This year, go beyond the traditional vinegar and water egg dying method and try something new with the family! There are so many unusual mediums to create designs and colors.  Here are some Egg-spirations to get you decorating!

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Nail Polish Marbled Eggs create unique and colorful eggs.

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Use leftover scrapbook paper and a glue pen to create Confetti Eggs.

marbled-eggsBright and Marbled Eggs can be created using a secret ingredient…Oil!

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Liquid Frisket Easter Eggs are a fun way to create your own designs using an unusual ingredient.

DIY, Easter, Eggs, DecoratingMake Piñata Eggs using jumbo eggs covered with crepe paper and include a special surprise inside.

DIY, Easter, Eggs, DecoratingGold Marbled Eggs add a special touch to the traditional dyed egg.

Peeps Cupcakes

There is a lot to do before the Easter Bunny arrives! Decorating, dyeing eggs and making super cute bunny shaped foods, just to name a few!  It is so fun to see how excited the children get just thinking about that special day.  Here are a few ideas to help you get "hopping"! Try an Easter Egg Lunch that's super fun and easy! Carrot Napkin Holders for the table. Peeps Cupcakes for { Read More! }

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When you're decorating for a big bash like gradutation, you want pieces that stand out and look great...but you don't necessarily want them to hang around for a real long time after the party is over. At the beginning of creating this graduation party, I had intended to find some vases to cover and use. By happy chance, I 1. couldn't find anything that was exactly what I wanted and 2. everything i { Read More! }

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This post is a part of a campaign with Shutterfly and LooksiSquare. All opinions are entirely my own.  Parties always start with a little bit of inspiration from somewhere, whether it's a theme, a favorite shirt, or in this case, a celebratory graduation stationery piece from Shutterfly. I just loved the glitter and bold colors in the invite; it just screamed party!  I took the colors of the { Read More! }

farm animal party

    Natalie at Southern Belle's Charm is always brining me fantastic party themes to design for clients that always seem to take their birthday parties to a new, and outstanding, level. I really loved how this Farm Animal and Tractor themed birthday party came out in the designs, but seeing them used in real life really makes me smile! Here are a few photos, but you can see many { Read More! }


Funny as it is, my kids absolutely LOVE going to see plays, musicals, and anything else live theater. They've collected more ticket stubs in their short lives than I did in 30 years. When Brennan caught wind that Disney was going to do a live show of his favorite TV show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates he HAD to go. Lucky for me, it landed right on his birthday, so I was able to convince him to { Read More! }


Valentines Day doesn't have to be about romantic love--it is a day to celebrate your love for your friends, your family or just about anyone you care about. Gather up a few girlfriends and have a party of your own with these ideas for inspiration. Start off your night with the girls with a "True Love" Valentine's Day martini... Make a few decorations that subtly get across the { Read More! }

puppy love

Valentines day brings on all sorts of feelings, parties and celebrations of love. For most kids, it's a day about folding up and handing out valentines to classmates and scorings some valentines candy. But for a few, there is puppy love. That little kid crush that is just so sweet and innocent, you can't help but smile at it. My son Brennan has insisted his girlfriend is Ruby, a precious and { Read More! }

A Grinchmas Party

The Grinch who Stole Christmas Whoville Party

  All the Whos down in Whoville would heartily approve of this Grinch party to celebrate the 25 days of Grinchmas! We put this together for Random House and the winter issue of Yum! Food and Fun for Kids. There was roast beast, Who pudding and Cindy Lou Who wreaths (recipes available in the magazine).         After dessert, the kids made paper { Read More! }