Entertaining : Our Last Minute Summer Cookout + Recipes

summer cookout

If you sometimes end up being a last minute hostess, then you’re going to love this summer cookout with recipes. It will show you that you really CAN pull together a stylish and delicious gathering with minimal notice! Over the years I’ve hosted a lot of parties – casual, formal, themed – and they usually take […]

Chris’ Summer Potato Salad

summer-potato-salad

It doesn’t get much better than a classic potato salad recipe when your hosting a summer party. Last week I mentioned that we hosted a last minute Memorial day cookout for a few close friends. It was literally Saturday evening and we made plans for Sunday evening – 24 hours to pull it all together. […]

A Gold Party With Martha Stewart Celebrations

gold party

I have a fun project today that I worked on for the new Martha Stewart Celebrations line at JCPenney. They asked me to use one of the new collections to style a party and make it personal. I was thrilled to receive the gold party in a box because it’s so celebratory and would be […]

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Over the years I’ve experimented with a LOT of party recipes. Some were winners and some…not so much. I remember making these stuffed cherry tomatoes for the first time for one of our annual cocktail parties. I’m almost surprised at how popular they were! I think its the ease of eating ‘crudite’ without having to […]

Entertaining : Coffee & Doughnuts Bar With FREE Printables

coffee and doughnuts with FREE printable tags

I’m pretty sure one of the oldest forms of hospitality & entertaining that I was exposed to was coffee & doughnuts at Church on Sunday mornings. It was for the grown ups but if we were lucky, we kids might get a pinch of a doughnut before heading off to Sunday school. There’s something very […]

Gourmet Italian Pizza & Sriracha Bloody Mary

Italian gourmet pizza

I’ve been shopping at World Market for-EVER, so when they invited me to be part of their Trendsetters group my answer was a resounding “YES!” I have to admit working with companies and brands I already love and use is a wonderful perk of being a blogger. For this project I shopped the gourmet food area […]

Whimsical Kids Garden Party Ideas

Kids garden party

You’re going to love these kids garden party ideas that are whimsical and well, child-like. I first created this shoot for Celebrations.com. and it’s full of colorful inspiration for food display and table setting. The idea for this garden party is to incorporate bright colors to blend into the garden, and add lots of iconic symbols like bird […]

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