LOBSTER BOIL INSPIRATION w/FREE DOWNLOADS {Guest Feature}

lobster boil

I’m excited to share this guest feature today because it’s a dinner party theme we don’t see a lot of – a Lobster Boil! Morgan, of Commerce Street Events in Nashville, sent this to us and is even sharing FREE downloads to help you get the look. She started with a color palette of red […]

NEWS & NOTES FROM CHRIS

CAH news

I have a few fun things to share with you today, and a couple of them…I’m still pinching my self to make sure it’s real. Let me start by saying that Better Homes & Gardens has been one of my “dream” brands to work with for quite a while. I’ve grown up reading their magazines, […]

TOP PICKS FOR SUMMER GRILLING + BAKED BEANS RECIPE

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PIN this Are you a big griller during the summer months? We are, but we gave it up for about a year because our old grill wore out and we were preparing to move and it didn’t make since to buy a new grill that we would have to transport. So we waited and bought […]

QUICK & EASY PIZZA

Flatbread pizza

Don’t you just love quick meal solutions. I was recently inspired to make grilled pizza with the family and we turned it into a ‘top-your-own-pizza’ night. My husband and I love the full flavors of gourmet ingredients but the kids palate’s aren’t quite as developed yet, so we let them go with more mild flavors […]

15 RECIPES USING FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

15 summer recipes

Check out Summer's Bounty :: Recipes with Fresh Fruit & Veggies by Chris Nease at Foodie.com I may have mentioned this before, but growing up in the South on farm land made for the best kind of childhood. We ran through fields, hiked through the woods, climbed trees, and jumped through lawn sprinklers. And in […]

IDEAS, FREE PRINTABLES & RECIPES FOR 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS

4th of July

PIN this post I’m back after a 4 day hiatus due to some obligatory family travel this week. After driving over 1000 miles, stopping in 2 states, and sleeping in 3 beds in 3 nights, I’m SOOOO glad to be home and back to work! I have several projects in the works which I’m very […]

STYLING A BOOKCASE FOR ENTERTAINING

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]