Styled Floral Favors for Martha Stewart Weddings!

Floral Truffle Favor!
Pizzazzerie featured on @MarthaWeddings

You might have seen our little news here, and I'm over-the-top excited that the feature went live on Martha Stewart Weddings! When the editors first contacted me, I was completely ecstatic. Create and style a project for MS Weddings? Of COURSE! The project features the hues from this spring's issue - cornflower blue + melon orange. Very pretty and perfect for spring. I decided to come up with a … { read more }

Fun News for Bloggers, Designers, Crafters, etc!

Graphics for Bloggers, Designers, etc!
Graphics Shop for Bloggers, Crafters, Party Designers, KoriClark.com

SO excited to share this EXCITING new shop that has opened up from my dear friend Kori Clark of Paper & Pigtails. Kori has helped me with more projects than I can even name (from the logo for Spiced to my Rehearsal Dinner). She's a total party rockstar and someone I truly admire. This graphics shop idea has been in the works for a bit so I'm SO EXCITED it's open! Are you a blogger, party … { read more }

Frostings Cookbook on Pre-Order + Free Calendar!

Praise for Frostings by Courtney Whitmore
If you love Frosting, you NEED this book!
Cake Design! Frostings book by Courtney Whitmore pizzazzerie.com

Oh my word, I wish you could have all been here with me last weekend when my early author copy of Frostings arrived. I am pretty sure I scared the FedEx guy. A lot. I was completely 110% giddy. This book was such a labor of love.I began working on it while I was engaged and shot it late last summer here in Nashville with Kyle Dreier (who also photographed my Push-Up Pops book). I had the gorgeous … { read more }

Children’s Book Themed Baby Boy Shower!

If You Give a Dog A Donut Baby Shower Cake
Baby Shower Book Themed Details!
Baby Shower Book Themed Details!

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a sweet baby shower for my friend Kristen Steele. She's awaiting the arrival of a darling baby boy so it was an absolute pleasure to shower her + the little one with a baby shower. It was yellow, baby blue, and navy themed with Children's Books incorporated throughout! We built up baby boy's library with all the classics. It was such a wonderful time, and I … { read more }

Lavender Mint Juleps + Derby Party Ideas!

Free downloadable lavender mint julep card for Kentucky Derby parties!
"Hold Your Horses" Derby Party Ideas
Gold + Lavender Derby Party Ideas!

Hold Your Horses! It's time for a little Derby party inspiration and a darling free cocktail card you can print for your own party. Here's the back story to this little display! Above my desk I have 3 southern gold-foiled prints from Stephanie Creekmur. I happen to think she hung the moon and was at the front of the line when God handed out creative talent. Truly! So we decided that the "Hold Your … { read more }

“The Perfect Pair” Wine + Cheese Bridal Shower!

Host a "Perfect Pair' Wine + Cheese Bridal Shower
Wine and Cheese Bridal Shower
Spray Paint Wine Bottles for Quick + Easy Table Decor

Hosting a bridal shower is quite a fun fete. What will the theme be? How will you make decorations? What food will you serve? All the questions swirling around for how to make it a memorable shower for the lovely couple! I'm excited to share my "Perfect Pair" shower idea with you. Pair wines, cheese, and other accoutrements for a tasty and chic evening shower. Whether you're hosting a couples … { read more }

My Wedding Cocktail: Tennessee Iced Water!

Southern Wedding Cocktail Hour
Southern Wedding Cocktail Hour
Mini Soda Bottles at Black and White Wedding

I'm still gleaming from seeing my wedding featured by Martha Stewart Weddings! I thought I'd break it down here in a few posts about specific details. Cocktail time is first! I love the idea of a "signature cocktail" that the couple chooses to have ready-to-go for wedding guests. It can be their favorite drink or perhaps one with some significant meaning to the couple. Lots of couples are … { read more }

Free April Desktop Calendar | Frostings Book!

Free Desktop Calendar 2013
Free April Desktop Calendar 2013

I'm in complete denial that it's almost APRIL! Where in the world did the first 1/4 of 2013 go? I am looking forward to warmer weather (it's currently snowing in Nashville, what the what!). A new month means a new sneak peek picture of my 3rd book - Frostings - which will release this summer. **Tossing Confetti** Kyle Dreier + I chose this picture because it reminded us of the warmer weather … { read more }

A Culinary Tour of Chicago!

Cracker Barrel Bloggers
Cheese Food Styling by Pizzazzerie
Chicago Brunch

I'm so exited to share this little recap with y'all. I have partnered with Cracker Barrel Cheese to bring you a series of culinary + entertaining ideas all around.. you got it.. cheese! Specifically, Cracker Barrel's delicious cheese (the Vermont White Cheddar? oh my gosh, my new fave + the Jalapeno has my hubs on a serious cheese kick). I'll be sharing recipes, cheese pairing tips, cheese plating … { read more }

Behind The Scenes: Taking Photographs for the Blog!

Samoa Doughnuts!
Food Photography Blog Set-Up
Blog Photography Set-Up

Recently, I posted a picture of my new tripod on Instagram and got some responses that led to the creation of this post. I've also gotten a few emails of people asking what camera I shoot with, how I set up my shoots, what lighting products do I have, etc. So this post was born, and I hope it helps answer all your questions if you're a blogger, shop owner, or just want to get better at taking … { read more }