Marie’s Italian Dinner Party Ideas were developed and created by Marie Grieco, a dear friend of mine that I met while decorating the White House for Christmas. She had asked for a few table-scape ideas for her upcoming Italian dinner party so I sent her a few suggestions. She took those ideas, along with her own and ran with it!!!! She inspired me so much that I wanted to share what she created with all of you. Marie is the reason I love to create and share ideas with all of you, my purpose is to inspire and show you how to create beautiful and memorable moments entertaining family and friends; to help you Make a Statement, Make it Sassy and Make it Yours!… “Make You Shine”. as Marie says. She hit this party out of the ball park! Take a look…
Berry Delicious Summer! Summer means flip-flops, fireflies, and fresh ripe berries! When you pick the first ripe berry and the sweetened juice pops in your mouth, its time to make your favorite summer berry delicious desserts. Blueberry Swirl Pound Cake and a Strawberry Tart are two simple desserts to have on hand for all of your summer entertaining. These berry-inspired desserts are bursting with the sun-kissed flavors of the season.
DIY: Tissue Paper & Card Stock Flowers are beautiful wall accents for dessert tables or any party occasion. Instead of a plain white wall, sassy it up with red, white and black tissue paper and card stock flowers. Here is an easy tutorial that will show you how to create your own blooming beauties.
Need a Spring Tablescape Idea with Gerber Daisies? Try bright red and orange Gerber Daisies with yellow viola’s. in a large scalloped white bowl. Deck out your table place-settings with cobalt blue plates and vibrant orange napkins with red flower napkin rings. So pretty, so sassy, so festive for Spring or Summer entertaining. Setting a pretty table will make everyone happy and your food more appetizing. So, lets get started with this pretty table setting.
8 Steps to a Succesful Staycation-Vacation At Home begins here! It’s time for the best end-of-summer vacation you have ever had and you don’t have to leave home to take it! Summer doesn’t have to end in August, take a relaxing and enjoyable vacation at-home or in your hometown anytime you want. Don’t get stressed about not taking a vacation, take one this week!
Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes are easy to prepare fresh picked vegetables from the farm stand or your backyard garden. Crisp lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, onions, carrots, herbs and other garden fresh veggies are eaten raw and very healthy for you. Appetizers to Main Entrees make this summer picnic a feast for your eyes as well as your tummy.
Beef Pockets stuffed with Vegetable Spread is perfect for hot days of summer, get out of the kitchen, something simple for supper recipe! Pick up a half a pound of sliced of thin roast beef and a loaf of crusty bread. cheeses, and fresh garden vegetables and you have the makings of a quick and crunchy sandwich. The garden spread includes diced carrots, green onions, radish, cucumber, yellow squash, red, orange and green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and arugula leaves mixed with creamy cheese and bit of horseradish. This is the summer recipe you will love.
These 7 steps to create this pineapple owl are very easy and anyone can recreate. I was asked to create this sweet centerpiece for an elementary school graduation reception. The main inspiration came from babble.com http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/amazing-fruit-vegetable-carvings/ with a few exceptions to make it my own. Hooty-who , the owl, my nickname for her was constructed with pineapples, cantaloupe, squash, cucumber, red and orange bell peppers, a carrot and blueberries. Read more to get started with the H-OWL too.