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It's national pound cake day today! A whole day dedicated to that dense, moist, flavorful cake that pairs oh-so-well with a dollop of light and airy whipped creme and drizzles of fruit. I've partnered up with Sara Lee Desserts to bring you this easy pound cake recipe and a chance to win a Visa $50 gift card and coupons for three free pound cakes from Sara Lee. Be sure to click for your entries at { Read More! }

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It's always exciting to see What Southern Belle's Charm will do with and item from our shop.  This spa day for Ava using our SPA Girl Custom Printable Party Set in blue really hit the mark, relaxation with the just the right amount of indulgence mixed in. Awaiting the guests at the entrance were all the essentials for beginning their day of relaxation. I absolutely love the { Read More! }

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A lot can be said for the morning time birthday- freshly rested toddlers, clothes that haven't been spilled on, finishing touches done while little ones are still asleep, and naps for all when it's over.  Ah yes, the morning birthday - a wonderfully overlooked little treasure. Pairing this great little party timing with a theme around some of the sweetest lyrics ever written, ones that evoke { Read More! }

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There is a big football game coming this weekend, one for which I always seem to have the driving need to make lots of game day food. As luck would have it, about the time I started thinking about the big game, CampbellsKitchen.com sent me a few coupons and asked me to make something from their (very extensive) recipe site. They've come out with this really neat new product called "Flavor Boost" { Read More! }

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Nathalie from Angelina's Dream Parties contacted me about helping with her daughter's birthday party to be held in Colombia. She flew from New York to have this beautiful party for her daughter among family. Even with all the travel, there was no detail left undone. I love her fabulously colorful and airy backdrop and the bugs, butterflies and birds all over. How cute { Read More! }

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  Based on the book series the Southern Vampire Mysteries, the HBO Series True Blood has gained a cult following. It can be a bit of an adult show, so tackling this theme and making it a classy event you wouldn't mind your kids attending had to be a challenge. Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events is nothing less than Wonder Woman in my mind with her crazy party design talent, { Read More! }

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Marigolds in pots, cool mornings when you can catch a glimpse of your breath, crunching leaves underfoot on the walk home from school...ahhh fall has arrived. Whether it's football on lazy Sunday afternoons or the arrival of Pumpkin Lattes at Starbucks, even the most summer-loving fools like myself can't help but be charmed by the trappings of fall. No matter what it is that we most look { Read More! }

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A pretty pink tea under a canopy of trees. For most little girls, there couldn't be a better way to spent a long and lazy afternoon. With pinkies up and party dresses in place, these little darlings spent a perfect few hours courtesy of Tikkido.com having a tea party fit for royalty. Originally seen in Festivities Magazine, you can see the entire party on the Tikkido.com site! Nikki { Read More! }

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Nothing beats a balloon at a party, so what could be better than making it the overall theme of your next celebration?  It's another sure-fire party delight for guests young and ah...not-so-old. Nicole at Tikkido.com created this spectacular event for the first issue of Festivities Magazine. There is nothing tricky to creating a banner and printing a few cupcake toppers. You can { Read More! }