June 4th, 2009 |
Sunflowers and black and white patterns – two of my favorites combine here to make one striking party! The inspiration for this party came from Carolyne Roehm’s new book, A Passion for Parties. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s an absolute must-read! Fabulous ideas and tons of eye candy.
Sunflowers are abundant during the summer months [...]
May 6th, 2009 |
A lot of the COLOR posts I do focus on the pretty, pale colors…..not today! Today is all about bold, bold, bold!
My inspiration today is a beautiful room I found on the Harlequin Fabric & Wallpaper website. Harlequin is a company in the UK [...]
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 10th, 2009 |
Today’s COLOR inspiration comes from the ocean blues and green that I pulled out of a selection of fabrics from Calico Corners. This modern combination will have sun seekers dreaming of the ocean!
Not only do I love the combination of colors – but also the playfulness of these patterns together. It’s great [...]
April 3rd, 2009 |
Now that Spring has Sprung, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining outside. Hosting a party in a garden setting is one of the easiest to do in terms of decor….you have nature right at your finger tips.
A Garden Party theme is great for a bridal or baby shower, birthday party, Easter or Mother’s Day…..start by [...]
April 1st, 2009 |
Easter is the start of the Spring/Summer event season. Bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, graduations, Mother’s Day…..so many parties, so little time!
Since we are now officially in the month of April, it’s time to start thinking about Easter. What are your plans? A family brunch, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a traditional Easter [...]
March 30th, 2009 |
One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.
A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time. So [...]
March 19th, 2009 |
I love those first few days of Spring. Everything is in bloom and everyone is just so happy to be back outside! Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding, and today I am going to show you an inspiration for a garden wedding with a sophisticated lilac & green color palette. [...]
March 16th, 2009 |
The flower cupcakes I posted a few weeks ago inspired me to do some Spring baking of my own.
I made these cupcakes for my friend’s birthday over the weekend and they were a huge hit!
You too, can create these flower cupcakes…..there is a daisy crown pan currently in Williams Sonoma stores that makes this little baking [...]
March 16th, 2009 |
The luck of the Irish will bring you good fortune with these recipes!
The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th – it is believed that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died that day in 461 AD. Today, it is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. People celebrate the day with parades, [...]