The 12 Days of Christmas: A Holiday Craft

Candy Cane Mouse

   Coming up on my first Christmas with a little family of my own, I have spent considerable time reflecting on what has made the holidays special through the years. Looking to the future, there is self-inflicted pressure to decide what traditions my husband and I will carry on as our family grows. And also […]

11/11/11: Lucky in Love

lucky in love

My morning Facebook feed on Tuesday featured a smattering of November welcomes: "Happy 11.1.11" they all read. This prompted me to think about the upcoming date that many have been looking forward to: November 11, 2011 or 11.11.11. The many looking forward being the incredible number of couples preparing to exchange wedding vows on what […]


apples galore!

  It feels like fall today in the desert. Of course, I didn't wait for the cooler temps to welcome the season. I embraced the month of October by heading out to Willcox, Arizona to a beautiful little farm and apple orchard called Apple Annie's. Apple picking is of course, the quintessential fall activity and […]

Something Old, Something New: An Alternative Bouquet

Bright Colors Brooch Bouquet

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources. This obsession came, quite frankly, from an unproductive (or is it productive) afternoon of Facebook stalking. While I successfully avoided the responsibilities of life and listlessly sifted through friends uploaded and tagged photos, I discovered the brooch bouquet in some wedding pictures. I am in love; it […]

Fall into the Season

Easy Fall Tablescape

The "unofficial" end to summer had barely passed us by. In fact, I was still enjoying the extended holiday weekend when I noticed the Pumpkin Spice Latte had made its return to Starbucks. Still preoccupied with the obscene temperatures here in Phoenix, I had failed to consider that fall is upon us- according to Starbucks, […]

Cupcakes Galore… Indulge your Sweet Tooth

Banana Caramel Cupcakes

Cupcakes are all the rage. And while they have been a dessert staple for what feels like forever, these little servings of heaven have become trendy. And I mean trendy in its fullest capacity. While the popularity of the cupcake has been on the rise for several years now – thanks to Sprinkles Cupcakes – […]

Trends for Engagement Photos: Couples Opt for Magazine-Style Layouts

I DO Engagement Photo

While recuperating on Sunday from eating too much (and just being lazy), I caught up on some newspaper action and wanted to share an article with you that caught my eye.  I tend to go right to the Living, Style and Entertainment sections and was delighted to see an article on a wedding trend: engagement […]

The Royals Know How to Throw a Party

Royal Wedding

It has been some time since my last post and a lot seems to have transpired.  I have been relishing in the new arrival of a baby girl – who true to my event planning nature, arrived on a scheduled date that was in my outlook calendar.  Schedules seem to have become a thing of […]

Linen Obsessed Part 2: Hot Fabric Trends

Linen Obsessed Part 2

Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with linens yet?  Oh, wait… I did in another post dedicated to linens.  Well… good for you, I love linens so much, you get another post.  This one dedicated to the hot fabric trends of 2011.  So here's to the fabrics  you want to showcase at your events […]

Blossoming Baby Showers

Blossoming Baby Showers

As March approaches, we sense that spring is in the air.  For us Arizonans, it is a brief period of glorious weather before the summer heat sets in.  During this time we enjoy the warm temperatures, ever-beautiful sunshine and blossoming desert.  With the emergence of this season, I would like to write about something that […]