November 10th, 2014 |

HOME for the HOLIDAYS

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Kelly Lyden shares her top personalized entertaining products from WH Hostess. Must-Haves for entertaining this holiday season at home, and they also make the perfect gift! [...]

January 15th, 2014 |

FAMILY ROOM UPDATE with CALICO

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I recently worked with Calico to create an update for my family room – adding in elements to our existing furniture to make it more….well, “me”. This space is heavily used by my family, but also where we do our casual entertaining.  I am thrilled with how it turned out and am excited to share a [...]

September 4th, 2013 |

FALL DECOR | GOURDS

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As much as I adore lush, summer gardens, I am looking forward into moving my decor (both inside and out) into Fall.  I love the rich colors, and the addition of pumpkins, gourds and moss to my home.  While perusing around Pinterest the other day, I came across this image from a reader’s flickr account.  Using [...]

July 18th, 2013 |

DREAMING of a LAKEHOUSE

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Here in the Midwest, we look forward to our summer months ALL YEAR LONG. Summer brings about bbqs and outdoor entertaining, lazy days at the pool, simple meals often finished off with s’mores or ice cream, and a renewed love affair with the local lakes.  We are fortunate to live just a couple miles from Lake [...]

April 9th, 2013 |

INTERVIEW | MADISON DALLAS

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Meet Kelli Ford, co-owner of the charming home and gift store, Madison, in Dallas, Texas and join us as she answers questions about infusing the modern monogram into your personal style. [...]

January 23rd, 2013 |

THE MODERN PLATE WALL

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I have an odd obsession with wall displays of beautiful plates.  I honestly don’t know where it comes from.  I think I like the dimension it gives to a flat wall, the ability to create a piece of art using items unique to your home.  Since our home renovation is basically done now (6 months after [...]

January 8th, 2013 |

WINTER BLUES

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My home is looking sparse these days.  Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it’s time to go “shopping” in my home and redo some displays. I have been collecting blue and white china pieces – plates, jars, vases – for years now. Do you remember this party I styled centered around them that graced the [...]

October 1st, 2012 |

DIY Pumpkin Topiary

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Things have been so hectic around here lately between some big projects, the start of fall parties, and finishing up {what I consider to be our BEST} holiday collection, so I haven’t had much time to decorate for the change of seasons.  I decided to take 30 minutes out of my Saturday to dress [...]

August 6th, 2012 |

Statement Centerpiece

Do you have a large dining room table and have difficulty finding a centerpiece that takes up enough space to make a statement?  This farmhouse trough is a perfect fix!  Lovely for a party, the flowers can be easily swapped out to coordinate with any color palette.  Happy Monday, Everyone!

Image via Laurie Anna’s [...]

June 14th, 2012 |

2 Parties | 2 Tables | 2 Nights in a Row!

It’s been a very busy start to June around here.  The launch of the summer magazine, a frenzy of party orders, custom party plans, lots of work on a new {top-secret} product for WH Hostess, even more work on a {very exciting, also top-secret} project for The Party Dress and photo shoots this week to bring [...]

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