BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH KATE ASPEN

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There are so many wonderful sources for party decor nowadays and today, I wanted to share one of my favorites with you.  Kate Aspen is a go-to for wedding, shower, and party favors and they have even expanded into tabletop decor and accents.  In fact, the little ship wheel frames that were used at my baby shower were from Kate Aspen.  They have great customizable items as well which is always a nice option.  I planned a fun, celebratory birthday lunch {Read More}

WEEKEND RECAP

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This past weekend marked the last of busy work weekends before the baby arrives and I have to say, I’m glad things are slowing down a bit.  As much as I’ve tried to keep going full steam ahead, I’m starting to feel the fatigue and tiredness that’s inevitable at 34+ weeks.  I’m happy (and relieved!) that all went smoothly this past weekend and I’m looking forward to the smaller, more spaced out parties and projects over the next couple weeks.  Hopefully I’ll {Read More}

SET THE TABLE WITH WEDDING CHINA

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Along with the hours of dreaming up, planning, and executing a wedding, comes registering for gifts.  The most common items to register for are household goods which keeps to the tradition of creating a new home and a new life with your significant other.  Formal china is on every wedding registry that I have seen and for a good reason– who doesn’t daydream about hosting the perfect holiday or dinner party for family and friends?  It’s a heartwarming sentiment and {Read More}

WITCHES’ BREW BAR FOR POTTERY BARN

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Today, I’m thrilled to have my “Witches’ Brew Bar” featured on Pottery Barn’s blog!  Check it out here.  When Pottery Barn contacted me to do a collaboration for Halloween, I was inspired by their seasonal barware.  It’s fun and whimsical yet still sophisticated so I thought that putting together a “grown up” party idea would be perfect.  I decided on a classic color scheme of orange, black, and silver, and started off by laying a simple black tablecloth across a {Read More}

INTRODUCING: THE CAKE THAT ATE PARIS

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Thanks to social media, there’s inspiration to be found around every corner of the internet and access to images from around the world is readily available.  I came across The Cake That Ate Paris on Instagram and was immediately enamored by pastry chef Bree’s stunning creations and exquisite taste.  I always say that my favorite part about creating mini desserts and dessert tables is the design aspect that goes into it and Bree clearly has an eye for design.  Each of her {Read More}