A New Tablescape for a New Year

January 4, 2016

It’s a new year, and I’m so ready for it! But since last year was also great, I felt that I should say goodbye to it in style. To do so, I created a New Year’s … Continue reading




How to Garnish Your Cocktails with Style

December 10, 2015

Cocktail garnishes can make an ordinary cocktail festive and visually appealing. Think of the garnish as the jewel that dresses up your glass before the cocktail mix is enjoyed. With a few simple steps, you … Continue reading




A Quick and Easy Fall Recipe and Centerpiece

November 3, 2015

Cool temperatures, football and hearty meals signal the arrival of fall, and what better way to enjoy the season than with outdoor activities? In my family, a game of touch football and apple picking are … Continue reading




Make Every Day Special With White Dishware

October 12, 2015

Whether you’re looking for dishware for everyday use, a special occasion or the holidays, white dishes are always appropriate. Life gets busy for all of us, so finding time to share a meal with family and friends … Continue reading




Make It an Ice Cream Summer

July 16, 2015

National Ice Cream Day is July 19th, and to commemorate the occasion, let’s look at some  simple ways to make this season an ice cream summer. This refreshing dessert is enjoyed by kids and adults … Continue reading




Make Your Fourth of July a Sweet Celebration

June 16, 2015

What colors summer more than red, white and blue? The iconic color trio are decorating many a porch, patio and pathway as the Fourth of July marches patriotically forward. Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design I love seeing … Continue reading




Make Home Yours with a Backyard Picnic

June 4, 2015

This time of year is the perfect weather for an outdoor picnic. No need to pack a tote bag and drive to find a spot to enjoy one — invoke the feeling of a picnic … Continue reading




A Gourmet Style Girl’s Night In

May 14, 2015

I am so fortunate to still have my best friends from high school in my life. There were six of us total all through elementary and high school that formed a bond that is stronger … Continue reading




6 Steps to Creating a Graduation Dessert Table

May 4, 2015

Graduation season is just around the corner. Hosting a celebratory gathering can be as easy as inviting friends over for dessert. Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with a dessert buffet table that is pretty and organized, … Continue reading




Do You Know What to Gift This Wedding Season?

April 8, 2015

Wedding season is here and love is in the air! We couldn’t be happier for the special couple starting on a new path together. Let’s also not forget the couple who is celebrating an anniversary. … Continue reading