{Recipe} Chocolate Espresso Ganache Tarts!

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chocolate espresso ganache tart
Philips Saeco Syntia Focus Espresso Machine

Being a blogger has its perks. Like when Philips Saeco asked if I wanted to try out their Syntia Focus Automatic Espresso Machine. Why yes, I sure do! I'm not a huge fan of plain ol' coffee but a spruced up pumpkin spice latte (which this can make like no other) or a rich hazelnut espresso? Heck yes. In fact, my husband loves it so much that it's the first thing he does in the morning and when he … { read more }

Fun invitations, stationery, + gifts for Fall!

Fall Invitations, Stationery, + cute gifts

One of my favorite places to shop for paper items + cute gifts is Polka Dot Design! I wanted to share some of my favorite fall items from PDD! If you’re hosting a fall party or if Thanksgiving is at your house this year, take a look at these cute invites + party supplies! They are the perfect way to celebrate the season in style. FALL FAVES Spiced Tartan Invitation Asian Grillwork Bamboo … { read more }

Sip in Style with SPINDRIFT! Sodas + Sparkling Waters!

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There is a new sparkling water + soda in town! SPINDRIFT is a company I was introduced to a few weeks ago, and I have enjoyed sipping in style during these hot summer days. They first created a line of sodas and launched sparkling waters this summer! The waters are what I am loving because they have the slightest hint of flavor (and only fresh ingredients) and keep you fully refreshed! So what … { read more }

{Summer Cooler} Pina Coladas & Mojitos!

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We're all busy, right? When you go to a friend's house for a party - what do they usually offer you to drink? Wine or beer. You'd probably say "a..wha?!" if they offered you a Pina Colada or Mojito, right? I love a handmade cocktail just like the next person but having all those ingredients on hand and whipping it up by order is a bit difficult (especially when you're trying to get dinner on the … { read more }

Favorite Stationery + Invites from Tiny Prints!

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custom party mint tins
baby girl photo 1st birthday invitation

TinyPrints has so many cute paper goodies (and their new photobooks).  With so many options though, how do you narrow it down to the absolute cutest? Well, I'm sharing my favorites for you today! Have other faves? Share them in the comments below (you might even win your fave from us!). My FAVORITE product are the GIFT STICKERS. They can be used for almost anything from labeling childrens' … { read more }

Favorite Stationery + Party Invitations!

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circus party invitation
honey do list pad

Our fun paper store got a little web updating, and it's back in action so I want to highlight a few of my personal faves from the shop! Personalized stationery is a must-have for not only thank-you notes but also personal correspondences. Send a friend or family member a note this month - it will make their day! SALE: Now through Sunday, August 28th - buy return address labels and double your … { read more }

{Favorite Finds} Ellen Allen Harwood Plates

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Happy Weekend! We're stopping to share one of our new FAVORITE finds for stylish entertaining! You might remember us sharing our love for Ellen Allen's designs from this Blue + White Tablescape, and now they've done it again with their Green Harwood melamine plates! One of their many designs that will be introduced in their new line of melamine plates, the Green Harwood plates are perfectly … { read more }

Pizzazzerie Loves Small Businesses! {Win an Ipad 2}

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Being an entrepreneur was definitely something I didn't set out to become when I graduated but I wouldn't change a thing about my career and the joy it brings me on a daily basis. Every day is an adventure, that is for sure! Read a DAY IN THE LIFE OF COURTNEY DIAL. There are challenges + joys, both of which make me a stronger person. So many small businesses (local + online) are changing lives and … { read more }

{Baby Showers} Lollipop Onesies from Rosenberry Rooms

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One of my favorite color schemes is a red + aqua, and I think it is perfect for a whimsical baby shower (a fitting combo for gender neutral showers too)! So when Rosenberry Rooms shared their Lollipop Bodysuits with me, I instantly knew they would make a darling baby shower centerpiece! Shaped like lollipops, they unfold to cute ONESIES! Love! This is the perfect way to decorate and give a gift to … { read more }

{Featured} My Little Jedi

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my little jedi

We are so excited to feature My Little Jedi to all of you today! Vesna, creator and owner of My Little Jedi is a charming 'party gal' in Australia! Her shop features whimsical and creative party printables that we just adore. You might remember seeing them in this Vintage High Tea Birthday Party we featured. Take a look at their new products + some of our favorites too.... Printables make … { read more }