Archive for November, 2011
Nov
30
Wine Party: Mr. K’s Stuffed Mushrooms
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Mmmmm… my mouth is salivating just after typing the title for this post.  When Cortney and I were thinking of the menu for the wine party, I knew right away what I was asking Becky to bring.  Becky’s dad is known for his stuffed mushrooms.  It’s a fact that if the Kuennen’s are having people

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Nov
30
Wine Party: Brie Bites
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Recipes, Wine

I love cheese more than Rachel Zoe loves fashion.  Brie is one of my favs, baked brie especially.   Baked brie however is overdone.  So, I got this idea on Pinterest. It’s easy.  All you need is french bread (I picked up lunch a Jimmy Johns  earlier in the day and purchesd day old bread instead),

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Nov
29
Wine Party: Tablescape
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Wine

Annnnd wine week continues. Well I guess it’s wine weeks (plural), seeing as it all started last week. Anywayzzz….we’re back with a few decoration odds n’ ends. First up, the tablescape. The wine party wasn’t going to be a sit down dinner, so naturally we decided on a buffet style set up. We grabbed about

Nov
26
Wine Party: Paper Crafts
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Projects, Wine

  It’s no secret I love banners.  I make them for almost every occasion (check out the ones I made for my friend’s bridal shower, here).  They’re easy, don’t take a lot of time, and make a big statement.  When deciding what kind of banners to make for the wine party, I thought back to

Nov
23
Wine Party: Mantel and Bar Setup
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Wine

You got a sneak peak of my fire place mantel yesterday when I explained how to make the Pom Pom Garland.  Cortney and I wanted to go along with the wine theme but stay away from the typical grapes that people tend to associate wine decorations with.  We decided to fill the mantel with tons

Nov
22
Wine Party: The Decorations
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Wine

Last year when I was planning my wedding, I came across this idea in a Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.  Martha had taken different lace patterns and put them in embroidery rings.  In her magazine, they were hung above a reception dinner table.  I didn’t incorporate this into my wedding, but loved the simple, antique, look

Nov
21
See Swirl Sniff Sip Savor
By • Filed In: Fall, Party, Wine

Earlier today we posted a preview of our fall wine tasting party. You can read more about that here. Now I’m back with one of the details. These days you see more evites or emails serving as party invitations than anything else. I don’t know about you, but I appreciate a good old fashioned paper

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Nov
21
This Week Is For Wine Lovers
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There are people that like to throw parties and people who don’t. Kalin and I fall into the first of the two. We get really into it and plan for days (ok sometimes weeks). And really, what’s a better way to get together with friends? I can’t think of many. We hadn’t thrown one in

Nov
17
Cover It Up
By • Filed In: Furniture, Projects

Last week I showed you how I covered a bench for our bedroom. You can see more on that here. I made sure I had some left over fabric from that project, knowing exactly what I could use it for. Where do you think I found my next project? Yep, the flea market. I told

Nov
16
Chocolate Raspberry Delight
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This one is for all of you who claim to be undomesticated.  Yup, I’m talking to you.  The ones who hate planning meals, despise getting their kitchen dirty, don’t own a cookbook, look confused when anyone mentions a food processor, and are always the ones asked to bring the wine to a party rather than