Simple Rustic Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Setting

For an avid entertainer like myself, Thanksgiving is the ultimate holiday to host.  This year I'm giving my Thanksgiving table a timeless, rustic update inspired by the colors of autumn, pumpkins, and a bountiful harvest.  This year's table setting is all about bringing the harvest home and gathering with a grateful heart to celebrate with friends and family. I partnered with my friends at Chinet to create a beautiful and stress-free table setting that your friends and family will … [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Taco Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Around here May is a month of celebrations and packed schedules.  We kicked the month of celebrations off with a poolside Cinco de Mayo party and moved right on to a Fiesta Dinner Party for our supper club.  In between we've had birthday parties, soccer parties, school activities and girl's night out.  It's been a busy month but I love any excuse to host … [Read more...]

Fiesta Dinner Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #31DaysWithRotel #CollectiveBias Cinco de Mayo may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean we can't keep the fiesta going!  May is a month full of party potential, just think about it...the weather is warmer, school is coming to an end and pool season is upon us. I personally love any excuse to host friends and family over, especially when it involves Mexican food. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids then you are in the right place.  Today I am going to share one of my favorite childhood traditions with a Valentine's Day twist.  Pull up a chair and join the party, today we are celebrating with Cupid's Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner. My mom always had the best ideas.  She was always creating fun scavenger hunts or hosting silly dinners for our family and friends.  One of my favorite ideas was the silly dinners. … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice Party

The holidays can be a merry time filled with laughter and fun, but they can also be stressful. In the midst of the darker winter days, combined with the added stress and craziness from the holiday season, this time of year can feel overwhelming. I know because it's exactly how I've been feeling lately.  With looming deadlines, holiday shopping, and holiday celebrations I started to lose sight of what this time of year is all about.  I decided to fix that and celebrate the light of my life, my … [Read more...]

Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember her hosting lots of fun themed parties to celebrate.  Over the years I have planned lots of fun kid-friendly Halloween parties, like our Mummy and Me Halloween Soiree or the Mad Scientist Halloween Party, but I've always wanted to host a haunted evening of fun just for the adults. So this year I decided to host a mysterious and suspense filled evening with a Murder … [Read more...]

Entertaining: Make Your Own Bruschetta Bar

We are ready to celebrate Fall and can't wait for cooler weather, football and comfort food! When it comes to comfort food and entertaining I think the Italians have it down pat, which is why we are planning a soul-soothing soiree with our festive and fun Bruschetta Bar. I love entertaining friends and family and I can't think of a better way to spend the weekend.  I'm also a big fan of fuss-free entertaining, which is why I love any type of "bar" style party. This summer I hosted lots of get … [Read more...]

How to Build the Perfect Cheese Board

The season for entertaining, parties and gathering with family and friends is finally here!  If you are hosting a get together this holiday season don’t let the menu stress you out.  I’ve partnered with Albertson’s to show you how to build the perfect cheese board, one of my favorite party appetizers. I love setting out a cheese board with a variety of different cheeses and meats, not only because its easy to throw together, but it's always a crowd favorite!  This holiday set out a cheese … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that we have a day set aside just for celebrating the things we are thankful for and spending time gathered around the table with loved ones.  And while we should count our blessings daily, there is just something so heartwarming about families gathered around the table together to celebrate their blessings.  Plus, I’ve always believed that the best conversations happen when family and friends are gathered together around the … [Read more...]