Holidays
A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail - Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

A Smoking Hot Halloween Cocktail – Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini Drop

      #mhartlifestyle  Now this is a nightmare of a Halloween CockTALE! Slurp! Oh yes, The Poe Pomegranate and Rosemary Smoked Martini drop is SMOKING hot! It’s inspired by the dark  poetry of Edgar Allan himself and it’s a cocktail for ALL the senses. Wisps of chalky white vapors encircle the smoky gray vintage glass. The intoxicating scent...
Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

#mhartlifestyle  This morning I’m styling a festive yet seriously simple Halloween bar tray. A girls got to be ready when entertaining happens, right? So I pulled together simple bar touches like: a repurposed gin bottle turned floral vase with feathers and inexpensive fresh greens, a Halloween ornament carafe topper, mini bouquets, real and velvet pumpkins and...
Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

#mhartlifestyle   I’m always looking for quick and simple ways to add a little inexpensive panache to my gatherings and these Halloween ice cubes are so CHILL!  Pardon the puns but they do the trick PLUS they’re a fun treat! The frosty All Hallows’ Eve creations are great for champagne cocktails or kids cups!    ...
DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

#mhartlifestyle A high wind storm is rolling toward the Seattle area and while most folks are stocking up on practical storm related supplies like batteries, candles, WATER… I am  creating pretty fresh floral no carve pumpkins!  Whaa?  They have a word for this, denial. Or perhaps, I’m simply creating my kind of calm before the storm....
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the WAC

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at the WAC

      #mhartlifestyle    Ho Ho Holiday wreaths! Okay, I know we haven’t carved our pumpkins or turkeys yet… but this just can’t wait! So excited to tell you about our upcoming Wreath Making Workshop  at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, open to all WAC members!    On December 5th at 6 Pm,...
Haunting Halloween Parfait Dessert!

Haunting Halloween Parfait Dessert!

  Here’s a hauntingly pretty and super easy, layered Halloween dessert that ghosts and ghouls will go batty over! It’s a Halloween pudding parfait with panache!      It’s a showy little dessert but it’s short on time {YAY} and long on looks because well…who has an abundance of time and who doesn’t love a good looking...
DIY Marbleized Pumpkins Oh My!

DIY Marbleized Pumpkins Oh My!

  Check out these pretty in pink, fairy tale like marbleized  pumpkins! They are so dreamy and easy to create! They are made with nail polish!  I started with a real cream colored pumpkin and sprayed it white (optional). Once it dries, all you need is: nail polish, a stir stick and lukewarm water in a...
Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

  They’re here! After borderline stalking  my local markets and garden centers for weeks…       the great pumpkins  are finally available in my corner of the world and that signals fall!   I’m a big fan of the no-carve pumpkin method. No mess and the pumpkins last all season long. I’m especially smitten with...
Usher in FALL with a little Halloween Eerie Elegance in 425 Magazine!

Usher in FALL with a little Halloween Eerie Elegance in 425 Magazine!

  Brooke Clark Photography   Eerie elegance , that’s what I like to call this DARK Halloween  gathering straight from the pages of 425 Magazine’s fall issue! You can also call it…  CHEEP CREEP!  Yes, we’re getting creepy but keeping it classy, real and within budget thanks to a few Halloween tips & tricks  like: Spray painted foliage and...
Easy Do Ahead S'mores for Memorial Weekend

Easy Do Ahead S’mores for Memorial Weekend

  What’s NOT to l o v e  about s’mores! That good old-fashioned, gooey marshmallow and chocolate  with the crunch of graham combo…is an all-American favorite!  They are a gone camping  Memorial weekend dessert staple.      But even if you’re NOT camped around the fire on Memorial Day, you can still indulge in all...
Hot Havana Nights ~ A Lush Latin Inspired Fiesta in 425 Magazine

Hot Havana Nights ~ A Lush Latin Inspired Fiesta in 425 Magazine

Havana Nights via 425 Magazine ~ Rachel Coward Photo   Just in time for Cinco de Mayo my l~u~s~h  little Latin inspired fiesta celebration in 425-Magazine called Hot Havana Nights! You can get a taste of it online right now!   Uber Talented photographer Rachel Coward captured our evening perfectly under the glow of simply strung white lights. The latest issue...
Easy DIY Easter Decor Ideas

Easy DIY Easter Decor Ideas

  How fun is this Peter Rabbit  storybook Easter Basket as  seen on KING 5 Seattle! It’s filled with wheatgrass, lettuce, carrots and more… Perfect for the kid’s table at your Easter celebration. The no-sew Burlap Bunny is so easy to make!  Above, you’ll find the blog post link!            ...