Ideas For Easter Baskets

Easter baskets

When I was a little girl, on Easter morning my sister and I would wake up to find our Easter baskets full of treats, sitting on the floor right beside our beds. The Easter bunny had come and left them there! We couldn’t dig in right away because we had to get dressed in our […]

Setting Up A Popcorn Bar

popcorn bar

Do you get as excited as I do about watching the Hollywood awards shows? It’s like Super Bowl for women, and the real highlight of the night is the red carpet of course – oh yeah, and you get to see who wins best picture, actor, and actress, etc. I’ve always thought it would be […]

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 […]