Wine Tasting Happy Hour with the Girls

wine tasting happy hour

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love my job and some days I love it even more, like when I get to invite a few girl friends over for a wine sampling happy hour! I recently worked with Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards to […]

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 […]

BRUNCH STYLED SHOOT {GUEST FEATURE}

styled brunch by Madeline Trait

Recently I’ve been thinking it would be fun to host a ladies brunch one Saturday or Sunday morning. Right now I’m only “thinking” about it, but this submission from Milou + Olin Photography may be just the push I need to make it become a reality. This is a styled shoot designed by Madeline Trait and offers […]

Oscar Themed Party Ideas

Oscar themed party ideas & menu

I created the most fun party shoot this weekend, just in time for the Oscars on Sunday night.  I teamed up with Stonefire authentic flatbread to create ideas for an Oscars viewing party, and recipes using their pizza crust and Naan.  The result is a party with a “Best Picture” themed menu. I’ll be covering […]

TURN AN EVERY DAY SPACE INTO AN ENTERTAINING SPACE

turn your everyday space into an entertaining space

Now that the holidays are behind us I’m ready to put my energy back into decorating our new house.  It’s taking a lot longer than it did when we bought our first house – I think I was done in about 2 months then, with every room furnished and decorated!  This time around I’m finding […]

Tropical Themed Party Ideas + FREE Printables

tropical themed party

Today we’re going to the Tropics for some fun in the sun and delicious food and drinks! Drink week continues with this Tropical themed party that was inspired by the yummy flavors of Seagram’s Escapes malt beverages, and when I received an email asking me to style a party around these drinks I was THRILLED, […]

Our Last Minute Summer Cookout + Recipes

summer cookout

Over the years I’ve hosted a lot of parties – casual, formal, themed – and they usually take weeks or months to pull together. The thing I’ve noticed though, is that some of the most fun parties have been the ones we pulled together at the last minute with a few close friends. Everyone has […]