{Update} 5 Months Until My Wedding!


Last June, when I announced my engagement, many of you asked if I would regularly update Pizzazzerie with wedding tidbits. Yes, I said! Well, apparently 7 months have gone by and I've yet to update ya'll! I had no idea I'd write two books (2nd releases Aug. 2012), raise a wild puppy, get some more big news (coming soon) all within these 7 months. Sorry, guys! But now I'm here to update you on all … { read more }

Join me at Amber Housley: Inspired!


Hey Ladies! I'm so excited to share that I'll be speaking at an amazing workshop for those looking to get inspired and grow their creative businesses. Amber Housley is the leading lady and quite the entrepreneur! I'm so lucky to speak at this incredible workshop, and want to tell you a bit more about it should you wish to join me! {all attendees get a signed copy of PUSH-UP POPS too! … { read more }

2012: The year of Push-Up Pops!

Push-Up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore

This coming year will bring lots of excitement for Pizzazzerie! Push-Up Pops (available for pre-order now) will hit shelves and ship to doorsteps on March 1st! Not long after, in August 2012, my second book will be released (stay tuned for more info on it, but it's all about candy). With 2012 around the corner, I thought I'd share another sample page from the book (for previous info on it - see … { read more }

My Tiny Prints 2011 Christmas Card!

New Years Photo Card
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Tiny Prints Christmas Holiday Card

I teamed up with Tiny Prints for Christmas cards this year, and I'm so happy with how they turned out! Black + white stripes is a fave of mine (in fact, black/white stripes appear somewhere in both my books - and will be a signature pattern in my wedding next June). I love how we were able to get Henry in there too! I'll be mailing these in vibrant red envelopes with a custom return address stamp. … { read more }

Sterling Vineyard Event in NYC


A short note to say hello from NYC where I judged the Sterling Vineyard's 1st annual Ultimate Host Challenge along with 3 other fabulous writers/bloggers + Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi! It was an amazing event with four fabulously decorated wine parties that all deserved to win. We could only choose one however, and congratulations to Julie Hesson for her WINNING tablescape/party and $40,000! We are … { read more }

Announcing PUSH-UP POPS (Spring 2012) by Courtney Dial Whitmore!

Push-Up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore

Hi everyone! I'm very excited to announce my book topic + share the cover! I have been working on this since last summer, and I'm so very thrilled to share more information with ya'll!  The book is off to print and will be released in the spring, so stay tuned for pre-order info! PRAISE FOR PUSH-UP POPS by COURTNEY DIAL WHITMORE (Gibbs-Smith, 2012) "Push-Up Pops are the perfect treat for … { read more }

Preppy + Striped Save-The-Dates from Custom Paper Works

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pizzazzerie wedding save-the-dates by custom paper works

I'm knee-deep in planning my wedding and of course, loving every minute! I should be spending *more* minutes on it, however, but the book deal and other projects have me pretty slammed. That's where my love for Custom Paper Works comes in. Kate is a design genius. I first worked with Kate on my "Midnight" Themed New Years Eve shoot last year, and my jaw dropped when she sent me the paper goods for … { read more }

Party Girls Rock Memphis: JOIN US!


JOIN ME IN MEMPHIS I'm <---------------THIS-------------> excited to be the special guest for the Children's Party Network event in Memphis this November! I've just heard that there are only a handful of spots left so get yours ASAP if you want to hang out in fun + funky Memphis with me in just a month! TICKETS will be ON SALE through October 14 (or until SOLD OUT). The Memphis … { read more }

We support CURE Childhood Cancer!


I Support CURE's Kids! Did you know that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? I am supporting CURE Childhood Cancer, an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime. This year I am actively participating as a blogger in the CURE Community, helping to raise awareness and get others involved in helping CURE. Having personally … { read more }

Engagement Pictures by Kate Whitmore

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engagement picture 94

chris + courtney Though I prefer to have every single post dedicated to entertaining + parties, I did want to sneak in a few of the engagement pictures shot by the fabulous Kate Whitmore Photography! She's not only a talented photographer but also my future sister in law and one of my new best friends who continuously makes me smile and adore my new family! We headed out along with her husband, … { read more }