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A Lilly Pulitzer party for our little cupcake

A Lilly Pulitzer party for our little cupcake

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Gigi loves cupcakes. Her eyes light up when she sees one and she talks about them constantly. Naturally, we decided to use “cupcakes” as the theme for her 2nd birthday party. And just because I kept falling in love with every Lilly themed straw and cupcake topper I saw, I decided to decorate with Lilly [...]

Tiffany Blue Party Favors

Tiffany Blue Party Favors

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Good Lord, it’s been cold outside! We have been stuck in our house. Poor little B begged so long to go outside the other evening…I finally broke down. He was allowed to play in the freezing weather as long as he wore a coat, hat, etc. The child hates to wear a hat…and this was [...]

A Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired First Birthday Party…We were only missing the cat with no name.

A Breakfast at Tiffany’s Inspired First Birthday Party…We were only missing the cat with no name.

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Well, it happened.  My baby girl turned one.  Doesn’t that make her technically a toddler now?  That word alone makes me want to cry.  I cannot believe how fast this year went.  I was digging through old photos of her the other day and stumbled on this photo I took of her and B on [...]

Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

Whoville Inspired Christmas Cookies-Brightly colored whoopie pies that make even a ol’ Grinch smile…

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Every year, my friend Jackie hosts a cookie swap for all of our group of girlfriends.  We all look forward to it and plan ahead for what we will be doing.  All along, I had fun “Whoville” inspired theme I was planning for.  But as they do every year, the Christmas stressors hit me full [...]

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

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I was lucky enough to be asked by the North Mecklenburg Women’s Club to decorate a table for the ‘Over the Tabletop’ event at the Peninsula Country Club. I was so excited to be able to participate.  I deliberated over my theme for quite a while, finally choosing to design ‘A Bridal Luncheon for a [...]

The Glassware That Took My Breath Away

The Glassware That Took My Breath Away

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Ok, so maybe I am a little dramatic.  However, it did in fact happen-I found drinking glasses that were so, well, perfect, they took my breath away. These are the drinking glasses our family has used for several years: Don’t get me wrong, they were cute and I always liked the unique shape of them.  However, they [...]

Lollipop Tutorial-Candyland Birthday Party

Lollipop Tutorial-Candyland Birthday Party

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Pin It I have received several requests and e-mails asking how to make the giant Candyland lollipops I made for B’s Candyland First Birthday Party.  I finally made the tutorial!  Here it is, step by step, complete with pictures. Tools for one “Lollipop”: Hot glue gun Spray Adhesive (found mine in a craft store)  Red Duct Tape (found [...]

An Italian Dinner Party at the Baynes

We are part of a “Supper Club” and once a month we gather with our friends for a dinner party. Each dinner party has a theme that the menu is based around. Thanks to my friend Jackie, I experienced my first Italian “Sunday Dinner.” It was amazing. Between the candles and the smell of the [...]

A Candyland Birthday Party

A sweet first birthday party for our little boy! It was a day filled with family, friends, bubbles, candy, and fun! I wrapped giant whirly pops and placed them everywhere. Briggs gasped when he saw the tents and balloons going up: A lollipop garland:Entry to the party: “Lollipop Row.” He ran up and down the [...]

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