Holiday Party Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s here, it’s here! Happiest of Happy Valentine’s Days everybody! Since I’m going to go ahead and assume you already got your craft on for today, I’m finally sharing the full scoop on the Valentine-y shoot I did with Mary Costa Photography and the ladies of Garlic My Soul! You saw previews here and here, but […]

Hue It Yourself: A Sprinkle of Spook, A Dash of Darkness

Hue It Yourself: A Sprinkle of Spook, A Dash of Darkness

Finally, a dark and spooky Halloween party palette! Ok, so maybe orange sprinkles and sparklers aren’t exactly spooky but it’s as much as your gonna get out of this girl! I’ve really had a thing for sprinkles lately, so I’m loving that cake. Even though I’m not typically one to put sprinkles all over my […]

That’s Handmade!? {Wed & Roses}

That’s Handmade!? {Wed & Roses}

With the That’s Handmade series I feel like I”m constantly saying I just can’t stand the cuteness! I’m Obsessed! The most amazing thing ever! But, really, I’m madly in love with everything I feature here. And this giant bow cake topper is most certainly no exception. I meant really, I just can’t stand the cuteness! So […]

Hue It Yourself: Monster Bash

Hue It Yourself: Monster Bash

It’s a bash! A monster bash! Time for the second round of Halloween party palettes and supply guides, and while I’m still keeping things colorful, we’ve gone from an adult appropriate modern party to a kid-friendly, monster-fied fete. Wahoo! I’ve been love, love, loving those monster pudding cups ever since I saw them floating around […]

Hue It Yourself: Bright with Fright Halloween Party

Hue It Yourself: Bright with Fright Halloween Party

Happy, happy Monday! Blognic was yesterday and it was a blast, thank you so much to everyone who came out! Photos and DIY projects coming soon! In the meantime, I told you things were going to be getting Halloween-y around these parts and today I am delivering on my promise. I have several Halloween Hue […]

Five Ways to Color Block Your Fourth of July Food

Five Ways to Color Block Your Fourth of July Food

Ha, the title of this post makes me laugh! But, it’s true! Fourth of July is a great holiday for color blocking. How timely you are, Independence Day, for this trend! Of course, my first thought for incorporating the trend is through food. (Duh!) Jennie already got her color blocking on here, but now I […]

Hue It Yourself: Red + Yellow Memorial Day Barbecue

Hue It Yourself: Red + Yellow Memorial Day Barbecue

T-minus one week until Memorial Day! I got you started on your barbecue menu earlier this week with some burger desserts, but now it’s time to get inspired for the fun little details that, if you’re like me, are just as important as the grill itself! While typical Memorial Day palettes may consist of red, […]

Five Ways to Make Burgers Into Dessert

Five Ways to Make Burgers Into Dessert

Did you know it’s National Barbecue Day!? It’s actually National Barbecue Month, pretty sure we can thank Memorial Day for that one! And I’m sure many of you are planning barbecues to celebrate, right!? The unofficial kickoff of summer (The official start of summer is on my birthday!) calls for lots of burgers, hot dogs […]

Five Ways to do Your Hair for a Party

Five Ways to do Your Hair for a Party

I feel like a fraud writing this post. When it comes to hair, I am a failure. I usually straighten it or throw it up in a messy bun, toss in a hair bow and call it a day. To say I have hair envy of those who have the cutest styles is an understatement. […]

Five Things to Make Without Flour for Passover

Five Things to Make Without Flour for Passover

Today’s post has two purposes. As you may have heard if you follow me on Twitter, I’m testing out a gluten free diet and as a flour loving, baked good hoarding girl, it’s been tough. Luckily, I picked a great time to try as Passover is next week and flourless recipes are abound. So in […]

Five Things to Hide in Easter Eggs

Five Things to Hide in Easter Eggs

For my final Easter 2012 post (and a bonus extra Five Things post this week!), I’ve rounded up a few fun ways to fill your Easter eggs this year and they are all party perfect. The best part about Easter has to be the surprise. What’s in the eggs I got!? What did the Easter […]

Five Things to do with Peeps

Five Things to do with Peeps

Confession! I was never a Peeps girl. The horror. I am much more in love with mini Cadbury eggs, but I have to hand it to Peeps for the cuteness factor. They’re totally adorable, I just can’t handle it sometimes. If you’d like an alternative to shoving multiple marshmallow chicks in your mouth in an […]

That’s Handmade!? {The Belle and The Beau}

That’s Handmade!? {The Belle and The Beau}

How adorable are these shoe clips? I would like to see everyone wearing a pair with their Easter best come April. What a fun way to “spring” up a simple shoe huh? The Belle and The Beau also has a whole lot of bow ties, hair accessories and more for both adults and kids and, […]

Shades of St. Patrick’s Day Party Supply Guide

Shades of St. Patrick’s Day Party Supply Guide

Hello again, Monday! Now if you all can remember back to Friday, you’ll remember this green + white St. Patrick’s Day party color palette. Perfect for a little Irish-inspired brunch or a modern kid’s party (or a little of both), these supplies will leave you with a backdrop of white and a little bit of […]

Five Things to do with Paper Doilies

Five Things to do with Paper Doilies

My favorite Valentine’s Day craft supplies as a kid were paper doilies. I loved them and we had a craft cabinet full of them. So in honor of all who also have a special love for paper doilies. I’ve rounded up five great things to do with them! Get the kids involved and use these […]

Nutcracker Inspired DIY Winter Wedding Shoot

Nutcracker Inspired DIY Winter Wedding Shoot

I know it is February and Christmas is (sadly) 10 months away now, but when this Nutcracker inspired styled shoot from Live View Studios came into my inbox, how could I not share it? I’m a dancer after all, and the Nutcracker is one of my favorite things about the season! I’m sure there are […]

Five Things to do with Conversation Hearts

Five Things to do with Conversation Hearts

While most everything for Valentine’s Day is pink and red (and I’m certainly not complaining), I love that the classic conversation hearts come in every pastel shade you could ever want. Everyone may have their opinions on the taste of these candies, but we can all agree that they are darn cute! Here’s a few […]

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Candy Cane Lane}

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Candy Cane Lane}

I have a thing for red and white stripes this year. They’ve been an integral part of my personal holiday packaging and, oh looked, they seem to have popped up here too! A little kraft paper packaging with red and white stripe tags wraps up just about anything perfectly. And if I found a few […]

Five Things to do with Christmas Ornaments

Five Things to do with Christmas Ornaments

Yesterday I showed you a new use for Christmas bows and today I’ve rounded up five new things to do with those infamous Christmas bulbs. “Five things to do with…” will be a new series here on DIY, and why not kick it off with a holiday addition!? So, if you have extra ornaments lying […]

Peppermint Macarons (A Step by Step Tutorial!)

Peppermint Macarons (A Step by Step Tutorial!)

Oh boy, do I have a tasty treat for you all today! Anyone out there in major holiday baking mode? Yep, me too, and you’re going to want to add these beauties to your list. Stacy Able is not only a fantastic photographer, but she has quite the passion for macaron-making on the side! After […]

Bake This, Buy That {Black Forest Cake, Literally!}

Bake This, Buy That {Black Forest Cake, Literally!}

My jaw dropped when I saw this black forest cake on Desserts for Breakfast that is, quite literally, a black forest cake. In addition to a yummy cake under that snowy white mascarpone frosting, those dramatic chocolate trees would make such a statement at a winter wedding, or as the centerpiece of a holiday party’s […]

Handmade Wrapping Paper Round Up

Handmade Wrapping Paper Round Up

Welcome back everyone! I hope those of you celebrating Thanksgiving all enjoyed a nice holiday weekend, I certainly did! Studio DIY is going to be looking quite festive over the next few weeks seeing as the holiday season is my favorite season after all. I have handmade gift guides coming up, DIY gift ideas and […]

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Pining for Gray}

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Pining for Gray}

I am headed back to the East Coast for Thanksgiving as we speak and I am prepping for a dose of cold weather! (You get used to Los Angeles’ temperate climate real fast.)  This palette is exactly what I think of when I think of a chilly winter day back East, shades of gray, the […]

Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids

Last Minute DIY Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids

Happy Monday! Did you use this weekend to get ahead on Thanksgiving preparations? I finally started to narrow down the recipes for the dishes I’m making this year! With the menu finalized the adults table covered thanks to these pretty printables, I wanted to make sure the kids weren’t forgotten either! Kids are often delegated […]

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Flavors of Rouge}

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {Flavors of Rouge}

If I could pick a favorite, totally impractical, pastime it might just be perusing the web (Read: Pinterest…) for beautiful photos of flowers. I just can’t get enough, and Amy Merrick has me at hello, every time. Of course at this time of year I have Thanksgiving on the brain too. (Oh yeah, we’re talking […]

Bake This, Buy That {Fall Pistachio Cupcakes}

Bake This, Buy That {Fall Pistachio Cupcakes}

I hadn’t tried anything pistachio until this past year but it has quickly become one of my favorite flavors! It’s green hue is great too, and would look fantastic in a fall tablescape for a different pop of color. Bake up a batch of these pistachio cupcakes and top each one with one of these […]

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {kumquat + sage}

Inspire, Create, Celebrate {kumquat + sage}

Fall leaves turned party food display. And those tassels on the bottles? Love. Photo Credits: Fall Tree Print by Racey Tay (Top), Food Display Photo by Love Me Sailor via 100 Layer Cake   Tweet

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