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Colorful Dessert Stands

5 Nov



My nautical dessert table needed more color and height, and dessert stands seemed like the obvious choice. If your cake stand collection is like mine (um, I only own one!) and isn't as extensive as Bountiful (lovvvve), you might want to whip up a few of these for your next party! [...]

Nautical Twizzler Knots

1 Nov



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Nautical Baby Shower

30 Oct



I'm going to be an aunt! In honor of this momentous upcoming occasion, I co-hosted a baby shower in Los Angeles for my sister-in-law Trish. [...]

Jell-O Letters

21 Oct



I'm always on the hunt for simple foods and decorations that can be customized for any situation, and these Jell-O letters fit the bill "purrfectly." [...]

Basketball Brownies

26 Sep



I jumped on the Pinterest basketball cake bandwagon and made this cute dessert for my father-in-law's birthday. I baked peanut butter brownies for the base, instead of a more typical cake, to complement the Reese's Pieces flavors. [...]

End of Summer Happy Hour

4 Sep



I love happy hour. Happy hour and brunch. I'm not sure why I prefer to eat and drink at non-standard meal times, but it just feels so special. [...]

Map Cookies

24 Aug



A few of my girlfriends recently had a going-away tea party for our sweet friend, Kelley. I made these USA cookies with hearts to mark where we and she will be living for the next few years. Too far away! [...]

Alphabet Shower Decor and Activity

28 Jul



I hung alphabet flash cards as a garland for my French-themed baby shower. After a bit of searching, I found several adorable free designs — I'm so thankful for the generous individuals who share their high-quality printables online! I love these cards, but decided on the French cards — the most fitting for the party! [...]

French-Themed Baby Shower

13 Jun



I recently had the honor of hosting a baby shower for my friend Grace. I particularly enjoyed planning this shower knowing that Grace's affinity for Europe meant I could make the party a little fancy and a little French and not necessarily the typical baby boy party! [...]

Shamrock Crackers

16 Mar

Shamrock Crackers


Deb from Smitten Kitchen says people think she's crazy for re-creating grocery store snacks and until yesterday, I might have agreed with them. Why make your own Wheat Thins when you can buy magically delicious ones for $2 a box? [...]