Fun Ideas For Setting Up A Bourbon Tasting Bar

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Saturday is the Kentucky Derby which kicks off the race for the triple crown. Although I’ve never been to the derby, I have been to a few steeple chases here in Virginia and in North Carolina, and I certainly love watching that iconic 2 minute race on the tv screen. With that in mind, what […]

Favorite Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

Mexican layer dip recipe

Time for a little Mexican flavor to get you in the mood for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. I’ve been making this Mexican layer dip since my college days. I got the recipe while I was working a summer office job up in Northern Virginia. One of the gals in the office used to make […]

How To Host A Stylish Cinco De Mayo Party

cinco de mayo party ideas

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Mexican food & drink, and celebrating cinco de mayo. It’s also the perfect time to host a ladies night gathering with a few girl friends, mix up some margaritas, and serve up the chips and salsa/dips. I had the pleasure of working with Sauza blue tequila to come […]

Party Appetizer – Bacon & Blue Cheese Dates

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Here’s the perfect appetizer to serve during your shabby chic bridal shower or ANY casual gathering – bacon wrapped blue cheese dates. During a ladies night at my house a few months ago, one of the gals brought these over to share and I was hooked! You can’t eat just one. The combination of salty […]

Shabby Chic Bridal Shower – Dessert Table

shabby chic dessert table

Welcome to part 2 of my shabby chic {fashionista} bridal shower {see the table and bar in part 1 here} which is everyone’s favorite – the dessert table. As usual, I used a combination of purchased items and homemade items, and filled in with color coordinating candies. This way the table ends up looking full but […]

Ideas For A Shabby Chic Bridal Shower

shabby chic bridal shower

I am sooo excited to finally have this project complete and ready to share. I spend so much time creating party ideas for my freelance jobs, that it has taken me about a year to get this done {in my “spare” time}. I wanted to create a bridal shower theme to inspire you, to give […]

Mediterranean Style Flatbread Pizza

mediterranean style flat bread pizza

This past weekend we made some of the yummiest pizzas that I just had to share with you. We made these sort of Mediterranean style flat bread pizzas that were inspired by the ones we get from the pizzeria nearby. Part of what makes them so good is that there’s no “sauce” per say, but […]