Christmas Trees at Mount Vernon

We’re very lucky this time of year to live so close to the Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.  Decked out in the colonial holiday spirit, it’s always a special time to visit the estate and admire all of the beautiful Christmas decorations.  This year, Little Bug and I, spent quite a bit of time meandering through […] Read more…


Book Drool: Bakerella’s Holiday Cake Pops Book

At some point last Christmas I finally broke down and bought Bakerella’s original cake pops book.  It was after a conversation with my best friend about whether or not anyone had time to make such detailed works of art as cake pops.  And even though she’s right and I can’t see myself creating popcorn bags […] Read more…


Barnyard Birthday Party Ideas

I’m so excited to share my Little Bug’s first birthday party today!  We hosted a barnyard birthday bash in August and I’ve been waiting patiently to share all of the wonderful party details with you.  After brainstorming many party themes over the months, I decided to create a party around one of Little Bug’s favorite […] Read more…


Handmade First Birthday Bibs

I love Etsy for many reasons, but one of the main ones is because they are my go-to resource when I need something for a party that I can’t easily make myself. As you all learned from my hat making experience, sewing is not my strong suit. I’ll even admit that the sewing machine has […] Read more…


Vintage Party Ideas Book

Last week, I received a special treasure in the mail.  It was a book called Vicks Two-Year Almanac and Party Book – 1939 – 1940. Sarah Ives from Upscale Downhome sent it to me.  She is the ultimate vintage treasure hunter, scavenging garage sales and auctions for amazing finds to use in her decorating projects.  […] Read more…


90th Birthday Party Ideas

Ninety is a big age milestone.  I can’t imagine what it must be like to have experienced ninety wonderful years of life. It’s definitely a cause for celebration.  When we decided a number of months ago to throw my grandmother a 90th surprise birthday party, I was excited to have the honor of styling the dessert table and designing the […] Read more…

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