Simple Modern Farmhouse Fall Mantel Decor

The official start of fall is this Saturday, and while it still feels like summer outside I am more than ready for all things fall!  I can't wait for chilly autumn evenings, football games, pumpkin spice everything and of course all the fall decor.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create simple modern farmhouse fall mantel decor that will transition all the way from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've shared with you before that my living room is my favorite spot in our home, and … [Read more...]

Magical Llamacorn Birthday Party Ideas

Bursting with sparkles, glitter and cuddly creatures this party is sure to be a whole LLAMA magical fun!  What do you get when you combine two of the hottest party trends, a magical Llamacorn Birthday Party full of whimsy, sparkle and fun!  This party is perfect for kids of all ages and I'm sharing all the party ideas and details to create this one-of-a-kind celebration on Oriental Trading Fun365. You may be wondering,  what the heck is a Llamacorn?  It's what you get … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations

A few summers ago we rented a beach house in Connecticut and spent a week exploring the New England coast with our family.  I loved all the charming sea side towns, sailboats and patriotic charm we found along the way. Anchors, flags, sailboats, seashells and sand inspired my Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations this year.  All of the elements of that unforgettable seaside summer vacation come crashing together to create this patriotic vignette. I recently styled and hosted a … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream Paper

Lately it feels like everything is sneaking up on me quicker than I can flip the calendar. Are you like me and need some last minute Mother's Day ideas? Over the years some of my most treasured gifts have been the handmade gifts or cards my kids have made for me.  These are the gifts that bring a smile to my face and remind me what an honor it is to have the title "mom."  Make mom smile this Mother's Day with these awesome handmade Mother's Day Cards with DIY Marbled Shaving Cream … [Read more...]

You’re a Star Graduation Party

Yesterday my kids informed me that there are only 20 days of school left.  Which means that graduation season is here and with that comes lots of graduation celebrations.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading and created a star-studded graduation party theme and dessert table that is perfect for your graduation celebrations So whether you are celebrating your cute little kindergarten graduate or your all grown-up high school graduate, this You're a Star graduation party is full of … [Read more...]

Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta Party

I entertain a lot, but one of my favorite get-together's is hands down girl's night!  When you combine that with Mexican food, churros and cocktails you can guarantee an extraordinary night with lots of laughter and fun.  I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this colorful Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of all the fun! I'm a sucker for a fiesta themed party.  Maybe it's because of the fact that I could probably live … [Read more...]

Woolly Cute Little Lamb Easter Party

Hippity-Hoppity Easter is on it's way...but this year we are giving the Easter Bunny a much-needed break and letting this "woolly" cute flock of sheep shine with a woolly cute Little Lamb Easter Party.   I have so many fond memories of holiday traditions and have made it a goal to make sure my children have the same happy memories.  Easter is one of those holidays where I can vividly recall special activities and moments, like the panoramic Easter eggs my mom would make and the … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel

This year started off kind of slow, but now I feel like things are moving at warp speed.  Yesterday was the first day of spring and Easter is just around the corner.  My brain is having a hard time catching up to everything moving so quickly, but fortunately I teamed up with Oriental Trading a few weeks ago to create a beautiful Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel that's perfect for Easter too. My living room is one of my favorite spots in my house, especially after we added shiplap to … [Read more...]