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...]

Coconut Cream Margarita

I am a HUGE fan of Tacos, Chips and Guac, and Frozen Margaritas...both with and without alcohol. I also pretty much love Cinco de Mayo, because tacos + parties = YASSSS!  I spotted these fun cactus cups recently and knew with Cinco de Mayo just around the corner they would be a fun addition to our fiesta themed celebration.  Especially when they are filled with a delightfully refreshing frozen Coconut Cream Margarita! We recently had some friends over for dinner and we served Mexican Pizzas … [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...]

Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix

Hippity-hoppity the Easter Bunny is on his way! I can't believe that Easter will be here in just a few short weeks, to be honest I feel like it has really snuck up on my this year.  Fortunately, I've been working on some fun Easter themed projects, like this Bunny Bait Easter Snack Mix, that are Easter Bunny approved!   I recently teamed up with my friends at Chinet® to create this scrumptious snack mix and adorable bunny cups. This simple snack idea is perfect for Easter … [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 Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Ganache

AD - This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.   Love is in the air and the sweetest holiday is just around the corner.  This Valentine's Day show your sweetheart how much you love them with decadent mini chocolate cakes with chocolate raspberry ganache.  These mini cakes are a sweet finish to a romantic Valentine's dinner and you'll love how easy they are to whip up, just in time to celebrate with your loved ones! We used to … [Read more...]

Game Day Popcorn and Pretzel Bar

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of Cost Plus World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all my own. Growing up in Texas, football is a way of life. So when it comes to tailgating and game day parties I know how to entertain and wow a crowd! When you get to combine two things you love, football and entertaining, you know it's going to be a good day.  I'm gearing up for the Big Game with a fun football themed snack station that is guaranteed to get the party … [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...]

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...]

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...]