What to Wear :: Block Party

what to wear to a block party

PIN this Post This coming weekend we’re having our neighborhood block party, and since we live in the cul-de-sac it’s right outside our front door. Yay! It’s like hosting a party but without all the work. All we really have to do is provide meat to grill for our family, our drinks, and something to […]

Host A Family Picnic

family picnic

There’s something so nostalgic about going on a picnic, don’t you think? It reminds me of when I was a kid and we would go to Pullen Park or Umstead Park {in Raleigh, NC} and spend an afternoon. Sitting on the lawn or at a picnic table under a canopy of trees, and enjoying food […]

Girls Night In :: Mixed Fruit Smoothie Cocktail

MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

This week for happy hour I’ve created a girls-night-in mixed fruit smoothie cocktail to share. At this point in my life so far removed from college, or single life, I LIVE for my nights in with the girls. No matter how much you love your husband and kids, women need other women. It’s like free […]

How to Serve a Southern Style Burger

Southern-style-burger

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you do burgers where you’re from? This country is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds based on culture, regional location, religions, and more. And it seems everyone has their own special […]

BBQ-Brushed Plank-Grilled Salmon

kcmasterpiece marinade plank grilled salmon

Friday night was family night and we grilled out, making these delicious bbq brushed plank-grilled salmon fillets. I partnered with KC Masterpiece® in honor of their 35th anniversary, and created a sauce using their limited edition Kansas City Classic blend. The sauce on it’s own has a tangy, smoky flavor and the additions we made […]

Entertaining : Top Tips & Recipes to Host the Best Derby Viewing Party

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]

Shabby Chic Graduation Party Ideas

GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS_SHABBY CHIC

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have the second graduation party I styled for Pear Tree Greetings, and it’s completely different from the modern-classic design here. This time I used the painted year gold foil announcement with kraft paper accents, and was inspired to create a shabby chic party with boxed lunches and a few vintage-y […]

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