MPS019 – Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Fall Entertaining Ideas

Posted by: JP on Nov 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Fall Entertaining Ideas |

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are turning, the mums are out, there’s a crispness in the air, and the holiday entertaining season has begun!

Today is all about planning your Thanksgiving Tablescape (centerpiece and place settings) as well as other Fall entertaining ideas for table decorations, food, and drinks.


MPS018 – Extreme Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

Posted by: JP on Oct 15, 2015

Extreme Halloween Pumpkin Decorating

It has been said that sometimes I get a little out of control when it comes to pumpkin decorating…perhaps that is a little true.  Pumpkin decorating combines two of my favorite things, Halloween and creating a 3D decoration (centerpiece, prop, display, etc.), and when I have a clear vision of what I want to do, there’s no stopping me until I make it a reality!


Bonus: Decorate for Halloween in a Day!

Posted by: JP on Oct 11, 2015

Decorate for Halloween in a Day


Who’s got the time to spend days decorating the yard for Halloween? You want a big effect, but don’t want to spend a ton of time doing it.  Well, I’ve got some quick ideas that have a big impact!


MPS017 – DIY Halloween Costumes

Posted by: JP on Oct 1, 2015

DIY Halloween Costumes: Rocket Raccoon and Groot |

Welcome to Part 3 of my 4 Part Series on Halloween!  Today is all about DIY Halloween Costumes!  I’ll take you step by step through our Rocket Raccoon and Groot costumes from “Guardians of the Galaxy”, but at the end I’ll also go over some ideas for easy and last minute costumes.


MPS016 – 13 Halloween Party Ideas

Posted by: JP on Sep 15, 2015

13 Halloween Party Ideas

Are you planning a Halloween Party this year? Here are 13 ideas to help you decorate your dining room (with many general decorating ideas) and present an elaborate Halloween buffet.


MPS015 – Halloween Prop: DIY Smoking Cauldron with Glowing Coals

Posted by: JP on Sep 1, 2015

Halloween Prop: DIY Smoking Cauldron with Glowing Coals

It’s Fall and that means it’s time for all things Halloween! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love coming up with new props and projects each year.  This post “DIY Smoking Cauldron with Glowing Coals” is part one of a four part Halloween-themed series.  The next three posts will include DIY Costumes, Extreme Pumpkin Decorating, and Halloween Party Buffet and Decoration Ideas.


MPS014 – 9 Fun Summer Activities (to do before Back to School)

Posted by: JP on Aug 15, 2015

9 Fun Summer Activities |

Summer isn’t over yet! Most kids have a few more weeks of summer before heading back to school, so here are 9 Fun Summer Activities to sneak in before September!


MPS011 – Amazing Summer Cocktails

Posted by: JP on Jul 1, 2015

7 Amazing Summer Cocktail Recipes |

It’s SUMMER! You may have heard me mention this before, but I’m as happy as Olaf at the thought of summer. Time to sit out on the deck with friends, sip on some drinks, breathe in the smell of cut grass (or the ocean if you’re very, very lucky), and exhale.

Today we are visiting the wonderful and magical world of summer cocktails.  I have a feeling this is only part one of the cocktails series as I found many more recipes that I wanted to share, but we can start with these 7 amazing summer cocktails!


MPS010 – Patriotic Party Ideas, Decorations, and Crafts

Posted by: JP on Jun 15, 2015

Patriotic Party Ideas, Decorations, and Crafts |

Summer is finally here!  Bring on the BBQs, outdoor summer fun, and sunshine!  Hooray! Yipee! Can you tell it’s been a long winter in New England? I’m sooooo ready for some warmth and sun!

The 4th of July is just around the corner, so I’ve been busy making crafts and decorations with a patriotic theme that I can’t wait to share with you.  I’ve also put together a bunch of 4th of July party ideas including food, drinks, and fun activities for the kids, so let’s get started!


MPS005 – Ice Bar Party

Posted by: JP on Apr 1, 2015

Ice Bar Party

When life gives you snow, make an ice bar! I live in an area that gets a lot of snow and around the beginning of March, I start to get the snow crazies.  I’m ready for Spring, but with each new March snowfall I start to get a little bit more twitchy. It was during one of these March snowfalls that I was looking into our backyard at a large snowdrift and thought, “that would make a great bar!”