A Well Crafted Party

Real Party: Opal Apple of My Eye Baby Shower: Apple Themed Baby Shower for After Baby is Born My little sister
Real Party: Aged Birthday Party: This year I turned the big 3-0. I thought it would be
Holiday Recipe: Baked Eggnog Custard with Cinnamon Whipped Cream: There is nothing quite like a great holiday dessert. This dessert recipe
Holiday Mingle Pt. 2: Tips for Bloggers from PR Pros: One of the craziest things about this whole blogging thing is getting
Guest Blogger Beaux and Belles: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Photographer: I’d like to introduce to you Brittany from Beaux and Belles– she
Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Party Trends: Paper Straws: Party trends come and they go— some are classic, and others are

Styled Shoots

A Wedding Inspired Shootout: I’m excited to be working with Beyond the Wanderlust for their Portland
Modern Country Styled Wedding Photoshoot: When you like to design and throw parties and you get the
Featured on: The Wedding Chicks— A Modern Country Wedding:   I’m so thrilled to see the Modern Country Wedding Styled Shoot
{Inspiration} Spring Centerpiece: I’m SOOOO ready for Spring to get here. I’m ready for flowers,
New Year’s Eve Party Tips for a Last Minute NYE Bash: There is nothing quite like a fabulous, last minute party. I love
{Free Printables} New Years’ Eve Party Printables: I’m excited to share the printable collection I created for the Chic &
Featured: Chic & Modern NYE Party on Pizzazzerie: I’m super excited to announce that a little New Years’ Eve Party
{DIY} Cherry Blossom Branches: If you are a fan of the Love in Blossom photoshoot that
{DIY} Ribbon Wall Backdrop: If you are a fan of the Love in Blossom photoshoot that

A Well Crafted Pantry


Blogger Speed Dating: Tips on Networking I’m not great at meeting people. I love people. I love the idea of meeting people. But, when it
Savory Cocktails Giveaway!   There is nothing like a well crafted cocktail. I love the way the flavors of a smooth cocktail
Free Spring Printable This weekend, as I was enjoying the beautiful weather here in Oregon, it finally hit me…. IT’S SPRING! There
Perspective: Sometimes you need to feel a little small to think big. I think it is pretty easy for a person to forget that they aren’t the center of the universe.
Featured: Naturally Green Cocktail for St. Paddy’s Day on InComplete Magazine Today my “Naturally Green Cocktail” is featured on [In]Complete Magazine! It is an Herbs, Gin, & Cucumber Concoction to
Irish Whiskey Cocktail with Honey Clove Syrup & Savory Cocktails Review   Happy St. Paddy’s Day! How are you celebrating today? Are you kissing someone Irish, wearing green, or enjoying
Pig, Pear, & Parm Pie + Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway! I love me some pie. But, what I do I love even more than pie? A really good cheese.
A Well Crafted Newsletter I’ve decided after three years of blogging that it is high time to get my newsletter running! Newsletters are
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Party DIYs

Working on it Wednesday: Birthday Party Crafts I’ve been prepping like crazy for my little guy’s second birthday party. My original idea was to just buy a ton of balls in various sizes and fill our backyard with them. The kids
Picnic Week: Favorite Picnic Posts Round Up   In honor of this weekend’s Portland Bloggers’ Family Picnic I decided to make it Picnic Week here on the blog. Use the ideas gathered here to create a fun Summer time picnic at
Working on it Wednesday: Alice in Wonderland Themed Party Invitations I’ve been working on lots of little projects for upcoming parties lately. Fun supplies like ink, paper, hot glue guns, fabric dye and more have all been involved. So, I’ll be sharing some more
DIY: Easy Food Platters There are so many tutorials out there for fun, DIY platters. I wanted something that I hadn’t seen before, was inexpensive, and could be used on a table or as a passed hors d’oeuvre
DIY: Festive Appetizer Plate Upgrade I try to use real plates and glassware at many of my parties so that I am not wasting paper goods or spending extra money on plates and napkins. (Don’t get me wrong though…
{DIY} Quick Party Decor with Glitter Tape In creating some of the decor items for Suzannah’s Glitz and Glamour 25th Birthday Party I discovered the wonders of glitter tape. AWESOME.  You can get pre-glittered tape or pre-glittered ribbon to make these

A Well Crafted Lady

You ever have one of those days where you
I will never claim to be the most fashionable
Winter is one of my favorite seasons. I love
Last night was the first evening for Portland Fashion
Disclaimer: I received a lolly watch with purposes of
I’m so excited to say that I am starting
Last night a couple of friends and I had