BAKED ARTICHOKE & CRAB DIP

crab dip

I have one last recipe to share with you, from my shrimp boil party last week. This baked artichoke and crab dip is based on a  favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe I got from one of my BFF’s over 15 years ago. I’ve always wanted to substitute the spinach for crab meat and this was […]

BEST TIPS FOR TAKING BETTER PHOTOS OF YOUR STYLED PARTY

Best tips for better party photos

As someone who has some success in working with brands, creating photo shoots, and photographing them, I feel compelled to write this post in hopes of helping other party stylist/bloggers with their own photo projects. I used to receive a lot of party feature submissions and most of what I had to turn down was not because […]

SET UP AN ICED COFFEE BAR

iced coffee bar

As you may remember from this ice cream recipe post, I’m working with International Delight for the remainder of the year to bring you ideas for entertaining, and since it’s summer I thought an Iced Coffee Bar would be the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It would be a great thing to set up for a shower or […]

SHRIMP BOIL RECIPE FOR 4

shrimp boil recipe for 4

I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]

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 […]