7 gift wrapping ideas for the holidays

It seems like each year the holidays sneak up on me quicker and quicker, and this year may have been the sneakiest yet! Even though I tend to finish up my holiday shopping late, I still love wrapping my presents with a little extra love—whether that means special gift tags, making […] Read More »

Fun (and easy!) Christmas traditions for kids

To a lot of people, Christmas means traditions—but not all of them have to be a big deal. Some of the best ones are the little ones we start with our kids, that, eventually, they can pass on to kids of their own. Here are some fun Christmas traditions for […] Read More »

A Thanksgiving color palette {color mixer}

A warm and festive Thanksgiving color palette! #thanksgiving #color

I’m always looking to infuse our house with warmth and festivity at this time of the year, and I just love this mason jar centerpiece craft that Emily found. The bright oranges and yellows are the perfect inspiration for a Thanksgiving color palette. Photo courtesy of Homedit Read More »

A trendy Halloween color palette {color mixer}

A trendy Halloween color palette #halloween #color

Every year, I host a Halloween party, and I’m always in search of an updated color palette to use as inspiration. This one definitely caught my eye, mostly because it uses pink instead of purple. It’s a refreshing change to traditional Halloween colors, and still festive enough to make your […] Read More »

No-carve, low-mess pumpkin painting!

No knife, no mess. Check out this super-easy pumpkin painting project!

Jack-o’-lanterns have certainly earned their place as a seasonal staple, but if your past experiences have been anything like mine, the process typically turns into quite the event. Goo winds up everywhere, rogue seeds are found months later, and most importantly, assistance and serious supervision is required when working with […] Read More »

A cozy autumn color palette {color mixer}

My very favorite time of the year is the few weeks in mid-September that I affectionately call “almost autumn.” Here in Cleveland, the air has just a hint of crispness in it, making it the perfect weather for a sweatshirt, a light scarf and a warm cup of coffee. Now, I know […] Read More »

Surprise! A 40th birthday full of pink and gold

Surprise! An unforgettable night filled with pink and gold. #birthday #40thbirthday #surpriseparty #party

Last week, our resident party planner, Elizabeth, shared her 5 must-have items for easy party planning. This week, she’s back to show us how she put those helpful tips to use for her sister’s surprise 40th birthday party! —————- With my big sis turning 40 this year, I knew we just […] Read More »

Share the love – how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Share the love - how to turn your vacation pictures into a sendable keepsake

Earlier this summer, we took a trip to the Outer Banks for our first family vacation since before Carter was born—and, as anyone who has ever taken a 12-hour road trip with a 2-year-old knows, this is a serious feat of endurance for which they really should give out awards :) […] Read More »

Fiesta Brights party: celebrating summer and 30 years

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday, and I’ve talked a couple times about the planning (in this backyard party series and this giant display numbers DIY), and now, I’m excited to finally share photos of how it all came together! Read More »