Parisian Birthday Party

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{Black & Purple} Parisian Birthday Party My best friend celebrated her birthday last month, and I thought I'd take a tiny break from the fall and Halloween inspiration to share with you some pictures from her party! Jill represents all things classy, chic, and stylish - which, to me, also represent Paris. I helped style a small dessert table in the wine bar where we celebrated. To start, if … { read more }

City Cradle’s Fall Tablescape Challenge

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Fall is my favorite time of year and Nashville has finally decided to give me a break from the 105 degrees (at least until next summer). Fall brings cooler weather - perfect for outdoor celebrations! So, Vicky over at The City Cradle is such an inspiration and she recently had a Fall Celebration Challenge judged by some of my favorite designers including Jenn Sbranti of Hostess With the Mostess, … { read more }

Giveaway: Halloween Printables!

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HALLOWEEN PARTY PRINTABLES Eerily Elegant Halloween Collection I was so excited to hear from Gwynn Wasson Designs regarding her stylish Halloween printables that are out TODAY! Gwynn styled these fabulous tables to showcase her printables. The best part? They're FREE! Head right over and learn how you can download these fun printables for your Halloween party. I love anything green so … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Edgy and Elegant

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Edgy and Elegant I am so excited to be able to share this truly AWESOME wedding with you all! Starting with the couple themselves,  Marisa and Lawrence ("Loe")  grew up in neighboring towns but weren't formally introduced until after college at a bar (where the bartender would also become Loe's best man!) Then, choosing to get married on Friday the 13th, was a clue as to what a unique … { read more }

Rustic Halloween Dessert Table

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Rustic Halloween Dessert Table Kristy of Posh Pixel Design Studio sent me this Halloween dessert table designed by Tanya of Save the Date for Cupcakes. Tanya and Kristy collaborated on this fabulous table to showcase Kristy's limited edition Halloween Printables! To turn around a submission the next day while flying in from one of the busiest and most hectic weeks of my life (I apologize if … { read more }

Camp Out Treat Table

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Camp Out Treat Table Jeannie Gearin of Cakes by Jeannie sent me this Camp Out Treat Table that is perfect for the fall weather! All the treats she made sound delicious. Her framed menu for this treat table includes S'more Pops, Chocolate Confetti, Oatmeal Chunk cookies, Golden Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting, Sixlets, and Owl Cookies. Yum! Printables by: … { read more }

Pink-O-Ween Party: Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation

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Pink-O-Ween: Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to share Team Pinkoween with you not only because my father's mother is a survivor but also for the thousands of women affected daily by breast cancer. I was excited to design a pink, "glammed out" Halloween this year and thrilled to team up with Anders Ruff Custom Designs … { read more }

Silhouette Art by Vana Chupp

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Silhouette Art Vana Chupp of Le Papier Studio is an inspiration of mine. Professionally trained as an architect, she launched Le Papier Studio in 2008 after falling in love with the sweet art of silhouette after the birth of her son, Nikolas. Vana is also on our Paperie Guide where I have had the honor of getting to know her and her amazing designs. Vana's book, Silhouette Art, published by … { read more }

Vintage Nest Baby Shower

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Susan Gentile Photography of Sweet Vintage Nest Baby Shower

Vintage Nest Baby Shower There are so many fun ways to put together a Baby Shower, but this Vintage Nest theme is one of the most unique we have seen! Hosted by a group of truly creative girlfriends, the party for mom-to-be, Kelli and her little girl on the way had a decidedly whimsical flair. Highlighted by muted, yet lovely pinks, yellows and greens, the décor is truly befitting of the … { read more }

Introducing the Seasonal Celebrations Community

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Seasonal Celebrations Community You might have heard me on twitter mentioning a fun Halloween community, and it's LIVE! I'm so thrilled and excited that the fabulous team at BlogFrog have invited me to be a Community Leader for their brand new Seasonal Celebrations Community. The 4 other bloggers invited are Laurie of Tip Junkie, Liz of Hoosier Homemade, Marie of Make and Takes, and Amy of The … { read more }