April 30th, 2009 |

Fuschia & Yellow Spring Party

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 9th, 2009 |

COLOR: Sassy Sherbet

For my first post on COLOR, I decided to use a piece of Trina Turk for Schumacher fabric.  This new Collection is launching this Spring – and makes me dream of decorating a fabulous vacation home in Palm Beach!  Can’t you just picture the bold, vibrant colors….the clean, modern, white furniture….the pool in the [...]

April 1st, 2009 |

Easter: Coming up Daisies

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 |

Crazy Lady Birthday Lunch

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 27th, 2009 |

Game Night Party with Friends

Brighten your week with an impromptu game night filled with board games, comfort food and good friends.  Make a lot of finger foods that are easy to snack on between rolls, and then serve a hearty main course (such as chicken and white bean chili) as the night lingers on.

Use bright, colorful board games as your [...]

March 20th, 2009 |

Spring Fling Cocktail Party

I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO happy Spring is finally here…..it’s been a LONG winter!

Let’s welcome Spring with a casual cocktail party for friends….and you don’t have to make things difficult for yourself.  Choose a couple of fabulous drinks, some easy snacks…..and you will end up with a festive [...]

March 18th, 2009 |

Make a statement with flowers

 

Images: reflection thru mirror (via lastoriafoto.com), purple tulips (brides.com),
white peonies (via zoomphotography.com), yellow flowers [...]

March 16th, 2009 |

Flower Cupcakes

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 |

St. Patrick’s Day

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, [...]

March 15th, 2009 |

Party Dresses for the Little Hostess

Spring fashion is a time for blossoms and brights.

Here are a few of my favorite party dresses for the little hostess.

Images: pink floral dress (gap.com), blue stripe dress (bestdressedchild.com), yellow floral dress (nordstrom.com), burberry plaid [...]

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