New Years Eve :: Golden Glam Dinner Party

New years Eve dinner party

I’m on such a gold and glam kick this season, I just can’t get enough of it! I decided to create this inspiration shoot for a modern and glamorous New Years Eve dinner party that’s filled with gold sequins, black and white graphic prints, and a few festive details. New Years Eve is the perfect […]

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Holiday Entertaining + Salmon Potato Bites Appetizers

holiday entertaining-wine pairings

I have exactly one week and one day to prepare for our annual Christmas Cocktail Party…I have the house partially decorated as you know, and I do have my menu planned out. Now I just need to do all the shopping and prepping that goes into “show time!”  To be honest, after putting this event […]

Grown-Up “Cookies & Milk” :: Kahlúa Balls & Winter White Cocktail

grown up cookies and milk

Do you love to make and bake gifts to give for the Holidays?  Think about those people you want to give something to, but they’re not really on your  “gift giving list.”  Neighbors, hostesses, teachers, can all benefit from a couple of hours you spend in the kitchen on a weekend afternoon.  In fact next […]

Host a Holiday Girls Night In

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This weekend will be the start of holiday parties everywhere.  On our list this month is a ladies night white elephant gift exchange, a Toys for Tots drive, our annual Christmas cocktail party, an ugly sweater Christmas party, and of course a NYE party.  Phew!  I can’t wait! You know how I love a monthly […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup + Stuffing Balls

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]

Christmas Decorating & Entertaining :: Updated Classic

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I’m in full on Christmas decorating mode over here and I’m loving decorating the new house with what I already have, + a few new pieces added to the mix.  You’ve already seen my Christmas tree decorating, and today I’m sharing another view of our family room with the fireplace and a casual entertaining set […]

Kahlúa Pecan Pie Recipe

kahlua pecan pie

Being from the South I think it’s in my blood to love pecans.  I grew up cracking open the shells and eating them as they fell from the huge tree in the front yard of a relative’s house. It’s only natural that one of my favorite holiday pies is pecan pie and there are dozens […]