Monday, July 21, 2014

Party Puppy Style!

Ever since I had my son, I have to admit that I have been very neglectful of my sweet furry friend Dixie. She has been my love for the last 8 years...its crazy how a baby can push your pet so quickly to the back seat. I thought for sure I would still have time to give her love and attention, but she is lucky if she even gets a hello from me these days. Thank goodness for my sweet husband who takes great care of her every single day! If I were able to juggle motherhood and being an awesome pet owner, I would for sure be hosting a party like this one I saw on Style Me Pretty Living for Dixie...

{all images via Style Me Pretty Living}

Can it get an cuter than this??!!! Dixie gives a woof woof in agreement!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: Pink Peony Picnic

Pink peonies...jumbo this is my kind of party! This sweet tablescape was featured on 100 Layer Cake-let, but despite it being planned for a little girl's birthday, I think I would be quite content with being the guest of honor!

{images via 100 Layer Cake-let}

To check out more fabulous details from this party head on over to 100 Layer Cake-let!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Macaroon Cake Topper

I'm always looking for creative cake toppers or banners to add a special touch to cakes. I LOVE this idea with macaroons, especially since its one I haven't seen a million times. Just use a little edible ink to write a personal message and voila, you have a fabulous and delicious cake topper. To check out more on this cake topper, head on over to Cupcakes and Cutlery for all the details!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: Floral Runner

I wish I could click my heels three times, open my eyes and find myself magically sitting at this gorgeous tablescape. I love the idea of a floral table runner instead of a massive floral centerpiece. I always hate it when I can't see the person across the table from me because the flowers are in the way! This alternative makes a statement without dominating the setting.

{images via Le Magnifique Blog}

To see more swoon worthy images from this styled shoot, head on over to Le Magnifique Blog. Prepare to be blown away by the gorgeousness!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth!

{image via Huffington Post}

Happy Fourth! I hope you are enjoying this holiday wherever you are this year, and most importantly are thankful (as I am) for the freedom we have in this great country. That is definitely something to celebrate!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cocktail Time

{image via Pretty Plain Janes}

Today is my sweet sister's birthday, so in honor of her and July 4th, I thought I would post a fun cocktail. I mean, who has a birthday without a sipping on a special drink??? The weather has been so warm this week that I decided a refreshingly cool drink was in order. Hop on over to Pretty Plain Janes to get the recipe for this Red, White and Blue Wine Spritzer! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Patriotic Treats

I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth, so of course, dessert is always on my mind whenever I'm planning a party. Here are some of my favorite ideas for July 4th...

{original source unknown, seen on pinterest}

{image via Woman's Day}

{image via An Edible Mosaic}

{image via i am baker}

{image via The Cake Blog}

What sweet treats will you be making for your July 4th celebration this year???

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tablescape Tuesday: All American

Today, I thought I would share with you the patriotic tablescape I styled for Celebrate Magazine. This is one photo shoot I will never forget! As you can see we were outside, and on my way to the location the day of the shoot it was pouring down rain. Not what you want to happen when you NEED to be outdoors. Luckily, the rain stopped and we were able to get set up, BUT then it decided to rain AGAIN. The crew on set helped me move the table underneath an awning and we were able to get some tight detail shots until the rain stopped. This happened at least twice during our shoot, and then the final time we were out in the yard, the sprinklers came on!! It was an insane day. HOT, HUMID and WET. Despite the weather, I think the photos came out great!

{image via Celebrate Magazine}

One of my favorite details from the day was using a drop cloth as a table cloth. I stamped stars in red paint on the cloth to give it a festive look! 

{image via Celebrate Magazine}

To read more about the this shoot and all its details, including a yummy recipe, go to Celebrate Magazine's web site by clicking here!