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DIY: How to Make a Felt Circle Garland

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m slightly obsessed with garlands. 😉  Anything hanging from the ceiling or on the walls really makes it look like a celebration.  Whether you’re throwing an actual party, or just celebrating life and wanting to bring color into your space, you can’t go wrong with a garland!  Here’s a quick and … Read more

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Sweets: The Ever-So-Easy Shortcake (that isn’t really shortcake!)

I’ll just call this what it is… a dessert hack. It’s my take on strawberry shortcake, and it’s so simple and delicious! Take puff pastry from freezer section of the store. Thaw and cut pastry with your favorite biscuit cutter (or a drinking glass works well, too!) Brush the top with an egg wash (1 … Read more

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DIY Party Decor : Spool Sucker Holders

Whenever I’m styling a party or dessert table I’m always looking for ways to add height.  Suckers and treats on sticks are always super cute, but finding ways to display them standing up can be tricky.  Last year when I did Ashley’s Fashion Camp party, I created these easy and cute spools to hold the suckers. … Read more

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DIY Crafts: Twig and Felt Valentine Arrows

I was walking through Macy’s yesterday and their valentine campaign ads stuck out at me.  I know it sounds crazy, but I never know when inspiration is going to hit! 🙂  The tag line was “follow your heart.”  Instantly I thought of following…what do you follow?  Arrows that point you in the right direction!  An idea … Read more

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DIY Felted Garland Tutorial

I’m sure you’ve seen them all over the internet. The cute, DIY felted garlands using felted balls and fun shapes decorating kid’s rooms, mantels, Christmas trees…you name it. Did you know they are super easy to make? Well, I’m here to show you how you can make your own in minutes. Don’t buy a felted … Read more

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Super Bowl Party Food: Rice Krispy Footballs

Well, the teams are set and the Super Bowl is on in just over a week.  You know I love any excuse to party, so we are starting the party prep around here early this year. 😉  Are we really excited about football, or are we most excited about the food that comes with it? … Read more

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DIY Glittered Party Bottles : Fun DIY Party Ideas

I must have been living under a rock, because I have never seen these adorable little mini Martinelli’s bottles.  Even my husband said he’s seen them a million times…where have I been??  These DIY Glittered Party Bottles are one of the easiest DIY party ideas, and it is SURE to get a lot of oohs … Read more

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How to Create a Cheese Plate : An Easy and Beautiful Appetizer

Do you have company coming for New Years? It is SO easy to create a cheese plate that is a show stopping appetizer.  It is quick, tasty and beautiful…and it’s my go-to appetizer when I’m having company.  I love it because it’s SO easy to put together and looks like a million bucks.  Here are … Read more

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Confetti Cake DIY: Make this Amazing Dessert and Surprise Your Guests

I’m always on the hunt for new and fun cake ideas, and I’m obsessed with anything that resembles confetti, glitter or sprinkles, so this cake is pretty much perfection in my eyes.  This simple confetti cake trick will leave a lasting impression on your guests, and it makes the perfect centerpiece for any dessert table! … Read more

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DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

I have been seeing some SUPER cute hot chocolate bars lately.  Have you noticed them all over pinterest?  They are just darling and very stylized…like a party in themselves!  While you all know how much I love a party, and I love tons of details, I also love simplicity and EASY!!  I have guests coming … Read more

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Christmas Party Drink Recipes- Cranberry Pomegranate Mocktail

If you’re entertaining this holiday season it’s always nice to have a few Christmas party drink recipes on hand.  Here’s one of my favorites.  In just a few minutes you can whip up something that looks beautiful and pleases a crowd. What you’ll need for this Christmas Party drink: 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice, chilled … Read more

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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 (you can see it in this … Read more

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Christmas Girl’s Night Party Ideas

Christmas is the season of celebrations and I’m always looking for a good excuse to get together and Christmas girl’s night party to celebrate with friends.  If you’re looking for some Christmas girls night ideas, here’s one for you…grab some pretty wrapping paper, great appetizers and some fun girlfriends, and turn what can otherwise feel like a … Read more

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DIY Kid’s Christmas Party Ideas

In case you haven’t noticed, I love these little bottles.  They are SO cute, the perfect size for drinks, super sturdy plastic (so you can wash and re-use if you want, but also don’t feel guilty throwing them away if you don’t want to wash them) that makes them great for kid’s party drinks…and my … Read more

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Sweets: How to Frost a Cupcake!

Ever wonder how your favorite bakery frosts their cupcakes so perfectly? It isn’t as hard as you might think. You just need the right tools, equipment and technique! The tools and equipment are affordable and easy to find, and in just a few short steps I can show you how to get the professional look … 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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Sweets: DIY Cute Nutella Hand Pies

Everyone knows that everything is better with Nutella. Pair a little of this incredible chocolate hazelnut spread with puff pastry, and you’ve got a simple, rock star dessert in no time! Here are our ingredients (not pictured, one egg): Start by laying out puff pastry on a flat, lightly floured surface, and use any shape … Read more

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Eat: Spooky Halloween Menu

What are you having for dinner tonight?  Every Halloween I do a traditional dinner for the kids and it’s become a favorite that they look forward to each year.  I know that Halloween is a super hectic day, so this is purposely easy to put together.  As a matter of fact, it can all be store … Read more

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How to Make Cute and Easy Halloween Spider Web Pretzel Treats

I LOVE Halloween!  I can’t get enough of all the fun.  My kids, especially my daughter, is a girl after my own heart.  She loves to celebrate any and everything and is ready to start decorating as soon as school starts.  So you can imagine her excitement when I broke out the fake spiders a … Read more

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Sweets: DIY Halloween Meringue Ghosts

As Halloween quickly approaches there’s just one question you need to ask yourself. Who doesn’t love a friendly little ghost? These little darlings are easy to make, delicious on their own, and also double as the perfect topper for a cake or cupcakes.   These little cuties are spooky, sweet and delicious! Enjoy! To see … Read more

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DIY: Spooky Halloween Spider Ice Cubes and Black Sugar Rimmed Glasses

Here’s a quick and easy way to spookify your Halloween meal.  Spider Ice Cubes!  It’s SO simple, you can’t help but make them. All you need…an ice cube tray, water and some plastic spiders. 🙂  Fill the ice cube tray, add spiders and freeze.  Serve in your favorite beverage…I liked the idea of 7up or … Read more

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Quick and Easy Party Drink Idea

We are in the middle of a crazy heat spell here in So Cal…temps hitting more than 100 degrees.  YUCK! To help keep cool I’m whipping up one of my kids favorite frosty beverages.  It’s super easy, tasty and colorful…what more can you ask for? Here’s what you’ll need: Prepared Kool Aid in assorted colors/flavors … 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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DIY: How to Make a Wired Ribbon Pennant Banner

I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and ran across these darling printed burlap wired ribbons. They were begging to be made into a banner, so since they were 50% off I brought them home with me. 😉 This is one of the easiest things you can make…we’re talking under 30 minutes, and it is SO … Read more

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DIY: How to Make Paper Rosettes

You’ve probably noticed that I use paper rosettes a lot.  I love them!!  They dress everything up from favors to walls.  I love that you can make them in minutes with very few supplies and in just about any size or color you need.  I thought it was about time I put up a tutorial … Read more

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