“You Stole a Pizza My Heart” Valentine’s Day Pizza Party

One of the things I remember most about my childhood is how my mom would always create fun themed events for all of the holidays.  I don't remember eating out much as a kid, but I remember the themed "restaurants" my mom would create at home to celebrate everything from Chinese New Year to Valentine's Day.  This year I'm channeling my uber creative mom and serving up lots of love with a fun family-friendly "You Stole a Pizza My Heart" Valentine's Day Pizza Party. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining Tips for A Winning Game Day Party

Every year the first Sunday in February millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl. It's become an unofficial holiday in the United States and is a day when families and friends gather together to watch football, hilarious commercials and epic halftime shows.  Whether your favorite team made it to the Big Game or not, or you are just tuning in for the commercials, you'll score big with these tips for easy entertaining and a winning game day party! I'm a big fan of both … [Read more...]

Farmhouse Style Hot Cocoa Bar

This month DecoArt challenged us to create a project that was warm and cozy for our monthly challenge.  When it comes to warm and cozy during the winter months I can't think of anything better than sipping on a cup of hot cocoa wrapped in a warm blanket.  So, I did what any normal person would do and I created a farmhouse style hot cocoa bar that we can use all winter long! I am a big fan of a styled bar cart, as you may have noticed when I created this DIY Metallic Bar Cart, or … [Read more...]

Making Spirits Bright Holiday Bar Cart

The holiday season is in full swing, but that doesn't mean that you can't still amp up your holiday entertaining with a festive and colorful cocktail party. The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone and it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of this fast paced season.  If you are like me and want to focus on slowing down, relaxing and savoring moments with family and friends you are going to love this easy Making Spirits Bright holiday bar cart. I've teamed up with … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Mousse Parfaits

This post is being sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The holidays are coming, and so are all the family dinners, cocktail parties, and holiday shindigs. I love this time of year and all the opportunities to entertain and mingle with our friends and family. And, let's be honest who can resist all the yummy treats that start to show up this time of year! Speaking of treats, these delicious double chocolate mousse parfaits definitely need to be a part of … [Read more...]

Mistletoe and Margaritas Holiday Party

This month I'm in charge of hosting our supper club and I am so excited for our celebration this week I can hardly wait.  I love entertaining any time of the year, but hosting celebrations during the holidays is like the Super Bowl for an avid entertainer like myself.  It's when you get to go big and pull out all the show stoppers, or get creative and try something new.  Which is exactly what I did with this year's Margaritas and Mistletoe theme. I teamed up with my friends at … [Read more...]

Merry & Bright Holiday Table Setting

My Christmas decorations over the years have changed from traditional red and green holiday decor, to neutral with a touch of glam.  I love my glam farmhouse Christmas tree and decor, but every year I contemplate changing things up with bright and cheery colors.  While I haven't taken the plunge to completely go bright and bold, I've teamed up with Cricut and DecoArt to show you how you can dress up your holidays with a merry and bright table setting! I've created several DIY … [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...]

Easy Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Tis the season for Holiday parties. I don't know about you, but I hate showing up to a holiday party without a gift for the hostess. A hostess gift can be as simple or elaborate as you would like, and no matter what, your hostess is sure to appreciate it. I gathered several hostess gift ideas to share, from a small candle wrapped with a pretty bow to a full gift basket.  I saw these beautiful ceramic pumpkins at World Market. I bought one for myself, and one for my sweet friend that hosts … [Read more...]

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...]