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


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

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

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}

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

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

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}

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}

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

diy valentine’s card party

Drum roll please! My DIY Valentine's Card Party is finally here. Each year for as long as I've lived in Franklin, my sister Dana has hosted a DIY Valentine's Card Party. She is to crafting what Beethoven was to composing. Genius. I love getting to watch her in action as she's creating. She's cool, calm … Continue reading diy valentine’s card party