Saturday, April 20, 2013

High and Low

If you have ever watched The High Low Project with Sabrina Soto on HGTV, you will better understand this post. The High Low Project offers two reveals — one high-end and one budget conscious which try to mirror the high-end look. I love watching this show!

Last weekend I was preparing for our dinner party, and decided to check out an event hosted by local artists to see if I could find a pair of bird earrings similar to the "high-end" bluebird earrings. I found my "bluebird of happiness" earrings for $10, and they fit the theme of the dinner. An inexpensive special occasion dazzler.

Our dinner party was so much fun, and I promise to share some photos soon. I decorated our home with lots of birds nests and yellow pansies. I can't wait to tell you all about this pesto and goat cheese nest appetizer that was a big hit.

Joining these Hosts:

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

Marty @ A Stroll Through Life for Inspire Me Tuesday


Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Ooh I LOVE your bluebird earrings!! Aren't they great?? The price is right, too. That's my idea of earring happiness. The nest appetizer is WONDERFUL. I love fun food! i look forward to seeing more of your dinner and the recipe. Happy weekend, sweet friend! xo

  2. I haven't seen that show, but wow, those are some really expensive earrings in the first photo. There must be gold in setting.

    Can't wait to see more of your photos and I love your bird-themed party, Debbie. Looking forward to that recipe too :)

  3. I am sold on the appetizer, Debbie. I can imagine how good the rest of the dinner was and how pretty too. Love the earrings too!....Christine

  4. I've never heard of the High Low Project, but I guess it's something I try to do in my every day life since I don't have a lot of money to spend but have that infamous "champagne taste" everyone talks about!!! :-) Looking forward to seeing your other photos!!!

  5. Debbie~ Your bluebird of happiness earrings are adorable and a much more palatable pricetag :) Love the cheese nest with thyme sprigs!

  6. Debbie, these are adorable. Your dinner party sounds like a fun time. Eager to see your photos. '-)

  7. Love your copy cat earrings and the nest appetizer is such a fun idea too. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. I like yours better! I've always loved blue and brown together.


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