Sweet Gender Reveal Party

tablescape for 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 […]


Food, Friends & Fireworks 4th of July Party

patriotic collage

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 […]


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 […]


Winter White Sangria

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, […]


Easiest Pumpkin Spice Bread

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 […]