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Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream icing... sounds delicious!

Here is the recipe from The Curvy Carrot.  The receipe makes 20 - 22 cupcakes.

Happy New Year! 

New Years Party Decor

Great New Years Eve decor... Just in time for tomorrow!

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Cheers to a spectacular evening and wonderful new year! 

Winter W-ONE-derland Birthday Party

I had to share pictures of Emerson's Winter W-ONE-derland First Birthday Party that took place this December. 

You might remember the post featuring Emerson's nursery from last year. 

Becky, Emerson's Mom, ordered a custom printable banner from Etsy

Becky featured a great spread!
{Polka Dot Tablecloths = material from IKEA}

Powdered Donuts Cups

Penguin Lollipops

Snow Dusted Popcorn

Cozy-Looking Cutlery Packs

Hot Chocolate Bar

Sugar Cookies

12 months of Emerson

The grad school gang celebrating Emerson's first birthday on UK game day
{From L to R - Me, Shawna, Baby Brooklyn, Ben, Lindsey, Birthday Girl Emerson and Becky}
What a pretty party! Want to see more pretty parties? Click here.

Also, check this and other "WOW" projects at "Wow Us Wednesday" on Savvy Southern Style.


This party feature is also on delicateContstruction


Holiday Recap & Free Monogram Printable

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the time off work.  

I feel like the time flew by with so many holiday celebrations each day.  

Here is a picture of the lovely boyfriend and I. You may  remember Ben from his "Simply Benjamin Style" post earlier this holiday season. 

I also had to share this adorable picture of my godchild, Josie.  

In October, I took Josie shopping for her birthday present. While at Target, we came across this pair of Hello Kitty earmuffs. I told her that we were already purchasing many things for her birthday, but I would keep it in mind for Christmas.  

Well I am so glad I later purchased it!  On Christmas Eve, Josie approached me before we exchanged presents and asked if I remembered the time when we saw the Hello Kitty earmuffs.  She must really love them!  

This girl knows the value of accessories. 

During the break, I also had some time to catch up on my blog reading and pinning

I found a wonderful link from while browsing the blog, My Sweet Savannah. allows you to create your own monogram using any color combination.  I have already printed my own monogram and framed it for my kitchen.  This would be a wonderful graphic to incorporate  into wedding programs, invitations, napkins, signage, etc. 

Free monogram design service from 

The site also provides FREE stationary and favor templates. You better believed I pinned numerous ideas from this site to my "Wedding and Event Inspiration" board

Hope you had a wonderful holiday break as well! 

Merry Christmas!

King from our Christmas Eve carriage ride. 

Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a blessed day with family and friends.

Candy Cane Lollipops

I was inspired by Pinterest to make candy cane lollipops. The tutorial comes from the blog, Not So Idle Hands. This project turned out to be pretty easy. Plus, the lollipops are adorable! 

  • Candy Canes (Unbroken canes only)
  • Chocolate (I used white chocolate pieces made for creating candy)
  • Sprinkles 
  • Cookies Sticks (I found these in the craft/baking aisle at Wal-Mart)

 I wrapped each lollipop in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon.  I topped off each package with a personalized tag. Again, that cute little alphabet stamp set from Michaels came in handy.

Want to create these?

Click here for the full tutorial.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home - Home Sweet Condo!

Here is a quick tour of my holiday decor. 

The Foyer 

This table is one of my favorite pieces.  I scored it at the Pottery Barn Outlet for a great price.
The glass lid opens for display of your favorite items. 

My Tree

My tree is very woodsy with pine cones, acorns, birds and reindeer. 

My Living Room

This fall, I was fortune to receive this mantle from my architect friend who bought and restored a historical home in town.
This came out of his house and I was ecstatic to receive it.
I have longed for a mantle for quite awhile. 

I am still looking for an interesting way to fill the fireplace opening.
Maybe a fake fireplace, suitcase or even a painting of a fire (suggestion from a friend).
I'm still deciding, but would LOVE to hear your thoughts and suggestions. 

I had to incorporate some Christmas spirit on my end table.
I featured painted pine cones in a cheese dome.
PS-That beautiful lady in the frame is my mother... a gorgeous photo!
My Table

Pinterest inspired me to balance ornaments on the upside down glasses .  See the inspiration concept here.
PS-Ignore that little spot on the table runner.  Ugh.  Didn't notice that and I'm too lazy to take and upload another pic. 

Happy holidays, my friends!

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