“Puppy Love” Valentine’s Party

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Puppy Love Valentine's Party Ready for serious cuteness? Puppies are the ultimate lovers, and since I don't have a puppy (yet), I invited over some friends' pooches for a Puppy Love Valentine's Party! Thanks to Kristen Steele Photography for the darling pictures! For a natural look, I started with burlap fabric draped across a low table. Burlap can be found in a few shades and colors at … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Purple & Pink Valentines!

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Purple & Pink Valentine's Are you ready for Valentine's Day?! No worries, here are a few tips and tricks for styling a simple table for a love-filled gathering! -Wreaths aren't just for doors! Look for pre-made wreaths at the craft store or make your own! Glue silk flowers to a heart shaped cut out and hang with fishing line to add a touch of the Valentine's spirit to your party … { read more }

{Love Bites} A “Bittersweet” Valentine’s Party (and a Giveaway!)

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A "Bittersweet" Valentine's Party Jen of Blush Printables and I teamed up for a dreamy yet humorous take on this romantic holiday. Inspired by lyrics of popular love songs and common "love" phrases, Jen designed all the party printables and paper goods for this shoot. I almost squealed when I saw it all - her work is outstanding. From the shimmer paper to the tiny details on each design, her … { read more }

{Tiny Prints} Valentine’s Invitations & Cards

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Tiny Prints Valentine's Day! Tiny Prints has you covered this year for Valentine’s Day, from Group & Photo Cards to Party Invites and even Photo Gifts. But, the big news for 2011 is the Tiny Prints Greeting Card Collection, which lets you create individual personalized cards with photos starting at $1.99. They have everything from romantic to sentimental to hilariously funny and suggestive … { read more }

Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party – Year of the Rabbit

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Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party February 3rd kicks off the two week long Chinese New Year celebration - The Year of the Rabbit. Kelly Lyden of The Party Dress & WH Hostess submitted this vibrant and fun Chinese New Year 1st Birthday Party! Kelly and I spent some time together at the Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers Event in NYC last month, and I am even more inspired by her! She is … { read more }

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Party & DIY Sugar Heart Boxes

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St. Valentine's Day Dinner Party Did you know that the oldest paper valentine believed to exist is in the British Museum?  It was written in 1415. St. Valentine's Day is a perfect time to have a dinner party where you might even ask your guests to come dressed as a famous lover!  Make heart-shaped sugar containers and fill with chocolate candy as favors.  These charming containers are … { read more }

“Tweet Treats” Valentine’s Party!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Megan Ogulnick, winner of the RedStamp Valentine's Sticker Giveaway! Enter to be 1 of 4 winners in our Design Editor Valentine's Printable Giveaway! Valentines Party When I was in New York in January, I met Nancy of AtoZebra Celebrations and Rebecca of Fresh Chick Design Studio. These 2 are TALENTED and quite possibly the cutest ever. So when … { read more }

Design Editor: Valentine Printable Giveaway!

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Design Editor Valentine's Day Printable Giveaway Let me introduce you to Catherine, owner of Design Editor, who certainly knows her design!  Her blog is a place that celebrates all things design, and she recently launched a fabulous Etsy shop called Print! By Design Editor.  These two kits are romantic and fun and come with lots of options to mix and match to create some fun Valentine's for … { read more }

Valentine’s Party: Doughnuts & Coffee

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Doughnuts & Coffee Nicole of Dough-a-Deer shared this cute Valentine's party with me. She is the master of the doughnut, as I like to call her. Doughnuts are rising in the ranks as the next popular "sweet treat" so testing some out and serving them with coffee is the perfect excuse for a Valentine's party! Using small cups to hold candies (top right above) is a great way to let your … { read more }