Holiday + Seasonal Party Ideas

Three Valentine’s Day Things

Three Valentine’s Day Things

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I’m gearing up to bring you a handful of fun new Valentine’s Day ideas starting next week, but I thought I’d jump start things a bit today with three of my favorites from last year! I’m definitely the type who prefers small, sweet gestures on Valentine’s Day, so something sweet and handmade followed up by a fizzy champagne cocktail loaded with heart-shaped ice is just my speed. Of course, I’ve been pinning Valentine’s Day crafts and gift ideas like a …

A Festive Holiday Brunch Menu

A Festive Holiday Brunch Menu

Have I mentioned how much I love brunch? It’s kind of the most perfect meal in the whole entire universe if you ask me. There’s something about waking up late, lounging over coffee and then chowing down on delicious food. Add in a gaggle of friends and an abundance of good conversation and you’ve got an awesome day made with just one meal. And the holiday season? It practically begs for hosting brunch. Whether it be for house guests the …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

With a pretty serious winter storm on the horizon for those of us here in the Northeast, I have to admit that this week is feeling a bit more like Christmas than it feels like Thanksgiving. (Minus the fact that we’re still a few days out from getting our Christmas tree, that is!) We have all kinds of snow and ice in the forecast and I can’t think of a better way to spend the next few days than bundled …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

We’re one day closer to Thanksgiving and I’m telling you right now, I’m already excited. We’re actually eating at my mom’s house this year, which in and of itself is pretty awesome, because that lady is one heck of a cook. Also, she always makes vegetarian-friendly versions of all the Thanksgiving favorites for me so she earns extra awesome points for that, too. Which is not to say we’re free from the cooking entirely – B and I have been …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 1 Week to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 1 Week to Go

With one week to go until Thanksgiving, I’m kicking off the Thanksgiving countdown! Today and every day up until the big feast, I’ll be sharing a quick tip or two to help make your Thanksgiving celebration go off without a hitch.

With seven days to go, today is the day to buy the turkey! Keep in mind that if you’re buying a frozen turkey you’re going to need ample time for it to thaw. A general rule of …

10 Best DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

10 Best DIY Thanksgiving Place Cards

In case it has completely snuck up on you (like it has for me) consider this your friendly reminder – Thanksgiving is just a week away! Yeah, I know. That happened really fast, didn’t it? Which means the timing is perfect to start thinking about jazzing up your feast with a few festive little touches. Today we’re talking Thanksgiving place cards, specifically. Of the DIY variety because that’s how we roll. Why do I love place cards so much? Because …

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Confetti Pop

Celebrating Thanksgiving with Confetti Pop

With Thanksgiving just over a week away, the timing of today’s Thanksgiving celebration with the amazing ladies of Confetti Pop could not be better! Featuring gorgeous florals and a fun, modern vibe that I just adore, every little detail of this Thanksgiving spread is on point. My favorite part may just be the saturated orange and rust color palette. Paired with loads of gold touches (hello, awesome polka dot table runner, I’m looking at you) and a few festive DIY …

Recently Pinning: Elegant Thanksgiving Decor

Recently Pinning: Elegant Thanksgiving Decor

So it turns out that something pretty cool happened this week. Namely, Pinterest gave me an awesome little shout-out in their newsletter as a Pinner to follow for Thanksgiving ideas and inspiration! With a few thousand new Pinterest followers, a big ol’ grin on my face and turkey on the brain (even though I don’t eat meat), you can guess what we’re talking about today. Yep. Thanksgiving. In all of its pie-loving glory. This year I’m finding myself really into …

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

10 Favorite No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

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Truth be told, carving pumpkins every year is something I really look forward to doing. In fact, this past weekend we did just that. We poured big glasses of apple cider, cranked up the volume on Monster Mash and set about carving and hacking away at our pumpkins. (See evidence here on Instagram.) But more and more this year I’m finding myself drawn to really amazing no carve pumpkin ideas. Kind of like my black and white painted pumpkin from …

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

10 Black + White Halloween Ideas

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It seems that across the board, this year is definitely the year of black and white for Halloween. I guess maybe we’re all a little tired of the traditional black and orange? (Not that I don’t love me some kitschy Halloween decor, because I do.) Personally I’m loving the whole black and white love affair because it somehow manages to feel spooky, chic, modern and graphic all at the same time. Because I seem to have Halloween on the brain …

Recently Pinning: Spooky + Glam Halloween Decorations

Recently Pinning: Spooky + Glam Halloween Decorations

You’ve probably caught on by now that I’m really excited for Halloween this year. Well, in truth, I get really excited for Halloween every year. For the last couple of years I’ve been really drawn to dark, spooky and moody Halloween decorations. That spooky vibe is just so eerily festive, especially when it’s amped up with a touch of glam. Think touches of metallic, loads of candlelight and the occasional frilly embellishment. So if you haven’t figured it out by …

Entertaining Essentials: A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

Entertaining Essentials: A Graphic + Ghoulish Halloween

I’m sure you guys know Maddy Hague of Confetti Pop, but if by chance you don’t, today is your lucky day! Maddy is a blogger and designer with an incredible eye for those little details that make a celebration one of a kind. She and her partner-in-crafting-crime Shauna are always dreaming up with the best DIY projects for parties and weddings. And today, Maddy is sharing her picks for Halloween entertaining essentials! Specifically, a graphic and ghoulish Halloween party in elegant …