10 SUMMER ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS

summer entertaining

PIN this If you haven’t stocked up on summer entertaining essentials yet, I’ve got you covered right here. As you know I’m an ambassador with World Market, and about a month ago I shopped and stocked up on some fabulous finds for summer {you can see some of them in this shoot}. I also found […]

5 IDEAS FOR AN ICE CREAM PARTY

5 ICE CREAM PARTY IDEAS

PIN this post Since it’s Summer {almost officially} it’s time to make ice cream a part of your get-togethers and celebrations. And while I have a whole category devoted to “ice cream” I wanted to highlight some ideas that would be great to incorporate. Here are 5 ideas for an ice cream party: Make this […]

WHAT TO WEAR :: OUTDOOR WINE FESTIVAL

what to wear to a wine festival

PIN this post This past weekend our neighborhood social committee put together a wine and beer festival. It was tons of fun with local wineries & breweries, food trucks, and a live band. Even mother nature cooperated with a beautiful sunny day! It was held in the late afternoon and pretty hot so I knew […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]