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Football Fare

With the Super Bowl coming up Sunday you may be looking for some appetizing food to feed your family and friends.  I am not a fan of NFL football I'm more of a college football fan (War Eagle!), but I can always appreciate a gathering that involves food and drink! This is my most popular dish to date!  Ham and cheese sliders.  They are yummy and easy to eat.  Everyone loves them. Click here for recipe.   This is a…

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B is for Baby Shower

Here are the photos from the baby shower! The baby shower was hosted at a local cafe, which decor happens to be yellow and orange. I really lucked out with all the decorations. The vases came from Micheal’s for about $1 a piece. Notice the one with the honeycomb pattern! The birds, butterflies, and bees were on sale, too. The tissue paper balls hanging from the ceiling were found at Marshall’s for $2. I also incorporated Lena’s paper goods as…

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B is for Baby Shower-Invitations

Lena from Zeina Lena Design did these wonderful invitations for the "B" themed baby shower. FYI-Lena also did Jo's invites for her baby shower. The invitations really set the tone for the shower. The papaya and poppy colors were used throughout for the decorations. She also did these wonderful circles to use for cupcake toppers. I ended up using them for confetti. Lena designed the thank you cards and the return address labels to coordinate with the invitations as well.…

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Nesting Baby Shower

I'm so excited to share with you the photos from my Nesting Baby Shower my wonderful friends threw me this past weekend!  The decorations were gorgeous plumes, birds, nests and butterflies- all pretty in pink and green.  I am so lucky to have such great girlfriends to throw me such a lovely shower.  Look closely… there are so many special details!  Enjoy!   Welcome Wreath   Wishing Tree-this was so fun to go back and read everyone's well wishes!    More lovely bird decor. …

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Nesting Details

My dear friend Ashley sent me a couple of pics of the decorations she is working on for my Nesting Baby Shower in June.  I just had to share them with you- of course! These birds are just spectacular!  I love all of the plumes. You know how I love butterflies!  So cute. These are already so adorable I can only imagine what everything will look like that day-beautiful!  I am a lucky girl.  Stay tuned…  …

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Love in Bloom

This weekend we celebrated the upcoming wedding of our two friends, Bonnie and Paul, with a lovely cherry blossom themed bridal shower.  My friend Ashley styled the event-I was in charge of drinks this time ;)  This theme was light and airy with spring blooms and shades of pink.  Perfect for spring and perfect for LOVE. Enjoy some pics from Saturday….   The pretty invitations that gave a sneak peek to guests of what was to come. The all important…

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Nesting Instincts

Hi Everyone!  So sorry for the long break.  I have a good reason though-I am expecting a baby girl come August!!  I have no other excuse for not blogging besides being totally wrapped up in all things baby! I have really missed you in the meantime. I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Spring.  I have a couple of events coming up I can't wait to share with you.  First is a cherry blossomed themed bridal shower for one of…

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Christmas Party

This weekend we had our Christmas Potluck Party.  I kept decorations simple and went with a red and aqua snowflake theme and it looked great!  The colors were fun and really popped against each other.  I ended up using one of my manzanita branch centerpieces.  They are just so versatile, I couldn't resist.  Hope you enjoy the pics! Dining Table/Centerpiece Plates from Hostess Jo Red and aqua snowflake napkin rings from Print Your Party.  These were a big hit. Red glitter snowflake…

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Christmas Party Plans

We are having a Christmas party next month at our house and I have been looking for ideas of how to decorate the dining table/kitchen area.  My family room will be decorated with what I am calling a "gilded christmas".  Remember last year I was having trouble using my old decorations with our new terra cotta wall?  Well this year I've decided to use new gold, copper, and brown decorations.  I think they will look great with our wall.  I…

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Simple Football Centerpiece

I just discovered these pictures of the football centerpieces I made for our first game celebration and thought I'd share.  They are good examples of how you can take things from around the house and turn them into party decor easily and inexpensively. I actually took the football from my Touchdown Lazy Susan and cut floral foam to fit inside it.  I bought an inexpensive bouquet from Publix and divided it between the three.  Voila!  Instant decor for you game entertaining.  Of course the guys…

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