LOBSTER BOIL INSPIRATION w/FREE DOWNLOADS {Guest Feature}

lobster boil

I’m excited to share this guest feature today because it’s a dinner party theme we don’t see a lot of – a Lobster Boil! Morgan, of Commerce Street Events in Nashville, sent this to us and is even sharing FREE downloads to help you get the look. She started with a color palette of red […]

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 […]

DATE NIGHT IN :: HAPPY HOUR & GELATO TASTING

DATE NIGHT gelato tasting

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Gelato Indulgences for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to the end of  the week, the husband and I like to relax and keep things low key for date night. Throughout the month he’s busy with guys night one week, […]

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 […]

TOP TIPS & RECIPES TO HOST THE BEST DERBY VIEWING PARTY

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]

BLACK & WHITE DINNER PARTY #ApothicWhite

black and white dinner party

Okay, I think I might actually see Spring on the horizon…finally! And you know what that means? Time to put away the red wine and start chilling the white wine! I teamed up with Apothic White to share ideas for a dinner party inspired by this “white with darker motives” wine. Apothic White is all […]

TURN AN EVERY DAY SPACE INTO AN ENTERTAINING SPACE

turn your everyday space into an entertaining space

Now that the holidays are behind us I’m ready to put my energy back into decorating our new house.  It’s taking a lot longer than it did when we bought our first house – I think I was done in about 2 months then, with every room furnished and decorated!  This time around I’m finding […]