CHICKEN-SLAW SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

chicken-slaw salad with peanut dressing

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was fantastic and one I’ve been looking forward to for a couple of months. My bff from college came for an overnight stay on Friday and we sat outside chatting for about 7 hours straight! Time flies when you’re having fun….and catching up over wine and […]

TABLE FOR TWO :: DINING AL FRESCO

dining al fresco

Last year I set up this al fresco dining table-for-two for an article for Homes.com. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and as I was looking through photos I thought, “Wow! what a difference a year makes!” I’m talking photography people! I know I learn something new about photography about every six […]

PEAR-GINGER SPARKLING COCKTAIL

pear-ginger sparkling cocktail

As I was re-stocking the bar after the holidays I was looking for some new flavors to try and came across this bottle of French ginger liqueur. Obviously I was first smitten with the cool look of the bottle and the more I thought about the flavor, ginger, the more I thought that it would […]

CONFETTI THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY

confetti-themed-birthday-party

A little while back I did a Trend Alert about confetti themed parties, with some cute ideas you could incorporate. About a month later I was chatting with my friend Abigail about her new party kit line and we decided it would be fun to collaborate on a party shoot together, and since “confetti” is […]

BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

beet-and-goat-cheese-salad

I think I could eat a salad every day. In fact, a few years ago {when we were eating super healthy} I think I did! I love the freshness of ingredients, the combination of flavors & textures, and the ease in which they are prepared. And when hosting a dinner party I think it’s a […]

WHAT TO WEAR :: BLOCK PARTY

what to wear to a block party

PIN this Post This coming weekend we’re having our neighborhood block party, and since we live in the cul-de-sac it’s right outside our front door. Yay! It’s like hosting a party but without all the work. All we really have to do is provide meat to grill for our family, our drinks, and something to […]

A FAMILY PICNIC WITH MARTHA STEWART

family picnic

There’s something so nostalgic about going on a picnic, don’t you think? It reminds me of when I was a kid and we would go to Pullen Park or Umstead Park {in Raleigh, NC} and spend an afternoon. Sitting on the lawn or at a picnic table under a canopy of trees, and enjoying food […]