DIY :: Hot Cocoa Mix Party Favors

hot cocoa recipe - favor jars

I love sending bridal or baby shower guests home with something they can use up and feel good about. That’s why edible treats are on the top of my list for party favors. It can be as simple as a designer cookie wrapped in cellophane or a homemade mix placed in reusable jars, like this […]

Baked Corn Dog Squares

baked corn dog squares

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hebrew National. Now that it’s tailgate season, I want to share a grab-and-go snack idea with you. These baked corn dog squares are a lighter take […]

Celebrate Birthdays with an Ice Cream Soda Bar #PartyReddi

ice cream soda bar

I’ve partnered with Reddi-wip to bring you party ideas and get you #PartyReddi Around our house it’s time to start thinking about birthdays. My son’s is this month, and my daughter’s is just a few short months later, and she’s ALWAYS planning her own party. They love my job because they get to reap the benefits […]

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Guest Room Ready

GET YOUR GUEST ROOM READY

I’m so excited about this post today because 1.) I’m sharing another completed room in our house – the guest room;  2.) This is my first project as part of the BHG Live Better Network;  3.) I’ve included everything you need to know to create an inviting space for overnight guests! Having guests stay overnight […]

Fox-n-Silly Socks Baby Shower :: OPERATION SHOWER

Fox n' Silly Sox baby shower for Operation Shower

A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to what has become my annual Operation Shower event, in Norfolk. I’ve been fortunate to be able to volunteer my time with them on 8 or 9 showers over the last 4 years, that recognize and shower the ‘expecting’ wives of our deployed service men. […]

5 Things for Fall Entertaining

5 things for fall entertaining

PIN this post As the weather starts to cool down for Autumn, our entertaining style changes as well. Things seem to get a little more rustic and earthy, and menus are a bit more hardy. I’ve chosen 5 things to update your Fall entertaining and reflect the changes all around us. Olivewood Cutting Board – I’m slightly […]

1 Bookcase Styled 2 Ways

1 bookcase 2 ways

Remember my black bookcase I styled for entertaining a while back? Well today I have 2 more ways you can style the same bookcase – one for the guest room and one for a tween/teens bedroom. I was given the challenge by Sauder furniture to use the same piece in 2 new ways. I tried […]

DIY :: How to Make a Paint Palette Cake

make a paint palette cake

I have a fun tutorial for you today, as I continue to work with Betty Crocker, sharing kids birthday party ideas. When we chatted about 5 basics for planning your child’s birthday party, I mentioned that cake is at the top of the list. And since the list is pretty short, you can take the […]

Chilled Raspberry Soup Recipe

chilled raspberry soup

Today I’m picking up where I left off with my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. I like sharing recipes for specific gatherings in hopes that it will help you in the planning of your showers and parties. This chilled raspberry soup is a great choice for this luncheon menu because it’s light and refreshing, it’s pink so […]

Join Me at the BASH Conference

BASH conference

I have another exciting announcement to make! There is FINALLY going to be a conference specifically targeting the party, event, and styling professional, and I’m incredibly honored to have been asked to be a part of it! Our long time blogging friend, and professional event planner, Michelle Burt, is creating and organizing BASH, the premiere […]