inspiration for celebration

By HWTM guest author Ann Martin “As most of you are getting ready for turkey day, you may get surprised with guests that have different dietary requirements. Part of being a great hostess is making everyone at the table feel welcome. This includes your son’s new vegan girlfriend, as well as your best friend who […]

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Today’s Real Party feature is a fantastic “Safari Luxe” Baby Shower created by the creative minds between Canvas and Canopy and Alchemy Fine Events. In addition to the gorgeous and outside-the-box baby shower decor, what I also love about this party is the meaning behind the theme, which was inspired by the Safari honeymoon trip […]

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Amy Atlas is back with another sweet visual feast! Check out her latest work… a bountiful Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet that’s overflowing with harvest-appropriate treats like mini Mayflower boats with candy pumpkins, sweet potato marshmallow pie, adorable acorn cookies, Indian corn cookie-pops (so clever!),  pilgrim hat cupcakes, and hot apple cider with cinnamon sticks. These colorful […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  And the 2 lucky, random winners are… commenters #127 – Tiffany W., and #250 – Houstonianess. Congrats, ladies…have fun shopping! ***** Today’s (generous!) Surprise Giveaway comes from One Kings Lane – a unique luxury shopping site with a twist: they offer […]

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Today over at RealSimple.com- check out my review of Simply Elegant Flowers with Michael George… a truly fabulous book and a great gift idea for party lovers, hostesses, and brides-to-be. Added bonus – lots of eye candy! {Photos by Brie Williams}

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Oh, boy…someone hide my credit card! Just discovered cool & contemporary online shop: Gretel {via Oh Joy!} and immediately fell in love with their entire collection! The funky-chic red and yellow pedestal servers by Iacoli & McAllister are a little outside my price range, but soooo very cool… They’re made from refinished vintage candlesticks and […]

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