Author:Lori

Family Fiesta

April 24
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Cinco De Mayo is coming up soon and while I often times try to add some fiesta fun to some snacks or meals for my family, I don’t normally decorate my home for the holiday.  I might add some party supplies to serve up a treat or create some whimsical tabletop decor for our May 5th meal…but I’ve honestly never given much thought to decorating beyond that!  Since there’s almost two weeks until the celebratory day, I decided to fill the empty space on my dining room buffet with a little Cinco De Mayo fun!  Just like the end of any holiday, my rooms seemed a bit bare after the Easter decorations were packed away!  And though I don’t want to smother my spaces with pinatas and streamers (unless I’m having a party!) I did think it might be nice to create a simple display with understated touches of a traditional fiesta!  Let me share with you how I decorated my dining room for the holiday and incorporated those decorations into a family snack to get us excited and inspired for the 5th of May!

Cinco De Mayo decor, and more…

Cinco De Mayo Sneak Peek…

April 20
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Easter is now behind us and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  But just because all the bunny inspired decorations and activities are over doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of springtime festivities ahead!  I’m referring to the colorful celebrations of Cinco De Mayo…but spring is filled with plenty of opportunities to have some extra fun!  We’ve all been so ready to ditch the snow shovels and fling open the windows that we need nothing more than the sweet signs of warm weather to throw an “everyday” party to rejoice in the new season!  So while I’m sharing some sneak views of what I’ve got planned for the 5th of May, these fun & simple ideas can help you decorate and celebrate for any occasion!  The next couple weeks will be filled with fiesta-style inspiration…spring & summer are the perfect seasons for colorful festivities & decor!  See what’s coming…

time for a fiesta!

Last Minute Table Treats!

April 14
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If you’re serving a special meal for your Easter celebrations, you may have already considered some cute place cards or treats to help decorate your table!  It’s a festive addition that looks as cute as it is appreciated by your family and guests!  But if you’re still in need of some ideas that are quick and easy…I’ve got you covered!  And, the great news is you still have plenty of time to whip up these tabletop goodies in time for your Easter meal!  So let’s get right to it today…

sweet treats in a DIY snap!

Bunny Breakfast!

April 13
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Each holiday I try to squeeze in a breakfast inspired by the season.  Creating a special morning treat is relatively easy since you can use so many prepared foods to make it a cinch!  I often serve up some morning fun in the days leading up to the holiday…it really extends the festivities and is less stressful than trying to pack multiple celebrations into one day!  So with the long weekend arriving tomorrow, it just might be the perfect time for you to surprise your family with an Easter breakfast or brunch!  I’d like to share how I used ordinary food from my fridge to make a morning treat fit for the Easter Bunny!

hop on up to the breakfast table!

Save a Seat for Peter Cottontail!

April 12
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Today I’m sharing some “bunny” fun along with 9 other bloggers in a DIY inspired Instagram Loop!  We’ve come together to create an easy way to “hop” from IG link to link grabbing up plenty of inspiration for Easter celebrations you may be hosting this weekend!  Tonight at 7:30 pm EST you can easily loop through all our accounts and grab the blog links for all the DIY tutorials…so you won’t want to miss the inspiration from my talented friends!  I’m sharing how I created some really simple and sweet place cards and favors that your guests will love!  Check out the step-by-step instructions…

hop right into Easter!

Celebrate with a Snack Table

April 10
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Easter is just around the corner so this week I’m going to focus on some fun and festive projects that have plenty of easy DIYs that may help you with all your holiday celebrations!  If you’ve got an egg hunt planned or just want to create a special snack table for hungry kiddos, there’s some really easy steps you can take to make simple goodies look grand!  Check out this snack table celebration that was as easy to create as it was enjoyed!

bring on the bunny goodness!

Hop Little Rabbit

April 6
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It seemed like Easter was so far away for the longest time…but Good Friday is just over a week away!  The time is just flying by, as usual, and I’m feeling like I need to get a move on when it comes to our Easter plans!  So today I’m sharing some simple and sweet inspiration for the Easter table…some easy ideas for  place settings, centerpieces, and dessert!  You know how much I love semi homemade treats and with time being so valuable, I couldn’t help but create one more! And as far as table decorations go, the same view applies…easy and simple are definitely a priority in my book!  Check out these almost effortless natural elements on a dessert table for four…

who’s hoppin’ in the garden?

Shortcakes and Springtime

March 27
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Hello!  I’m so glad you’ve stopped by on your way through this Springtime Holiday Hop!  If you just visited Twinkle Twinkle Little Party I’m sure you got plenty of inspiration for throwing a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration!  If you’re just joining in on the blog hoppin’ fun you can pop over to Mirabelle Creations where you can start at the beginning!  You’ll find another link to the next creative stop at the end of this post…and I know you won’t want to miss the springtime bridal inspiration from Brenda’s Wedding Blog!  These are some of the amazing bloggers, party planners, and business owners who have come together to share all the seasonal festivity…

spring blog hop

I don’t know about you but I’m so thrilled Spring has finally arrived!  I really enjoy all the seasons but the roller coaster of temperatures this year has teased us with springtime one too many times and I’m just ready for it to stick around a while!  This new season give us so many reason to celebrate too…not just the arrival of blossoms and warm breezes but several holidays which often times brings us together with those we hold dear!  I’m always inspired by the new colors of this springtime…the soft pastels of Easter, bright and cheerful blooms, and the endless shades of green bursting from the trees and popping from the ground!  This was my inspiration for a fun twist on a springtime dessert buffet…and I had so much fun collaborating with some fantastic creatives to bring these ideas to you today!  Let’s celebrate the season with a simple treat…

set up a shortcake station!

FAN-tastic!

March 23
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Today I’d love to share with you a favorite party time go-to that can double as a favorite holiday decoration!  If there’s one thing I love about decorating for the holidays it’s that you have permission to be as elegant, funky, dainty, neutral, colorful, or as whimsical as you want!  I guess what I’m saying is that just like parties, holidays leave decorating options WIDE open!  You might not want your living spaces to be so festive all the time…but every now and again it can be so fun to get outside your standard home decor zone and display your whimsical side!  So what is this favorite item you might ask?  Well, it’s paper party fans!  You already know how much I love using tissue poms…and paper fan varieties are equally as wonderful!  Let me share how I used some of my leftover party supplies to create a simple but festive Easter display on my buffet!  It never was so easy to welcome the arrival of Peter Cottontail with the help from…

paper poms, paper globes, and paper fan-tastic!

Taste the Carrot Patch!

March 20
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Today is the first day of Spring!  I’m so thrilled that a new season is finally here…and I hope that Mother Nature gets the memo soon!  I love all the fresh hues of springtime but I have to admit that I’m currently enamored with the color orange this season!  I’ve already shared some fun carrot inspired DIY projects and I’m continuing the festivities today with a little bit more!  If you saw the DIY post you caught a glimpse at some of the bright and festive goodies I found at Target!  I’m still having fun coming up with multiple craft, decorating, and party ideas with all these goodies…and today I’m sharing some Easter fun in a sweet-treat table setup that’s ready to help you ring in the new season!  So have your friends hop on over…

for a carrot patch snack!