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...]

Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE

There is a good chance that all of these may be making an appearance at mealtime between now and Thanksgiving... because right now, I am hungry for a yummy Thanksgiving meal! Whether you're hosting the big turkey dinner or bringing a side dish as a guest, check out all these Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE. With over 20 side dish recipes, I am sure you will find a few that you, and even your kids, will rave about for years to come. A Thanksgiving menu must … [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...]

Simple and spooky Halloween donuts + FREE printables

Halloween time is easily one of my favorite seasons out of  the year! During Halloween I like to make our snacks a little more fun. One of my go-to's for parties or gatherings are store-bought treats. I recently whipped up some simple and spooky Halloween donuts! They're so easy to make, it's frightening! Having a Halloween party soon? Printable party decor is also a quick and easy way to add some fun touches to your every day table, bar, etc. I'm sharing my free downloads for Halloween … [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...]

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...]

Loaded Texas Trash Taco Dip Boats

Thanks to our friends at Old El Paso & Walmart for sponsoring this post!  All content, images, & opinions are my 100% own!   Our weekends in the fall typically revolve around sports.  When we aren't running from one kids game to the next, you can usually find us hanging out with friends and watching football.  Growing up in Texas I've become a hard core football fan.  We watch football all weekend long from Friday night lights to NFL game days and we are always hosting friends over to … [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...]