Hey friends, I know we're all on prep mode for Thanksgiving, so this week it's all about fabulous deals and promos for Black Friday to help us celebrate in style the rest of the year! ;)
Starting with today's MEGA bundles from our fab friends at Silhouette! I LOVE my Cameo and can't craft a day without it, so I'm hugely excited to be partnering up with Silhouette to bring an exclusive Black Friday promo code for Bird's Party readers!
Let's just say I'm a tad obsessed with canapés and appetizers this time of year. It's sort of a personal challenge to try to find THE perfect Holiday recipe that ticks all the boxes (quick, easy, tasty, pretty...), and become my new go-to party food favorite!
DIY is not only something I love, because it makes me try out new skills and ideas; but also it's often something of a necessity when I can't quite buy what I need for a particular project or photo shoot.
And floral centerpieces or arrangements for me, ALWAYS fall under the 'urgh, I just can't get anything cute 'round here...' category. So DIY is the only available option :)
I've had a love for beautifully handwritten notes and calligraphy since I was a child.
You see, back in the days, we used to do calligraphy at school to learn how to write properly. My mom bought me these instructional books and I still remember marveling to find out that there was actually a "proper" way to write each letter!
Nowadays, I'm in love with modern calligraphy. Big time!
If you follow along on Instagram (yes, you really should) you'd have seen sneak peeks of my studio and office make-overs this summer.
I'm nowhere finished yet, but the lounge where I do all my photo shoots is at last painted and a blank canvas waiting to be adorned with party decor each season. And this simple DIY Thanksgiving tablescape is the first to christen the space!!
It's quiet appropriately, as I'm super thankful to have this little nook to do my work in.
And for that alone, I'm extra giddy to share the photos with your today! :)
Being from Italian descent, I grew up with polenta. And one of my fave dishes is creamy polenta with Bolognese sauce and generous sprinkles of Parmesan on top. SO yum!!
So naturally, when thinking up delicious appetizers for our end of year parties, I turn to my Italian roots. And polenta usually figures in some shape or form, in the array of bite-size delights I serve time and time again... It's like bringing a little bit of Italy to my table :)