Ideas to Celebrate a 15-Year Anniversary

anniversary dinner for two

I was asked to participate in the #BRIDEnBEYOND program, sponsored by Jared® The Galleria Of Jewelry. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. How many years of marriage are you celebrating? My husband and I just celebrated our 17th year! So with that accomplishment under our belt, I’m happy to share some […]

Halloween Bar :: Science Lab theme

Halloween Bar

Setting up a bar for Halloween has so many possibilities. There are lots of ways to turn your “spirits” into ‘magic potions’, ‘poisons’, and ‘tonics’, and coming up with puns and creative names is half the fun! Last year, with the final season of Breaking Bad running, I had the idea to set up a […]

Stylish Tailgating with the Girls

STYLISH tailgate time

If there’s one thing that makes me feel young again, it’s got to be Tailgating! It’s kind of like the great American pastime that brings nostalgia, fun, and relaxation together all at once. Like many, my first tailgating experience was in college and included the usual fare of chips, fried chicken from the drive-through, and […]

TREND ALERT :: Black & White Stripes

trend_black and white stripes

If you’ve spent more than a minute browsing parties lately, it should come as no surprise that black and white stripes are the new black! I’m completely smitten by this trend as it combines my love of black {as a grounding element} with the graphic stripe pattern which is both classic and modern at the […]

Welcome Fall with a Dinner Party Al Fresco

First Fall dinner party

Today is the first full day of Fall and I have the perfect post for you! If you’re anything like me, you don’t need much of a “reason” to entertain and get together with friends or family. This is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature by day, a little […]

Styling a Bookcase for Entertaining

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]

Black & White Dinner Party

black and white dinner party

Okay, I think I might actually see Spring on the horizon…finally! And you know what that means? Time to put away the red wine and start chilling the white wine! I teamed up with Apothic White to share ideas for a dinner party inspired by this “white with darker motives” wine. Apothic White is all […]