive home) celebrating in small ways like a breakfast treat, a night out on […] More

wooden and gold candles

I love the graphic touch these candle bring into a room. They are easy to make and will quickly help not just the warmth, but also the romance in your home. A perfect use for old candles you might have stored away! Don’t you think a package of four small ones would make the perfect […] More

Can You Vacuum Seal Bread: Food Storage 101

Vacuum sealing your bread is not as easy as other food. This is why you may wonder "Can you vacuum seal bread?" Here is the answer in detail! More

Summer Luau Party Ideas With Kona Ice

Summer is coming and our parties are quickly moving outside. I love throwing a summer luau party outside when it’s hot, and we’ve come up with a bunch of fun ideas for hosting one of your own. The thing I love best about a good luau is that it is crazy easy to pull together. No stress or sweating under the sun. Just god ol’ fun! More

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas For Adults – A Guide

There are so many fun ideas for adult-oriented Valentine’s Day Parties. While you may wisely choose to temporarily close the Kissing Booth in this era of CoronaVirus, there are still many excellent games and activities that you can do to make your party a success.  We have gathered dozens of great ideas for creative types […] More

Bullet Journal Motivational Balloons

Like the rest of the world, I started a bullet journal a few months ago. I’ve always loved a paper journal and getting to add creative spunk to it has been fun. I’ve been keeping lists of everything from photo shoot ideas to fictional books that I want to read. But my favorite part of […] More

halloween treat boxes

Hand out candy in style this year! Whether you are handing it out at the front door, in the classroom, or at the office – these free printable treat boxes will give your ghouls something to smile about. Choose from bright words, bats, or polkadots stuffed with goodies inside. To make the printable trick or […] More

Simple Ideas For Hosting a Feast

Thanksgiving week is here. Can you believe it? From simple wreaths to easy succulent place cards, here are a few of my favorite last minute ideas for hosting a feast of any proportion. succulent favors/decor | placesetting | gravy recipes | table | pumpkin pear crisps | wreath Graphic done in collaboration with Alli Michelle. Also, remember to host a gravy tasting party! More

quick tip: the best pies for your 69 cents

Hey everyone… I have a tip for you that will really help your summer/fall/winter/spring party planning. It’s something my mom showed me last year when planning my brother’s wedding. One very large store that we all love to hate (it rhythms with fall tart) carries these individual pies in really amazing boxes for 69 cents […] More

Clear Slime Recipe

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paper trees advent countdown

Can you believe it is time to start thinking about advent already!?! In just a couple weeks the season will begin and the countdown will be on. These festive tree boxes are a fun way to hide a collection of toys and treats for counting down the days. The graphic tree boxes would also make […] More

Flag Cake For Your 4th of July Celebrations

We have been feeling super patriotic this year, so it just seemed right to make a flag cake! These can be made super traditional with red, white, blue, stars, and stripes, or you can add in your fav colors and patterns to put your own spin on it. We are definitely taking this American flag […] More

birthday balloon bombing

My good friend Carly has the sweetest tradition with her daughter. Each year she sneaks in on her birthday, before anyone is awake, and fills her floor with balloons! Such a fun and festive way to start a birthday off right. I definitely recommend buying a couple packs of balloons (in their favorite colors), sneaking […] More

Pomegranate Fruit Cookies

This post was sponsored by Country Crock®. All opinions are my own. We have been having so much fun with all the different creations that can be made with the Country Crock® Make It Yours™ cookie recipe. Since I love to gift cookies this time of year, creating a mix-in of fruity pomegranate seeds is […] More

money balloons

Around this time of year I sometimes start to feel a bit like an ATM. Between weddings, graduations, birthday parties, and end of the year events – it seems I am giving out a lot of… cash. To indulge my creative side, while still allowing the graduate to get whatever he really needs (gas!) I’ve […] More

Go Glam with Hair Glitter

Glitz, glitter, and glam! Now, that’s a combo I can get down with, am I right? With this fun and easy hair glitter style, you will leave a dusting of sparkle wherever you go! Here are a few easy steps to create this stunning hairdo! How to style glam hair glitter There is a million reason […] More

Best Vacuum Sealer for Liquids: Top Picks

Food is not always safe from ‘bad’ bacteria even if it is stored in ​a refrigerator. It’s a given, but it is important to always store food properly.   One of the best ways to keep food from ​becoming a home to bad bacteria, which causes various illnesses, is vacuum packing – a method of […] More

we’re hiring + a summer update

We reached a huge milestone this week – we finished production on the book that will be coming out next summer! It feels so good to have that HUGE project done, and I am crazy excited to share it with you (Do I really have to wait 9 months!?!). I feel as free as a bunch […] More

How to Make a Movie Night Grazing Board + FREE Printable

When it comes to planning the perfect movie night there are two main components, a great movie and yummy treats. There is nothing better than settling down under a warm and cozy blanket, with a platter full of snacks and enjoying a classic movie. We have put together an ultimate movie night grazing board, with […] More

painted candles + small details

This week has been filled with major projects at home. We’ve been renovating what will become my office/studio (here’s the before shot), and putting together the rest of the heavier pieces in our new home. It feels good to make large scale progress, but all the work has made me long for the simple little details that […] More

tea party manners for kids

Teaching my kids how to act appropriately at parties is a high value around here. Having young children around can either make a party the best or the make it the absolute worst few hours of your week (all depending on how they act!). Last fall I shared how we teach our kids dinner party manners. With Mother’s Day […] More

reindeer bag party favors

We’ve begun the holiday party planning at school this week. There’s nothing quite like 24 kids all ramped up on sugar and excitement to make for a happy holiday! In one of the kid’s classes we are doing a reindeer game theme, which makes these bags a perfect gift to give with a small piece […] More

75+ of the Best 2021 Christmas Quotes to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s when we get to cozy up, listen to festive music while sipping hot cocoa and spend time with those we love. There are many ways to get in the Christmas spirit, and one of those is through quotes. We’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas […] More

Checkerboard Cake Recipe

Checkerboard cake is a fun, easy recipe that only requires a few simple ingredients. The cake displays a checkerboard pattern of chocolate and vanilla cake layers inside— a fun surprise for birthday party guests. Jump to recipe The ingredients in this recipe are common to most grocery stores, and finding a checkerboard cake pan in […] More

the easiest party streamers

I often get in the same discussion with friends, “I’d like to plan a cute party, but who has the time!” Well, decking a room out in fun festive style doesn’t have to take forever… It doesn’t even have to take the whole afternoon! These streamers scream party fun so flipping loudly, AND you can […] More

Christmas Perler Bead Patterns Snowflakes & Fun

Christmas perler bead patterns filled with snowflakes and fun. Perler beads are totally underrated and we have a bunch of kid friendly perler bead patterns that are getting us excited these days! Since I don’t think these fun little beads were around yet when I was wee kiddo (at least I don’t think ha), I’m […] More

The easiest pom-pom poof tutorial

These fun yarn pom poofs are perhaps the simplest and cheapest of projects of all, but one of my all time favorite! Make them in bright colors for an upcoming party or in white as a snowy winter decoration. I first loved them as hanging decor, then fell for them as whimsical cake toppers, before […] More

Pirate Party Games for Pirates Big and Small

So you’ve decided upon a Pirate-themed birthday party for your child. You’ve bought food, drinks, and party favors. You’ve chosen the pirate costumes and selected the party music. But what are you going to do for entertainment, matey? If you don’t entertain them, your pirates are going to get rowdy. Fortunately, there are many fun […] More

The cutest magical rainbow hair ever!

Inside: The cutest rainbow unicorn hair with these amazing pastel rainbow hair colors! Let’s become a real-life unicorns with pastel rainbow hair and a unicorn inspired sand art cake. Who says birthdays aren’t magic? Would you like a slice of cake with your rainbow hair? With gold specks in the rainbow unicorn cake mimicking the […] More

DIY Faux Fireplace – Make In 1 Hour

Creating a DIY faux fireplace at home will instantly take a room from bland to cozy and ready for all the seasonal fun coming your way. Creating this DIY faux fireplace ideas is way easier than you even imagine. With a simple electric fireplace box and a couple of supplies, you can create this custom cozy […] More

floral garden party

With spring having officially “sprung,” my entertaining philosophy has shifted completely to outdoor gatherings that celebrate blooming flowers and sunshine on bare shoulders. What better way to embrace the season’s bounty that by hosting a garden party, complete with loads of colorful vegetables (preferably picked straight from the garden!), a refreshing citrus cocktail and delicate […] More

watercolored vases

My latest DIY for Project Wedding is bright and cheerful, a nice break from the bleak winter weather this last week. Making your own watercolored vases is an affordable option for a spring wedding or party. To make them, you can use any type of plain glass (thrifted or saved from recent packaging will save […] More

How to Cook Lobster (fancy!)

Now that we are in the thick of summer. I’ve been thinking about a few things I really want to be sure we make happen. I know don’t live in Cape Cod, but I’ve found someone to teach me how to cook lobster because that is what I’m currently craving. Sometimes you just need a […] More

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

The gift guide is here!!! Below you’ll find all the presents that I’m excited to grab for some of the favorite people in my life. This year we are combining all the fun ideas into this one post, so you can be sure to find something your favorite hostess, BFF, kids or beau will love here. Enjoy! […] More

The Entertainer Gift Guide 2023 – 10 Festive Ideas

Inside: The Entertainer Gift Guide 2020 There is something so special about a gracious host or hostess, you know what I am talking about. We all have that one friend that always has their door open for any group of guests, and they usually serve up a pretty mean cocktail and an incredible cheese spread […] More

50 Christmas Crafts for Kids to Try in 2021

Christmas holidays are an incredible opportunity for you to reconnect with your kids. One of the best ways to do that is through activities like crafting. With some cute and simple DIY crafts, you and your kids can create some much-needed magic this Christmas. From decking the Christmas tree with ornaments to sending out thoughtful […]