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Inspiring Easter Crafts and Decorations on Pinterest

I too have been scrabbling this week prepping for the Easter celebration. And for all of you looking for last minute ideas, I’ve pulled some of the most inspiring Easter crafts and decorations on Pinterest. I hope they inspire you too!

natural dyed easter eggsThese eggs are all naturally dyed. Love!

natural Easter eggs

Simple and sweet. These farm fresh eggs were decorated with a white paint pen. Yep, that’s it!

water color Easter eggs

These water color Easter eggs are so pretty and easy to do.

butterfly treat bag

Create darling butterfly treat bags using a sandwich bag, clothes pin, googly eyes and pipe cleaners.

bunny ear Easter bags

I also really thought these bunny ear Easter treat bags were super cute.


Bunny ear napkins and jars filled with jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are perfect to decorate the table for Easter brunch.

diy paper flower wreath

Decorating the chair backs with a  paper floral wreath would also be a wonderful touch for an Easter brunch.

simple petits fours

Here’s a simple way to make pretty Petits Fours.

Easter lamb cake

This is an Easter lamb cake that my mom made a few years ago for an Easter brunch. The lamb cake mold was my grandmother’s, so it was extra special.

Wishing you and your family a joyous Easter!



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Read full story By on March 27, 2013 in craft, Easter, Entertaining, event planning, flowers, food, Holiday

Kelley Moore’s San Francisco Flat

I’ve mentioned before that through blogging I have met the most amazing people. One such person is Kelley Moore. Kelly’s a designer, party planner and lifestyle guru. Her amazing career has had her on the go. You may have seen her on Rachel Ray, The Nate Berkus Show or even her own show, Moore to Life in Seattle!  Recently she moved to San Francisco to be the Home and Lifestyle Anchor at Joyus. Do you remember when I participated in Joyus’ designer challenge? Through the experience Kelley and I became friends. I’m telling you, she is an amazing person. Love her!

I was thrilled to see Kelley’s new San Francisco flat that she designed so beautifully featured in Rue Magazine’s October issue. It’s a home that inviting and has a wonderfully curated feel. Kelley also brilliantly blends pattern, textures and bold color (even red). Here’s a peek at the stunning interior:

red chairs by fireplaceturquoise chairbedroom with red accentsneutral living room black sofaSan Francisco flat entrydining room with kelly wearstler chairsorganized china and dishware closetWhile at her housewarming party, Kelley showed me this hallway closet she is using to store her china, glassware and other tabletop decor. Loved every inch!
dinner party tips by kelley moore

Kelley shared some of her dinner party and entertaining tip & tricks with Rue too. She encourages us to mix it up – which I love!



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Read full story By on December 19, 2012 in Bedroom, Closets, dining rooms, Entertaining, event planning, foyers, interior design, Interiors, joyus, Living Room, Organization, Parties, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

Friday Find: Christmas Photo Booth Props

Every good holiday party needs a photo booth! And the best photo booths have props so guests can have fun and be silly. How about a Santa hat, reindeer antlers or Rudolph’s red nose? Look no further than Paper & Cake where you can purchase these holiday printables for under $10 …

Christmas photo booth propsholiday banner for photo boothholiday family photo booth props

Happy Friday & Happy Holidays!


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Read full story By on November 30, 2012 in Christmas, event planning, friday find, Friday Finds, Holiday, holiday decor, Uncategorized

‘Tis the Season…

gorgeous diy holiday wreath

Ahh, it’s here. The holiday season has begun and I looove it. To get you in the spirit too, Rue Magazine released their inspirational holiday issue and I wanted to share some of my favorite images. The gorgeous wreath above was created by a San Francisco interior designer and friend, Scot Meacham Wood. It’s a beauty. He shows us how he made it step-by-step in Rue.

Rue Holiday Issue 2012love quotediy holiday cider cup

I also thought this holiday cider cup (above) was so clever and would make a fun gift. Who doesn’t enjoy a hot cup of cider on a long winter’s day? Again, drop by Rue to see how to do this yourself!

Serena & Lily holiday gift guide - Simplified Bee

I’m also thrilled to be included in Serena & Lily’s Holiday Picks from the Pros! They had me pick some of my faves from their holiday collection which was super fun, but frankly hard to narrow down! They also had my reminiscing about my best gift ever… my powder blue ten-speed bike when I was ten. It was a complete surprise and brought me so much joy. I also remember counting down the days until spring when the snow melted away and  I could ride it!





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Read full story By on November 27, 2012 in Christmas, Entertaining, event planning, gift guide, Holiday, Uncategorized