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Front Runner Kentucky Derby Party

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Front Runner Kentucky Derby Ideas

The Front Runner Party Invitations are a great way to set the tone for your Kentucky Derby party. To carry the elegance through to your party, you can use red roses as your centerpieces, a red velvet cake for desert and of course, no Derby party would be complete without Mint Juleps. Show guests you care by presenting them with party favor boxes filled with treats or a trinket or ribbon tied cello bags filled with nuts or candies.

Sources: Rose Centerpiece, Front Runner Favor Box,Mint Julep Recipes,Front Runner Kentucky Derby Party Invitations,Front Runner Cello Party Favors,Red Velvet Cake

Mardi Gras Harlequin and Fluer de Lis Party Ideas

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Mardi Gras Harlequin Fluer de Lis Party Inspiration

Mardi Gras is a great reason to throw a party!  Purple, green and gold can be see everywhere from Mardi Gras Party Invitations, decorations and food, especially the desserts.

A Mardi Gras party can be a simple get together to enjoy food, music and other traditions to an elaborate ball with gowns, costumes and masks.

Source: Mardi Gras Harlequin Fleur de Lis InvitationsMardi Gras Cakes, Mardi Gras Punch, Green Cupcake Wrappers, Fluer de Lis Cookies, Party Favor Boxes, Balloon Centerpieces.

Six Autumn Decorating Ideas With White Pumpkins

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

As we transition our homes from summer to fall, think chilly nights, cozy fireplaces, fall leaves and of course, pumpkins. For a sophisticated look, try decorating with white pumpkins for your Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving table or fireplace mantel.

We’ve collected some of our favorite white pumpkin ideas that you can arrange to highlight for holiday celebrations or just because it’s autumn.

Vintage White Chenille Blanket Pumpkins

Vintage White Chenille Blanket Pumpkins

White Plaster Halloween Pumpkins

White Plaster Halloween Pumpkins

Book Page White Autumn Pumpkins

Book Page White Autumn Pumpkins

Spiral Rosette White Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin

Spiral Rosette White Yarn Wrapped Pumpkin

White Drop Cloth Pumpkins

White Drop Cloth Pumpkins

White Pumpkins Fall Table Centerpiece

White Pumpkins Fall Table Centerpiece

You can arrange white pumpkins, painted white pumpkins or fake pumpkins painted white on a platter or in a basket with other size gourds, fall leaves, pine cones, or tree branches on a bed of moss.

If you add candles, try using different sizes with hurricane glass over them to add flair and keep the flame away from the items in your arrangements.

Sweet Bird Baby Shower

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Bird Baby Shower Ideas

A bird themed baby shower is fun any time of the year, but a shower held during the spring and summer, you can get creative with the food, drink and decorations.  We love the taste and the look of the Strawberry Lemonade Sparkler.  Even if a baby boy is on the way, pink is always fun for the mother-to-be and female guests.

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Welcome Your Guests to Margaritaville

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Summer is here and along with it comes sunshine, hot days, warm nights and spending time with family and friends. Margaritas, or “Margaritaville” is a fun theme for a birthday party, engagement party or just because.

Margaritaville Party

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Motivational Monday { If it Doesn’t Challenge You… }

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Motivational Monday Quips to Live By  – Hope your Monday is Fabulous!

Motivational Monday - If it Doesn't Challenge You

Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Seriously? Why Are All My Thoughts In Blog Titles? (and what category do I pin this to?)A funny thing happened on the way to making my blog more personal.  All my thoughts turned into blog titles! Really! Big, flashing, titles in all caps!

Seriously. I’d have a thought and would immediately think “I need to write that down. That could be the title of my next post that will go viral!”

As the owner of a business, a blogger, a Facebooker (is that a word yet?), a Tweeter, a Pinner, every waking thought — and a few dreams — become targets for the next big post that will draw hundreds of thousands of clicks and comments to my website that will raise my Goggle Page Rank and hopefully, my sales, and the word “V – I – R – A – L” appears in flashing neon lights somewhere off to the right of my line of sight in purple neon tubing.

Just this morning while I was busy pinning away on my Pinterest account from my iPad while still laying in bed watching the sun come up, I wondered, “What time do Pinners start Pinning?” as no one had repinned any of my stuff in the past hour…then, Oh! that could be the title to my next post (so don’t steal it before I have it written, please.)

I mean why do we all do it all? “It” uses up a TON of time we could be doing other things, like reading the next up-in-coming chick lit best seller, painting our nails, cleaning the kitchen…NOT. What drives us to blog, to pin, to post to think in Blog Titles or Post Titles or Pins?

Please leave me a comment and let me know why you do what you do so I have some more justifications for doing all this and my hopes for viral blog titles might become a reality. And while you’re here, would you mind shopping or browsing our party invitations, party favors, note cards…?

P.S.  I think the pinners are awake and pinning as I now have 3 more Pinterest followers in the time it took to wrote this post…thanks!

Was the First Week of 2013 a Bust?

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Ok. It’s Sunday night. January 6th. It’s just hours away from the start of the 7th day of the first week of the new year. I’m trying to decide if I’ve already wasted 140 hours or was I just thinking about how to start 2013. Here are some random thoughts:Happy 2013

  1. I’ve read all these great blog posts that recapped 2012 month by month. I decided I was so glad 2012 was gone, I don’t want to relive it even to blog about it.
  2. I did not to make any New Year’s resolutions. Oh, well. I never wrote them down and rarely gave them a second thought after the initial thought was formed. (Sorry, Dr. Oz.)
  3. I tried to come up with intentions instead (thanks, Pat! my friend since I was 15) and failed.
  4. I tried to come up with one word to summarize my hopes/dreams/aspirations/etc. for 2013 and couldn’t narrow it down to one word.
  5. I will find my perspective. I got that from a commercial and I’m still trying to figure out what it means.
  6. I need to schedule digital detox time. (That excludes texting my son who is in college 15 hours away!)
  7. How can I run on-line “digital” businesses while digitally detoxing?
  8. Would online ignorance lead to real life bliss?
  9. I refuse to get addicted to my new iPhone (my son’s old phone when he got my upgrade, hmmmm), once I learn how to work it
  10. I realized that even though I’ve been blogging for years, I must not be blogging “right.” Where are the people that were supposed to flock to my blogs and comment, comment, comment?
  11. I need to improve my blog post titles.
  12. I need to write more personal blog posts.
  13. Does anyone read my blog? Ever? (Thanks sis, I know you tune in.)
  14. In two weeks, when I’m over my broken foot (from gracefully falling down my stairs a few weeks ago), I will start, again, to exercise.
  15. I will loose my pregnancy weight (Hah! I’ll let you in on the joke – my son is now 22)
  16. Fat is an adjective (Al Rocker says so.)
  17. I will start juicing … again. It works.
  18. I will get more sleep (without sleeping later and hitting the snooze.)
  19. I will make my bed every morning. Yesterday I decided that did not include weekends.
  20. Work on procrastination. After 12 years, I managed to buy (on sale!) and get my husband to hang, drapes in our den.
  21. This post could go on forever, but it’s time for The Good Wife.

So, how have the first six days of the new year been for you? Let me know…please…comment, comment, comment.

Super Bowl Party Invitations & Food

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Super Bowl Party Invitations and Favorite Foods

Super Bowl parties are fun for everyone whether you’re watching the game or catching the commercials. Mail out Super Bowl Party Invitations for a fabulous party turnout.

Photos from top left: Pomegranate Glazed Sausage BitsSpicy Chili Cheese Dogs, Baked Buffalo WingsBean Dip, Food Ref Super Bowl Party Invitations, Nacho Potato SkinsPulled Pork SandwichesGuiltless Guacamole,  Watermelon Football Helmet

Favorite Finds for Mardi Gras

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Favorite Mardi Gras Ideas

Whether you get to attend Mardi Gras, throw your own party, or attend a Mardi Gras party – the next best thing to being there – here are some of our favorite Mardi Gras things to get your party started.

Mardi Gras photos from top left:  Crawfish DipMardi Gras Cupcakes, Shimmery Cupcake WrappersMardi Gras Macaroons, Hat on Silver Face Mardi Gras Invitations, Show Us Your Beads Mardi Gras InvitationsBlack & Silver Half Mask Mardi Gras, High Gloss Party Favor BoxesMardi Gras Door, Hurricane Cocktail RecipeMardi Gras GumboMardi Gras Nail Polish

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