Wine Tasting Happy Hour with the Girls

wine tasting happy hour

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love my job and some days I love it even more, like when I get to invite a few girl friends over for a wine sampling happy hour! I recently worked with Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards to […]

DIY :: Halloween Floating Eyeballs

halloween floating eyeballs

I’m sharing another simple Halloween party project in preparation for my Grumpy Cat themed pumpkin carving party. As I mentioned last week I’ve teamed up with Friskies & Pet Smart to host a party where we’ll be carving pumpkins using the FREE Grumpy Cat stencil. Serving Halloween food and drinks is really all about the presentation and these “monster […]

Halloween Bar :: Science Lab theme

Halloween Bar

Setting up a bar for Halloween has so many possibilities. There are lots of ways to turn your “spirits” into ‘magic potions’, ‘poisons’, and ‘tonics’, and coming up with puns and creative names is half the fun! Last year, with the final season of Breaking Bad running, I had the idea to set up a […]

Easy-Travel Tailgate Menu & Recipes

tailgate menu

I hope you caught my Stylish Tailgating on Monday because today I’m sharing my easy and delicious on-the-go tailgating menu with recipes. I chose this menu based on ease of preparation, travel, and temperature stability. The focaccia for the sandwiches can be made the night before, as can the pasta salad and even the kabobs. […]

DIY :: Ghost Drink Stirrers

diy ghost stir sticks

It’s time to start planning for those Halloween parties you’ll be hosting later this month, and today I have a cute little project that will help you on your way. I’ve teamed up with Friskies & Pet Smart to throw a Grumpy Cat themed pumpkin carving party, and over these next 3 weeks {each Tuesday} […]

Stylish Tailgating with the Girls

STYLISH tailgate time

If there’s one thing that makes me feel young again, it’s got to be Tailgating! It’s kind of like the great American pastime that brings nostalgia, fun, and relaxation together all at once. Like many, my first tailgating experience was in college and included the usual fare of chips, fried chicken from the drive-through, and […]

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

red sangria recipe

Even people who don’t typically drink wine seem to enjoy a glass of sangria. I guess it’s all that fruity goodness that’s added to it, and sipping it over ice. I have a go-to recipe for red wine sangria that I’ve used here and here. I thought it was high time I share it on […]