HERSHEY’S® Dessert Waffles

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I used Hershey's™ Spreads as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars, all opinions are my own. #SpreadPossibilities #hersheysheroes Whew--raise your hand if you find yourself a wee bit overwhelmed at this time of year!  I am raising both hands right now after the day I just had.  So you have a To-Do list a mile long and holiday entertaining is the last thing you want to do.  What if I shared a recipe with you that would not only be super easy … [Read more...]

An Easy Tiered Planter and Other Plans

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This post was sponsored and written on behalf of The Home Depot; all opinions are my own. If you've been following along for the last couple of weeks, you've seen my large Flower Tower and my mini Flower Tower.  You've seen my backyard plans, and my shopping trip to gather supplies.  I still have a very long way to go, but I wanted to share with you another project I made which was inspired by these other outdoor projects. Isn't this … [Read more...]

Cookies and Milk Party

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Are you looking to throw a fun Christmas party?  I really wanted to do one this year so I threw together a little party "mockup" plan using these fabulous Cookies & Milk printables from Hostess With the Mostess.  Check it out... Cute, right? I'm really proud of myself for my Photoshop skills at working these images together. But I think we're all in agreement that the printables really make the party. They are just those extra details that … [Read more...]

Last Minute Entertaining Tips

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What do you do when your husband calls you up on his way home from work, "Honey--I invited Bob and Judy over for dinner!  We'll all be there in about an hour!"  Um, thanks for the advance warning!  Well don't stress too much because throwing an impromptu dinner party is actually really easy! And here are some helpful last minute entertaining tips: 1. The Setup: There are two things that will impress your guests the most, and if either one … [Read more...]

Halloween Party 2012

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I already posted the Halloween party preview, but I wanted to follow up and show the actual party pictures.  They aren't quite as pretty because I was rushed (guests were arriving as I took these!) and the lighting was terrible so I had the flash on.  I hate using the flash and try to avoid it at all costs! You saw this table before but now it has food! Here's the other table with utensils, napkins, plates and the hot food.  Which didn't … [Read more...]

Americana Dinner Party

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This Memorial Day, I had a dinner party to watch the world compete in London this summer.  I had a couple gift cards to Cost Plus World Market so I headed there to gather some items for the party.  It was my first time going there and I just have to say wow.  Have you been there?  If you haven't you need to go.  It's like a Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn in one but way cheaper.  I wish I had like five thousand dollars to spend there because … [Read more...]

Spring Tablecloth Tutorial with Martha Stewart Crafts

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I am so excited to be a part of the Martha Stewart Mother’s Day campaign sponsored by Plaid Crafts!   Mother's Day is always a special holiday to me because I'm so thankful for my Mother!  But now I am also thankful for my sweet Mother-in-Law and that I get to BE a mother to three of the greatest kids ever. I got so much amazing stuff for this campaign that it took awhile to figure out what to make for my Mom.  But I decided on a simple … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Don't miss out on the Whimsy Couture Giveaway! ****** The fall is pretty much dedicated to pumpkin recipes--so I was on the search for a yummy Pumpkin Cupcake recipe!  I turned to my new BFF Pinterest for some help and found this Pumpkin Spice filled cupcake recipe! To make this recipe (seen originally from Jamie Cooks It Up--visit her site for tons of yummy recipes!): Cupcake: 1 Spice Cake Mix 1 3.4 oz Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding … [Read more...]