A Rustic And Glam Tablescape for the Holidays

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Now that Halloween has come and gone, the blog world turns to all things holiday! Right? Today I have a Rustic + Luxurious tablescape to share with you all. While this table setting has a holiday look it is perfect for Thanksgiving too.   This post is sponsored by Walmart in … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Entertaining Ideas (& How to Make Clean Up a Breeze!)

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  This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover, all opinions are my own.     One of the joys of the holiday season is entertaining family and friends. Whether it is hosting a large holiday party or a small Christmas dinner, spending time with the … [Read more...]

Deck the Halls…With eBay!

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 This post is sponsored by eBay, but all opinions are 100% my own. As most of you know, I am a dedicated online shopper. It's so easy to order online and have boxes of necessities (and of course some luxuries, too) delivered straight to my door! It also makes it so easy to find exactly what I … [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...]

Post-Nutcracker Soup and Sweets Party

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  We finished up another successful Nutcracker season yesterday and thought it would be fun to celebrate that milestone with friends last night.  Once all of the rehearsals and performances are finished, I feel like I can finally concentrate on Christmas--and yes, I still have some shopping … [Read more...]

A Christmas Brunch with Korbel Champagne

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of KORBEL California Champagne for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Finding time to get together with friends and family during the holiday season can be a challenge. The few weekend evenings in December fill up fast with work parties, … [Read more...]

How to throw a “Favorite Things” party {Girls Night Out}

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  I wanted to follow-up with more details about the "Favorite Things" party  that I hosted last weekend. It was such a fun night! I wanted to share a bit more about the gifts since gifts are always the best part {well, along with the company and the wine...and of course, dessert!}. These … [Read more...]

Our Easter Table–Free Printable Wreath Place Cards

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I've been working on our Easter table; I'm not sure how many we're hosting this year, so my table is definitely going to be mix-and-match.  I whipped up these placecards the other day and thought I'd share: Aren't they cute?  I found the free wreath graphic on Pinterest; it was created by the … [Read more...]

It’s Almost July 4th–Red, White, & Blue Party Ideas

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The Fourth of July is my very favorite summer holiday.  Growing up, I loved the parades, fireworks, and candy, but age has brought a certain perspective and mostly I am just thankful for our Founding Fathers and in awe of the boldness of their vision for this country. During two years of our … [Read more...]

From-Scratch Whiskey Sours Recipe

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I wrote about the progressive happy hour we had in our neighborhood on Christmas Night {here}, and the whiskey sours that my husband made for our guests were so good (and I don't even like whiskey or bourbon!) that I wanted to share the recipe. First, everything is better when it's made from … [Read more...]

Our Elf “Welcome to Vacation” Christmas Breakfast

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If I have to be honest, I didn't really think we were going to be an "Elf" family. After all, there are only so many bandwagons one can jump on, right? :) My older children seemed to be fine without an Elf pulling stunts about our home come December 1st. Or so I thought, until I saw the forlorn … [Read more...]

Easy, Homemade Gift Idea: Peppermint Bark Recipe and Free Printable Labels

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We're just a week away from the big day!  If you're like me, you're still running around like a maniac, trying to make sure that you have a gift for everyone.  Today I want to share with you an easy--and delicious--homemade Christmas gift:  Peppermint Bark.  I make it in very large quantities every … [Read more...]

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