The Homestead Signature Doughnut Recipe + Snapshots from our Vacation

homemade doughnuts

We just got back from our family vacation to The Homestead resort, and now I’m packing up to go to the BHG headquarters for the Live Better Workshop I told you about here. This is such an exciting opportunity, I hope you’ll follow me on Instagram to see all the behind the scenes activities! I’ve […]

Pomegranate Hula Breeze Cocktail

pomegranate hula breeze cocktail

The other night I was playing around with some ingredients I had on hand and came up with this tasty cocktail recipe. It all started with some Pom-hula  juice, and some left over gin I had from a past party. I never drink gin and now I don’t know why. This drink turned out terrific, […]

Host a Casual Cookout {recipes included}

casual cookout

Labor day is just around the corner which means end-of-summer cookouts will be hosted everywhere, and once again I’ve teamed up with Hebrew National to bring you ideas and recipes for your outdoor grilling and entertaining. It never fails that we include hot dogs on the menu when we grill out with friends, so today […]

4 Ways to Top Your Jars for Drinks

jar toppers

Even though it’s August I’d say there’s still a good 2 months of outdoor entertaining left to do before it gets cold again. One of the main concerns here in the South is bugs and keeping them at bay, especially from our drinks! You know I love to use the 8 oz canning jars for […]

Rustic Yellow Dessert Table {Guest Feature}

rustic yellow dessert table

I have a darling dessert table to share with you today {more like a dessert “wagon”} from Roxana of Sugar Sugar Cakes. Roxana provides custom desserts in the Northern Georgia area and this rustic yellow design is a beautiful representation of her work. I love the old fashioned wagon/cart that everything is set up on, […]

Party Food :: Pigskin Poppers

pigskin poppers recipe

Can you believe it’s August and summer is winding down? Pretty soon we’re going to be talking all about tailgating and holidays! And speaking of tailgating, I’ve teamed up with Red Baron to bring you one of our secret family recipes perfect for ‘homegating’ or tailgating this fall. These are our Pigskin Poppers and I’ve […]

A Casual Backyard Wedding {Guest Feature}

CASUAL BACKYARD WEDDING

Today I have a guest feature sent in by photographer, Dawn Heumann. This is a backyard wedding that has a real family feel with fun personal touches. Some of the stand-out details for me are the whimsical “flare” pins for each guest to choose, the designated jars for discarding bottle toppers {great idea for any […]

Watermelon-Basil Salad

watermelon_basil salad

I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! This is one of the menu items I included on this pink party project last year […]

Inspiration Board for a Bridesmaids’ Luncheon

bridal luncheon inspiration

This summer I’ve been collecting some new items for entertaining and decided I wanted to create an inspiration shoot that would incorporate the old with the new. I love the tradition of a bridesmaids luncheon so that’s the direction I chose. Today I thought I’d share my inspiration board with links to some of the items […]

3 Pink Drink Recipes

3 pink drinks recipes

I’ve been working with the color pink a lot lately so I thought I’d share some cocktail and mocktail drink options here. I think pink may be the most popular color used in party decor because it’s appropriate for so many occasions – baby showers, bridal showers, ladies luncheons, little girls birthdays, Valentines day, etc. […]