Bourbon Lemon Iced Tea

bourbon iced tea

Growing up in the South, iced tea was as common as feathers on a chicken …and the sweeter, the better! It was the quintessential “social” beverage at cookouts, reunions, birthdays, showers, and Sunday Suppers, and when I went to college I was friends with a lot of Northerners who quickly learned the virtues of sweet […]

Valentine’s Day Table For Two

Sweetheart table for 2

Today I’m waxing philosophical about Valentine’s Day. Why do we spend so much thought and time on the KIDS for Valentine’s Day when it is an ADULT ‘holiday’? I’m down with letting the kids pass out Valentines to the class room, but I think the REAL efforts should be going into doing something for our […]

Craft It Forward With DIY Gift Packaging

diy gift packaging

Did you guys know this week is “Random Acts of Kindness Week“? The idea of performing random acts of kindness has been gaining popularity in the past few years, and with the tragedy in Connecticut over the holidays I think it’s motivated people even more, to reach out and help a stranger. I was thrilled […]

Chocolate Fudge Caramel Cake

chocolate caramel cake

Every day I wake up and have 3 cups of coffee with my flavored coffee creamer in it, and I’ve always heard you can use flavored creamer in baking to add a little flavor, but hadn’t tried it my self….until now! I decided this is the perfect time of year to make something sweet for […]

5 Steps To A Fabulous Awards Viewing Party

awards night party

Are you an awards night junkie like I am? I love this time of year when we have the Golden Globes one week, the SAG’s another, and then the Grammy’s, and Oscars to finish it off. I get so excited to tune into the red carpet pre-show and see what everyone is wearing {remember my […]

Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little […]

Ideas For Game Day Entertaining

football party

I’m excited to see the “Ultimate Super Bowl Party” PIN boards starting to roll in for our Alexia Foods Sweepstakes.  It sounds like a lot of you are as big a Super Bowl party fans as we are.  We are having a small group over to our house on Sunday to watch the game, and […]