Salted Caramel Cupcakes…

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My neighbor, Brenna made some AMAZING Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes a couple of weeks ago and I had her share the recipe with me so that we could make them for our Football Party shoot! She used 3 recipes to create these incredible cupcakes: one for the cake, one for the filling and one for the frosting. Give them a try...they are so good! Double Chocolate Cupcakes (via Confessions of a ... [ Read More ]

Football Party Recipes…

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Did you catch our Football Party on Friday? If not, you can see the full post here with fun party decor, food + drink ideas and free printable designs!  We promised we would share the savory food recipes that our contributor, Joanna created, so here they are! Enjoy... Hummus with Pesto Sauce Makes approximately 3 cups Hummus Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas, drained and liquid reserved 4 ... [ Read More ]

Host a Football Party…

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Football season is in full swing and I am happy to report that I am in 1st place in my girls' fantasy football league! You all probably know that I am a huge football fan. In our house, Sundays are dedicated to football and we usually rotate friends' houses to watch the games. We all bring yummy eats + drinks to the parties and I am always looking for new ideas. We've teamed up with Smirnoff Ice ... [ Read More ]

HGTV Halloween Costume Party…

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Are you hosting a Halloween Party this year? Well, we have some fabulous ideas to make your gathering great! We recently styled this Halloween Costume Party for HGTV and it's filled with DIY costume ideas, party decor tutorials, free printable designs + delicious recipes! Everything you need to create a festive, spooking celebration! I designed a new set of Halloween printable designs ... [ Read More ]

Oh My Stationery…

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Get excited!  Shutterfly just launched a new stationery line! I spotted this black and white mix + match set and knew I needed it for TomKat! The quality is awesome and you can choose from over 15 various patterns for your custom set! Look how cute it turned out... So fabulous, right?  Set includes (12) customized 3" x 5" folded cards + envelopes in a cute gift box! These sets ... [ Read More ]

5 Halloween Drinks for Kids…

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 Ghost Milkshakes Yesterday was all about the Halloween Adult Beverages, but of course we couldn't forget about a few creative drink recipes for the kids! Our little taste-testers chose the ghost milkshakes as their favorite, but we (as moms) like the green, healthy smoothies! Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or want to surprise the kids with a creepy afterschool treat, these recipes we ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Cocktails…

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 Vampire Kiss Cocktail Halloween is right around the corner and if you hosting or attending an adult celebration, we have some fabulous cocktail recipes for you to try! We created these spooky concoctions for DIY Network and you find all of the recipes here. Don't forget, that presentation is everything and a few creepy Halloween touches are sure to please your guests.  Poison Apple ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Party Kits…

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Our Halloween Party Kits are back in stock and ON SALE for $34.99! This is the perfect kit to start your party planning! Grab one now, while supplies last. Halloween Classic Party Kit 1. Black/White Striped Paper Plates (12) 2. Black/White Striped Paper Cups (12) 3. Black/White Striped Napkins (20) 4. Black/White Striped Straws (12) 5. Orange/White Striped Straws (12) 6. Orange 11" Polka ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Shirts + Pillows…

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  UPDATE: Our "Boo!" shirts are SOLD OUT, but we have more coming on Monday, 10/20! Stay tuned, we will announce when they are available again on Instagram.  Hello friends! Everything is going great with the new shop! It has been so much fun getting it ready and creating cute displays. Yes, a ton of work, but it is so amazing to see it all come together! Last night the team stayed late ... [ Read More ]

The Black and White Striped Wall | The Reveal…

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If you know me, you know that I am obsessed with black and white, in particular black and white stripes. I like them all ways...you name it. Diagonal, rugby stripe, horizontal, vertical... So, when I realized the back wall of my new shop office really needed something to make it interesting, black and white stripes immediately came to mind. I knew they would be the perfect focal point for my ... [ Read More ]

Decorating The New Shop | Wall Art…

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As a brand ambassador for Shutterfly Home Decor, it is my job to create new projects on a regular basis that inspire you to think outside the box to make unique, original creations using Shutterfly. Lucky me! So many people I talk to about Shutterfly have no idea about all of the amazing, high-quality products they offer and how creative you can get with them by using not only photos, but graphic ... [ Read More ]

The Black and White Striped Wall | Inspiration…

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I have many dreams. Big dreams, little dreams. A couple of my dreams came true recently. The dream of opening my own store just happened. With that dream being realized, another little dream I've been having came true. The dream of having a black and white striped wall. (Like I said, my dreams come in all sizes!) Here are a few of the images that inspired me to go bold and create a statement wall ... [ Read More ]