Although we all think we know party etiquette, in today’s modern world of Evites, Facebook events, text and email invitations, both throwing and attending a party has gotten a little tricky.  Technology has thrown some people through a loop, the idea of the host gift has grown and changed, and for some reason people still don’t understand the importance of r.s.v.p.!  So here goes 8 tips for both the host and guest of the modern-dayRead More →

My inspiration for this years Thanksginving table, is my new dining room.  The room used to be a shade of yellow, with antique dark oak furniture and red patterned upholstery.  Recently, I had the walls painted a creamy white and I brightened up the room with a much lighter dining set.  My plan was to create a tablescape in more muted color tones to complement the room.  I wanted to use existing pieces in myRead More →

Looking for the perfect hostess gift for the Fourth of July this year?  How about a cute and sassy bucket, filled with all the party essentials!  I don’t know about you, but I just can’t attend a party without bringing a hostess gift and contributing to the party in some way.  This neat little bucket takes care of both!  All you have to do is find a fun and roomy bucket (mine is from Target,Read More →

So today, I decided that I needed to spruce up my dining table for Thanksgiving!  Even though I never have Thanksgiving at my home, I love to look at a beautiful tablescape when I walk into my dining room.  When it comes to entertaining and table settings, simple elegance describes me best.  Often, I try to use things that I already have, by pulling different items from my home and giving them a new purpose.Read More →

So the other day as I was perusing through Hobby Lobby, I stumbled across some gorgeous ribbons that I just had to have, but wasn’t quite sure exactly how I would use them.  Sometimes I’ll start a project out by finding an item that I really want to work with and develop the idea from there. Once I had these great ribbons, the creative juices started to flow.  I immediately thought of candles and myRead More →

Here are a couple of quick ideas for your Fourth of July party this year! Start off with one of these fabulous signature cocktails, they’ll have your guests singing the Star Spangled Banner! The red is a Patron Perfect Cosmo 2 oz of Patron Silver .75 oz Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur  Splash of cranberry juice Splash of fresh lime juice The white is an Absolute Mango Martini 1 1/2 parts Absolute Mango Vodka 1 part simple syrupRead More →