Chris’ Summer Potato Salad

summer-potato-salad

Last week I mentioned that we hosted a last minute Memorial day cookout for a few close friends. It was literally Saturday evening and we made plans for Sunday evening – 24 hours to pull it all together. I ran to the grocery store and picked up what I needed to make everything, including this […]

A Gold Party With Martha Stewart Celebrations

gold party

I have a fun project today that I worked on for the new Martha Stewart Celebrations line at JCPenney. They asked me to use one of the new collections to style a party and make it personal. I was thrilled to receive the gold party in a box because it’s so celebratory and would be […]

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Over the years I’ve experimented with a LOT of party recipes. Some were winners and some…not so much. I remember making these stuffed cherry tomatoes for the first time for one of our annual cocktail parties. I’m almost surprised at how popular they were! I think its the ease of eating ‘crudite’ without having to […]

Coffee & Doughnuts Bar With FREE Printables

coffee and doughnuts with FREE printable tags

I’m pretty sure one of the oldest forms of hospitality & entertaining that I was exposed to was coffee & doughnuts at Church on Sunday mornings. It was for the grown ups but if we were lucky, we kids might get a pinch of a doughnut before heading off to Sunday school. There’s something very […]

Gourmet Italian Pizza & Sriracha Bloody Mary

gourmet italian pizza

I’ve been shopping at World Market forEVER, so when they invited me to be part of their Trendsetters group my answer was a resounding “YES!” I have to admit working with companies and brands I already love and use is a wonderful perk of being a blogger. For this project I was given the opportunity […]

Ideas For Throwing A Garden Party For Kids

kids garden party ideas

I was going back and forth today about which party to share with you guys – our last minute Memorial day party we hosted, or this kids garden party shoot I created for Celebrations.com. I decided on this one because it’s been a while since I’ve shared a kids theme, plus I’m going to be […]

How To Make Your Own Brownie Pops

make your own brownie pops

I think this is the final post in the Shabby Chic bridal shower series {although, you just never know} and its all about those amazing little brownie pops on the dessert table. I’ll admit this isn’t the most “unique” concept on the web, but I did want to give them a stand alone post so […]