Monday Morning inspiration & a pretty spring place setting

Good morning. Sorry for the radio silence the last couple months. I have been so inspired lately and I think sometimes you need to step away in order to get some inspiration back. I have been paying a wee bit more attention to people I follow on instagram and there are so many talented people….

Styling plates with a little glam…

Over the weekend I styled some pretty plates I selected from Plate Shoppe. They are my new blog sponsor and I spoke about them recently. I was in need of new plates especially because I am kind of clumsy and tend to break a lot of dishes, which ends up leaving with me mismatched items. It’s great that…

Sponsor Spotlight: Plateshoppe.com colorful tabletop plates and platters

Introducing you to my newest sponsor Plate Shoppe, which has fun and colorful plates and platters perfect for any occasion to spruce up your tabletop! Created by Gail Sarasohn who left the fashion industry after 10 years to refocus her love of color and design. Plate Shoppe offers break resistant durable, non-toxic, dishwasher safe plates. The best…

Grassy party backdrops…

A design trend I’ve noticed this year is greenery as a backdrop for photobooths or dessert tables. I love this classy elegant look to an outdoor summer wedding or party… Having a lit marquee sign or uplights will be perfect for an evening affair… This is one of my all time favorite reception lounge designs….

Secret Garden themed parties…

Enchanted forests and secret garden themes are wonderful to celebrate nuptials or babies. You can have dinner parties or early brunches in this theme as long as you decorate with some key elements. The super large mirrors is very dramatic for a cocktail hour or reception. Ever since I seen rapper Ludacris’ wife’s baby shower…

Happy Mama’s Day…

Hope you mothers out there are enjoying your day. Here is an absolutely gorgeous tablescape and party by Lillian Hope Designs. See more of the deets and free printables over on Karas Party Ideas. Don’t forget to enter the flamingo pool float giveaway simply by telling me your pool party must have in this post. Picking…

My Tablescape Using New Spring Designs from Hen House Linens…

Hen House Linens has some great Spring designs perfect for upcoming wedding & bridal showers, garden and tea parties and Mother’s Day brunches. In case you missed it, I used their linen before in my Valentine’s post. This time I opted for the bargello citron pattern which is their take on the quatrefoil pattern I…

Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people…

Happy Valentine’s Day…

{Photo by Natalie Franke via Style Me Pretty} Better late than never :-). You can still create some of these ideas for anniversaries as well. Bow & arrow balloons {via} Love messages in a box {via. How fun to add trinkets and small randoms for nieces, nephews, kids, parents and friends. Hope your day was…

My Valentine’s Breakfast styling using Hen House Linens….

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way than to kick off their work day by setting up a small breakfast display. If you have kids, you may want to add even more food like small bowls of cereal or parfaits in mason jars. For my set up, I wanted a “Sweets for…

iWant it all! Complete random wants from fashion to decor…

A company reached out to me for a product review of my choice and I opted for a chocolate fountain. It took so much for me not to select the disco balls though. I just love them in decor… …iWant this range hood. The reason is self explanatory… I have some black velvet necklace stands…

A Pink Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail Recipe for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sparkling ICE has created a specialty “Sip Pink for the Cure” Cocktail using its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE flavor. From October 1-31st, Sparkling ICE donates 1¢ per bottle of its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE to help find a cure for Breast Cancer and the proceeds go directly back to the community where the product was sold….