“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> No Sew Blankets

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> Fabric for No Sew Blankets:: Featured Blanket available for sale on Etsy

“Give Back” Holiday Party Craft Activity >> No Sew Blankets

Today’s mom’s have little trouble creating beautiful and festive children’s birthday party celebrations but sometimes between our own crazy busy schedules and the quest to throw the this year’s most talked about event, we forget to add the little things that make the day especially meaningful. We think it is important for kids to know how much we love them but equally important for them to understand they are not the center of the universe. Children need to learn and develop  a healthy sense of self which includes compassion and caring of others. What better day to teach this lesson than on the very day they are lavished with gifts. Teach by example – integrate a “Give back” craft activity into your child’s birthday party in addition the the usual birthday fun and party games.

And with the holiday spirit upon us, why wait for your child’s next birthday party. This “Give Back” craft activity would be a wonderful addition to any classroom holiday party and equally brilliant to incorporate into your own kid-friendly holiday celebrations. Continue Reading →

HOW2 >> The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party Menus & Cooking Videos

HOW2 Video Guide to Cooking The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party >> Chris-Pandel's The Perfect NY Strip Steak

HOW2 Video Guide to Cooking The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party >> Chris-Pandel’s The Perfect NY Strip Steak | Best NY Strip Delivered to Your Door

HOW2 >> The Ultimate Fall Dinner Party Menus & Cooking Videos

Courtesy of Shylie Rimmer from Panna on Tue, Oct 11th 2016

Ask my grandmother what help she had when she’d throw a dinner party back in the day and her reply will be: “Absolutely none. I’d start from scratch with a few old recipes my mother scribbled down into a notebook.”

Thankfully nowadays, we have apps like Panna to make our dinner party experience that much better. Panna is the video cooking app that allows you to stream and follow step-by-step recipes from master chefs across America—all the while in your own kitchen. Sounds too good to be true? Guess again!

Here are a few reasons why our favorite Panna master chefs—like Rick BaylessMelissa ClarkHugh AchesonNancy Silverton—will soon be your best dinner party mentors.

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Create Custom Wedding Geofilters

Filtered Vows Wedding Geofilters

Create Custom Wedding Geofilters >> Filtered Vows

Create Custom Wedding Geofilters

In the past we have written about incorporating hashtags into your wedding from start to finish. Today we move on to Snapchat geofilters. Truthfully, creating great custom wedding geofilters is not an easy DIY. We think this is one of those things you should seriously consider outsourcing just like you outsource your photography and your flowers and even your hair and make-up. It is definitely worth a couple of hundred dollars and innumerable saved hours to purchase a professional wedding geofilter. So when Filtered Vows contacted us to feature them, we were intrigued. This might very well be the answer to our geofilter dilemma. Continue Reading →

Celebrate With Cookies >> 19 Favorite Cookie Decorating Designs

Celebrate With Cookies- 19 Favorite Designs

Celebrate With Cookies>> 19 Favorite Cookie Decorating Designs

Celebrate With Cookies >> 19 Favorite Cookie Decorating Designs

We always envy our friends who can whip a plate of delicious AND gorgeous cookies that somehow capture the essence of whatever party or event they are hosting. For Ashley’s baby shower, Vicki managed to create darling intricately decorated baby carriage cookies and always has a plate of fabulous football field cookies at the entrance to her legendary college football viewing parties.

I always chocked up Vicki’s baking and decorating talents to the “things her mother taught her” category. Much to my surprise, Vicki recently revealed her secret to me. She sprung the $40.00 to take Anne Yorks online Celebrate with Cookies – 19 Favorite Cookie Decorating Designs Craftsy class! Yep! I guess we now have no excuse to serve plain rather than decorated cookies! And it turns out Vicki not only watched Anne Yorks’ class, she has been enrolling in Craftsy cooking decorating classes for years! According to Vicki, each class helps her practice and perfect her technique.

Online Cookie Decorating Classes

Online Crafty Classes >> Cookie Decorating

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HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

How to Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

HOW2 Create Stunning Succulent Arrangements

We, like many of you, are obsessed with air plants & succulents. A stunning succulent arrangement can transform a room from fine to fabulous, instantly. Yes, to some extent all plants and flower arrangements add color and life to a room, but succulent arrangements also add a modern sensibility. The muted colors and multiple textures work to create a warmth and serenity whether used in a party centerpiece or in the form of a wreath gracing your front door. So today, we want to introduce you to an online Craftsy class on HOW2 make stylish container compositions with gorgeous succulents! Learn to make your own bouquets, terrariums, wreaths and more. Continue Reading →

Decorative Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

Flower Sticks Add a Touch of Pretty to All Your Celebrations

With the weekend upon us and Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, and Mother’s Day all next week, this Style Me Pretty Living video we first saw on FB, shows how2 easily add a touch of pretty to all your celebrations with decorative flower sticks! Continue Reading →