Floral and Gingham Easter

Over the year’s we have had some fun themes for our Easter celebration. It makes me happy to try and coordinate outfits and table-setting around a theme. Last year, we had fun combining two hot trends: floral and gingham. The gingham tablecloth from my daughter’s 14th camp/dance birthday party worked perfectly as a backdrop for […]

Plaid Thanksgiving Tablescape on TV

Are you still looking for inspiration for setting your Thanksgiving table? I’m feeling cozy plaid for this fall and not just for fashion. I had the opportunity to share my Thanksgiving ideas on 3TV’s Your Life A to Z a few weeks ago. You’ll have to watch the video to get all of the details. I […]

16 de Septiembre Mexican Meal

I know everyone makes a big deal about Cinco de Mayo, but today is actually Mexican Independence Day, on September 16. If you are looking for a reason to enjoy some delicious Mexican food (and who isn’t, right?), why not cook up a simple dinner party for your family or friends? These images are from […]

Mini Edible Easter Baskets

Inspired by Laura’s salad bowls at our amazing Puff Pastry Brunch, I came up with a perfect little treat for your Easter Celebrations. This mini Easter Basket is edible and can serve as dessert, a favor, and or a special placecard for Easter Brunch or dinner. You make it out of sheets of puff pastry, […]

Comfort Food Dinner Party Featuring Marie Callender’s Pot Pies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyAsPotPie #CollectiveBias I love entertaining (if you haven’t noticed yet), but I am becoming more keenly aware of my limitations with baby number 5 and a maxed out schedule. I recently hosted a Comfort Food themed Dinner Party in […]

Superhero Birthday for Kids

Everybody loves Superheros, right? Chances are you are going to be involved in some sort of superhero celebration at some point in your life, if you haven’t already. My son turned 4 at a rather inconvenient time for us. I was just returning from SNAP! conference, I am great-with-child, and on top of it all […]

Woodgrain (faux bois) Easter Table

I love coming up with a bit of a different concept each year for Easter. You’ve seen my Earthy Easter, Carrot Easter, Egg-stra Special Easter, and Dip-Dyed Ombre Easters in the past.  This year inspiration struck when I saw the new line of stencils from Plaid by blogger friend Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks. […]

Dip-Dyed Ombre Easter DIY Details

Has Spring come to your part of the world yet? It is feeling very much like spring here in sunny Arizona. My only fear is that it will make way for summer far too soon. I showed you a few pictures last year of our Dip-dyed ombre Easter celebration, but didn’t get a chance to […]

Cozy Tablescape and Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Mothers of LIGHT retreat in the mountains of eastern Arizona. I was asked to be a speaker at the retreat, and I also created a couple of tablescapes for the attendees while I was there. Today I’m sharing the set-up I did for our breakfast the first morning. […]

Corncob Treats for Thanksgiving Placecards

I was really pleased with how our Thanksgiving table came together last year!  It was an elegant out-door gathering featuring gold and cornhusks. You can read all about it here. But I thought I would explain a little more about the corncob treats I made to serve as both a kid-friendly dessert and a decorative place […]