January 2015 archive

Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses

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This past summer I was in full on gold foil mode, dreaming up all sorts of gilded projects to get into the spirit of the holidays. One of the very best things to come from this metallic crafting flurry were these gold leafed cocktail glasses. They’re super simple and the leafing process makes the best of any loose brushwork or imperfections. Want to make your own? Read on for the easy details! (more…)

A Simply Sexy Valentine’s Table

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and to celebrate the sweetest of holidays, I’ve assembled some of my inspiration sources for a simple-yet-sexy spread: Think a crisp white foundation linen layered with accents of gold, rose pink and marsala. I’m also planning to use cotton twill ribbon to roll down the table for a runner-like effect—-And it wouldn’t be valentine’s day without something racy in the shape of some erotic poems, wrapped up and waiting on my sweetie’s plate! We’ll finish the meal off with some Oregon Pinot Noir & raspberry sorbet… (more…)

5 Minute Birthday Party

5 minute birthday party

When it comes to kid birthdays, There are years to go big (Check out the festivities around Luke’s First and Second birthdays) and then there are years when only a dose of simplicity will do. While I’m all for lots of lovely details, sometimes its better to grab a $20, run to the store and create a birthday spread with only the basics. Want to keep your own super simple? Check out my tips for a quick party pare-down. (more…)