Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fabulousness - Spring and Easter Edition - Part 2

Told ya there would be a sequel! I'm referring to my Spring/Easter Round Up Part 1, of course.

Honestly, there may need to be a Part Tres for these series! Folks have been BRINGIN' the SPRING in full force over the past week! So without further adieu....

Jenna from Eat, Drink, Pretty (LOVE this blog!) hosted a gorgeous spring dinner party. All of these recipes are simple and beautiful! I would like to replicate this entire party one of these days!!! As always, Jenna's photos are beautiful.





I have recently discovered a great new DIY blog, Madigan Made, and I love all of her projects! Check out this easy NO-SEW table runner she created. For non-sewers like myself, this is a great way to create your own table runner or tablecloth without learning how to sew. Pretty sure I don't have the patience for sewing, and also - I would be TERRIBLE at it! But mad props to those of you who sew. This runner is perfectly pink for spring and also made from Dollar Store items.





Love those beautiful french macarons, but too scared to try to make them (ahem, myself)? Tablespoon.com featured these macaron look-alikes that are the perfect imitation treat! And making these won't stress you out :) These are so colorful and fun!



I found another perfect item for spring from my local Pier 1. Can you guess what this is?


If you guessed a salt and pepper shaker, you would be correct my friend. I brought home this utterly unnecessary but deliciously darling item from Pier 1 and said to Mr. Fo: "We don't need this at all, but I had to buy it." You know those items? The ones you HAVE to buy because you are forced? By yourself?
How about this GORGEOUS Anthropologie apron to whip up some spring dishes? My friend Leighton sent it to me as a thank you for being part of her wedding in January. It's almost so pretty I don't want to use it! But, I plan to, don't you worry.

Set up your Easter table with bunny ear napkins from Sugar and Charm via Better Homes and Gardens.  I love the little cottontail! Instructions HERE!








I also found the latest in Easter placecards in the Family Circle magazine. And yes, I read Family Circle. Anything with cute party decorations and easy recipes is an A in my book. I LOVE these initial eggs sitting in a nest of shredded paper! So creative!




Finally, something else fabulous for spring? How about my articles on Tablespoon.com?! If you are unfamiliar with Tablespoon, its a great site for delicious recipes. When they contacted me about writing articles for their brand new page Rock UR Party, I jumped at the chance! Click on the button on my sidebar (or below) and select the Rock Ur Party tab to find my articles! The first article posted? The seasonally titled "How To Host a Spring Soiree."




Was that a fabulous roundup or what?! Hope you enjoyed :)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my table runner! Great round-up of ideas. Love those initial eggs!

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  2. Such great finds! I absolutely love the initial eggs. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Dude--i would wear that apron as a dress! Of course, I'm guessing my entire butt would show which might be a problem...But seriously, that's cute enough to wear places other than the kitchen.

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  4. that apron is such a great gift! your friend has good taste!

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