May 28th, 2009 |

Retro Citrus Party

I fell in love with this party by Lollipop Events and Designs featured on  Project Wedding!  Love, love, love the citrus colors and bold patterns!  Check out Project Wedding for simple, do-it-yourself ideas to create your own Retro [...]

May 22nd, 2009 |

Friday Night: The New Fish Fry

Remember that old Friday night fish fry?!  Update that concept by inviting friends over for a healthy dinner of cedar-planked salmon with seasoned lemon butter.  Serve up a green salad with serrano ham and a tomato vinagrette, iced tea, and chocolate orange cookie stacks for dessert.

To set the mood for this relaxed, modern patio, set your [...]

May 18th, 2009 |

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off to summer.  With temperatures finally rising here in the midwest – this weekend is the perfect time to host a Memorial Day BBQ!

Food for BBQ’s has to be one of the easiest – and everyone has their favorite summer dishes – so throw some burgers on the grill, toss up [...]

May 16th, 2009 |

A Birthday Celebration with an Asian Flair

Looking to throw a birthday party with a festive theme?

Try using an Asian theme…complete with paper lanterns, chopsticks and fortune cookies!

Set the stage for your celebration by setting up one long table and hanging paper lanterns above it to define the space.  Use shades of red, orange and pink, with accents of gold to set your [...]

May 15th, 2009 |

Domestic Diva Bridal Shower

Hosting a bridal shower for a bride-to-be that considers herself the next “Martha Stewart”!?  Host a Domestic Diva shower!

Invite your guests to an afternoon of culinary activities!  Send a festive invitation, like this one from Wedding Paper Divas, and include a recipe card and instructions for every guest to bring [...]

May 14th, 2009 |

Summer Luminaries

I am love, love, loving these summer luminaries!  How perfect for my preppy, summer BBQ’s?!

Sold in a set of 12 – they are perfect to use as a centerpiece vessel or hang them off shepard hooks lining a pathway.  So cute and charming….doesn’t it make you want to plan a clambake [...]

May 12th, 2009 |

Sips & Dips: A Cocktail Party

I fell in love with this invitation from Tiny Prints – Sips & Dips – what a perfect theme for my next cocktail party!

I’m having some old friends over to catch up, and I want to put together a party that is casual but chic.  A few great cocktails, some tasty appetizers [...]

May 9th, 2009 |

Purple Love

I’m normally a pink girl – but these images from Matthew Mead Style could make me become a [...]

May 8th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration for a Georgia Peach

Today I am answering an e-mail from one of my readers….

“I am in the beginning stages of planning my wedding and desperately need some help!  I am a southern belle and want to have an outdoor wedding in my home state of Georgia.  I’m looking for a color palette that incorporates the [...]

May 7th, 2009 |

Farmer’s Market Dinner Party

With the arrival of spring finally here, I am so enjoying cooking with the  light, fresh flavors of the new season. Asparagus, artichokes, strawberries – oh, the list could go on and on!   My favorite source for peak-of-season produce? The local farmers’ market.   Not only do I pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, many markets [...]

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