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 […]

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 […]

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