IDEAS FROM MY DESIGNER HOUSE TOUR

designer home showcase

I had planned to share a picnic shoot today on the blog, but after the fun weekend I had I decided to share this experience instead {I’ll share the picnic tomorrow}. Saturday was one of my favorite days of the year – the Homearama designer house tour. This is where several builders come together in a […]

GIRLS NIGHT IN :: MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

At this point in my life, so far removed from college, or single life, I LIVE for my nights in with the girls. No matter how much you love your husband and kids, women need other women. It’s like free therapy! I’ve been lucky enough over the years to live in communities where we’ve had […]

HOW TO SERVE A SOUTHERN STYLE BURGER

Southern-style-burger

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you do burgers where you're from? This country is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds based on culture, regional location, religions, and more. And it seems everyone has their own special […]

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IN 5 EASY STEPS

mothers day brunch

PIN this Post Mother’s day is just days away but there’s no need to panic if you haven’t thought of anything to do yet. I’m here to let you know you can pull off a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch in 5 easy steps. We moms don’t need much to make us happy when it comes […]

BBQ-BRUSHED PLANK GRILLED SALMON

kcmasterpiece marinade plank grilled salmon

This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday we attended a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party complete with taco bar, tequila bar, a shot ski, and pinata filled with mini bottles of liquor! Yes, our neighbors are both liquor sales reps and they KNOW how to put on a party – such fun! Friday night […]

NESTING :: HOME MADE SIMPLE

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Last week I had the chance to do something a little different for work. In fact it was right up my alley and no exertion required! My task was to watch an episode of Home Made Simple on the OWN network and review. Well, since I’m pretty much a home decorating show junkie, I was […]

WHAT TO SERVE FOR A GRADUATION PARTY

GRADUATION_PARTY-food

  After designing this boxed lunch graduation party I thought it would be fun to collect some recipes that would be great to make and serve at such a party. These recipes can be made to fill your lunch boxes, OR set out buffet style and let guests serve themselves. I’ve included main dishes and […]

TOP TIPS & RECIPES TO HOST THE BEST DERBY VIEWING PARTY

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]

SHABBY CHIC GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS_SHABBY CHIC

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have the second graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings, and it’s completely different from the modern-classic design here. This time I used the painted year gold foil announcement with kraft paper accents, and was inspired to create a shabby chic party with boxed lunches and a few vintage-y […]

WORLD MARKET #MomInParadise SWEEPSTAKES

world market sweepstakes #mominparadise

I have a little announcement to share today, in conjunction with my ambassadorship with World Market. World Market is hosting a #MomInParadise sweepstakes and one lucky winner will win a dream vacation for 2 to Hawaii! Can you imagine warm sandy beaches and clear blue surf? Yeah, me too! Just go here to enter and […]