Entertaining - Parties and Events

How to Plan the Best Yu-Gi-Oh Birthday Party

When my son was turning eight, he was into Yu-Gi-Oh big time! If you are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh, it is a Japanese anime series and trading card game. The series involves various monsters who battle each other in exciting duels. It is very popular among kids six years and older. It is also one …

Entertaining - Parties and Events

How to Create a Vintage Inspired Mimosa Bar – Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine’s Day was around the corner, so I was inspired to do something truly romantic and unique. I’ve set up numerous sweet tables, prepared charcuterie boards, and dessert platters, but never a mimosa bar! After all, champagne is considered the epitome of romance. At the same time, mimosa bars are popular among friends. We see …

Entertaining - Parties and Events

Ideas for the Best Two-The-Moon Birthday Party

For my youngest son’s second birthday I wanted to do something truly special and unique. As he was entering toddlerhood his little personality was really starting to show. Very different than my first child, he was more physical, daring and adventurous. He seemed to have no fear and the sky was not his limit! Super …

Decorative Vignettes _ How to Create

French Inspiration

For a French inspiration hashtag tour, I put together this Parisian vignette. It turned out magnifique! I used my vintage silverplated champagne bucket purchased at an estate sale to display some flowers. The flowers were from the local grocery store. The main function of a champagne bucket is to store champagne, wine and other beverages, …

Home Decor

How to Decorate with Books – Tips and Tricks

Books are items we see pretty much every day, items we often take for granted. Cookbooks, baking books, DIY books, textbooks, novels, photobooks, poem books, bibles, devotionals, etc. The list goes on and on! We see books everywhere too! Just about every store sells some sort of book! Some home decor stores even sell fake …

Entertaining - Parties and Events

How to Create a Valentine’s Day Sweet Board

Valentine’s Day is not actually a public holiday but is considered a feast day in many countries across the world. It is customary for people to celebrate Valentine’s Day with expressions of love. This could mean buying someone you love flowers, sending or handing out cards, gifting chocolates and candy to friends and family, throwing …

Home Decor

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive – 8 Tips to Achieve the Look for Less

Do you have champagne taste on a beer budget? Do you crave elegance, but cannot afford the high-end furniture and accessories that come along with it? Do you want people to say “wow” when they enter your home? Believe it or not making your home appear expensive without breaking the bank is very achievable! I …

Entertaining - Parties and Events

Appetizers – How to Create an Antipasto Wreath

For a family Christmas potluck, I put my name down for an antipasto wreath. I’ve never made one before, but I’ve seen them on Pinterest, and I always wanted to try it. I’ve created numerous charcuterie boards for family parties, but this time I wanted to try something new! Something that would wow the family, …