Checklist for a great Easter Basket

  If you have been a reader for any time at all, you have read all about Easter being my favorite holiday!  I love filling the setting the table, planning the egg hunt and filling up baskets full of surprises.  A great Easter Basket has a wide variety of treats to make the recipient smile. …

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A Swan Themed Baby Shower

I don’t think there is a more joyful occasion to celebrate than a baby shower or sprinkle.  My sister, Krystal Schlegel Davis, is expecting her second baby very soon and a small group of her sweet friends joined my sister and I as hosts of her “sprinkle!”  A sprinkle is a fun way to celebrate…

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Palm Beach Favorites

We just love to visit Palm Beach.  It is a favorite and frequent get-a-way for our family because it checks so many boxes.  The weather is wonderful. The children and adults love it alike! You can be as active or relax as much as you like. The food is fabulous. Here are a few of…

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National Puzzle Day!

Today is National Puzzle Day!  Puzzling is one of our favorite pastimes.  We love to just keep one going on a table when we are spending time at home.  It such a great way to relax and create memories. I always think of my grandmother and my parents and all of us huddled around the…

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January Favorites

-I’m such a book fiend and I am constantly having to edit my library as I can not stop adding to my collection.  Of all of the books I have ever owned, I think Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes by Edith Young has been the most FUN! …

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2022 NorthPark Ambassadors Announced

I’m thrilled to kick off 2022 with an announcement of a new class of NorthPark Ambassadors.  Every year of this programs brings new ideas and wonderful new Ambassadors who are selected for their contribution to the community and to helping those in need.  Each Ambassador selects a non-profit to represent and, throughout the year, NorthPark…

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New Years Eve Party Tips

  Excited to repost this fun segment from a few years ago!  I hope you like these tips for your New Year’s Eve Celebration! I had a blast sharing tips for your New Years Eve Celebration on Today Show this morning.  I hope you like them!  I’d love to know what you plan to do…

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Twenty Four days of Tablescapes – Day 24!

I can’t imagine a better table to post for the 24th than my mother’s Christmas table!  She has used her collection of Tiffany’s Christmas pattern on Christmas Day for many years and I just love the way she finds a new way to set the table with it every year.  Last year, shown here, she…

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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 23

    Today’s tablescape is all about the magical effect of twinkle lights and candlelight.  This tablescape was for an outdoor dinner under the twinkling lights at a residence in Beverly Hills in November.  We lit all sorts of taper candles and let the wax drip all over the stone table.  The effect of the…

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Twenty Four Days of Tablescapes – Day 22

Today’s tablescape is another children’s table that I put together using an inexpensive red cloth, faux bois wrapping paper for placemats and monogrammed ginger snaps as place cards.  The gingerbread houses were prepared by my daughter using only red and white candies so that they would serve our color scheme!  A little bit of faux-snow…

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