Creations, EZ DIY Birthday Decorations

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We go all out for birthdays around here, and we just celebrated a very special one     As in 1!     Baby Boy just turned 1!     We had a family party at his house with lots of cousins, presents and cake!     He was king for a day!     … Continue reading

Creations, Happy New Year Painted Bottle & Tray

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I am sure that by now all your gifts are bought and wrapped, your kitchen is full of fabulous homemade baked goods, and you are curled up by the fire just wishing you had a project~    HO HO HO! Well, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” but New Years generally comes right after Christmas… As I recently … Continue reading

Creations, Chalkboard Art “Recipes”

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Whenever I do a painting or a project, I like to have a plan, a “recipe” if you will, sort of like a map to refer to so you know where you are going… You can use your computer to make a collage of different words in different fonts, and add colors and shapes.  Of … Continue reading

Creations, Bloomin’ Ball Jars

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Today’s the day! CC’s first Birthday party! Roses are my weakness….I was only going to buy one bunch…. but I was so torn…and CC only turns 1 once! her birthday is really tomorrow but I much prefer pink to all that St. Patrick’s Day green! Just a little spray paint,  in white, ballet slipper pink, … Continue reading

Creations, Party Signs

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I promised to share the details for the Fiesta Party we had last weekend,  if you haven’t been to the party yet, click here I decided that some large, eye-catching signs would be a great way to add some drama and decor.  But I didn’t want to spend days painting signs. I picked up some … Continue reading

Party Panache, Fiesta!

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Time for the party!  This party actually started on Monday, so if you are just arriving, click here to sign the guest book and put a leaf on the wishing tree.  If you’d like a glimpse of the sweet treats we had on Tuesday, click here.  Now let’s join the Fiesta! If you look closely … Continue reading

Creations, Burlap Ruffle Table Runner and Ball Jar Party Favors

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For the recent “Cook Your App Off!” party we wanted to emphasize our beach theme with lots of decorative touches. Now, you are probably thinking, well, since the guests are bringing the food and their own drinks, these little lazy hostesses are just sitting around watching soaps and popping bon bons! Not so! We wanted … Continue reading

Tablescapes, 2012 Favorite Centerpieces

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Playing with tablescapes, centerpieces and vignettes is really a passion for me, I am constantly changing, rearranging and tweaking things around my house. When the seasons change, I get so excited about bringing a totally new look to our decor, mainly by using what I already have in different ways.   Just because you always … Continue reading

Party Panache, Baby He or Baby She?

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Last weekend we had a little shindig to celebrate the bundle of joy that DD [darling daughter] & NG [nicest guy, my son-in-law] are expecting in March.  We gathered the fam and a few special friends and had a “Reveal Party.” Reveal parties are all the rage right now, and let me tell you, it … Continue reading

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