Holiday + Seasonal Party Ideas

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 …

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 …

Summer Essentials: A Lobster Boil

Summer Essentials: A Lobster Boil

Following yesterday’s ode to the classic summer lobster boil, it only seemed fitting that we talk about hosting our own seafood boil or clam bake before the season is over! While it may seem a daunting exercise in hosting, it’s really not all that tricky. You just need to load up on seafood, set some big pots to steaming, boil up a huge pot of salt potatoes, melt lots of butter and asks friends to show up with a salad …

Loving A Lobster Boil

Loving A Lobster Boil

Lobster boils, clam bakes, seafood boils – I’m obsessed! (I’ve mentioned this before, I know I know.) Lately though, I’m really hurting for a classic Maine lobster boil. I want the bib, the salt potatoes dripping in butter, the blueberry cobbler to finish it all off. I will tell you that lobster is my favorite food in the entire world other than ice cream. Give me the two of them together in one meal? Holy cannoli. That’s my kind of …

Summer Essentials: A Camping Trip

Summer Essentials: A Camping Trip

I make no secret of the fact that by the time summer comes along I have about zero interest in being kept inside. Once the sun is shining and the days grow long, I’m all about getting outside and enjoying every minute. Give me sunscreen and bug spray and send me out into the woods or to linger along the lake, and I’m about as happy a camper as any you’ll ever find. With at least one, hopefully two, summer …

DIY Watercolor Stripe Bunting

DIY Watercolor Stripe Bunting

by Kelly Lanza

I’m not too sure how it got to be the middle of June already, but you know what that means… the Fourth of July is right around the corner! I wanted to make some decor that was patriotic but didn’t scream it (if you know what I mean), and I thought this watercolor stripe bunting was the perfect solution! Not only does it work for a July 4th BBQ (strung on tables or overhead), but it could be …

Cinco de Mayo: The Best of Fiestas

Cinco de Mayo: The Best of Fiestas

As we count on down to Cinco de Mayo this week it only seems fitting to celebrate my love for all things papel picado, guacamole and piñatas! It’s not too late to whip together a little party for you and your favorite pals this weekend so I dug through the archives to bring your three of my favorite fiestas. If you want to get in on the fun, don your favorite sombrero, whip up a pitcher of sangria and party …

Favorites: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes + Crafts

Favorites: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes + Crafts

While I can’t really figure out where the weeks are going, turns out St. Patrick’s Day is this week! (You know, in case you’re like me and the flurry of green all over Pinterest didn’t tip you off a little sooner.) I haven’t had the time myself to host any St. Patrick’s Day festivities in recent years, but who doesn’t love a good excuse to sip on a Guinness and listen to Irish music? So usually I just throw on …

Pink + Glittery New Years Eve Inspiration

Pink + Glittery New Years Eve Inspiration

With New Year’s Eve just a few days away, I couldn’t resist loading you up with a bit of pink and glittery inspiration. Because, let’s face it. We all love glitter this time of year, don’t we? This shoot was dreamed up by the dynamic Italian team of Bon Bon Studio and features some of the prettiest details I’ve ever seen. This look would be perfect for any New Year’s Eve party, but it’d be especially perfect for an evening …