Why Are Social Media Platforms so DECEPTIVE to Bloggers?

social media deception

  Contrary to popular belief, social media is not your friend, fellow bloggers. My heart is breaking this week as I learn about the changes that Pinterest has made which negatively impact bloggers. Not your top tier bloggers with hundreds of thousands or even millions of followers, but those of us who work our butts […]

Halloween Bar :: Science Lab theme

Halloween Bar

Setting up a bar for Halloween has so many possibilities. There are lots of ways to turn your “spirits” into ‘magic potions’, ‘poisons’, and ‘tonics’, and coming up with puns and creative names is half the fun! Last year, with the final season of Breaking Bad running, I had the idea to set up a […]

Fall Cookbook Review

fall cookbook review

It’s time for another seasonal book review and this one is heavy on the sugar! Check out my review of these 4 cookbooks, each one very different from the other. If you like to dress up store bought cookies, or if you like to bake completely from scratch, there’s something here for you. note: links to […]

7 Treats & Freebies for Halloween

halloween links

I’m helping you get Halloween ready today with 7 treat ideas and free printables from fellow creatives. I love how each of these projects is simple to do and incorporates classic colors. In fact, many of them would fit right in to any non-traditional color scheme as well. Follow the links for full tutorials or […]

Easy-Travel Tailgate Menu & Recipes

tailgate menu

I hope you caught my Stylish Tailgating on Monday because today I’m sharing my easy and delicious on-the-go tailgating menu with recipes. I chose this menu based on ease of preparation, travel, and temperature stability. The focaccia for the sandwiches can be made the night before, as can the pasta salad and even the kabobs. […]

DIY :: Ghost Drink Stirrers

diy ghost stir sticks

It’s time to start planning for those Halloween parties you’ll be hosting later this month, and today I have a cute little project that will help you on your way. I’ve teamed up with Friskies & Pet Smart to throw a Grumpy Cat themed pumpkin carving party, and over these next 3 weeks {each Tuesday} […]

Stylish Tailgating with the Girls

STYLISH tailgate time

If there’s one thing that makes me feel young again, it’s got to be Tailgating! It’s kind of like the great American pastime that brings nostalgia, fun, and relaxation together all at once. Like many, my first tailgating experience was in college and included the usual fare of chips, fried chicken from the drive-through, and […]

TREND ALERT :: Black & White Stripes

trend_black and white stripes

If you’ve spent more than a minute browsing parties lately, it should come as no surprise that black and white stripes are the new black! I’m completely smitten by this trend as it combines my love of black {as a grounding element} with the graphic stripe pattern which is both classic and modern at the […]

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

red sangria recipe

Even people who don’t typically drink wine seem to enjoy a glass of sangria. I guess it’s all that fruity goodness that’s added to it, and sipping it over ice. I have a go-to recipe for red wine sangria that I’ve used here and here. I thought it was high time I share it on […]

DIY :: Make a Pennant Banner for Tailgating

diy tailgate banner

When I looked at the calendar yesterday and realized it’s the end of September I was literally in shock. What happened to the rest of the year? Seems like I was just blogging about Valentine’s Day! In reality we’re right in the middle of football season – I know because my facebook feed is full […]