Pumpkin Ice Cream & Doughnut Dessert

pumpkin ice cream and doughnut dessert

I’m in the midst of pumpkin spice heaven. You know it happens every year at this time – pumpkin flavor takes over everything from cakes, to cookies, to pies, to coffee…the list goes on… Since I love it as much as everyone else does, I decided to put together this pumpkin ice cream-pumpkin doughnut dessert […]

Halloween Party Snack Mix :: “Kitty Kibble”

Halloween snack mix

Are you ready to see another fun idea for my Grumpy Cat themed pumpkin carving party? As you know I’ve teamed up with Friskies and Pet Smart to share party ideas featuring that adorable little Grumpy Cat, and using the FREE printable carving stencil. You can see the previous diy’s here and here. While I’ve […]

Pink Party Ideas

pink party ideas

Everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month, and that Pink Parties are encouraged as a way to raise money and/or awareness. I was honored to work with Estroven again this year {see last years Pink party here}, to create a Sleep Pink party that’s loaded with ideas, diy’s, and recipes. I worked on […]

3 Quick & Easy Appetizers for Entertaining

3 easy appetizers

On Wednesday I showed you all the fun from my happy hour wine tasting with the girls, where we sipped, snacked, and socialized! Today I’m giving you the recipes for the easy and delicious appetizers I served. When you’re looking for quick and simple party food that’s full of flavor, look no further! These dishes […]

Wine Tasting Happy Hour with the Girls

wine tasting happy hour

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love my job and some days I love it even more, like when I get to invite a few girl friends over for a wine sampling happy hour! I recently worked with Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards to […]

DIY :: Halloween Floating Eyeballs

halloween floating eyeballs

I’m sharing another simple Halloween party project in preparation for my Grumpy Cat themed pumpkin carving party. As I mentioned last week I’ve teamed up with Friskies & Pet Smart to host a party where we’ll be carving pumpkins using the FREE Grumpy Cat stencil. Serving Halloween food and drinks is really all about the presentation and these “monster […]

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 […]