Learn how easy it is to make these festive paper straw flags

May
3
How To Create Your Own Festive Party Accessories

DIY Cocktail Party Accessories

This article was originally published in the April 2016 Issue of VRAI Magazine. 

When I sit down to plan out a party, I start by checking off all the major boxes: food, drinks and of course, who’s coming. And then I turn my attentions to my favorite part—the decorations and the details. I believe that the best events lie in the details: those special party accessories that add an extra punch of fun to the moment.

One simple way to punch up a party is by adding a few extra details to the cocktail bar. While paper straws and cocktail stirrers may not be necessary party utensils, they definitely add an extra dose of happy to every glass. And there are easy ways to dress up store-bought paper straws or to make your own cocktail stirrers to add to the atmosphere of the occasion.

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May
1
Merry Monday Link Party #102

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Welcome to the Merry Monday Link Party #102

We have two HUGE announcements this week! ! First, it’s the 2 year anniversary of the Merry Monday Link Party and we wanted to thank all of you for joining us every Sunday by celebrating with a $200 Paypal cash giveaway! (yeah!!)

Second, we’re changing things up this week by having an Instagram follow! 

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Bright and Bold Craft Room Design Plans_One Room Challenge_Spring 2016

Apr
28
One Room Challenge {Week 4}: Craft Room Progress Update

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Okay, I gotta be honest, I’m freaking out a little that Week 4 of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling It Home, is here already. That means just a couple more weeks until I reveal my craft room makeover to you. But what that really means is that I need to get my butt moving and start on the remaining projects for my room! So I thought I’d share a craft room progress update today and show you how things are coming along so far (and hopefully this’ll light a fire under me to power through to the finish line!).

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Apr
25
Chai Latte Cupcakes and a Virtual Baby Shower

Incredibly delicious chai latte cupcakes

Today I am thrilled to be teaming up with a wonderful group of bloggers for a very special event. We’re throwing a virtual baby shower for one of our own. Our sweet friend Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet, and her husband Mark, are expecting their first baby (a sweet little girl) this June. If you’re new to the idea of a virtual shower, it is similar to a real shower but instead of one person hosting, each of us divvied up food, decorations, games and gift ideas. (you can find all of our recipes, projects and ideas at the bottom of this post).

Every shower needs a yummy dessert, right? I know Lauren loves chai lattes, so I set out to find a fantastic chai latte cupcake recipe to share. If you like chai lattes, I think you’ll love these cupcakes—they are that good!

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