Red and White Graduation BBQ Party

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So, on Friday evening, this happened: Connor graduated from high school summa cum laude as his little high school's salutatorian, and we enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating his accomplishments. It absolutely poured rain on Friday, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits! | My … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read more...]

Peach Pear Cocktail Recipe

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Because it's Friday and we've all survived another week, I thought I'd post my most recent favorite cocktail.  Mind you, this is so simple that there's pretty much to need to call this a "recipe," but sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! If you were actually allowed to drink alcohol on … [Read more...]

Spring Tablescape

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  Today we are joining up with a fun group of bloggers to share in a virtual Progressive Dinner party, so I have a fun spring-inspired tablescape for you.     Though it is a bit ironic to be talking about spring as it seems like this winter will never end, doesn't … [Read more...]

A Friendsgiving Photoshoot

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  Thanksgiving means gathering friends and family around the table to eat, laugh and talk but what if you don't have family close by? Or what if you have friends you enjoy so much you want to actually celebrate holidays together? The idea of a 'Friendsgiving," a more casual celebration of … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Your Next Favorite Things Party

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Amy is always a trendsetter; it's been almost two years since she wrote {this} post where she hosted a "Favorite Things" gift exchange party for her friends.  They are quite a thing now; I was just invited to one yesterday and I can't wait to attend because they're so much fun. Today I thought … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Appetizers

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I love to entertain, but in the summer, especially, I like to keep things casual and easy.  When it's so hot outside, I'd rather not turn on the oven if I can avoid it! A few weeks ago, we had a couple of friends over for cocktails and appetizers before we all headed downtown to attend a rooftop … [Read more...]

Prepping for Guests and Free Printable Wi-Fi Password Sign

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Cotillion 2017

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As I mentioned on Facebook last week, my kids' annual school cotillion was a few days ago, and I wanted to share a few photos of the event because it was such a fun evening. | Registration Table | I worked on the decorations for the event, and stuck with what was easy and simple, but still … [Read more...]

The Perfect Gift– Ideas for Every Occasion

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Santa Margherita Wines. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have ever studied love languages, you’d know that one of the most popular ways women say they feel loved is through "gifts".  Finding ways to make gift-giving special shows someone … [Read more...]

Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar with Printable “Warmest Wishes” Labels

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  We're hosting a large family party the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and since by then Thanksgiving will be old news, a Christmas theme is in order. We'll have a few kids attending, including my favorite niece and twin nephews who are flying in from Texas to be with us this holiday, so I … [Read more...]

It’s Fall and it is Football Season!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #NotSoFastMom #CollectiveBias   It is Fall and that means one thing around here--that it is football season! We've always been football fans but this year, we've reached a … [Read more...]

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