{let’s have a} Pirate Party!

Memorial Day weekend always marks the beginning of summer to me and what says summer more than a pirate party on a beach? The papers for this party are featured here in my etsy shop. Because I get so many questions about this party I thought it would be fun to share more details with you here on the blog. Let’s get started! When staging a pirate party obviously the first choice is to be near water. Don’t live near the ocean? Neither do I! So we staged this party on the beach of a lake at one of our local parks before they opened to the public one day. It was the perfect venue for this celebration and because it’s a state park the entrance fees are low and sometimes even free for parties!

{so cute} A Scotty at Luckett’s

There is one last treat I want to share from my visit to Luckett’s last weekend – this Serro Scotty camper. While we were standing in line for lunch I saw this super cute little camper parked by the outdoor pizza kitchen (yummy pizza, by the way!) and wondered why it was parked there. Turns out it is a Serro Scotty that was for sale. We poked our heads inside and it is THE CUTEST little camper we’d ever seen! My friend and I instantly thought it would make the best girl’s “clubhouse”! Imagine having something so cozy to retreat too – ahh, the possibilities! I’d never seen a Scotty trailer before but after seeing this one and looking around online I see that they are a much beloved camper. I can see why when I look at it’s perfectly appointed interior. Compact yes but everything you need is right within reach so who can complain? I loved the aqua and red interior and the touches of whimsy like the hula dancer on the table – I can imagine many happy memories being made here…. maybe one day!

{say hello} Me & Miss Mustard Seed!

I had the immense privilege of meeting one of my blogging idols on Saturday – Miss Mustard Seed {aka Marian Parsons – MissMustardSeed.com} at the Luckett’s Spring Sale!!! Such a t-r-e-a-t! May I just say what a delightful woman she is – truly sweet!! I watched and waited while she laughed and chatted individually with fan after fan, making each and every one feel special. As I waited my turn I nervously wondered “would she remember me?” -see I’ve had a bit of online correspondence with her and I have to say that the hope was there that she would recall our exchanges and – she did! She knew just who I was and can I tell you what a happy feeling that creates when someone you respect and admire connects with you! She was gracious, lovely, encouraging and authentic. A true star!!

{sneak peek} Dessert Under the Stars Party

I’m a tired but oh-so-happy gal this morning! Last night Jen Fariello came over and we shot the “Dessert Under the Stars” party scene for the Summer issue of my magazine – you can see a sneak peek of the party table in the photo above. I was feeling a little nervous before we started shooting – I always get nervous! – but once the light started to soften into that magical twilight hour the scene really came to life and Jen captured the magic in her special way. Anita Gupta of Maliha Creations created the most glorious cake – you will positively swoon when you see it. I am so excited to share this all with you soon! Have you subscribed to the magazine yet? If not, click here to be sure you don’t miss it!!

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