Friday, April 27, 2012

Not-To-Be-Missed Grocery Store Party Pics

Today I am going to blog about one of my favorite ways to make a party easier, especially if you are short on time (or energy).  And what way is that?  Well, don't tell Martha (Stewart, but of course).... but I'm talking about grocery store party items.  Literally, I mean those little extras I can nab at the last second - and they take minimal (if any) prep and still look good and taste delicious too.  You won't tell anyone my little secrets, will you?  :o)

And while I am on this topic, do y'all remember the movie Mermaids?  You know, the one with Cher before she went blond, Winona Ryder before she went shifty and no-good, and little cherub-cheeked Christina Ricci before she went Addams Family.  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Why a book makes the perfect gift!

I thought I'd change things up and write about something sort of off the topic of entertaining. This information may not help you when hosting a party/shower, but it may give you a gift idea if you're attending one.

I recently learned of this store specializing in rare and out-of-print books called Atlanta Vintage Books. Interestingly enough, this obscure little gem has been within walking distance of my house and all these years I never got around to making my way over. To be honest with you, it doesn't look like much from the outside... I know, I know, you can't judge a book by its cover, but nevertheless, I always overlooked it until recently hearing it was packed with some great finds. So, yesterday I scooped up my baby and my wallet and we strolled over to see what treasures we could find.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two Parties in Two Days - Part Two

And now.... on to the Egg Hunt!!  (To get up to speed, be sure to check out Two Parties in Two Days - Part One.  :o)

There are the balloons from the foyer the night before, tied along our back fence.

Nothing really that Eastery here, but I changed the furniture in front of our living
room mantle around and like it so much better!  :o)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Two parties in Two Days - Part One

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated a fun-filled weekend when we hosted not one, but two parties at our home on consecutive days.  I think my husband thought I was a little nuts at first, but it actually worked out quite well in the execution.  :o)  We had a party on Saturday night for dear friends Chris and Katie, getting married this Spring in lovely Charleston, South Carolina.  On Sunday afternoon, we had a children's Easter Egg Hunt for our son and some of his precious little friends.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter, Peeps!

I started brainstorming about creative Easter ideas for this week's blog post and as I was perusing the world wide web I came across a blog called Neatorama. If you have never heard of this blog you should definitely check it out, it's an entertaining read. One of their posts featured dioramas made with Peeps which is what caught my eye. For those of you who don't know, Peeps are the sugar-coated, marshmallow candies retailers sell around the Easter holiday. As a kid, I thought they tasted spectacular... now, not so much. Anyway, Neatorama's post I'm referring to is called 13 Hilarious Peep Candy Easter Dioramas. It's definitely worth taking a look, the creator (or creators) of these scenes are so imaginative. They're creativity is really impressive and they're really humorous as well. The most hysterical of these settings is the first one you'll see... the 'peep' show. I've included a picture of it below.