Pink Peony Summertime Tablescape Who doesn't love farm fresh pink peonies? I was inspired to create this pink peony summertime tablescape after visiting my friend Amy Brown's flower farm. She and her husband Steve, own Laughing Goat Flower Farm located in the beautiful town of Enumclaw, Washington. Enumclaw is a farming town located southeast of Seattle and sits just below the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and majestic Mount Rainier. A Match Made In Heaven Amy and I met last summer at a floral arranging workshop and it was a match made in heaven. We became fast friends and realized we lived near one another. We bonded over our love of flowers and gardening. I love going to visit Amy and Steve at their farm and seeing all the beautiful flowers, vegetables, and of course, the adorable goats, pigs, and the farm dog Sheila. Laughing Goat also grows beyond organic vegetables and both Amy and I love growing and eating our own food. Amy is much better at gardening
Create a Simple Lavender Inspired Centerpiece I love entertaining and there is nothing better than a warm summer night in the Pacific Northwest and having my girlfriends over for an outdoor dinner party. I created this simple lavender inspired centerpiece for a dinner party I hosted in my backyard a few weeks back. For this dinner party, we were celebrating my sweet friend Gina's birthday. I didn't have a lot of time to prepare so I kept this one simple and sweet. One way to keep it simple is to create a centerpiece out of potted plants that you can purchase at a grocery store. Choose a Theme or Color Palette I always choose a theme or pick a color palette based on something I see that inspires me. When I was planning this party, I had gone to Trader Joe's to see what flowers they had and to shop for ingredients for the food I was planning to make. As soon as I saw these potted lavender plants and the smaller flowering plants in purple and lavender containers, I knew
Hosting at Home for the Holidays #8 - Patriotic Tablescapes
It's been awhile since my my friends Lory, To Have + To Host and Holliday, Home With Holliday and I have done a blog hop with our entertaining ideas and tablescapes. We met for the first time in Lory's hometown of Phoneix, Arizona, last month and we had a wonderful time meeting in person and talking about our love of entertaining and hosting at home.
Together we created this stunning Anthropologie Inspired Outdoor Tablescape in Lory's beautiful backyard. Lory then hosted us for a delicious dinner in her home with her lovely family.
We are so excited to share with you our eighth post in our blog hop series Holiday Hosting at Home! Today we are sharing some inspirations for any patriotic parties you may be planning…specifically, July 4th, which is right around the corner.
To Have + To Host
Lory created this red, white, and blue chic
Pink Party Punch that Packs a Punch! This Pink Party Punch has been a staple at many of the parties I've thrown over the years. It's simple to make and packs a punch (pardon the pun)! I've made this party punch for baby showers, bridal showers, summertime BBQ's, family gatherings, birthdays, and more. It goes well with any occasion and is a great summertime poolside drink! Here I made the pink party punch for a PIE-oneer Day Party I hosted for a Utah state holiday. Summertime or Anytime Punch Everyone that's had this pink party punch at any of my gatherings has asked for the recipe so I am finally getting around to sharing it. It's very easy to make and you can substitute a variety of things depending on what you have on hand or can buy at the store. I will share some of the variations in my helpful hints below. Use this recipe anytime of the year or for any gathering you have. The Recipe Pink Party Punch
Anthropologie-Inspired Outdoor Dinner Party I've been so excited to share this Anthropologie-Inspired Outdoor Dinner Party tablescape and how it all came about! A few weeks back, I traveled to Phoenix to meet up with two lovely ladies who I met on Instagram. They are both entertaining bloggers and we all love dishes and the art of entertaining. First I met the adorable Holliday "Holly" Johnson @homewithholliday. Our names are so similar as are the names of our blogs and Instagram accounts. We hit it off right away and became fast friends! Then I met the lovely Lory Parson @tohave+tohost, who also loves to host and entertain. Before long the three of us were chatting away on conference calls and helping and supporting one another. We decided a retreat was in order so we made plans to meet up in Lory's hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Three Peas in a Pod! As soon as we met, we were talking a mile a minute and we were all so excited to meet each other in person. We had