Set Up an Iced Coffee Bar

iced coffee bar

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or […]

Summer Cookbook Review :: 4 Books for your Shelf

cookbook review

I know many people belong to book clubs and love reading a good novel, but my book of choice has always been cookbooks, especially when they have accompanying photos of the dishes. I’ve been collecting some over the past couple of months and want to share some reviews with you. As good as the internet […]

Cherry-Berry Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe

cherry berry drink recipe

Several months ago I found these cute candy cherries and ever since then I knew I wanted to make a cherry flavored cocktail. I decided the red color concoction would look right at home in my shrimp boil party. I created this cherry-berry mocktail/cocktail to serve for kids or adults. Mix it up in a […]

What to Wear :: Tropical Themed Party

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PIN this post This past weekend three of our neighbors collaborated and threw a family friendly luau party. It was the perfect inspiration for my next “what to wear” post! Don’t we all love a good luau or tropical themed party in the summer! Back in college we may have worn grass skirts and coconut […]

Shrimp Boil Recipe for 4

shrimp boil recipe for 4

I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]

Ideas & Recipes to Host a Shrimp Boil #cwcolor

shrimp boil

I’m really excited to share this project with you guys today, because it goes back to my “roots” of hosting dinner parties with a theme. I also partnered with an iconic brand that I’ve grown up with – CorningWare®, and am showcasing their new colorful line appropriately called CW by CorningWare™. I was inspired by the red […]

Our Home :: Family Room Tour

FAMILY ROOM

During the long holiday weekend I decided I’d snap some photos of our family room and share them with you as part of my ongoing house tour. This almost completes the downstairs except for my office {which needs major attention} and the morning room, which STILL needs the “perfect” farm table. This room is completely […]

Lobster Boil Inspiration w/FREE Downloads {Guest Feature}

lobster boil

I’m excited to share this guest feature today because it’s a dinner party theme we don’t see a lot of – a Lobster Boil! Morgan, of Commerce Street Events in Nashville, sent this to us and is even sharing FREE downloads to help you get the look. She started with a color palette of red […]

News & Notes from Chris

CAH news

I have a few fun things to share with you today, and a couple of them…I’m still pinching my self to make sure it’s real. Let me start by saying that Better Homes & Gardens has been one of my “dream” brands to work with for quite a while. I’ve grown up reading their magazines, […]

Top Picks for Summer Grilling + Baked Beans Recipe

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PIN this Are you a big griller during the summer months? We are, but we gave it up for about a year because our old grill wore out and we were preparing to move and it didn’t make since to buy a new grill that we would have to transport. So we waited and bought […]