Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simply Fall Displays

Fill a vase with these faux acorns from Pottery Barn! Or if you have nuts falling off of a tree in your backyard, use those!
Love this!


How about corn kernels? I like this idea.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


How cute are these mumkins?! These are actual pumpkins presented beautifully with fresh fall mums. Fresh flowers will only last a few days. Instead, you can opt for faux blooms that you can display a lot longer.

Gourd Vase

Please click on the pics to enlarge, for instructions on how to make mumkins!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

DIY: Halloween Favor Bags

Pumpkin Favor Pouches

To make a pouch, cut two 10-inch-diameter circles from orange crepe paper. Stack circles and put goodies -- candy and small toys -- in the center. Pull sides of paper up around treats to make a pouch. Gather paper just above the treats, and twist a little. Secure by wrapping green floral tape around the base of the twist, binding upward to create pumpkin stem. If necessary, trim excess paper before binding. Foliage curls can be made by wrapping floral tape around a pencil.

Witches Broom Favor Bag

You need two lunch-size paper bags for each broomstick. Unfold one bag, and push out its base while folding in the left and right sides. Using scissors, cut the bag into thin strips, stopping short of the base. Cut thin strips into the top inch of the second bag. Open both bags, and place the second bag inside the shredded one; fill with candy. Insert a small branch 1 inch into the bag; cinch the tops of both bags, and secure with black twine.

Source, Martha Stewart....of Course

Friday, September 25, 2009

Foodie Friday: Parisian Macaroons

Ok so last weekend I tasted the Parisian Macaroon for the very first time. Who knew? They are scrumptious! For those who didn't know, (like me prior to last Sunday)Parisian macaroons are two meringue-like cookies, wafer thin and crispy on the outside. The inside is moist, creamy, and delicious! They come in an array of colors, so they can easily be incorporated into your desert buffet. LOVE THEM!!!

Bakery Noeveau

They make a great party favor..

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Set the Scene for Halloween:Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Aren't these tissue paper candy corn pompoms by Martha Stewart the cutest!?

Prefer a darker setting? Try these black and silver Tissue paper Pom Poms

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Fall Fête

Fall is definitely in the air! Ahhhhh.....I just love the feeling of fresh cool crisp breeze. This is the season of rich hues of, deep oranges, yellows, burgundy, and reds. They are just radiant for fall! Need a reason to celebrate? Have a Fall Fête with great friends! Take a look at this simple tablescape I designed just for that reason. :-) You can easily find great inspiration right at your local grocery store for every season.

No tablecloth needed for this tablescape. The rustic wooden table is perfect for this setting! Brown woven place mats nicely compliments the fall theme.

Simple Centerpiece filled with apples, pears, and maple leaves.

I love apothecary jars! I filled them 1/2 way with faux maple leaves.

Apple place card

Gold chargers and brown gold accents on the salad plates bring a touch of elegance to a rustic setting.

Maple leaf Votive

Maple leaf motif of napkin

Monday, September 21, 2009

Free Copy of the brand new Get Married Magazine

Did you hear? Get married is adding a brand new vessel to bring you tons more fabulous inspiration and valuable information. They will launch a new national wedding magazine this October! I already signed up for my copy, can't wait to see it! There's less than a month left, so hurry over to Get Married and sign up to receive your FREE copy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Foodie Friday: Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

How cute! I love the idea of turning your rice crispy treats into a work of Halloween art! You can include these yummies into your a fall themed soiree, Halloween party, or make them just for fun with your kids.

Rice Crispy Candy Corn

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Rice Crispy Frankenstein and Skulls

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Rice Crispy Jack-O-Lantern

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm feeling this: Pedastal Domed Dishes

I just love these domed dishes! They are perfect for a desert buffet, candy buffet, or what ever you feel like putting in them to make an eye catching display!

Pic courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Save on Crafts

I have a few of these pretties in my collection

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ultimate Icecream Buffet

Don 't you just love the idea of making your own icecream sundea with all the toppings? I sure do! Check out this awesome Icecream Parlour Buffet from Eat Drink Chic. And head over to their blog for great ideas pics and templates! How cute would this be at a sweet baby shower?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Drink Dispenser Displays

I love the idea of using glass drink dispensers at events. It's a pretty way to display your drinks. You can personalize the dispenser with labels or leave it plain. It'll be a cute set up either way. It's also easier for your guests to serve themselves, and it'll be a great addition to your party decor!

These Ball dispensers are great for an outdoor affair. Love it!

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Purchase one of your own..

Pottery Barn

Friday, September 11, 2009

Commemorating 9-11

I just want to take a moment to remember the victims of 911, and the families that lost loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hair jewelry

Anyone that knows me, would know that I'm all about the girly and anything glamorous! I OD (over dose) on accesories, love them all!! Speaking of girly, I'm loving these cute little details for the hair. I can see any one of these glamming up the girls in your bridal party. Or just glamming yourself up to go to a party. LOL!

Love love love this vintage feather clip from Forever 21.

Ok.. I bought this one without any idea when I"ll wear it. :-)

Love polka dots!

Ok.. Wow!

Cluster of golden beads....

This ostrich feather clip serves double duty. It's a pin and well as a hair clip!

Feathers and Bling.. Love it!

Ok, I can go on and on, but you can check out Jcrew and Forever 21 for more hair jewelry.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Modern Tiki Table for Two

Take your special someone to another place in your own backyard! And I did just that. I recently created this intimate dinner table setting for two. I dressed the table with a grass skirt, and used tiki wrist bands to add a special tiki touch under the charger. Tiki torches were lit for added drama!

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