Personalized Lemonade Hostess Gift

It's no secret I love entertaining.   Whether I'm the hostess or a guest, parties make me happy.  From kids birthday parties to adult soirees I love entertaining and spending time surrounded by family and friends.  Which is why I'm excited to bring you this post sponsored by Personal Creations,  a company that specializes in unique personalized gifts for life's special occasions. The next time you're invited to a summer soiree why not surprise your hostess with a personalized Lemonade Hostess … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad

During the summer we love taking advantage of the warmer weather and we dine al fresco as much as possible.  This Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes.  It's the perfect side dish and goes with everything from grilled chicken to sandwiches.  I like to serve it in small Mason jars which makes it portable and fun for picnics and family BBQ's. Speaking of BBQ's eleven of my friends have shared some of their favorite summertime recipes that are great for … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Entertaining Ideas for Chinet

I am so excited to spill the beans on a special project I've been working on with Chinet!  Giggles Galore created Kid-Friendly Entertaining Ideas for Chinet and now you can see six of my favorite ways to make entertaining even the tiniest guest at your next party a breeze! I've had the privilege of working with this company in the past and absolutely love them and their products!  Back in the Fall I featured a Football Tailgate series with tailgate party cups, a DIY referee banner and lots of … [Read more...]

Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” We love watching movies, but nothing beats watching them under the stars!  Now that the weather is warmer, we've started one of our favorite family traditions back up.  The Popcorn Bar and Outdoor Movie Night at the Leeson Theater are now back in business. I've always been fascinated with … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Easter Entertaining Ideas

While your busy making plans for Easter Brunch don't forget to throw in some fun details just for the kids!  I've put together some easy kid friendly Easter entertaining ideas just in time for Easter. Nothing says Easter like the white and fluffy Easter Bunny, which is why I decided to use it as our theme this year.  I've had a very busy and demanding schedule lately but I still wanted to do something extra special for my kids and family on Easter Sunday.  I stuck with simple ideas that even … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Settings

Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, food and beautiful table settings. Transitioning from trick or treat to turkey will be a breeze, and easy on your pocket book too, with these simple decorating tips for your Thanksgiving Table Settings.  Here I am on the set of The Broadcast ready to share some budget friendly tips for Thanksgiving. One of the best things about fall is that the base color palette can stay the same throughout the season, transitioning your decor from one holiday … [Read more...]

Lemonade Bar

One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor entertaining.  And when it comes to entertaining my philosophy is keep it simple. Whether you are hosting a small pool party or a big backyard BBQ, summer entertaining should be stress free so you can enjoy quality time with family and friends.  Entertain in style at your next party and set-up a refreshing Lemonade Bar for guest to quench their thirst.  The best part is garnishes are easy, options are limitless and everyone is happy! To … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining and Traditions Pinterest Party

You are invited to join me for an Easter Entertaining and Traditions Pinterest Party on Wednesday, March 20th at 6 pm PST/8 pm CST/9 pm EST!  I've teamed up with A Blissful Nest and some other amazing bloggers to bring you lots of inspiration for Easter, along with ideas for entertaining and creating memorable traditions your whole family will love!  It's going to be lots of fun so get comfy (no need to get fancy for this party!) and come join us!   … [Read more...]

Striped Paper Straw Goal Post {Football Party}

I've got Football Fever and recently shared a tailgate party I put together to celebrate our home town team on Piggy Bank Parties. This simple party was planned, crafted and put together while my kids were napping (Yay for naps!)  While I was looking for a frame or a way to display the football menu a light bulb went off and I thought "wouldn't it be cute to have the football suspended from a goal post." I was rummaging for something to create the goal post with and initially had … [Read more...]

Watermelon, Mint and Feta Kabobs

Watermelon is a delicious and refreshing fruit that has become a staple at family picnics and cookouts.  It is best in the late summer which could be why August 3rd has been dubbed National Watermelon Day.   Try these light and refreshing watermelon kabobs, perfect for summer parties and entertaining. What You Will Need - Watermelon (cubed) - Mint leaves - Feta cheese - Honey - Bamboo skewers (cut to desired length) Thread a mint leaf onto the skewer. Next, add a … [Read more...]