October 2nd, 2009 |

Halloween Treats

I have so many fun Halloween treats to share with you today….perfect for an upcoming party, school event, or just a fun activity to do with your kids!  If you start  baking today, you might just be able to get thru all of these cute ideas by Halloween!

Mini ghost cupcakes are light and fluffy, and have [...]

September 29th, 2009 |

Real Party: Cupcakes, Flowers & all things PINK!

 

Today’s party is so fun for me to post….it’s the birthday party of my best friend’s daughter!  I am so fortunate to be called “Auntie Kelly” by this darling little girl, Emma.  And am so excited to share some of these adorable details that her mom, Teresa, did for her [...]

September 22nd, 2009 |

Candy Apples

Aren’t these just about the prettiest candy apples you have ever seen?!  A perfect treat for any Fall party, candy apples can be customized to any flavor.  Country Living has a great basic recipe, as well as an updated version called the pistachio chocolate apple.  Yum!

The added touch of the ribbon-wrapped stick truly make this a [...]

September 11th, 2009 |

Children’s Birthday Party: Monkey Mania!

My god-daughter was nick-named “Monkey” basically from the day she was born…..so I am always looking for cute monkey-themed party ideas for her.  This Monkey Mania party would be perfect for a little boy or girl!

 

Invite your guests to join in on the Monkey Mania with this adorable invitation from Minted.  It would be perfect for [...]

September 2nd, 2009 |

REAL PARTY: Doll-Inspired Sweet Soiree

I have an adorable party to share with you today….it was sent to me from Laura of Sweet Soiree in San Antonio, Texas.  Her friend asked her to create a doll-inspired party for her daughter’s 2nd birthday.  Here was her inspiration:

And here is what she came up with!

How darling is this?!  Laura used this [...]

August 19th, 2009 |

Peaches!

Make the most of peach season with 8 of my favorite recipes!

These appetizers taste refreshingly like SUMMER!  Try pancetta-wrapped peaches, peaches with serrano ham and basil, a grilled peach and mozzarella salad, or pizza with peach, prosciutto and goat cheese.

Freshen up your dessert repertoire with these sensational treats!  Fresh peach gelees, grilled [...]

August 14th, 2009 |

Dinner Party: Straight Off The Grill

We love entertaining at home, so I am always looking for new recipes and creative ways to set my table.  I think this dinner party invitation from Minted sets the tone for a casual, yet polished evening.  Setting the table is easy for me during the late summer months.  Sunflowers are in bloom and [...]

August 10th, 2009 |

A Colorful Birthday Party

I thought we needed a “colorful” inspiration for a Monday morning….how are you going to infuse color into your next party?

Images: party table (inmagine.com), centerpiece (nancyliuchin.com), place setting (socialcouture.com), plates and [...]

July 30th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Pretty in Plaid

For a summertime wedding full of charm, take some old “country” ideas and update them to create a modern event that will have the town talking for weeks!  If you are a bride planning an outdoor, casual wedding, opt for a short wedding gown, such as this one from Amsale.  Short and sassy will [...]

July 1st, 2009 |

A Very Berry Dessert

Ingredients

2 envelopes (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
2 cups white grape juice
1/2 cup sugar
5 1/2 to 6 cups (about 2 pounds) mixed fresh berries, such as strawberries (hulled and halved), raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

Directions

In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup grape juice; let soften 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat sugar with another 1/4 cup [...]

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