Archive for October, 2011

Date: Oct 31 2011

Filed Under: Entertaining

Last night Lilly celebrated Halloween with all of her friends at her costume party.  It was such a good time and we had a great turn out – um 25 kids in our house.  So it was a little crazy but well worth it to see all the kids get together in their costumes.  Here’s some of the pictures I snapped beforehand.  I really had no time- parties always sneak up on me and I run like crazy right before they start.  Thank God for Josh and my in laws, Bruce and Marian, for helping!!

Kid’s Food Table

{Do you spy the Pretty Smitten party package I wrote about here?}

 Exterior Set-Up
{More mice and bats!}
Craft Station (Lilly’s g-ma manned this & helped the kids paint trick or treat bags)
{Lilly must be thinking really hard about getting her paint on}

We made a huge pot of chili for the adults and basically let the kids do their thing to the tune of Monster Mash and other festive songs.  Tonight Lilly will be wearing her Pebbles costume again for trick or treating. So fun!  I think all I will want to do tomorrow is sleep. 
Hope you all have a wonderful halloween.
PS, my amazingly talented friend Calder Clark is sharing a Halloween themed wedding she designed and executed last year (it was just featured in the LA Times yesterday) on her blog today.  SO cute, go see!!


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I’ve been seeing a lot of pretty fall themed tablescapes lately.  Heaven knows I could use the inspiration.  I’m just not talented in that department.  So I like to get help from the gifted people that do know a little something about entertaining.

And for my Charleston readers, we’re quite lucky to have some very talented local ladies (Tara Guerard & Muffie Faith to be specific) who want to help inspire our fall entertaining this Wednesday at Elizabeth Stuart Design
I’m hoping to have a chance to swing by there to get a book signed and take advantage of the 20% off all products!  Maybe I’ll see some of you there?
And now for our winners of last week’s giveaways:
Congrats to Liz from Sequins & Stripes!  You won the Dani Notes giveaway.
Just email Dani at and she’ll hook you right up.
Enjoy your new iphone case.  I hope you share what you design so we can see!
Aaand congrats to Sarah from La Maison BohemeYou won the Barbara Beach giveaway.
Sounds like you’ll pick the boy’s pocket square vest. Love it.
I cannot wait to see this on your little guys :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekends. Oh, and happy Hallow’s Eve :)

{printable available here}


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Date: Oct 29 2011

Filed Under: Fashion

Pop on over to Made By Girl!  Jen asked me to fill in for her for the day while she parties/shops/eats it up in NYC this week.  And since everyone and their Great Auntie Edna reads Made By Girl, I’m assuming you’ve already seen it.  But just in case, I’m sharing who my favorite 6 artists are, and trust me, they will ROCK YOUR WORLD (and are all at varying price points!).  So go see!!


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