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Ready, set, go to game night

Supper club made its way back round to us last weekend and the race was on to think up a good theme. Football season, fall and fattening-up-for-winter in mind, we went with an all-American menu and Game Night. To keep … Continue reading

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How not to celebrate a birthday

Today is my hubby’s birthday. We had been very clear to keep it low key due to way too much going on this year, and it is his 32nd, so not a particularly noteworthy number. However, I did want him … Continue reading

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More wrapping fun

Summer birthday and summer babies mean more wrapping fun. From ribbon rainbows on kraft paper to Barbie sunglasses and a little blondie, I’ve had fun decorating lots of gifts.

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Bunny hop baby shower

We finally got to celebrate some up and coming little babies last weekend and had so much fun seeing friends and showering them with love. Nothing beats mom-to-be glow and knowing that some little wee bunnies are going to be … Continue reading

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Sneak peak: The bunny hop

It’s getting baby-crazy around our neck of the woods with lots of friends suddenly getting on the baby wagon. In fact, it kind of feels like we’re multiplying like rabbits, so that’s the natural theme for a shower we’re throwing … Continue reading

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Into the deep blue sea

With our limited 7-week-old-baby energy we’re still in limited hosting mode, but pulled it together to have a few friends over for Saturday supper. Testing out wooden plank fish grilling* led to a beachy/ocean themed tablescape, which I was somewhat … Continue reading

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Grilling a good time

Keeping to my favorite dinner plan – making guests cook their own dinner – we tested out making your own pizzas on the grill this weekend. While our previous two DIY attempts (grilled cheese and sliders) were bigger parties, we … Continue reading

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Announcing! and thanking

Our little bundle of joy arrived on 6.12.12 – great birth date! Of course I couldn’t wait to send out birth announcements and thank yous for all the loving little Hadley has already gotten. For the announcements, I used a … Continue reading

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Mini patriotic celebration

With our 3-week old keeping us a bit overtired, a very tiny patriotic celebration was all I could muster. I love this decorative container with holes in it to prop up the flags – it could be used for so … Continue reading

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A wedding spectacular cirque-style

Thinking big time outside of the box, all the way to the big top itself, friends Collie and Justin came up with one of the most glam wedding themes: Cirque du Soleil meets Southern formality. Although I was so sad … Continue reading

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