Creative Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

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This year, I want to move past the simple "2 eyes, a nose, and mouth" jack-o-lantern and get a little creative with my designs! From monograms to geometric patterns, I hope you will get creative this year too! Send us your pictures and you could be featured in an upcoming post. And hop over to our Seasonal Celebration Community where we're chatting it up on fun pumpkin carvings! I adore … { 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 }

Witches Dinner Party

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Witches Dinner Party Photography by Kristen Steele Photography Inspired by these cute witches wine labels from PaperStyle, I designed a Witches Dinner Party shoot to inspire you for the upcoming Halloween season! I love that this label also comes in invitations so you can send them out to your favorite girlfriends. They can park their brooms at the door, and enjoy a night of spooky sips and … { read more }

Cupcake Skewer Contest: WINNER

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Cupcake Skewer Contest Winner Congratulations, Audrey. Thank you to absolutely everyone who emailed in their entries - and there were dozens of you. Even those who showed us your cupcake skewers after the deadline just because you wanted to break out the baking pans. And those of you who entered who had never even baked before this contest! We hope you had fun - and aren't they yummy?! The only … { read more }

Fall “Acorn Themed” Dinner Party Tablescape

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Fall Tablescape There is something about the cooler air that just puts a skip in my step. Granted...Nashville likes to take its sweet time getting out of the 90s, we have enjoyed a few breezy, cool days lately filled with football, food, and fun.  My talented Mom and I put together this fall tablescape because I love greens, golds, and eggplant purples. They're so regal and gorgeous. I found … { read more }

Halloween Mini-Cupcake Bouquet

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Halloween Mini-Cupcake Bouquet Who said bouquets had to be made out of flowers? I much prefer this fun edible version made from mini-cupcakes and created especially for Halloween!  This adorable (and delicious!) bouquet is super-easy to make and will work as your dessert and your centerpiece...here's what you do: Step 1- Bake Your Cupcakes Line your baking tin with some fun cupcake … { read more }

Top 5 Spooktacular Halloween Treats

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UPDATE - See Reader Submitted spooktacular treats below! Halloween is right around the corner so we're sharing our top 5 spooktacular Halloween treats! These are fun and fabulous recipes for kids and adults alike! Do you have a spooktacular recipe too? Let us know and you could be featured in an upcoming post. Creepy Deviled Eggs These fun treats are easy to make and jam packed with … { read more }

Sunshine & Love Bridal Shower

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Sunshine & Love Bridal Shower from Hostess With the Mostess Red and yellow have always been favorite colors of mine! Such a bright and cheery combo, these two made the perfect color scheme for Jennifer Sbranti's design of this Sunshine & Love Bridal Shower! Childhood friends with the bride, Jenn wanted to recreate the childhood fun feel so she made bicycles and the bright colors the … { read more }

Football Tailgate Party Tips

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Football Tailgating Tips With the cooler weather finally starting to arrive, I know it's time for football season - my favorite time of year! There is nothing I love more than enjoying a fabulous football game with friends. Tailgating is done a bit differently from school to school and team to team, but here are some tips I hope you can use for your own tailgate! Table Covering - I thought … { read more }