This year, to celebrate my daughter's birthday, we hosted a small late summer garden party.
Perfect timing for me to fancy up my beach cruiser with balloons and flowers to leave out front to greet guests.
The girls had a grand time running around the yard and drawing pictures in the little tepee that I […]
Today I am sharing snaps from my daughter's recent birthday party. She is an animal lover and requested that "Animal Embassy" pay a visit to the party -- which meant that I could have a little fun setting the scene for a safari soirée. Since (as a a general rule) I don't like to host […]
Over the summer I had a moment of weakness when I wanted to fill my home with over-stuffed, white slip-covered furniture, feminine fabrics and vintage finds.
Room by Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic Couture
Thankfully, I took a deep breath, told myself "this too shall pass" and -instead- convinced my daughter to let me throw […]
I love "Back to School." Not for the clichéd reason of finally reclaiming my home after having the kids underfoot all summer long, but for a sincere and unfaltering affection for all things school-related. And I do mean ALL THINGS: teachers, books, binders, science projects, English papers, permission slips, study buddies, P.E., dioramas (do kids […]
With all of the excitement around the arrival of the royal baby, I must admit that I'm having a hard time getting princes and princesses off of my mind. As such, I am using this royal moment to share some pics from my daughter's 5th birthday last fall -- which we dubbed "Princess Palooza!"
What child (or child at heart!) doesn't LOVE the Fourth of July? BBQs with friends and family, melting popsicles, fireflies, sparklers and staying up late to watch fireworks are hallmarks of the holiday and childhood rites of passage. In the final countdown to July 4th, I am offering up some simple ideas on how to […]
I have plenty of experience planning pink "princessy" parties for my daughter, but - until recently - I had stayed on the sidelines with respect to boys' parties. That all changed this past fall, when my friend and I got into the spirit of things by pulling together a sporty soirée for our sons who were […]
It's not too late to throw together a last minute Valentine's celebration. Here are three quick and easy ideas that will have your friends feeling the love!
1. Valentine themed ladies night:
When I lived in Boston, one of my super stylish and creative friends hosted an annual "Cocktails and Cupcakes" party on the eve […]
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