A Lavender and Wheat Themed Welcome Reception

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  The kids and I have just returned from summering in Kansas with my husband, and while I was out there I helped decorate for an afternoon welcome reception for a group of military spouses. | Photo credit: Cornerstone Photography | We used a lavender and wheat theme since both of … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Appetizers

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  These are truly the dog days of summer--I think it's been over 100° for the last two weeks straight!  You won't catch me near a hot oven right now if I can avoid it, so today I'm sharing some of my easiest and yummiest appetizer recipes (I'll admit that I can make a meal out of these if I'm … [Read more...]

How Sweet It Is Graduation Stickers

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  It's that time of year--graduation is upon us!  Whether it's high school, college, or grad school, this is one of the "big four" life events, as we call them at our house. When I showed off the photos from Connor's graduation party in {this} post, you might have noticed the … [Read more...]

Red and White Graduation BBQ Party

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So, on Friday evening, this happened: Connor graduated from high school summa cum laude as his little high school's salutatorian, and we enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating his accomplishments. It absolutely poured rain on Friday, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits! | My … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read more...]

Peach Pear Cocktail Recipe

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Because it's Friday and we've all survived another week, I thought I'd post my most recent favorite cocktail.  Mind you, this is so simple that there's pretty much to need to call this a "recipe," but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! If you were actually allowed to drink alcohol on … [Read more...]

Spring Tablescape

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  Today we are joining up with a fun group of bloggers to share in a virtual Progressive Dinner party, so I have a fun spring-inspired tablescape for you.     Though it is a bit ironic to be talking about spring as it seems like this winter will never end, doesn't … [Read more...]

A Friendsgiving Photoshoot

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  Thanksgiving means gathering friends and family around the table to eat, laugh and talk but what if you don't have family close by? Or what if you have friends you enjoy so much you want to actually celebrate holidays together? The idea of a 'Friendsgiving," a more casual celebration of … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Your Next Favorite Things Party

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Amy is always a trendsetter; it's been almost two years since she wrote {this} post where she hosted a "Favorite Things" gift exchange party for her friends.  They are quite a thing now; I was just invited to one yesterday and I can't wait to attend because they're so much fun. Today I thought … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Appetizers

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I love to entertain, but in the summer, especially, I like to keep things casual and easy.  When it's so hot outside, I'd rather not turn on the oven if I can avoid it! A few weeks ago, we had a couple of friends over for cocktails and appetizers before we all headed downtown to attend a rooftop … [Read more...]

Prepping for Guests and Free Printable Wi-Fi Password Sign

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Cotillion 2017

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As I mentioned on Facebook last week, my kids' annual school cotillion was a few days ago, and I wanted to share a few photos of the event because it was such a fun evening. | Registration Table | I worked on the decorations for the event, and stuck with what was easy and simple, but still … [Read more...]

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