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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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