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using labels the right way

Since we entertain in our home A LOT, I keep lots of little helpful items in stock to make it super simple to throw a party or event together. I have a credenza stocked to the brim with table linens, napkins, salt and pepper shakers, and the like. A couple years ago at Christmas time… Continue reading using labels the right way

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feature: pomp & circumstance

I’m delighted to introduce to you my super creative, talented and witty friends over at Pomp & Circumstance, Jessie and Jamie. In case you couldn’t tell, they’re sisters. I’ve known them for upwards of 15 years, and they even traveled from California to Tennessee for my wedding {and to see Music City, of course!} –… Continue reading feature: pomp & circumstance

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st. patrick’s day printables

I’m Irish. At least partly. I think I’m also Scottish, English and German as well, so not exactly a full blooded lassy! Nonetheless, I can remember many a St. Patty’s Day when my mom would cook up a savory meal for this green barraged holiday, complete with corn beef, cabbage and potatoes. I didn’t much… Continue reading st. patrick’s day printables

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diy shower favors

As a blogger, sometimes I feel like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music and you’re just coming along for the ride. “These are a few of my favorite things” plays in the background as I scribe about my favorite creations, gifts, events, food, etc. If I could dance while typing, you can believe I… Continue reading diy shower favors

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complete baby shower checklist {free + printable}

I’ve hosted a few parties and showers recently {which you can see here} that were smashing successes (at least, I think so!). There’s quite a bit that goes into planning a party or a shower, especially when it’s upwards of 30 people. There’s the food, the decor, the games, the gifts, the guests, the invitations,… Continue reading complete baby shower checklist {free + printable}

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baby {boy} shower ideas

‘Tis the season for babies, babies and more babies! YAY! It’s a wonderful thing to watch a mama prepare for her little bundle of joy to arrive. A few weeks ago I got to join other creative ladies in planning another shower for a soon-to-be-mama in our church, only this time it’s a boy! I… Continue reading baby {boy} shower ideas

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valentine’s cookie party with two sweeties

Since my hubs and I don’t have kids of our own, we love getting to be uncle and auntie to many sweet li’l ones whose parents are in our lives. It’s such an honor and a joy for us both to spend time with all these kiddos, and we like that it gives mommy and… Continue reading valentine’s cookie party with two sweeties

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party planning 101 {with printable checklist}

One of my all time favorite hobbies (if you can call it that) is party and event planning. I love the prep, the invitations, the food, the decor, the people. Love. It. All. I recently hosted a Baby Girl Shower, as well as a Valentine’s Card Party, and you’ll see my party planning love in… Continue reading party planning 101 {with printable checklist}

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feature: vintage paper creations {sarah curry}

I love paper. All types. Especially the whimsical, beautiful kind. I am a push-over for anything from Paper-Source, Etsy or Papyrus. I could spend hours perusing these websites, and hours on end roaming around Paper-Source. Another favorite in the paper department is Minted.com. They are the cream of the crop for personalized stationery and cards… Continue reading feature: vintage paper creations {sarah curry}

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valentine’s day round-up: 99 great ideas

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, so I’ve been on a Valentine’s Day pinning frenzy on Pinterest. Does anyone else feel like Pinterest is sometimes this never-ending explosion of creativity beyond your wildest dreams or capabilities? Well, I do. I’m not one of those people who spends every waking moment on Pinterest (though believe me, without… Continue reading valentine’s day round-up: 99 great ideas