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mexican themed centerpiece ideas

Mexican Fiesta Themed Party Centerpiece Ideas

It’s no secret that I love tacos and guacamole and fiestas and mariachi bands…you get the idea. 😉 For Andy and Victoria’s wedding celebration I HAD to do a fiesta theme. The bright colors, the food, the music…it was just too perfect. The challenge for me with this party was to make sure that I … Read more

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neighbor Christmas gift ideas

Feliz Navidad : Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you guys but I am always on the hunt for cute and creative neighbor Christmas gift ideas. For many years in CA we used to deliver chips and salsa to friends and neighbors for Christmas. I love that it is something savory to give that most, if not all people, like. … Read more

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Easy easter brunch table decor ideas

Easy Easter Brunch Table Setting Ideas and Recipes

I can hardly believe that we’ve already hit the time of the year where we’re talking about Easter! These years are flying by…although I think the next few weeks quarantined for COVID-19 will slow things down a bit. 😉 That’s not all bad though! I don’t know about you, but I have tons of things … Read more

Easy easter brunch table decor ideas
Cute indoor halloween decorating ideas

Cute Indoor Halloween Decorating Ideas

I love to decorate for Halloween almost as much as I do for Christmas. We are about to break out all the Halloween decorations around here this week and things will start to get a bit creepy.  The weather has really taken a turn and it is definitely cooling way down, which makes Halloween decorating … Read more

Cute indoor halloween decorating ideas
19 beautiful thanksgiving table setting ideas

19 Beautiful Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

How is it possible that there are only 17 more days until Thanksgiving?!  These last few months of the year are always such a blur.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year, or in charge of setting the table?  Well, good news.  You are in the right place for loads of beautiful Thanksgiving table setting ideas.  … Read more

19 beautiful thanksgiving table setting ideas
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Buffalo Plaid Black and White DIY Temporary Wallpaper

At the risk of looking like a crazy lady, I am going to show you my family room Christmas decor. 😉  I LOVE a ridiculous feature wall, some of my favorites are the Halloween wall I did out of old medicine book pages, and last year’s snowflake wall.  To create something fun doesn’t cost much … Read more

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Better Homes and Gardens Halloween Magazine Feature

Somebody pinch me!  Today, of all days, I am sitting at the Better Homes and Gardens StyleMaker event, while at the same time, the Better Homes and Gardens Halloween Special Issue Tricks and Treats sits on news stands featuring a 6 page spread with a Halloween shoot that I produced! What?!!!  This past year has … Read more

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Christmas table setting ideas

How to set the perfect Christmas Table

Are you hosting Christmas dinner at your place this year?  Even if you aren’t, there is something fun about setting a perfect Christmas table.  We are not the most formal people at our house, we eat off of paper plates most of the time because I like to cut down on the number of dishes … Read more

Christmas table setting ideas
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Summer Bar Cart Styling

A quick trip to HomeGoods yesterday was a great trip because I scored this amazing acrylic table.  I found it in the bathroom aisle of all places, stashed in the bathroom dept! It was folded up (yes, it folds for easier storage!) and placed in amongst the vanity tables and chairs. WHAT?! I can think … Read more

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Interior Design: Bold Spring Table Top

Move over pastels…this spring is all about going bold!  While pastels are pretty, lately I’ve been feeling like I want something that will carry me past Easter, into the later spring.  One of my favorite things about spring (and I’m sure yours too) are the beautiful blooms popping up all over.  Most of these flowers … Read more

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Diy garland

DIY Garland with Gold Polka Dots

You guys!  Are you ready for one of the easiest DIY projects on the planet?  This DIY garland is it!  You only need two things and about 2 minutes to put this together.  I made it for the Shutterfly Baby Shower, and I’ve also used it for gift wrapping. It will be perfect for all of … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Coffee Filter Banner

When I hosted the Nancy Drew party for my daughter this summer, I made a quick and easy coffee filter banner.  It’s super easy and would be so cute as a Christmas banner!  The best part about these is that they are inexpensive, easy and can be made with just about anything.  It’s all about the … Read more

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DIY Thanksgiving Table Idea and Free Printable

If you’ve been following the blog for awhile now, you’ve probably noticed that I LOVE pretty things and I love to entertain…but I also love to find the easiest ways to make things pretty so that I’m not a huge stress case before and during the event.  I want to enjoy it too, you know! … Read more

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Interior Design: Halloween Home Decor Tour

It’s here, it’s here!  I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE Halloween.  There is just so much fun surrounding it…parties, pumpkin patch trips, trunk or treats, the list goes on.  I love to mix up my décor each year sometimes with a theme, adding new vignettes and of course, adding a few new … Read more

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Trail Mix Bar DIY : Perfect for Weddings and Parties

Are you looking for a fun and different party food idea?  One of the biggest hits at the Farmer’s Market Wedding was a “make your own trail mix bar.”  Guests loved being able to create their own custom mix of trail mix.  I created custom bags with labels that matched the rest of the wedding. … Read more

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Retro Donut Shop Themed Party

I was so excited when one of my best girlfriends told me her three-year-old requested a donut theme for his birthday party. Donuts… who doesn’t love donuts! We decided on Lane’s donut shop with a vintage flair. As guests arrived Saturday morning, everyone received their own apron and personalized donut hat. Lane served up lots … Read more

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Halloween Parties: DIY Party Decorations: The Halloween Wall Paper

I LOVE Halloween.  This year I’ve been a little bit of a slacker so far as far as decorating goes, but last year…I had some fun! 🙂  I threw a little shin-dig (more about that later 😉 ) and I wanted to do something really special…a show stopping feature.  I decided on a Haunted Hospital theme … Read more

pink beach party ideas

Pink Beach Party Ideas – DIY Gingerbread Sandcastle

Looking for a fun DIY Beach Party decoration? Look no further! Ashley’s pink beach birthday party would not have been complete without a sandcastle. The trick was finding a way to create one with no sand. 😉 When I was dreaming up ideas for this party and the activities I would have the kids do, … Read more

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