Slam Dunk Basketball Party

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC., The Coca-Cola® Company, and NABISCO, all opinions are mine alone. #TheWinningBasket #CollectiveBias Have you been watching The Big Tournament?  I am an avid sports fan, especially when it comes to basketball in March.  The first week of the tournament has shown us that anything can happen, everything from the unusual, improbable to the unthinkable has happened this week and I'm loving every minute of it! I'm here today to … [Read more...]

Rock Candy Rainbow Donuts

It has been raining here non stop.  I seriously can't remember the last time we saw the sun, which is quite frankly starting to make me go bananas.  I don't think I would handle living in a climate where there are gloomy skies and rain all the time, this girl needs sunshine!  But then again I'm reminded of that old saying "you can't have a rainbow without a little rain", and I realize sometimes you need a good storm to see the bright beginnings.  But, while I am waiting on … [Read more...]

Mini Lasagna Roll-up Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% my own. My calendar is quickly filling up with Christmas activities and holiday parties.  As an avid entertainer and social butterfly, I love this time of year!  I always look forward to all of the events that give us an excuse to celebrate this magical time of year with friends and family, like our annual Jingle & Mingle holiday party.  But, I often find myself stuck on what to serve.  Even though I have some tried and true dishes that … [Read more...]

Bubbling Key Lime Mousse Cauldrons

Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! I couldn't let Halloween slip by without sharing this Halloween dessert with you.  Earlier this month I shared this spooktacular recipe with my friends at Eighteen25 for their Spooktacular September series.  I think you are going to love these Bubbling Key Lime Mousse Cauldrons.   These light and refreshing treats are fun and simple to make so you can whip them up for your Halloween in no time.  My kids loved digging in to these … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinner with Tyson Tastemakers Meal Kit

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #TysonTastemakers campaign, sponsored by Tyson. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are 100% my own. I love this time of year and I look forward to all my favorite things like fall weather, Halloween costumes and holiday parties.  This is also the busiest time of year not only for my business, but also my family.  With all of the sports activities, school meetings and holiday parties it's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially … [Read more...]

Colorful Halloween Monster Mash Party

I personally love everything about Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays, and I like to incorporate everything from creepy skeletons at my Murder Mystery party to a silly DIY Monsters.  One of my favorite Halloween decorations is this DIY Halloween Sign that says "Beware: The wicked witch and her little monsters live here."  My crazy kids certainly remind me of a bunch of monsters from time to time so I thought it was only appropriate to plan a Halloween … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Caprese Sandwich

Fall is the perfect time to pack your picnic basket and head outdoors for an extraordinary afternoon.  Summer picnics get all the glory, but here in the South the fall is actually the perfect time for a picnic. The temperatures are cooler, there are fewer bugs and the changing scenery is an extra bonus. If you want to make sure your picnic is magical you'll want to make sure you follow our top 10 tips for packing the perfect picnic and you are going to want to make sure you pack a Roasted Garlic … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

September is the unofficial start of all things Pumpkin Spice, and my family loves it!  One of our favorite treats is homemade donuts.  They are super easy and fun to make, and you can make just about any flavor you can imagine.  These delicious treats would be perfect on a crisp fall morning with your favorite latte.   I made these donuts with my Nostalgia Electrics donut maker, but you could use a donut pan too. What You Will Need:   1 Box Yellow … [Read more...]

Back to School Chalkboard Brownies

Ad - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. The kids are back in school and we are all finally adjusting to the routine of waking up early, homework and after school activities.  After a fairly unstructured summer of lazy pool days, traveling and enjoying lots of popsicles it's nice to have a routine and schedule.  We are celebrating a new school year in the most delicious way with Back to School Chalkboard … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast Notebook Paper Plates

School starts next week for my kiddos and I think we are all ready for the regular routine and schedule.  This week we kick off lots of our favorite traditions including a back to school parade, back to school interviews and one of my families favorite traditions, our Back to School breakfast. These fun breakfasts have become a favorite part of starting a new school year and it's such a simple way to turn an otherwise ordinary morning into an extraordinary affair.  This year I … [Read more...]