Just in Time Cupcake Stand: Easy DIY and UnDIY

Cupcakes! What is not to love? For me it was storing a cupcake stand that took up a lot of space for infrequent use.¬† Here is a simple way to make a tiered cupcake stand to hold just the right number of cupcakes, just when you need it and using just the plates you want […]

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PEPper Prepper Party : Like a cookie exchange but with waterproof matches.

I do love a theme! The disaster preparedness party idea started this summer when one of parents in our PEPs group shared an article on being ready for 9.0 earthquake in our near future (remember time is relative). In my last professional position, disaster preparedness was one of my bailiwicks, and I must have just […]

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Cold Smoked Maple Cajun Party Nuts

The Smoking Gun rides again! This time to impart its delicate smoky wisdom upon some roasted maple syrup and Cajun spiced mixed nuts (walnuts and pecans to be exact). ¬†Roasting nuts is easy and sky’s the limit for flavor. I happens to have ajar of organic Cajun spices and maple syrup asking to be used […]

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Glittering Golden Birthday Party Ideas

We hosted a 40th 29th birthday for a dear friend, D, who is all things glittering and gold. With a fall party, creating the golden decorations started the house off nicely for holiday decorating, building up from Thanksgiving through the New Year. In a few weeks, the Christmas tree will be up and all in […]

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DIY Painted Jars, Bottles & Vases

Upcycle, repurpose and be penny wise with this simple decorating DIY. Painted jars, bottles and vases make wonderful centerpieces for weddings, parties or everyday viewing pleasure. By painting on the inside, you get the illusion of colored glass, smooth to the touch and results in cleaner look. Rest assured that this is not a complicated […]

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