9 IDEAS TO ADD RED & WHITE TO YOUR CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES

9 ideas for a red and white christmas

This year I’ve been decorating with gold and silver in my own home yet I find myself still drawn to classic red and white.  It’s such a pretty combination and easy to incorporate into food and decor.  For everyone who loves this look as much as I do, I’ve rounded up 9 ways you can […]

Winter Ice Skating Party {Guest Feature}

ice skating party

I have to preface today’s guest feature by saying that I get a TON of emails that are product pitches, guest blogging pitches, press releases, etc. Most of it isn’t ‘share-worthy’ here for many reasons – either it doesn’t fall within our focus, it’s not our style, or they haven’t even read CAH and don’t […]

Mixed Berry Daiquiri Smoothie

mixed berry daiquiri smoothie

It feels like we’ve just been hit with the official summer heat and humidity here in Virginia, which means it’s time to break out the ice cold cocktails. I teamed up with Bacardi to try the new Light Strawberry Daiquiri drink and create something perfect for summer entertaining. Even though it’s great {and only 95 […]

Our Last Minute Summer Cookout + Recipes

summer cookout

Over the years I’ve hosted a lot of parties – casual, formal, themed – and they usually take weeks or months to pull together. The thing I’ve noticed though, is that some of the most fun parties have been the ones we pulled together at the last minute with a few close friends. Everyone has […]

Ice Cream Dessert Bar

ice cream dessert bar

Let the summer celebrations begin! I can’t believe it’s that time already, but the weather is begging for us to plan those outdoor parties. If you’re planning a Memorial Day party or any party for the season, I’ve set up a fun little ice cream dessert bar idea to inspire your summer entertaining. The idea is […]

Baby Love Baby Shower {Operation Shower}

baby love baby shower by Operation Shower

Last week I had the pleasure of volunteering my time to Operation Shower once again. It’s always a busy but fun time, and I get to meet up with old friends and finally meet face to face some new ones.  We spent 24 hours in Alexandria, Va setting up and giving out gifts to 40 […]

“Recipe For Love” Bridal Shower

retro style "recipe for love" bridal shower

If you’re a fellow “creative” you know how you have your favorite projects, whether it’s a theme you loved working on, or some fantastic original idea, or great photography, etc. Well, right now this is mine. I loved designing this retro style “Recipe for Love” bridal shower for Celebrations several months back, and I’m sharing […]