California Wine Club GIVEAWAY!

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‘Tis the season for gifts, parties, wine, and GIVEAWAYS! I told you last month about my opportunity to review the California Wine Club, which sends you 2 bottles of California wine each month. This month I’m excited to give away one $50 gift certificate to www.cawineclub.com so someone {maybe you} can try it out for […]

Personalized Cutting Board GIVEAWAY!

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I have a fantastic GIVEAWAY today for you home entertainers, cooks, and gift givers! Our sponsor Rutherford Papers is offering one of their Personalized Cutting Boards to a lucky reader. These tempered glass cutting boards are beautiful and add a bright spot to any kitchen counter top. There are so many colors, patterns, and fonts […]

SunChips “Walking Tacos”

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What’s your Halloween pre-trick -or-treat supper? Our tradition has always been to order pizza early, before going out at around 6:00 or 6:30. However, I just found a new alternative that’s delicious and imparts that playful touch that Halloween is known for – SunChips Walking Tacos. We gave these a try this weekend and the […]

GIVEAWAY: 3 Books For Entertaining

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I’ve collected cookbooks and books on entertaining for years and even though I love the Internet for daily inspiration, there’s still nothing quite like curling up with a book in hand and perusing it’s pages. Today I have a set of 3 books to give away to 1 lucky winner. With this trio you’ll get […]

Party Design Basics – Overall Design + Hosting Tips

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I have another installment of my Party Design Basics and this time I want to talk about the basics of party set up including overall design and hosting tips. These are the rules I’ve followed for years. Create an Overall Design Concept & Carry it Through Whether you’re hosting a baby shower, kids birthday, or […]

Classic Pasta Salad Recipe

classic pasta salad recipe

Today I have a great recipe for Summer entertaining! I recently teamed up with ZAK! Designs and wrote an article for them on “keeping cool in the summer heat.” To help me get started they sent their insulated Tubbies to work with, which I used to keep ice cream and my favorite pasta salad nice […]

Celebrate Summer With Michelob Ultra Light Cider – GIVEAWAY

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One of my favorite memories of life BC {before children} was going to outdoor concerts and sitting on the lawn on a blanket with snacks and my man. When I received this “Date Kit” on behalf of Michelob Ultra Light Cider, that’s exactly what it reminded me of. This kit is filled with everything you […]