Sunday Brunch

I love dressing up a table for any occasion. So this weekend I decided to have my friend Mary over so we could catch up.

I busted out my favorite dishes and did some print mixing.

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Dishes shown: Wedgewood Tea Service, Kate Spade Dot Accent Plates, Crate and Barrel Napkins (no longer available).

As for food I tried this new recipe from Martha Stewart for the appetizer, Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini. I made individual egg bakes from my own making. The little bite size desserts I just picked up from whole foods, but I think next time i am going to try and make them. I don’t think they would be too hard!

Egg Bake

I served the egg bake with greens and bacon.

It was a lovely brunch!

Wedding Wednesday: Bachlorette!

I’m excited to share my bachlorette pictures with you today! I love outdoor dinner parties. Check out the night Chris and I got engaged last year here.

And my bachlorette preparation posts are here and here.

Mini Wine Favors!

I am obsessed with mini champagne bottles. So we made them for the place settings!

making the flowers!

I need flowers on every table! And coke in a bottle is always a must!

setting up for the party!

In the afternoon we set up Christmas lights over the table and began setting up for the night. I rented all the supplies down to the plates and glasses so the clean up would be easy.

bows on the chairs


setting the table!


setting the stage


tables all set!


champage favors!


tables set!

No table is ready without flowers and a cake dome (or a couple!)

welcome sign!

We had an extra chair so we used it to welcome the guests!

dinner time!

Toast to the night!

eating up!

We had an amazing time! After dinner we went off to my favorite champagne bar to celebrate even more!

Halloween Decor!

Fall is in the air! This weekend I got an amazing taste of fall, biking around town, making chili, and bundling up taking the dog for walks.

Halloween is just around the corner – how cute are these decor pieces? Loving the target plates – might have to get a couple – and check out those prices!

Black and White Rounded Square/Orange Round Lace Plates/Blue Round Lace Plates/Black and White Lace Plates

Target Lace Black and White 2 Tiered Platter/ZGallerie Mercury Decorative Pumpkins/Horchow Spider and Flower Wreath/Horchow Glittered Skulls/ZGallerie Gold Skull/Kohls Black Spider Web Table Runner/Target Wire Spider Web Cake Platter/ZGallerie Frankenstein Paper Plates and Napkins/ZGallerie Candelobra/

Pop Up Party

So I am excited to share more pictures of my pop up party with you! As I mentioned last week for my birthday I planned my first pop up party. I got the inspiration from Oh Happy Day, one of my favorite blogs. I had such a great time and the party was a huge hit. It was a really fun and unique way to celebrate with friends. I rented everything for the party: table, linens, silverware, chairs. I wanted to add a little something so I made table runners. I had planned on sewing them – but I ran out of time so I just cut fabric and it worked perfectly. Then I  made some fun food that was easy to transport and we grilled steaks in the park. This will for sure be a repeat event. All my friends had such a great time.

For simplicity of setting the table when we were in the park – I wrapped all the silverware up – looks cute too!

I made a couple of appetizers. I picked recipes that were easy to make early in the day and transport to the park!

Dinner! For the main course we grilled steaks. I also made over roasted sweet potatoes right before we left for the park. I kept them in a warm container and they were still warm for dinner! I also made a caprese salad.

Happy Monday!

This weekend was my sisters Bachelorette party. I love hosting. I also love making everything pretty in preparation. Here is the buffet prior to the girls getting to my place. Hope you all had a great weekend too!



For the party I made cosmo slush – which is a great summer drink and easy for a party. I just made a batch of standard cosmopolitans and then put it all in the fridge. It is nice for a party because it is done ahead of time and then there is not mixing for the party – all you have to do it scoop and serve!

Shower Preperations!

Laura’s wedding shower is this weekend. I am so excited. I wrapped presents last night – still lots of preparations to do today. Can’t wait to share pics with you later. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

The invite my boyfriend helped me put together.

Presents! I like the way the wrapping turned out!