Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining

A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party

Earlier this year I threw a Quilt Themed Party for my mother’s 80th birthday. So, when my father turned 80 in June, I wanted to have a celebration for him as well. My dad and stepmother had rented a large vacation home in the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland for the last week of June and… Continue reading A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party




Entertaining · Party/Tablescapes

Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape

A sultry July evening is the perfect time to take advantage of all the blooms in your garden and host a dinner party with a Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape. Of course, I don’t need and excuse to celebrate all things floral. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I am a bit pin-crazy when… Continue reading Romantic Flower-themed Summer Tablescape




Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape

The patriotic bunting that festoons the porch railings of historic homes on the 4th of July always seems so old-timey and charming that when I saw all this red, white, and blue glory at Hobby Lobby, I knew that it would be coming home with me. Unfortunately, I do not have a historic home, but I could… Continue reading An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape




Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Holidays · Recipes

How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Flowers and Mother’s Day have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly. Back in the day, moms would get corsages to wear to church on the second Sunday in May to proudly proclaim their family’s appreciation and affection. And these days sending a bouquet to your mother continues to be a classic way of honoring… Continue reading How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day