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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…

Had a date night in Friday with a Chocolate fountain…

So I have been craving fondue eating for a while now. Here in Milwaukee we have a restaurant called The Melting Pot that seems like a ball of fun. With a little patience you can have the same experience at home. For a date night in, I used frozen bananas, strawberries, pineapples, ice cream flavored…

Sorry for being M.I.A. but been planning a Burlesque themed Bday Bash…

I have also spent entirely waaaaaaay too many hours searching online costume stores, going back & forth with myself on if I want to purchase from random sites, checking BBB on said sites to ensure authenticity and reading reviews only to buy my corset/tutu from a real lingerie company via Amazon. That free shipping gets…

Pink Flamingos make me happy…

Maybe because my current color crush is coral but the peachynpink hues of this bird has me loving flamingo stuff. This is basically what I think of when flamingo yard decor comes to mind. I think of mid-century styled homes, manicured lawns, sunny skies and palm trees. Then I think of pool parties with ice…

DIY Garland inspiration…

{via} This layered garland look is so pretty. Garland is one of the best ways to decorate for any party. It sets the tone and sometimes gives directions (think if you’re having a champagne bar…a banner can tell guests exactly where it is so they don’t have to ask). They are pretty hovering over your…

Inexpensive decor & garland ideas using paper lunch bags!!!

I’m saying though….who would think to use paper bags as decor. Evidently these creative people and I am biting the above idea for a work event. A lady in our dept is retiring so this will be fun and festive. I will add letters to the bags to say congrats etc. When you factor the…

Vintage Marquee Signage and Letters with lights…

As a designer I pay attention to the details of everything. When one of the Kardashians instagrammed themselves in front of a stove, I think I was the only one who looked first at the backsplash. When I go to establishments, I automatically think about what I would do differently. So when it comes to…