BBQ Gender Reveal

My daughter, Emily, and her husband, Jared, recently announced they are having a baby. After my incredible, over the moon excitement, my next thought was the theme of the gender reveal and baby shower. I guess once a party planner, always a party planner! First thing is first, of course, so we began with the […]

Baby Sprinkle

My daughter, Laura, is pregnant with her second child. Actually, as I type this I am sitting in a hospital waiting room as our grandson’s birth is imminent! When Laura’s first child was born – Lila – we threw a huge shower. But, tradition holds that a shower for subsequent babies isn’t necessarily appropriate. Then I […]

Under Construction Party

We recently threw a luncheon at our church to honor all the volunteers who work so hard each week. We chose the theme “Under Construction” since this is true of all of us. We are always a “work in progress” and, hopefully, we are always striving to become better and better in all areas of […]

April Magic of the Month – 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is very bittersweet for me since my mom is no longer with us. In fact, the ten year anniversary of her death is just a few days before Mother’s Day. But I have two beautiful daughters, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. So there is plenty to celebrate! We’ve selected some adorable gift […]

Easter Treats and Goodies

Enjoy a variety of great ideas and suggestions to celebrate Easter. Second to Christmas, Easter is one of the favorite holidays kids love to celebrate. The following yummy recipes will make them love it even more. Easter Bunny cupcakes will always be a hit with the kids. These baby chick cupcakes are too cute! Reese’s bunny […]

March Magic of the Month – Easter Tablescapes

There are many advantages to living in a state with four seasons. As I’ve mentioned before, autumn is by far my favorite season. I also like winter – I am one of those strange people who actually gets excited when a heavy snowfall is predicted. But just when I think I can’t handle the cold […]

February Magic of the Month – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. A holiday that can illicit a thrill or a sense of dread. But whether you’re married, spoken for or single, you can still have fun with Valentine’s Day. We’ve chosen some of our favorite ideas. These are all very very creative but very simple. ROASTED HEART POTATOES Everyone loves a potato. How much more […]

January Magic of the Month – Super Bowl Party Ideas

This post is from last year’s Super Bowl. Even though it’s not looking good for the Colts again this year, I still plan to throw a party! I think these were some good ideas that are worth sharing again. Any of them can be tweaked depending on which teams end up playing! I’m the first […]

December Magic of the Month – 8 Clever Christmas Ideas

It is that time in December where my house is decorated from head to toe with Christmas decor and I love it!! Most of us cherish this time of year as it brings to mind wonderful memories of growing up with the excitement and anticipation of the season from the perspective of a child. I […]

November Magic of the Month – Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Table

The artistic creativity some people possess never ceases to amaze me. When it comes time for me to choose Thanksgiving centerpieces and place settings for my own table, I never lack for inspiring ideas from others. Thanksgiving place settings and centerpieces can be simple or extravagant, but no matter your ambition or budget, there are […]