How to Make Birds Nests for a Ladies Brunch

I have found a new little obsession this spring.  (Remember last summer's obsession?)  Maybe my new preoccupation is because I have desperately waited for spring to actually arrive.  Or possibly, it is simply because these things are plain old sweet.  But I cannot seem to get enough of birds nests, … [Read more...]

How to Make New Wood Look Worn for a Rustic Split Bouquet

This little project combines three things I love:  rustic wood, mason jars and fresh flowers.  It is simple in design and will look lovely on your dining table, window sill, nightstand or hearth.  Believe me . . . I've moved it all over the place.  My favorite spot, however, would be to display it … [Read more...]

How to Make a Beautiful Spring Centerpiece with Flowers and Candy

  Today, I have a lovely spring centerpiece that will look gorgeous on your table.  Instead of flowers arranged around a vase filled with stacked candies, this arrangement nestles the candy atop the flowers, inviting your friends and family to gather near to taste sweet treats and enjoy the … [Read more...]

25 Inspiring Tablescapes That Will Make You Say Hello Spring

Are you ready for Spring?  I can't wait to don the winter coats and hats to feel the warmer breezes and see the flowers bloom.  (By the way, if you want to come plant flowers in my new construction mud pit, please do!) But to inspire your spring tablescapes, I have 25 stunning images that will … [Read more...]

The Day I Realized My Obsession with Chairs

I was driving down the road, coming home from school one day and passed by a little garage sale.  Just beyond the canopy attached to the garage, I saw it. It caught my eye and drew me like a magnet.  I didn't have time to stop but that internal debate happened momentarily as I fought with my … [Read more...]

My Secret for Protecting Tables from Party Spills & Drips

  Party time.  Guests are serving themselves drinks and blue kool-aid is dripping down the side of the pitcher onto the table.  Or maybe it is the spout of your favorite beverage dispenser leaking iced tea even when turned off in plenty of time.  It happens to everyone, right? A wipeable … [Read more...]

Great Garage Sale Finds: TV Tray Makeover

I love shopping garage sales.  You never know what you'll stumble upon that you can use as is, upcycle or simply throw a fresh coat of paint on and create something new. For the last several months, I have been keeping my eyes open for TV trays.  Remember back to my post on creative seating for … [Read more...]

The Great Burger Giveaway with Yumms Burger Press & More!

Grilling season is nearly here in the Midwest.  Invitations to the backyard barbecue will soon go out.  Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summertime . . . and I love it. Outdoor entertaining, delicious grilled food, warm conversations and kids running around in the backyard.  And did I … [Read more...]

My Trip to the Library for Entertaining Inspiration

I love Pinterest.  Browsing through all kinds of photos that give inspiration for decorating, parties and entertaining.  But there is something relaxing about looking through a book. An actual book. Flipping through pages of beautiful tables, creative presentations and delicious menus.  I love … [Read more...]

Rosette Napkin Fold for your Spring Table

This rosette napkin fold is easy to do and you can put it in a glass, tea cup or even yes, a mossy pot.  Grab your napkins and let's get rolling. Depending on the size of your glass or container, you will need to vary how tight you roll the napkin.  But, here are the basics: I love how it … [Read more...]