Party Ideas

New Years Eve Balloon Popping Family Fun

New Years Balloon Popping Fun

Can you believe the year is almost over? We love New Years Eve and I try to make it a special night for our kids. A few years ago I started a new tradition where we fill balloons with fun activities for the family. Each balloon has a time written on the outside and when that time comes the kids…

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Party Ideas

Festive Holiday Tablescape

festive holiday tablepscape

I have never been that into tablescapes. When we host parties our friends usually bring their kids so dinner ends up being a bit of a free-for-all where everyone just grabs a plate, some food, and finds somewhere to sit and snack. But lately so many bloggers I follow have been posting their gorgeous holiday tablescapes so I felt inspired…

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Sweet Treats

Spiced Mulled White Wine Recipe

mulled white wine recipe

I’m a die-hard mulled red wine fan. Every Christmas for as long as I can remember my family has made traditional mulled red wine. It’s practically an institution. However, red wine gives my dear sister a headache and so she has had to miss out on mulled wine for many years. This year I looked for a mulled white wine…

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Sweet Treats

Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe

peppermint marshmallows recipe

If you’ve never made your own marshmallows before, prepare yourself to be amazed at how easy they are. And once you’ve tried one of these pillowy soft, flavorful treats you’ll be making them all the time. The flavor possibilities are endless; peppermint, vanilla, strawberry, earl gray, pineapple, etc. These cute little artisnal delights make great gifts and kids and adults…

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Sweet Treats

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Creme Wafers

Creme Wafers

Do you have a special Christmas cookie that you make year after year? That would be creme wafers for me. My Mom has made these delightful little cookies for as long as I can remember, and I am excited to share these with you! The recipe originally comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that is filled with awesome retro…

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Party Ideas

A Cozy Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate Bar

What goes better with cold December nights then a warm cup of hot chocolate? A little booze thrown in there doesn’t hurt. This weekend I hosted a cookie exchange with some of my girlfriends, and set up a cozy sweet little hot chocolate bar to help get us in the holiday spirit. A hot chocolate bar is easy to set…

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DIY

DIY Glittery Vintage Car Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Car Christmas Ornaments

Have I mentioned how much I love bottle brush trees this year? Everywhere we go any Christmas displays or ornaments using these cute whimsical little trees totally catches my eye. I especially love those darling little vintage car Christmas ornaments that seems to be popping up in all the shops. I thought how easy would these be to make? The…

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Cakes

The Absolute Best Coconut Layer Cake Recipe

best coconut layer cake recipe

The absolute best coconut layer cake recipe. Those are bold words aren’t they? This recipe is honestly divine. It has so much coconut flavor and the toasted coconut topping adds a delightful crunchy texture. This cake is covered and filled with a decadent Swiss meringue buttercream, it’s rich and tastes of a dreamy tropical holiday. Sold yet? Read on to…

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Party Ideas

Bright and Fun Mimosa Bar Ideas

Mimosa Bar Ideas

What do you do when your lovely sister has a birthday? Ply her with cake and booze of course! And if it’s before noon mimosas are totally acceptable. It’s been so dreary here lately. Every time I look outside it seems like all the color has been removed and replaced with shades of gray. So when I decided to do…

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DIY

Pottery Barn-Inspired Felt Garland

Pottery Barn Inspired Felt Garland DIY

I wanted to go unconventional for my mantle this year. We pained the fireplace wall a beautiful teal last year and my traditional green and red decor just wasn’t working with it. So this year I decided to go with the Caribbean blue and add in some bright pinks and glittery golds. To bring it all together I wanted a…

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