Archive for December, 2011

diy parties.

when throwing an event, sometimes a “home-made” party feel is the best! especially for a small gathering of family & friends!

all it takes is a little inspiration and a little diy.

does it get any sweeter then this?

the smallest details can make it all come together.

stay tuned for more diy party ideas to come!


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tis the season to make cocktails… fa la la la la.


  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
  • 2 ounces strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 2 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ice cubes

place crushed candy canes on a small plate or saucer. wet the outside rim of a chilled martini glass with water. holding the glass by the stem, rotate the rim to coat with candy.
in a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, creme de menthe, cranberry juice, and ice; shake until well combined. strain into prepared glass; serve immediately.

original post: http://www.marthastewart.com/318807/candy-cane-cocktail?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/winter-cocktails

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this past weekend, my wonderful sister-in-law got engaged!! she is the most kind-hearted person i know, with such classy taste… to say the least, her wedding is going to be fabulous!! & as the wedding extravaganza begins – we are trying out color options. thought i would share a few color boards i have made during the decision process…

let the wedding fun begin!

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