Our Halloween Traditions

Madeline's Butterfly by Cola Smith

It seems like this month flew by! Can you believe today is Halloween day!? Are you ready for trick-or-treating and the sugar highs? Over the years my family has developed several Halloween traditions that make this holiday even that much more memorable for us. Aside from enjoying an evening filled with of costumes, pumpkin carving, [...]

Halloween Cupcakes ~ They’re So Cute It’s SCARY!

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Halloween celebrations are filled with all types of spooktacular sweets and treats . I always admired the spirited and creative cupcakes I saw online and in magazines that really captured the essence of the festivities. A few years ago I challenged myself to give this crafty cupcake decorating a whirl and since then it has been an [...]

Halloween Tablescape Ideas and Inspirations

Halloween Tablescape

Halloween is my favorite holiday for which to decorate! I love all types of friendly Halloween creatures, cobwebs and pumpkins. I look forward to decorating my house for Halloween all of September and make sure that I get to decorate on or before October 1st each year in effort to maximize the amount of time [...]

Over the Rainbow {Birthday Party}

Over the Rainbow {Birthday Party}

Earlier this Summer Madeline attended her friend Daphne’s 5th birthday party. When the invitation came in the mail I remember thinking that the theme was unique, ya know, something other than the typical Disney-character-themed parties she frequently attended (Not that there is anything wrong with a good princess party!). I was intrigued and tried to [...]

An Intimate Backyard Dinner Party – Kristal’s 30th Birthday!

An Intimate Backyard Dinner Party

Last weekend I had the pleasure of throwing my best friend and business partner, the one and only Kristal Lane, her 30th birthday party! I have known Kristal for 5 years and she has been talking about the plans for her 30th birthday party since I have known her. I knew this birthday meant a [...]

A Celebration of Love and Family – A Bridal Shower

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This summer I co-hosted a bridal shower for my truly fantastic future sister-in-law with my mom and two other bridesmaids. You probably already know excited how I get about hosting events, but when paired up with my uber-creative mom and two other creative ladies, the sky was the limit on how we could shower this extra-special [...]

Backyard Campout Birthday Party!

Backyard Campout Birthday Party

Five years ago today, my husband and I welcomed our very first child. A healthy 8lbs. 8oz. beautiful little girl named Ella. Words truly can not express the amount of love and pure joy I have as her mother. On this day each year, I get overwhelmed with emotions remebering every minute of this day she [...]

Join P2P’s Book Club: Two Steamy Reads to Kick Off Summer!

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Move over Oprah, the Pier to Peer girls are starting a book club! Yup, so many of you expressed interest in being part of a book club, we thought it would be a shame not to start one with all of you! Join us in reading each month’s book pick and then come back to [...]

Sound The Alarm: A Firetruck Birthday Party!

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When I plan a party, I like to start with one piece of inspiration; a location (e.g. My Gym, Travel Town, Art Zone, the beach), an image (a mermaid, a trash truck, Dora the Explorer, etc.), an activity (riding bikes, swimming, etc.), a hobby (music, dancing, etc.), etc. I let that first piece of inspiration [...]

Spring ~ Decorating and Entertaining!


Spring is here! I have been looking forward to transforming my house for Spring for the past few weeks and am so happy that it is finally time to “hop” into action! Whether you are hosting an Easter party in a couple of weeks, or just want to create the mood for Spring in your home, [...]