Ready for more eye candy? Good! Because here we go with PART 2 of the HEAVENLY HOLIDAY shoot – featuring the gorgeous tablescape, Christmas tree, gift wrap, and more… there are even some adorable little “angels” in this recap! This photo shoot was dreamed up and brought to life by: Heavenly Blooms, The TomKat Studio, […]

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Is this dessert display GORGEOUS, or what?! And it’s is only just the beginning… there are SO many creative details to share from this “HEAVENLY HOLIDAY” photo shoot that I had to break the feature into multiple (and very eye-candy-filled!) posts… so the Desserts, Hot Cocoa Bar, and a few of the Decor elements are […]

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I know that we’re getting really close to Christmas and most of you are probably already all set with your tables, but I still wanted to share this “Colorful & Crafty” holiday table that I set up for a casual dinner with my girlfriends this past Friday… it’s REALLY easy to recreate and uses affordable […]

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Wanted to share a super quick & easy holiday centerpiece/decor idea with you today… I fell in love with all the cute and wonderfully inexpensive holiday socks at Target this year and decided they’d make great “holiday vase wraps” for all those glass cylinder vases sitting in my garage – especially since most of the […]

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Kelly from The Well-Heeled Hostess sent in this fun “Mad for Plaid” holiday dessert table – and I thought she did such a great job of utilizing traditional Christmas colors and cozy plaids in a contemporary fashion… especially with creative touches like that fabulous “textile centerpiece” and the cool & modern spray-painted deer silhouettes in […]

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This adorable “Fala La La Laaa” Christmas party was sent in by Debbie from Wants and Wishes Design. Pretty darn cute, right?! I’m especially loving the adorable backdrop that she created for the dessert table and Hot Chocolate Bar – using with paper “lyric clouds“, puffy snowflakes, “icy” garlands, and a striped sheet from Target! Read […]

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Tanya from Save the Date for Cupcakes sent over this DARLING Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker dessert table that she styled for a Holiday Fair held at a prestigious dance studio. From gorgeous sugar plum fairy sugar cookies and pink glitter-nosed reindeer toppers to white chocolate ballet shoes displayed in shimmery “wands”, there are so many […]

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In continuation of Monday’s California Christmas Part 1 {covering the tablescape & paper details} – I’m excited to share Part 2 of this wonderfully creative holiday party with you… so get ready to check out some truly fabulous holiday desserts, party decor, and party favor/activities! I mean – seriously – how often do you get […]

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What’s BLACK and WHITE and RED all over? This fun Mod Holiday Table from Jesi Haack! I’m especially loving the all the sparkly textures, modern silhouettes, and that fabulous red & white table runner (from TJ Maxx!)… As Jesi explains: “This mod holiday tablescape will get your guests out of their chairs and onto the […]

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous holiday party with you! There’s such great inspiration for Christmas dinners – even winter weddings – to be found here. I attended this get-together last weekend – and it was so much fun to actually see the talents of several amazing vendors up close and personal, and also […]

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I’ve been wanting to try my hand at cake pops ever since first stumbling upon Bakerella back in February of 2008, but it just never happened. To be honest, I think I was a little scared of how mine would actually turn out. Well, cross this one off the bucket list because it’s finally done! […]

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Maddy from Somewhere Splendid and Shauna from Sweet Tooth: Dessert Meets Design sent over this fun Rock Candy Cone Tree DIY tutorial… how SWEET is this idea?! These sugary, sparkly trees would be perfect accent decor for a holiday dessert table – or as sweet centerpieces for any holiday party or winter bridal shower! {BTW […]

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I think the “JOY” flag in the centerpiece of this holiday table says it all, don’t you? …because this table by Courtney of Joyful Weddings & Events and Joyful Joyful definitely makes me happy just looking at it! Of course – with details like a gorgeous, vibrant red floral arrangement, cool scalloped placemats, DIY ribbon […]

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Glory of Glorious Treats sent in these beautiful shots of the creative “Vintage Pastel Christmas Dessert Table“ that she put together for a holiday party this year. Inspired by the lovely vintage pink pottery that’s incorporated into the design, the  table features a vintage-pastel palette of pink & blue, plus sparkly holiday accents, colorful floral […]

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Wanted to share a some holiday party inspiration with you today… A friend of mine came up with the fun idea of doing a “RUDOLPH & THE MISFIT TOYS” theme for her son’s first birthday party since it’s so close to Christmas. Pretty cute idea for a kids holiday party theme, right?! Here’s a peek […]

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Amanda from Shindig Parties To Go sent in this adorable and super-creative Snowman Children’s Party inspired by her Let it Snow holiday party printables! There are so many fun DIY projects to be found here – from marshmallow snowmen pops and snowmen drinking straws to a GIANT snowman centerpiece, 3D snowmen place cards, and more.  […]

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Thanks so much to The TomKat Studio for inviting me to be part of her fabulous 2010 Holiday Gift Guide! My gift picks for “Ladies Who Love to Entertain” are above… and even though the Oliver Appetizer Plates and JA Bottlestoppers are primarily white, I’m still definitely on a COLOR kick right now! (The gifts […]

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I’ve been having so much holiday fun with yarn poms lately… this little “Yarn Pom Snow People” project is one of the latest experiments! A fun holiday craft idea for kids of all ages… and now I’m also thinking that it could make for a cute winter bridal shower centerpiece… maybe add a cute little […]

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Completely loving the new holiday gift wrap & trim collection from Anthropologie… especially the fabulous Margarite Gift Toppers (the colorful little wool balls)! I feel strongly compelled to make some miniature versions of this mod tree from these cute little guys now. Hmmm… Something else to make you smile today: check out this fun, QUIRKY […]

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Ready for some super easy holiday DIY? These cute Yarn & Candy Cane Ornaments are a breeze to whip up! This was a happy accident that occurred when I was trying to figure out how to make regular yarn ball flowers look more “holiday-ish” for a Christmas table centerpiece. I’m still planning to make some […]

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