Ellie’s 5th Birthday Photo Gallery

4 August 2013

Rhubarb Sour (with a hint of strawberry)

3 June 2013

Ok, people…it has been over a year since I’ve posted a real blog post, but I have experienced something that just has to be shared: the Rhubarb Sour. Now, let’s be clear…I have yet to FULLY experience this out-of-this-world-fill-me-up-again cocktail, but the magnificent elixir just might have touched my lips for a sip or two, […]

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21 October 2012
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Easter Party 2012

10 April 2012

This has not been what I would call a good week. In fact, I’m not going to hide it, it has been beyond emotional.  I’m not quite ready to go into details, and I’m not even sure what I’m feeling. I have always believed that the best way through hard times is focusing on the […]

Easter Egg Holders

1 April 2012

Having an Easter Egg Decorating party presented me with some interesting challenges….how the heck could we dry everyone’s eggs and make sure that the didn’t all get mixed up…here’s my solution:  

Coffee Filter Flowers

29 March 2012

Needing some touches of detail for the decor and buffet tables, I turned to dear old Martha Stewart.  She had some adorable coffee filter bowls in her latest edition of her magazine.  I adapted them a bit, wanting more of a decorative flower than a serving dish…plus things never turn out quite as great as […]

Gum Paste Daffodils

28 March 2012

The time spent creating in the kitchen with Ellie Graye is my favorite.  Cooking, baking, or decorating becomes exponentially more complex when a 3.5 year old is bouncing around, grabbing tools, pouring salt in unexpectedly, or just simply asking, “Why?” over and over, but I don’t care. It makes my heart happy – and she […]

Easter Prep

25 March 2012

Ok, so here’s the deal.  I’ve had this Easter party planned for ages, right?  Historically, I have thrown massive parties and loved every minute. For me, it’s all or nothing, I suppose.  So when last week as I prepared to head to New York City, I realized that because of the trip and the insanity […]

Food Trays

28 July 2011

I like taking food and fresh picked flowers to friends when I visit – I like putting in the thought and time to share something that shows my appreciation!  I wouldn’t think of showing up to someone’s house empty handed – I guess it’s just the way my mother raised me.  I don’t, however, like […]