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  • Summertime Fun!


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  • Welcome to our June Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on Summertime and Family Fun activities. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog … Continue reading


  • Lawn Games – One of my Favorite Wedding Trends


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  • Welcome to our April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along … Continue reading


  • Milk and Cookies? Yes, Please!


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  • The Pinterest find of the week is having cookies and milk for children at your party!  We love this idea because it is not limited to just one event.  Cookies and Milk can be served to kids at Weddings, New … Continue reading


  • A Crafty Valentine Party for Kiddos


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  • It has become an annual tradition in our home to host a craft Valentine card-making party for my daughter Reese and her friends. This year was a lot of fun once again. Enjoy the pictures, details, and crafts below to … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Doily Charger and Name Card



  • The Pinterest find of this week is using a calligraphed doily as a name card and charger (of sorts) for your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings! Don’t you just love how simple and elegant this idea is?! It’s perfect for a wedding, shower or brunch …. … Continue reading


  • A Simple Valentine from Stampin Up Occasions Catalog


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  • Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this … Continue reading


  • How to Make Sheet Music Angel Ornaments


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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Welcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools … Continue reading


  • Thanksgiving Craft- DIY Give Thanks Cards


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  • Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects. You may just be starting the blog hop or … Continue reading


  • Handmade Musical Angel Ornaments


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  • It’s no secret that I’m in love with angels … and these angels I made from Christmas sheet music just have me swooning right now! I mean I am in LOVE!! These ornaments are about 4.5″ high and 4.5″ wide … Continue reading


  • Considering Pearls for the Big Day?


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  • Many brides wear pearls on the big day. As well as the mothers of the bride and groom, grandmothers of the bride and groom as well as the bridal party! It’s also become a wonderful tradition for many brides to … Continue reading


  • Monster Mash Themed Kids Birthday Party


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  • My daughter’s birthday is always fun for me to plan every year. We have a great time coming up with a fun theme and getting creative together. Reese loves to help make the crafts and details and be a part … Continue reading


  • For the love of Succulents


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  • So it’s no secret that succulents have been a HUGE trend for this year’s weddings… and I have been a huge fan of succulents since I discovered the “hens and chicks” variety back in 2004. I’m obsessed with having these … Continue reading


  • Fall Stampin’ Up Crafts


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  •   Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies. You may just be starting the blog … Continue reading


  • Freaky Friends and Ghoulish Greetings


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  • Welcome to the September Pals Blog Hop! This month we are showing off our favorite new products from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy our projects! You may just be starting the blog hop or may … Continue reading


  • DIY Halloween Birthday Party Invitations


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  • Obviously I love parties. Like a lot. And so when I had a little girl almost 7 years ago (big gulp), it gave me yet another excuse to have a blast planning, designing and styling super fun and fab parties … Continue reading


  • Nautical Patriotic Party Ideas!


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  • Today we’re back on Brooklyn Limestone Blog with fun nautical ideas to create for July 4th … or really for any fun occasion this summer! Go check it out here!        


  • DIY Book Page Garland and Wreath


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  • So two weeks ago, I discovered The Nesting Place – a super cool, very fabulous book about creating a beautiful home that’s not perfect. And she inspired me. With her words, her pictures, her experiences, her ideas. And then I … Continue reading


  • Wedding and Event Sparkler Tags


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  • Sparklers are a popular and fun way to be sent off at the end of the night, and we have created these sparkler tags to inspire you to help make your send off extra special! You can also create these … Continue reading


  • Paper Flower Wreath Tutorial


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  • This paper flower wreath is perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, or floral birthday party! We made this paper flower wreath was made using coffee filters. It’s quite simple to do, but very time consuming.    What you will need: … Continue reading


  • Easter Party Digital Ensemble


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  • If you’re still looking for a simple “party in a box” so to speak for Easter so that it takes the guesswork out of planning your decor, these two ensembles are the perfect solution for you!  This one is my … Continue reading


  • Luck O’ the Irish – DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party


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  • How precious is this St. Patty’s Day Digital Download package? I love this for any get together, but especially for a group of cute kiddos! You can really have some fun with this without having to do a lot of … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week



  • This week’s Pinterest find is a beautiful photo display DIY featured on Style Me Pretty and was created by the Posh Paperie. This photo display is perfect for home decor or would be beautiful to display at your wedding! Also, the DIY instructions … Continue reading


  • DIY Party Kit


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  • So one of my latest DIY loves is this awesome Party, Party, Party! Bundle from Stampin’ Up! It’s perfect if you’re putting together a shower, birthday party, or really any occasion…. especially if you’re working with a tight budget yet … Continue reading


  • DIY Valentine’s Kid Craft Party


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  • We had the most fun creating, planning, designing and styling this super cute and super sweet DIY Valentine’s Kid Craft Party! Thanks to plainjane designs for some of our decor and Sara Wise Photography for capturing this beautiful photoshoot! See … Continue reading


  • DIY Valentine Craft – Candy Treat or Favor Bag


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  • We created these Valentine Candy Corn favor bags for a DIY Valentine Party photo shoot recently (will be posted here soon), and everyone went wild over them. So, here’s the how to tutorial on these. Even if you aren’t planning … Continue reading


  • DIY Cupid’s Arrow Pencils


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  • This Cupid’s arrow pencil is just one of the many craft details we incorporated into a Valentine’s card-making party for kids! We loved these so much that my daughter is incorporating them into her Valentine Cards this year too!  This … Continue reading


  • Painting Party


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  • Recently, I attended a fabulous mixed media art class at Sunshine Village in downtown Watkinsville, Georgia, and I loved it! The mixed media artist and teacher Shawn Thompson made it especially enjoyable, but as I painted, I realized that this … Continue reading


  • New Yule Log Christmas Tradition


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  • So this year, my family and I started a new Christmas tradition. Throughout my life, I’ve heard of references to the “Yule log,” but never actually new what the significance behind it was or, honestly, what a Yule log really … Continue reading


  • DIY New Years Eve Decor and Crafts


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  • Today’s fun DIY event craft is brought to you by my friend Kerry Willard Bray! I hope you enjoy! Are you getting ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home? Whether you are gathering with a big group of friends, … Continue reading


  • Cheers to the New Year!



  • {As originally published in Southern Distinction Magazine, December 2004} Black and white, ebony and ivory – contrasting and opposites in their very nature, but complementary to one another at the same time-just like comparing our past year’s ups and downs … Continue reading


  • Advent Calendar Presentation & Gift Wrap


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  • Just some Advent Calendar and Gift Wrap eye candy for you today! I’ve also included a few gifts my 6 year old daughter wrapped and made custom tags for as well. 🙂 Merry Christmas!! We also had some fun with … Continue reading


  • Timing Your Holiday Party



  • {As originally published in Southern Distinction Magazine, December 2005} The holiday season is hectic for everyone these days. Work demands so much from all of us; we have family, school and church commitments, and there’s always the party planning competition! … Continue reading


  • Holiday Hot Toddies



  • {As originally published in Southern Distinction Magazine, December 2005} I’ve said it a thousand times…fabulous cocktails will make your event, but the winter recipes are my absolute favorite! In my opinion, what makes these seasonal cocktails so much more enjoyable … Continue reading


  • Party Gift Giving – Guest Favors and Hostess Gifts


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  • Two super fun aspects I just love about any event are guest favors and hostess gifts. These are two areas that are often overlooked, but are always noticed, especially when planned thoughtfully. I personally think every party should have a … Continue reading


  • 3 Quick and Simple Ways to Jazz up Your Holiday Party



  • {As originally published on Online Athens and including more beautiful pics from our holiday photo shoot with ZoomWorks, European Floral Design, plain jane designs, Oconee Event Rentals, and Barron’s Rental} Every host always wants at least two things for his or … Continue reading


  • Holiday Photo Shoot {The Georgia Club}



  • It was so much fun to plan this holiday photo shoot with The Georgia Club – the table settings and decorations turned out beautiful! I hope they give you some inspiration for your holiday party planning! Thank you to European Floral Design for the … Continue reading


  • Planning your party -Flow and setup are key for a party that wows!


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  • Make sure to leave time to prepare your space for your party. You don’t want to be exhausted by the time everyone arrives because you’ve been working since 6am. We’re all guilty of this (yes, me too), but build in … Continue reading


  • Doing this will customize your party while saving you a bundle!



  • In a previous post, I’ve already given you a big hint on today’s planning secret. It’s all about coming up with a theme and adding lots of details to your event. So today, let’s take it another step forward because this … Continue reading


  • What to do Right Now to Make Holiday Planning Less Stressful for You Later



  • {all photos by ZoomWorks Photography, florals by European Floral Design, table and chairs by Oconee Event Rentals, Food and Venue The Georgia Club and Stationery from plainjane designs} Now that December is quickly approaching, there are some things you should … Continue reading


  • Planning for This Year’s Holiday Party….



  • by Natalie Bradley {as originally seen when published on Online Athens} It’s easy for anyone to get stressed thinking about the holidays – especially if you’re planning any events for friends and family. The holiday season is hectic for most, … Continue reading