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 […]

April 29th, 2009 |

Celebrate Mother’s Day on the Patio

Celebrate the women in your life this year with lunch on the patio.  Outdoor entertaining can be easy – a simple menu, a refreshing cocktail and a clean, Spring-like table will set the mood for a festive day!

Set up your party out on the patio with a color palette of blue & white, with an accent […]

April 24th, 2009 |

Kentucky Derby: Day in the Garden

For 135 years, the Kentucky Derby has been everyone’s race – from the dapper men and beautiful women, all in hats and […]

April 23rd, 2009 |

Creative Spring Centerpiece

I love this idea from Simply Stated…..what a great centerpiece idea for Mother’s Day, a baby shower or little girl’s birthday party!

What You’ll Need:

Sharp scissors
Drinking straws
2 boxes of wheatgrass (sold in flats or boxes at health-food stores and flower shops)
12 to 16 gerbera daisies
A pencil

For such a creative look – this is […]

April 22nd, 2009 |

May Day Flower Basket

One of the most popular May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers on a neighbor’s doorknob. The trick is you don’t want the neighbor to see you.  If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss!

Put a smile on your neighbor or friend’s face this […]

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