Wedding Showcase: Stylish Sanctuary

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Wedding Showcase:  Stylish Sanctuary When I first saw the photos from this wedding just one word came to mind…WOW. Susan and Jim’s June affair took color and drama to another level. First and foremost, the centerpieces absolutely took my breath away- the bride and groom wanted the designs decorating the ballroom at the Park Hyatt to fit the feel of the sanctuary and these florals … { read more }

Holiday Party Planner

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Holiday Party Planner 2010 The holidays are here! This year, I had the pleasure of writing this Holiday Party Planner and working with Kristen Steele Photography for the beautiful images. It's jam-packed with all you need for 4 different party ideas from a tapas party to a cocktail party and everything in between! You'll find recipes, decor ideas, favor suggestions, and more! Click the image … { read more }

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

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First things first, congrats to AMY SMITH for winning the Little Monsters Giveaway! For those of you who did not win, we will have lots of additional giveaways soon and you can purchase Little Monsters HERE! Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes Halloween is all about the pumpkin. From carving to pie, the pumpkin is the iconic Halloween symbol. From the traditional pumpkin pie to the trendy pumpkin … { read more }

SURPRISE Giveaway: Little Monsters

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Little Monsters Giveaway Halloween is right around the corner, and it is time to whip up some spooky masterpieces from swampy dip to vampire bites! Author and photographer Zac Williams has created the perfect cookbook for your little Halloween monsters. In Little Monsters, published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers, you will find dozens of tasty treats sure to wow all the vampires, gremlins, and … { read more }

Circus Themed Wedding: Under the Big Top!

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Circus Themed Wedding When the talented ARBOREAL Paper showed me this Circus Themed Wedding, I fell head over heels in love! Such a whimsical twist to a special night and yet romantic and gorgeous too. Maybe it's because I write about parties, but I get asked at least once a week "what do you think you'll do for YOUR wedding". Note: not even engaged yet people. My answer is typically "something … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Silhouette Wedding

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Silhouette Wedding Loving the amazing details of today's featured wedding!  Chad and Allison were married in Fulshear, Texas in October of last year at Allison's parent's house.  The ceremony took place outside, while the reception was held in a tent.  Allison definitely has an eye for detail and came up with some seriously great ideas to personalize their reception! She covered plywood … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Edgy and Elegant

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Edgy and Elegant I am so excited to be able to share this truly AWESOME wedding with you all! Starting with the couple themselves,  Marisa and Lawrence ("Loe")  grew up in neighboring towns but weren't formally introduced until after college at a bar (where the bartender would also become Loe's best man!) Then, choosing to get married on Friday the 13th, was a clue as to what a unique … { read more }

Camp Out Treat Table

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Camp Out Treat Table Jeannie Gearin of Cakes by Jeannie sent me this Camp Out Treat Table that is perfect for the fall weather! All the treats she made sound delicious. Her framed menu for this treat table includes S'more Pops, Chocolate Confetti, Oatmeal Chunk cookies, Golden Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting, Sixlets, and Owl Cookies. Yum! Printables 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 }

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 }