April 17th, 2009 |

Spring Flowers with an Edible Twist

Incorporate Spring’s fresh vegetables into your next centerpiece….here are easy-to-follow instructions from Epicurious on how to create a spectacular floral arrangement:

Step 1: Gather your materials

Materials needed:2 cube glass vases, one large (6″) and one small (4″); 1 small square  of floral clay; 4″-square flower frog; 5 floral stakes; 2 bunches peonies (approximately [...]

April 10th, 2009 |

COLOR: Ocean Blues & Green

Today’s COLOR inspiration comes from the ocean blues and green that I pulled out of a selection of fabrics from Calico Corners.  This modern combination will have sun seekers dreaming of the ocean!

Not only do I love the combination of colors – but also the playfulness of these patterns together.  It’s great [...]

April 9th, 2009 |

COLOR: Sassy Sherbet

For my first post on COLOR, I decided to use a piece of Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric.  This new Collection is launching this Spring – and makes me dream of decorating a fabulous vacation home in Palm Beach!  Can’t you just picture the bold, vibrant colors….the clean, modern, white furniture….the pool in the [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Baking with M & M’s

Who knew you could come up with so many cute baked goods….all by using M & M’s?!  One is cuter than the next, and would be perfect for a child’s birthday party, a Spring brunch, Mother’s Day….or to give to someone as a gift.

Check out Bright Ideas for the how-to’s for these [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Easy Way To Embellish Your Table

If you are looking to spice up your table, try these festive placecards.  Blumebud offers these darling placecard + bud vase in a variety of colors and patterns. What an easy way to embellish your table in a flash….great for those last minute dinner parties!

Images via Blumebud and Hostess with [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Flowers + Fruit = Stunning Spring Centerpiece

A simple idea from Williams Sonoma: using multicolored winter citrus fruits and the first blossoms of spring is all it takes to make an inventive centerpiece. You can reproduce it throughout the year with the hard fruits and flowers of other seasons.

Choose a wide, low, clear glass vase or container, so that [...]

April 5th, 2009 |

Easter Egg Decorating Party

Get creative with your eggs by hosting an Easter Egg Decorating Party!

The supplies are simple – dozens of eggs, bowls of dye, and maybe some things to add creative designs to your eggs, such as rubberbands, stickers and white crayons.  Set the dying station up in the kitchen (maybe use a plastic [...]

April 3rd, 2009 |

A Garden Party

Now that Spring has Sprung, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining outside.  Hosting a party in a garden setting is one of the easiest to do in terms of decor….you have nature right at your finger tips.

A Garden Party theme is great for a bridal or baby shower, birthday party, Easter or Mother’s Day…..start by [...]

April 1st, 2009 |

Easter: Coming up Daisies

Easter is the start of the Spring/Summer event season.  Bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, graduations, Mother’s Day…..so many parties, so little time!

Since we are now officially in the month of April, it’s time to start thinking about Easter.  What are your plans?  A family brunch, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a traditional Easter [...]

March 30th, 2009 |

Crazy Lady Birthday Lunch

One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.

A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time.  So [...]

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