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Entries in entertain (50)

Monday
Dec272010

new year's eve diy ideas

{adorable sugar rimmed flutes on Blowout Party

{homemade 2011 pretzel on Cooking With My Kid}

{free printable recipe cards via Scoutie Girl}

{crazy fun New Year's Eve party on Hostess with the Mostess}

A little slow after the relaxing holiday weekend. I can't believe the year 2010 is almost gone! Anyone have super great plans underway for a party next weekend? Would love to hear about them.

Wednesday
Dec152010

simple party { wine glass exchange

How it works: Everyone invited simply brings one wine glass (wrapped real pretty), and then you play "steal from your neighbor" or just trade gifts. Perfect for holidays, when budgets are tight and calendars are full of parties. Even more fun, bringing FOUR individually wrapped glasses, so that you go home with an entirely unique set.

Other great gift party ideas? Something wallet friendly AND you want to take home (unlike the dreaded white elephant exhange)?

Monday
Nov082010

winter sangria recipe

{click to download ::: pattern by lovelydesign}

Perfect for that fall/winter seasonal gathering—and mighty tasty! I figured it was also a fun post to start the week off. Hope you have a most excellent Monday.

Friday
Sep172010

bbq and baby

Being that I love all things rustic and non-traditional, it's clear that I was smitten when Mekala of Tie That Binds posted this baby shower featuring her custom stationery. Oh, to be a guest! The subtle charm and sweet southern flair is so classy, and the stationery was perfect for the occasion. This chica is constantly showcasing one beautiful event after the other, and I so admire her hard work and building a dream business from the ground up. Motivation for us all to pursue our dreams.

TIE THAT BINDS WEDDINGS
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Be sure to click through the links above for endless inspiration for all things wedding and personal touches for any occasion.

Friday
Sep102010

strawberry heaven

A last dash of berry goodness.

My friend, Lydia, and I made this non-traditional cake for her birthday bbq. So much yumminess, I could hardly stand to share with other guests. > recipe here.

And just to let you know, next time my photos will look like this and this.

Wednesday
Sep082010

charming diy craft

These wine glass charms were a super fun craft that my sis-in-law, Colleen, put together for a bridal shower. Perfect for any group of gals, using their personal taste to create something unique and sassy.

Just combine any bead with any wire in any shape. I just loved how easy this craft was, especially for the non-crafty types. And the perfect job for the leftover stash of unwanted beads! My charms turned out more dull than others', because I wanted to coordinate with my kitchen color! < nerd

Supplies/Tools
} A selection of colored wire
} A slew of leftover beads // all shapes & sizes
} Wire cutter
} Needle nose plier

And this is my adorable nephew, Van, that is the creative genius behind Colleen's blog name, Chipmonkey. I included him just for show and tell.

Wednesday
Jul282010

adorable baby shower

Remember the fun melon palette clothespins I made? Time to share why I made them!

My friend Amy from Lovely Nest hosted THE most adorable shower I've ever been to. Each detail was adorable, everything from the invite to the cupcake toppers! She shares tips on her blog, so swing over if you are in the market for baby showers. All photography courtesy of Lovely Nest, posted here. Yummy fruit kabobs courtesy of myself, but can't share those with you.

I have one additional surprise to share Friday—the non traditional "game" we played!

Wednesday
Jun232010

patriotic pinwheel diy

Supplies // Paper cut into 2" squares // stir straw // stick pin // star stickers {see fig. 1}

Stick the pin through the center. Cut each corner toward the center, leaving a dime sized amount {see fig. 2}. This should leave you with four triangle shapes. Take one corner of each triangle (be consistent on the right or left side of each triangle) and punch a small hole with the pin. Place the star on the pin and then each of the corner holes {see fig. 3}. Then take the pin and stick through the drinking straw {see fig. 4}. To complete, you could either glue the sharp end to the straw or perhaps take needle-nose pliers and bend a small 90 degree angle.

So there you have fun little drink accents!

Monday
Jun212010

patriotic shortcake

Please let me share my hopes and dreams (in the form of styling this photo shoot).

Photo Info > Strawberry shortcake, showcased red white & blue. BTW, this recipe for lemon shortcake is AH-mazing. Pinwheel drink stirrer DIY coming Wednesday.

Rambling > This is what I want to be when I grow up (or do, I suppose). Yes, I just threw this together for no reason other than the fact that someday I want to earn a living styling photos. I love it. SO MUCH. Coming up on six months of having this blog, I hit a small identity crisis of "what I am I doing with my life?" What steps should I take? How do I map this out? What is the means to this end? This blog is a tool, but am I using it the right way? So many questions that will go unanswered. Creative lives have to be individually explored one step at a time—with no instruction manual—and outside the box. If anyone has direction or a word, please drop me a hint. That's all. Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoyed the fruits of my mini crisis.

Friday
Jun182010

patriotic preview

I threw together a fun weekend photo shoot. The rest of the photos showcase Monday. Don't miss it!

Any weekend projects you plan to tackle? Holiday planning perhaps?