March 16th, 2010 |
Corned beef – you crave it once a year around St. Patrick’s Day – you cook it, it tastes amazing – but what do you do with all of the leftovers?! Corned beef sandwiches are great (check out this post from last year for a delicious idea!), but if you are looking for something new, give [...]
March 10th, 2010 |
I have had multiple people e-mail me lately asking if there are certain books that I pull inspiration from regularly. Instead of respond to each of them, I decided I would share them with all of you! Whether it’s weddings, parties, food, or just an updated floral arrangement I am looking for – these are my [...]
March 9th, 2010 |
Thrift store finds and a sophisticated color palette come together to make this Vintage Glam Barbie Party a hit. Pull out your old Barbies or find some vintage reproductions for your daughter’s birthday or a girl’s day out.
Black and pink are always fun paired together but keep things light by using two colors of [...]
March 2nd, 2010 |
I have decided that I have seen ENOUGH snow for one season. It’s time to move on to Spring! Bright colors, cocktails on the patio, gathering friends to celebrate a special occasion. I get requests all of the time for engagement party ideas…..but this inspiration could also be used for [...]
February 22nd, 2010 |
When it comes to incorporating the style ideas from our trend alert (Farmhouse Chic) earlier today into entertaining, there are a few key elements: a relaxed, natural decor, spring-like colors, and comfort food.
This invitation from my stationery line, WH Hostess, sets the tone for a cozy brunch, and also gives [...]
February 12th, 2010 |
Fat Tuesday is coming up! (Tuesday, February 16th) Here are some fabulous recipes to help you host your own Mardi Gras feast!
Jazz fest cocktail, cajun corn maque choux, citrus-marinated shrimp with louis sauce, shrimp and chicken etouffee, fried crawfish salad, king cake and [...]
February 8th, 2010 |
When it comes to party requests, the one I receive the most is for a nautical theme. Baby showers, first birthday parties, summer cocktail parties. Ideal for spring and summer parties, and perfect for a boy or girl. Crisp navy and white, accented with either yellow or red….it has the makings for a darling [...]
February 4th, 2010 |
If you plan on making chili this weekend for the big game, check out this idea:
Serve up smaller portions (perfect for snack food or an appetizer) by scooping out the center of a dinner roll, and filling it with chili and toppings to create a mini-bread bowl. Too cute, right?!
If you are looking for some chili [...]
February 3rd, 2010 |
The snow here in Chicago has me dreaming of the parties I will throw this summer in my new backyard. Top of my list?! A lemonade lunch. Totally inspired by this table setting created by Sharnel in Australia (it is summer there….), here are a few things that I would include: