Hot Dog Bar for Easy Summer Entertaining

Backyard BBQ Hot Dog Bar for Easy Summer Entertaining

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Summer entertaining bring together some of my favorite things - sunshine, laughter, ice cold refreshing drinks and of course the delicious food.  Everything tastes better when it's cooked on a grill, wouldn't you agree?! Hot dogs are a classic summer staple and an easy way to feed a crowd.  So gather up your friends, fire up the grill and follow these tips for creating your very own … [Read more...]

DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers

Ice Cream in DIY Wrapped Ice Cream Cone

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  And what better way then to celebrate all month long enjoying lazy summer afternoons and our favorite cool treat.  Summer just isn't complete without an ice cream social so today I'm sharing one of our favorite ideas to make those ordinary ice cream cones EXTRAORDINARY with these easy DIY Ice Cream Cone Wrappers. These easy DIY ice cream cone wrappers make it easy to customize ice cream … [Read more...]

4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Are you planning a 4th of July party this year but are finding it hard to look past the endless amounts of burgers and hot dogs that will be served? Creative and delicious entertaining can be easy, and these 4th of July Chocolate Covered Pretzels are a simple dessert-turned-party favor that your guests will all love! These yummy chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect treat for your 4th of July party. With no baking needed and only two ingredients, it will only take you 10 minutes to … [Read more...]

Raspberry Lemonade Mojito

Raspberry Lemonade Mojito Party Drink

By now you may have noticed from my Pink Flamingo Party Cups and Pineapple Flamingo Banner that I'm in the process of planning a tropical themed birthday party.  You can't have a party without a signature drink so this year I'll be serving a refreshing kid-friendly Raspberry Lemonade Mojito. Every year my birthday somehow manages to come and go unnoticed with the hustle and bustle of kids starting school.  This year I decided I would take matters into my own hands and plan my own birthday … [Read more...]

Pineapple Flamingo Banner

DIY Pineapple Flamingo Banner_Giggles Galore

The summer is heating up and things are getting tropical around here as I prep for a flamingo themed birthday celebration!  Yesterday I shared my easy DIY Pink Flamingo Party Cups.  Now that everyone will be sipping signature drinks from pretty pink flamingo cups we need an equally festive bar cart with a tropical Pineapple Flamingo Banner. This is another super simple project you can complete in less than 30 minutes with your Cricut.  One of the things I love most about my Cricut is the … [Read more...]

Pink Flamingo Party Cups

Pink Flamingo Party Drink

I'm loving the tropical trend of pineapples and pink flamingos.  This year I've decided to jump on the trend and design my birthday party with this tropical theme.  I've started collecting ideas for a festive pool party and I decided it's never to early to start working on party decor. So today I'm sharing the first glimpse of Pink Flamingo Party Decor for my birthday celebration. We will definitely need a way to stay hydrated at our pool party, so of course I'll be setting up a drink … [Read more...]

Fabulous Front Porch Makeover

Colorful Outdoor Porch Decor Tips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch.  I've always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace.  And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it's our home's welcome center.  Today I'm showing you some … [Read more...]

4th of July Flag Balloon Dart Game

4th of July Flag Balloon Dart Game

  Hello!  I am excited to bring you a super fun 4th of July themed post with some of my favorite creative bloggers.  Welcome to The Red White and Blue Blog Hop where you will find 95 festive food, decor and craft ideas for an EXTRAORDINARY 4th of July Celebration! Every year we spend the 4th of July with friends at the Frio River and now that we all have kids I like to find fun and easy ways that they can celebrate.  In the past I've created 4th of July buckets filled with goodies … [Read more...]

Summer Camping Party

Camping Party

Have you ever gone on a Summer Campout? My family looks forward to camping, every Summer. We start planning our campout, months in advance. We get the family involved with choosing our campout location, and all the fun stuff that we want to include, such as fishing, and hiking!  Camping by the lake is one of our favorite spots. We're currently finishing up the planning stages of our 2015 Summer Campout. Before our family trip, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a mini Summer … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco De Mayo Centerpiece

This post is promoted by ConAgra RO*TEL. We entertain a lot, so it should be no surprise that we are gathering our friends and throwing a Cinco de Mayo party.  Any party that involves Mexican food, guacamole, refreshing beverages and friends is a win to me! I'm sharing a few simple ideas and tasty recipes like our Rockin' Guac Appetizers to help you turn an ordinary day in May into an Extraordinary Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Like most of our parties this is a low key soiree that focuses on … [Read more...]