inspired by yellow

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I’m very inspired by yellow right now (I even changed my kitchen accents and curtains!) especially since the first flowers of spring, at least where I come from in Alabama, is the daffodil, more commonly known by us southerners as the  jonquil. Here are a few centerpiece ideas featuring this beautiful flower. I’m not sure which I’ll use for my own Easter table, but it will likely be a version of one of them.

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The first set of images are from the talented designers at Martha Stewart (baby chic basket, cake plate tier). And the second set are from Southern Accents (daffodils and sea shells, blue and yellow).

Happy Spring everyone!

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real parties: book club buzz

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star struck treats

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You’ve got to love these treats for a fabulous movie star birthday party! I’m impressed with the idea of the hand-prints in cookie dough. Genius from Family Fun magazine! And the popcorn bag brownies from Bakerella are oh so yummy! I… Continue Reading

lollipopping around

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There is nothing better than sugaring up your friends’ kids at a birthday party and sending them home… right?! {giggle} No really, I just felt inspired by the lollipop recently. It’s colorful and it can be very creative. Here are just a few lollipop… Continue Reading

nesting centerpieces

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I heard the first tweets of Spring a few days ago and caught a glimpse of a mommy bird building her nest in one of our bird houses… little twigs scattered all over the ground below. (My oldest was concerned that she… Continue Reading

butterfly birthday

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I have a serious case of Spring fever and the only thing I could think of to curb a very strong desire to book a flight to a tropical island was to blog about a beautiful Spring birthday party.  I envision a backyard… Continue Reading

“S” is for snowman

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modern sleepover

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When I create an inspiration board, it’s usually one thing that inspires the rest. This time it was these adorable slipper cookies from Family Fun magazine. I just love this simple and yummy (donut hole covered in coconut), yet oh so… Continue Reading

busy bee birthday

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Not all birthday parties have to be bright primary colors, especially before your little one is old enough to have his/her own opinion about the theme and decor {wink}. So if you have a very busy bee running (or crawling) around… Continue Reading