May 11th, 2009 |
Memorial Day is truly the start of summer and is typically celebrated by neighborhood BBQ’s – what could be better than a backyard of freshly cut grass, newly planted flowers and the smell of the grill?!
A Memorial Day Pool Party!
My favorite neighbors have had their backyard under construction for the [...]
May 5th, 2009 |
Looking for the perfect accessory to update your home this Spring?! Look no further….the hottest accessory out there is the lantern. Used both inside and out, lanterns add a touch of style by day and a stunning glow by night to any room. Perfect for outdoor entertaining, you can get so creative with these!
April 30th, 2009 |
Now the weather is starting to get nicer, my mind keeps filling with ideas of outdoor entertaining. I live in the Midwest, so there are only a few months out of the year that you can actually throw a party outside. There are just so many options – pitch a tent in your backyard, [...]
April 29th, 2009 |
This Spring, encourage your kids to explore the backyard by throwing a Safari theme birthday party!
This easy-to-do adventure will thrill your smallest explorers….here are a few ideas:
Use postcards of Africa as your invitations – write something cute, like “We are going WILD for Matthew’s 5th Birthday!”
To decorate your house and yard, make an animal track [...]
April 26th, 2009 |
Cinco de Mayo (otherwise known as the 5th of May) is a day to party and to celebrate, and also a good time to get a taste of Mexican culture. If you can gather some festive drinks, colorful decorations and try your hand at some traditional Mexican food….you can throw a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
If you’re [...]
April 23rd, 2009 |
Yellow – one of my favorites! By pairing it with different colors, it can take on so many different lives.
Pair it with pink, orange, turquoise – it becomes a bit of a fiesta! Placed with black & white – it is bold. Nestled between sky blue and pale green, it is the [...]
April 22nd, 2009 |
May Day is a celebrated tradition all over the world. Celebrated on May 1st (half way between the spring equinox and the summer equinox) the traditions surrounding May Day vary by country. The common theme in most celebrations – the use of flowers!
May Day is a wonderful opportunity to gather your loved [...]
April 17th, 2009 |
Start off BBQ season with a couples shower full of cowboy boots, rustic centerpieces, and plenty of good old-fashioned BBQ food! This adorable invitation from Wedding Paper Divas says it perfectly – “Yee Haw!”
Send your guests home with the perfect BBQ favor – s’mores in a bag! Little effort to assemble….big impact [...]
April 17th, 2009 |
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 15th, 2009 |
I love these exquisite hand blown glass tealight holders, designed by Marie Olofsson for Sagaform. This unique Swedish designed votive will add a warm glow to any room or outdoor table setting. The simple, modern design is made from two pieces of glass. Lift the top, place in a votive candle, cover and it [...]