Sweet Gender Reveal Party

So when we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound and to hear the heartbeat of this little “surprise” in my belly, I was a little surprised to learn that we were being scheduled for a new test called MateriT21.  Since I am now a “mature” pregnant woman (most days my maturity level still […]




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Food, Friends & Fireworks 4th of July Party

For my most recent article for Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, I featured a patriotic party perfect for the 4th of July.  A few local stores helped me pull together the tablescape and a cozy firework watching spot and I created a fun drink, pre-meal snack and even a “mock”tail for the kiddos.  There were also a […]




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French-Inspired Crafty Mother’s Day Luncheon

I originally featured this party in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in May 2011 and is making a reappearance on the blog to help get your creative energy flowing for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!!! “When it comes to party planning, I say it’s better to make it than to buy it.  Digging into your own creativity allows […]




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Winter White Sangria

I KNOW I have said many time before, but I LOVE red wine!! My love for this gorgeous vino surpasses time of day or time of year.  Give me a good heavy Napa cab at 58 degrees and color this girl happy.  HOWEVER…….I realize that not everyone shares the exact same love as I do, […]




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Easiest Pumpkin Spice Bread

“As soon as you get all your renovations complete, you will move”……Oh, how that seemed like a funny joke over the last three years of our house renovations followed by “yeah, right, you will have to drag my dead body from this house”, but I guess the joke really was on us.  Or rather we […]




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