{DIY Video} Entertaining Derby Style

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We are gearing up for horse-racing season - one filled with big hats, sun dresses, mint juleps, and of course - lots of entertaining! Ashley Brook Designs has created an exclusive DIY video for all of our readers just for the Derby occasion! I have been so excited about this since she shared her idea with me. Using just a few items, you can create a fabulous striped serving tray for your Derby … { Continue Reading }

{DIY} Lavender Easter Brunch

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Lavender Easter Brunch Lavender is such a soft pastel color and wonderfully Easter!  This Easter table is all shades of lavender and so fantasticallly elegant! The centerpiece was made using rye grass and lavender cupcakes.  Just take small purple tulips, wrap a little aluminum foil on the bottom of the stem and push into the cupcakes. Simple + elegant! We tapped the talents of one of our … { Continue Reading }

Bottle Your Brand: Personalized & Customized Labels!

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  BOTTLE YOUR BRAND We're excited to introduce you to an exciting company, Bottle Your Brand! Known for their personalized water bottle labels and customized stickers for all types of products, we are huge fans! Customizing a favor at your party or wedding is a great way to add a special touch! Here are some of the services Bottle Your Brand offers: You can … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: DIY Flower Easter Eggs

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Easter is right around the corner so it's time to start sharing some creative and crafty ideas for the season! First up is this "DIY EASTER EGG" idea inspired by one of our most popular posts, a feature of Frog Prince Paperie's DIY Pomander Flower Ball made the same way! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie is a crafty one for sure! I was so inspired by the pomander flower ball that I tried it on Easter … { Continue Reading }

Creative Dollar Tree Easter Craft Ideas

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Dollar Tree Easter Ideas for Parties One of the top questions I get asked on a regular basis is "How do you afford all the party decorations for each holiday and occasion?" My go-to is The Dollar Tree but each dollar store has goodies to be found! Most people might not think to head into their local dollar tree but when you entertain as much as I do, you'll find it has some fabulous crafty … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Cookies

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Really, does it get any cuter than this? St. Patrick's Day just got sweeter with these Pot O' Gold Cookies from The Sweet Adventures of Sugar Belle! We are thrilled that we can share the tutorial with you so you can make these cuties to celebrate the LUCKY day too! YOU WILL NEED: - 3-4 inch round cookie cutter - mini flower cutter, mashed into a cloud shape {from craft store like Hobby … { Continue Reading }

{Party Trends} Chalkboard Paint Ideas!

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CHALKBOARD PARTY & WEDDING IDEAS We are HUGE fans of chalkboard craft ideas around here! We've used chalkboard paint in our offices, homes, and of course.... PARTIES! Many of our readers have been chatting it up about their favorite chalkboard finds too, so we thought we'd dedicate a whole post to chalkboard. Drink Tags (LilBDesigns) Menu Board (source) Place Cards (House & Home) … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: DIY Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick

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Easter Bunny Cakes on a Stick We're excited for a FUN Easter DIY idea to get you ready for spring (after all, daylight savings is this weekend!) This one, friends, is EASY! We are not talking anything difficult, and it is a perfect and delicious DIY idea to do with the kids. We have all the details + products we used below but make this craft your own. Let your kids (or friends!) hang out and … { Continue Reading }

Tutorial: How to Make a Pomander Flower Ball

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Pomanders, or "Flower Kissing Balls" are gorgeous floral decorations at parties and weddings. It's name is from the French pomme d'ambre or apple of amber - a ball of perfume. They were carried to protect against infections and diseases by modifying bad smells. Interesting huh? Well, today they're used as a beautiful, hand-made decoration! My sweet friend Paula of Frog Prince Paperie (who I … { Continue Reading }

Winter White Picnic {Key to My Heart} + Vintage Tray Tutorial

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Key to My Heart: Winter White Picnic I was part of a fabulous design challenge over on A Subtle Revelry (formerly City Cradle). There were 4 participants. I chose a winter white picnic + key to my heart theme to match the design challenge theme of "so fresh+ so clean". Nashville has had LOTS of snow so I have been used to the "winter white" look around here. If you love this design, I'd love … { Continue Reading }