October Magic of the Month – Halloween!

We don’t care for the sinister, gory part of Halloween. But we can definitely have fun with ghosts and witches (as long as they’re not too scary), monsters, spiders and the more “light hearted” side of the holiday. We want to share some of our favorite ideas with you. SPIDERS! Both of these cakes are awesome, […]

September Magic of the Month – Autumn Drinks

Without question, Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it…falling temperatures and falling leaves; pumpkins, mums, apple cider – all of it! I’m one of those rare people who prefers cold temperatures over the heat. While I certainly enjoy the benefits of summer – longer days and more time outside, […]

Gender Reveal Party

My daughter, Laura, is pregnant with her first child – and my first grandchild! Because the latest baby trend seems to be gender reveal parties, we thought we’d join in the fun. Last month, my other daughter, Emily, Dawn and I put together a fun party for the gender announcement. As our guests arrived, they […]

She Said “Yes”!

When Joe, our long-time family friend, announced plans to propose to his girlfriend, we went into immediate party planning mode. Joe had a very specific idea in mind for the proposal. Every significant event in their relationship up to this point had been associated with fire. Their first kiss, their first pronouncement of love, and so […]

Independence Day!!

We want to share some of our favorite Fourth of July pins.  We hope this gives you some great ideas for your own celebrations. We are planning a big party for the fourth and will be sure to post pictures! FOURTH OF JULY!! We love these ideas for centerpieces.  Fire crackers, painted Ball jars and […]

Our Vintage Barn Wedding

When our younger daughter, Laura, announced her engagement, we went into immediate wedding planning mode.  As a wedding planner of many years, I felt comfortably in my element. When Laura and her husband-to-be, Chase, announced they wanted to get married in a barn, it left me slightly speechless.  I knew barn weddings were becoming popular, […]