Date Night In :: Happy Hour & Gelato Tasting

DATE NIGHT gelato tasting

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Gelato Indulgences for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to the end of  the week, the husband and I like to relax and keep things low key for date night. Throughout the month he’s busy with guys night one week, […]

Chicken-Slaw Salad with Peanut Dressing

chicken-slaw salad with peanut dressing

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was fantastic and one I’ve been looking forward to for a couple of months. My bff from college came for an overnight stay on Friday and we sat outside chatting for about 7 hours straight! Time flies when you’re having fun….and catching up over wine and […]

Casual Backyard Wedding {guest feature}

CASUAL BACKYARD WEDDING

I have a lovely backyard wedding to share with you today, submitted by Two Sticks Studios Photography, and even though it’s a casual setting there are lots of pretty ideas and inspiration. The wedding was DIY as the bride is a graphic designer, and there are many personal details that reflect the personalities of the […]

Table for Two :: Dining Al Fresco

dining al fresco

Last year I set up this al fresco dining table-for-two for an article for Homes.com. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and as I was looking through photos I thought, “Wow! what a difference a year makes!” I’m talking photography people! I know I learn something new about photography about every six […]

Trend Alert :: Churros

Churros

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and start to summer. We had out-of-town guests and spent the entire time going to the pool, eating, drinking, and laughing about old times. I can’t tell you how important my old friends are to me, especially as I get older and find that it’s […]

Pear-Ginger Sparkling Cocktail

pear-ginger sparkling cocktail

As I was re-stocking the bar after the holidays I was looking for some new flavors to try and came across this bottle of French ginger liqueur. Obviously I was first smitten with the cool look of the bottle and the more I thought about the flavor, ginger, the more I thought that it would […]

For the Love of Chocolate :: Gifts & Treats

chocolate gifts and treats

PIN this Post We’re all girls here, right {maybe 5 guys out there reading}? Who doesn’t love chocolate?!! Well, here are 4 delicious ways to get your chocolate fix and you don’t even have to drag out the mixer or warm up the oven. Some recent chocolate goodies I’ve had the pleasure of sampling are: […]

Confetti Themed Birthday Party

confetti-themed-birthday-party

A little while back I did a Trend Alert about confetti themed parties, with some cute ideas you could incorporate. About a month later I was chatting with my friend Abigail about her new party kit line and we decided it would be fun to collaborate on a party shoot together, and since “confetti” is […]

TREND ALERT :: Overflowing Floral Arrangements

overflowing flower arrangements

PIN this post Flowers can MAKE a table setting. If you don’t believe me just take a quick look on Pinterest, at “tablescapes” and you’ll see how many tables are simply set but have an amazing floral arrangement which truly takes it to another level. One of the things I’m observing now is that trailing or […]

What’s the Meaning of Success?

what's the meaning of success

PIN this I like to call my self a social introvert. I LOVE to entertain and throw parties. I CRAVE social, “human” interactions like a dog craves a bone. And if I can’t make it to something I’m invited to, it rocks my world. That’s the social part. The introverted part has best been described here, […]