Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail to Serve Before the Big Meal

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving tabletop

I feel like it’s the official start of the holiday season because this weekend I finally made some decisions and started plans on our annual Christmas party – but first we have to get through Thanksgiving! I love setting the table for Thanksgiving, and I think this year I’ve hit a great balance between simplicity […]

Pink Party Ideas

pink party ideas

Everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month, and that Pink Parties are encouraged as a way to raise money and/or awareness. I was honored to work with Estroven again this year {see last years Pink party here}, to create a Sleep Pink party that’s loaded with ideas, diy’s, and recipes. I worked on […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Red Wine Picks for Fall Entertaining

9 red wines for fall

I’ve mentioned before that I like to switch to red wine in the Fall. It just feels more comforting, maybe because the serving temperature is higher and warms you up rather than “cools you down” like a white wine in summer. We love trying new wines and Pinot Noir and Petite Syrah {or Shiraz} are our […]

Welcome Fall with a Dinner Party Al Fresco

First Fall dinner party

Today is the first full day of Fall and I have the perfect post for you! If you’re anything like me, you don’t need much of a “reason” to entertain and get together with friends or family. This is the time of year when the weather is just the right temperature by day, a little […]