Entertaining with Appetizers & Sangria Al Fresco

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

Sesame Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry Cups

chicken salad in puff pastry cups

Planning parties and showers is more than just decorating the space. You also have to plan the food, which is why I decided to share a menu suggestion and recipes for my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. When I’ve asked my girl friends in the past what they wanted in terms of party advice, they would say, […]

Bridesmaids’ Luncheon with Menu & Recipes :: Mod Meets Vintage

bridesmaid luncheon

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this party design all summer, ever since I got some gold-tone entertaining accessories and pretty new/vintage glassware. I wanted to show how you can combine vintage treasures with modern trends to get a beautiful, unique look perfect for a Bridesmaids Luncheon {for some shopping resources see this inspiration board}. Thrift […]

5 Basics for Throwing Your Child’s Birthday Party

kids party basics

Hey moms, do you still stress out about hosting the “perfect” party for your child year after year? I know that party blogs and the internet are full of spectacular party themes and ideas, but I’m here to give you permission to stop the worrying! I know it’s hard to do, but if I can […]

For the Love of Avocados :: RECIPES!

avocados recipes

I love avocados, especially in the form of guacamole, but there are so many other recipe ideas using this delicious fruit. I’ve gathered together just a sample of some tasty dishes to entice you, from appetizers to meal ideas. For more yummy avocado recipes and ideas to make your last days of summer memorable, check […]

A Pink 30th Birthday Celebration {Guest Feature}

30th birthday celebration

Today I’m flying out to the BHG headquarters for the BHG Live Better workshop, and I’m so excited! Follow me on Instagram for all the behind the scenes action. Before I go, though, I have a beautiful guest feature to share. This 30th Birthday celebration was sent in by Ashley of Up Do’s for I […]

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 […]