Back to School Picnic Party with Cricut

Our summer is winding down and before you know the kids will be back in school. We spent the day shopping for school supplies and new outfits for the first day of school.  But, before we dive back into school routines and busy schedule we are celebrating with one last big hurrah, a Back to School Picnic Party! I've teamed up with Cricut to show you how we are celebrating the start of a new school year with this fun and simple back to school picnic party.  Whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. For me, the summer is all about creating special memories with my family.  Some of my favorite summer memories include baking with my mom and lemonade stands!  Nothing is quite as quintessential as an adorable lemonade stand, sticky fingers and sweet smiles.  I’m combining my favorite summer memories and making an extraordinary summer treat with my kids.  These strawberry lemonade … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing - it's summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry … [Read more...]

Summer with SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Things are heating up and before you know it the weather is going to be down right HOT!  As much as I don't love the scorching Texas heat, I do love carefree summer days.  Summer sunshine and slower paced schedules have a way of bringing out my inner free spirit.  And, so do the new SONIC® Cherry Limeade Slushed Pops At our house summer is also a season for traditions, trips to Sonic Drive-In, dips in the pool and … [Read more...]

Summer Dive-In Movie Party

Do you have summer traditions that you do year after year?  I'm a sucker for creating traditions and building memories, and when it comes to summer backyard movies are a must.  But, this year we are putting a fun twist on this classic summer pastime with a movie poolside.  Grab some snacks, pull up a pool float and get ready to watch a movie under the stars at this colorful Summer Dive-In Movie Party! Every summer we host a backyard movie for friends, but this year we decided … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar

Summer is in full swing here and we are filling our social calendar with lots of pool parties, backyard BBQ's and outdoor concerts. While the summer is heating up we are cooling down with a fun and refreshing DIY Patriotic Italian Soda Bar!  This red, white and blue drink station is perfect for all your summer celebrations and I'm sharing all the details for this Italian Soda Bar over on the Chinet® brand blog.   Guest young and old will enjoy sipping on their own delicious … [Read more...]

You’re a Star Graduation Party

Yesterday my kids informed me that there are only 20 days of school left.  Which means that graduation season is here and with that comes lots of graduation celebrations.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading and created a star-studded graduation party theme and dessert table that is perfect for your graduation celebrations So whether you are celebrating your cute little kindergarten graduate or your all grown-up high school graduate, this You're a Star graduation party is full of … [Read more...]

Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta Party

I entertain a lot, but one of my favorite get-together's is hands down girl's night!  When you combine that with Mexican food, churros and cocktails you can guarantee an extraordinary night with lots of laughter and fun.  I recently teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this colorful Boho Chicks and Churros Fiesta party and am so excited to bring you a sneak peek of all the fun! I'm a sucker for a fiesta themed party.  Maybe it's because of the fact that I could probably live … [Read more...]

Mango Strawberry Sparkling Lemonade

“This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” A few years ago I made a goal to drink the recommended 8-10 glasses of water a day. To be honest, I struggled in the beginning. I even created my own DIY motivational water bottle to help me reach my goal. After a while the habit became a lifestyle change and it was no longer a struggle to gulp down those glasses of water. But, every now and then I crave something with a little something extra and … [Read more...]

Woolly Cute Little Lamb Easter Party

Hippity-Hoppity Easter is on it's way...but this year we are giving the Easter Bunny a much-needed break and letting this "woolly" cute flock of sheep shine with a woolly cute Little Lamb Easter Party.   I have so many fond memories of holiday traditions and have made it a goal to make sure my children have the same happy memories.  Easter is one of those holidays where I can vividly recall special activities and moments, like the panoramic Easter eggs my mom would make and the … [Read more...]