IDEAS & RECIPES TO HOST A SHRIMP BOIL #cwcolor

shrimp boil

I’m really excited to share this project with you guys today, because it goes back to my “roots” of hosting dinner parties with a theme. I also partnered with an iconic brand that I’ve grown up with - CorningWare®, and am showcasing their new colorful line appropriately called CW by CorningWare™. I was inspired by the red […]

OUR HOME :: FAMILY ROOM TOUR

FAMILY ROOM

During the long holiday weekend I decided I’d snap some photos of our family room and share them with you as part of my ongoing house tour. This almost completes the downstairs except for my office {which needs major attention} and the morning room, which STILL needs the “perfect” farm table. This room is completely […]

QUICK & EASY PIZZA

Flatbread pizza

Don’t you just love quick meal solutions. I was recently inspired to make grilled pizza with the family and we turned it into a ‘top-your-own-pizza’ night. My husband and I love the full flavors of gourmet ingredients but the kids palate’s aren’t quite as developed yet, so we let them go with more mild flavors […]

STYLING A BOOKCASE FOR ENTERTAINING

set up a shelf for entertaining

A couple of months ago I shared a tour of my sitting room and studio space in a post sponsored by Sauder furniture. Lucky for me they really liked my style and photos, and gave me the opportunity to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, and style it for the blog – super […]

RICH & CREAMY EASY ICE CREAM RECIPE

rich and cream easy ice cream

When I was a kid growing up in the country {yep, surrounded by fields} my dad used to make homemade ice cream on summer weekends as we gathered with family and friends. I remember that old hand-cranked ice cream maker, before we finally bought an electric one, and his favorite flavor to make was banana. […]

SUMMER ENTERTAINING + 4 LAYER ORANGE CAKE RECIPE

Summer Entertaining

I have to tell you I’m thrilled with how today’s photo shoot turned out and I’m excited to share it with you! Not only did I create a design for summer entertaining, I developed a cake recipe that’s the perfect dessert to serve for this party. I was asked to come up with some ideas […]

NATURE-INSPIRED TABLETOP :: FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE

nature-inspired-table-setting

There’s a TON of party inspiration designed for women, especially since we girls celebrate all the milestones like weddings, babies, special birthdays, Friday night  So to find something for the men in our lives is a little more difficult. That’s why I decided to design a special lunch/dinner table with men in mind, and it’s […]