Creative Party Ideas

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(1) (2) (3)   (4) Have you noticed how creative parents are getting for children’s parties ? It really is wonderful to see! With all the inspiration and DIY tutorials available on blogs and in magazines why don’t you get in touch with your crafty side (your inner Martha!) and make a fun party prop, …continue reading

Come In My Pretties…..

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I thought I would share this Halloween door sign I made.  As some of you know, I’m hosting a Witches Tea Party soon – I felt this would be a fun greeting at the door. Usually this black frame hangs in my daughters bathroom…just borrowing for a couple of weeks. The wording was made using …continue reading

Orange and Blue Harvest Party

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Posted by Kelly Porter This time of year, many parents are gearing up for big Halloween Parties. I’ve also discovered that many other parents are planning Harvest Parties, but it’s not always easy to find party ideas and decor for the latter. So, in the post I’m sharing my Harvest Party Dessert Tables, set against …continue reading

Take A Bite Out Of Halloween

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While pumpkins get most of the attention this time of year, apples are a close second, and I am here to share with you a fun way to enjoy them for your Halloween festivities!   {Mini Dipped Apples} In light of the popular dessert tables, I suggest mini dipped apples as a take on the traditional treat, sized perfectly for children. …continue reading

Halloween Costume Ideas

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I’ve received a few emails asking for some costumes ideas for Halloween. There are tons of ideas on the web – here are a few….. Cool, original idea… a plate of spaghetti and meatballs costume.   Really loving the washing machine.  Might be a little hard to maneuver – but it’s sure cute.  Hot-air balloon …continue reading

Oh, Boy: Sophisticated Bedrooms

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A subdued color palette showing tailored fabrics makes for a sophisticated boys room. Wall color Benjamin Moore Rockport Gray. Room designed by Helen Marie Rutter and Yvonne McFadden, Summerour & Associates for the Atlanta Symphony 2010 Decorator Showhouse. Elegant masculine sophistication by Eddie Ross.   Soft muted colors with lots of natural light and a …continue reading

Girls Rooms: Barbie Mod & Barbie Vintage

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Barbie’s Malibu Dream House designed by Jonathan Adler. The bedroom included pink, pink and more pink! I really like this hot pink etagere….and of course, the shoes!  I prefer a better selection : ) Sunburst mirror made with retro barbie dolls (Adler shown in the mirror).         1. Kelly Hot Pink Sleeper  …continue reading

Girls Rooms: Barbie Mod & Barbie Vintage

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Barbie’s Malibu Dream House designed by Jonathan Adler. The bedroom included pink, pink and more pink! I really like this hot pink etagere….and of course, the shoes!  I prefer a better selection : ) Sunburst mirror made with retro barbie dolls (Adler shown in the mirror).         1. Kelly Hot Pink Sleeper  …continue reading

It’s a Witches Tea Halloween Invitation

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Last year I was planning on a Witches Tea for my girlfriends, but a broken foot, swine flu and an ear infection (all at the same time) put me under. I wrote this poem to use as the Witches Tea invitation and used the cool spooky graphic for the background. This image is originally from …continue reading

Play Kitchen Made From a Nightstand??

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Really???? Could this be any cuter? An adorable shabby chic kitchenette created by the resourceful Mrs. Devore. Refurbishing a nightstand into a play kitchen is the ultimate in creativity. I love the shabby chic look. Doesn’t this put those plastic kitchens to shame? L.O.V. E. it. Here’s another nightstand kitchenette by Mrs. Devore…..  BEFORE AFTER …continue reading