inspiration for celebration

Even if your one of your new year’s resolutions is to eat healthier after indulging in too many rich holiday treats, that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy something sweet once in a while… especially when it comes from a book like Cook Yourself Thin Faster, which features “lightened up” versions of favorites like Tiramisú […]

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This fabulous new DIY Tutorial comes from the ultra-creative Jesi of Jesi Haack Weddings and features clever “paper bag flowers” crafted from brown Trader Joe’s grocery bags. While the paper flowers are cool on their own, they also look fabulous when mixed with a few tissue flowers and fresh flowers for an eco-chic wedding bouquet […]

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One of my New Year’s resolutions has been to clean out the kitchen and update our cooking tools & gadgets since a lot of the existing ones filling the drawers & cupboards are circa our wedding registry from 2000… and some how here we are a decade later in 2010! Joseph Joseph has always been […]

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Even though the holidays are wrapping up and the new year is right around the corner, winter has actually only just begun! (on December 21st to be exact!) I was browsing the Flickr gallery from last year’s holiday entertaining contest recently and wanted to share a couple {very pretty} parties & mood board entries that […]

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Winner Update 1/4/10: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  And the lucky, {randomly selected} winner is… Commenter # 451 – Carli, who said, “I love the reuseable snack packs! I hate throwing away all those plastic baggies.” Congrats, Carli! ***** The complete photo album from Judy Reyes’s Berry Sweet […]

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Buttery chocolate cookie crust + gooey hot fudge + wonderfully refreshing peppermint ice cream + creamy whipped topping = HEAVEN! Honestly, this chocolate-meets-peppermint dessert is so good you won’t know what hit you! Added bonus: it’s easy too, and the steps are pretty quick… but it does require quite few hours of freezer time between […]

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