I’ve been bursing with excitement this year about the start of the Christmas season. I absolutely love Christmas. It’s truly my favorite time of the year. Our house is filled with Christmas carols and Christmas movies from the day after Thanksgiving. Every year I try to out-do myself with decorating, wrapping gifts and gobs of […]
It’s nearing that time of year again. It’s time to break out your writing hand, pick out a design and mail your Christmas cards. I both love and hate this part of Christmas. I love looking through everything and choosing my favorite design. I hate..and I mean HATE the cramps that come with signing and […]
First off, I want to apologize for the short post on Thanksgiving day. Things were crazy busy with my Brother-in-law and his wife coming to stay with us, baking desserts for Thanksgiving dinner, going to visit my husband’s cousin, and going to the Redskin’s game on Sunday. I’m exhausted all over again just thinking about […]
Happy Turkey Day to everyone! Taking a break today to enjoy time with family and friends, and to be thankful for all the wonderful things this last year has brought.
Can you believe it? Silhouette has teamed up with the TomKat Studio to do yet another giveaway this week! Don’t forget, they’re also selling the Silhouette for $199 on Cyber Monday with a roll of vinyl, a roll of transfer paper and a home decor CD. Just check back at TomKat or any of the […]
Just a quick post recapping some of the best fall and Thanksgiving finds of the season: Acorn Treats by Celebrate Today the Superchick Way A Whoot of Thanks by the Savvy Moms Guide DIY Thanksgiving Napkin Ring by Create My Event Cornucopia Cones via Design Dazzle Blue Thanksgiving Tables via Swanky::Chic::Fete Autumn […]
There have been some great Thanksgiving tablescapes out over the last few weeks. Seriously. I don’t know how many times I’ve just been completely awed over the creativity that is out there. The first tablescape that caught my attention was this vintage inspired table from Shindig Parties. It is so well layered. It also has […]
Yet another Silhouette giveaway over at Kara’s Party Ideas…I think that the Cricut may be hearing crickets if this keeps up! Head on over for your shot!
So I’ve been looking at getting a Silhouette for months now. My hands were so cramped after all that cutting to make paper flowers for T’s birthday party; I knew that I needed a machine like this. I really like the idea of being able to make my own designs for events, so a Cricut […]
Giving thanks today for my family and all the wonderful things that come along with it: Baby giggles…there’s really nothing better Baby bear hugs (nearly a tie with baby giggles) Large boxes that provide hours of fun The very first time T said “Mommy” and “Daddy” The first time T slept through the night The […]
It seems like Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without turkey and pumpkin pie; and typically I’m not one to mess with tradition. But I believe there is at least one dish that most people could do without. For me, it’s green bean casserole. It wasn’t a staple when I was growing up, and I […]
One of the biggest holidays I remember growing up was Thanksgiving. For several years, we packed up the family and made the day-long drive to our extended family out in Ohio. I remember running around my aunt and uncle’s house with our three cousins (just like T, I also have a cousin who is about […]
I have a confession to make. The whole reason I actually even got started with yesterday’s post was because I loved Paper and Cake’s printables. When I first saw those two designs, I fell in love with the Elegant Table design. It really made me wish I was hosting Thanksgiving this year (well, sort of). […]
There is some serious generosity going around blogland these days. Several amazing designers have put together free Thanksgiving printables for your turkey day. Use one, none or several, but show your thanks and stop by these incredible blogs: Paper & Cake is sharing not one, but two free printables. Choose between casual or elegant; either […]
Okay, so we’ didn’t actually see a ‘real’ bear. My brother, his wife and my niece came to visit us on Saturday. If any of you have ever read my Sister-in-law’s blog, you know that she refers to her daughter as “Little Bear” because of her love of growling. While she may have growled a […]
Image via FoodandWine.com The very first date Husband and I went on was to a wine tasting in Charlottesville, VA. Ever since then, we have become wannabe oenophiles (read: total wine geeks). We have visited most of the wineries in the Shenandoah Valley and several wineries in Maryland. When we got engaged, we celebrated […]
Long ago, before I ever had any intention of seriously attempting event planning as a profession, the Husband and I hosted our first (and only) Thanksgiving dinner. We had finally settled into our house, and having kids was still something we talked about doing ‘someday’. That was the first dinner party I had ever served; […]
Today I want to share with you a party that I saw Sunday by CupKate’s Events. Kate is a fellow Marylander, and is fairly new to the party scene in this area herself. I must say, I expect she will be taking this area by storm! She has put together some incredible events; and her […]
I know I sometimes paint a rosy picture of life with T; and honestly she’s a pretty good baby. But lately she’s taken to screaming. Oh the screaming. In public. In private. Anywhere and everywhere. The worst is when we’re out in public. Husband seems to think it’s only when she’s frustrated. I, however, think […]
Two years ago, after the Husband and I had finally finished decorating our house, we decided to have the family over for Thanksgiving dinner. Before and since then, I’ve found a few recipes that are worth repeating each year: Salad of Frisee, Radicchio, Pears, Pomegranate and Persimmons – FoodNetwork.com This salad is not […]
Like Stephanie over at Couture Parties, I love fashion. I guess you could say I love design of all kinds. But fashion is always close to my heart (you wouldn’t be able to tell by my wardrobe, but that’s a whole different post). Anyway, I was web browsing for fashion inspiration and Vogue’s photo shoot […]
I realized last week that I have less than six weeks until the start of the Year of the Party. As mentioned yesterday, I’m kicking everything off with a Christmas party for T and her little friends from school. I know. I’m insane to plan a party for kids between the ages of 14 and […]
Now that Halloween is over, I feel as though it is officially time to get started planning my Christmas party this December. I wanted to start my year of parties with Christmas because it is my favorite holiday season. It’s the time of year that makes you feel like a kid again. I love kids, […]
One of the best parts about being a parent is getting to enjoy all the kid stuff again-which makes the holidays SO. MUCH. FUN. And I really mean that. Although it wasn’t technically T’s first Halloween, that’s really how it feels. This was the first year that she went ‘trick-or-treating’ (really only three houses…but it […]
Welcome back to Pam’s party! We’ve already covered inspiration and the cupcake display…now it’s time for the cocktails! There are so many ways to make cocktails that fit your color scheme and that are tasty. Of course I recommend having an ice bucket filled with champagne, wine, water and a few bottles of beer (for […]
As I mentioned yesterday, today’s post will be all about detailing my proposal for Pam’s Create My Party Challenge. The color scheme is all creams, grays and greens. The theme of the party: Cupcakes and Cocktails! As I’ve mentioned about a million times, I have a massive sweet tooth…so I’m loving this theme! The Cupcake […]
I’m so excited today, because I’m finally getting to share some of my party planning ideas with everybody! For the last month and a half I have been coming up with ideas and plans for so many different events – most of which are too far away to be of any worth at this point. […]
As I was driving home from work today, I noticed that the leaves have finally started to turn in our neck of the woods. There’s still a lot of green on the trees, but now there’s a noticeable amount of red and gold speckled in. It is absolutely beautiful. To kick off fall (not Halloween) […]
In order to celebrate our anniversary last week, Husband and I went to one of our favorite sushi restaurants in the area. Between pregnancy and nursing, I hadn’t had a full sushi meal in almost two years. It was definitely time for some fantastic raw food-and was it ever spectacular! I enjoyed my old favorites.-spicy […]
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Had an incredibly busy weekend and don’t have time for a full post. Here are a few photos of what we’ve been up to this month. SaveSave
Dear Husband, I have tried to write this letter at least three different times. Each time, I’m at a loss for words. How can I explain to you how much you mean to me? Eight and a half years ago we were just kids looking to have fun on a Friday night. Who knew that […]