DIY Patriotic Serving Tray

I am so excited about this weekend I can hardly stand it.  We have lots of plans for Memorial Day weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending lots of quality time with our friends and family.  But, what I'm most excited about is the unofficial start of summer and my favorite season for entertaining! There will be backyard BBQs, pool parties, lots of porch sitting, and of course plenty of refreshing beverages.  So I  whipped up this sweet and simple DIY Patriotic Serving Tray … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Monogrammed Koozies with Cricut Explore Air 2

The season for summer entertaining is almost here, and I can hardly wait!  I host lots of dinner parties, backyard BBQs and holiday themed events all year long, but nothing beats summer entertaining!  Memorial Day is the official kick-off and signal that summer entertaining has arrived, and to celebrate I'm making personalized DIY Patriotic Koozies with my Cricut Explore Air 2. Every year we take turns with our friends hosting a Memorial Day party.  It's not my turn this year, … [Read more...]

4th of July Sweepstakes

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  We have lots of plans and will be celebrating all weekend long with BBQs, Pool Parties and Fireworks.  If you haven't made plans yet, I've rounded up a few of my favorite ideas that are easy to execute and guaranteed to help you turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one!  I've also teamed up with Tuesday Morning for a fun 4th of July Sweepstakes so you can treat yourself and celebrate the 4th, make sure you scroll down for all the details. If … [Read more...]

Watermelon Flower Vase

Watermelon is a summer staple at our house, but did you know you can do more than just eat this sweet, juicy fruit?  That's right, I'm going to show you how you can use watermelon as a centerpiece for your backyard BBQs and patriotic parties.  This DIY Watermelon Flower Vase is a super easy project that will make a statement at all of your summer parties. I love creating things that can also serve multiple purposes and that is one of the reason why I love this watermelon flower vase. Not only … [Read more...]

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, and with it comes the promise of carefree days, pool parties and BBQs. This year kick off the summer season with a Memorial Day BBQ. Outdoor entertaining is one of my favorite things because it doesn't have to be elaborate or costly.  All you need is simple and delicious food, great company and a festive atmosphere.  I am hanging out on the Tuesday Morning blog sharing everything you will need to throw your own festive Memorial Day … [Read more...]

Cucumber and Onion Salad + Giveaway

It's that time of year again for backyard BBQs, pool parties, trips to the beach and dining al fresco. Outdoor entertaining is the best, it doesn't demand anything elaborate, just simple food and good company.  This Cucumber and Onion Salad will quickly become one of your go-to recipes this summer, it's light, refreshing and incredibly simple to make. As the weather turns warmer I can't think of anything better than moving the party outdoors. Which is why I am so excited to share my friend … [Read more...]

You’re the BOMB Pop Treats

Summer just wouldn't be complete with out a trip down memory lane.  Who else remembers enjoying the iconic rocket shaped red, white and blue summer treats?  As kids we rarely enjoyed a treat from the ice cream truck, but when we did I loved getting a Bomb Pop.  So before the summer ends I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate with a special treat. With the help of our sponsor, Bomb Pop I created a festive "You're the BOMB Pop" summer treat as a fun way to celebrate these hot summer … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Celebration

I hope you are enjoying a fun Memorial Day Celebration with your friends and loved ones.  I am grateful for this day to honor and support those brave men and women who protect, serve and make countless sacrifices to protect our freedom.  I am grateful for my freedom. I am grateful for the brave. And today while we celebrate Memorial Day with pool parties and backyard BBQ's we also say THANK YOU to the selfless sacrifice of soldiers past and present! Free Land of the Free Print via Mine for … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Party – Feature Friday

Can you believe it's already time to welcome summer?  This weekend families and friends will be gathered around the grill to celebrate Memorial Day and kickoff the start of the summer season!  Today's Feature Friday is a Memorial Day Party from Magnolia Creative Company. Emily designed this budget friendly patriotic party full of easy and inexpensive details to kick off the summer season.  But, details from this festive party can also be incorporated in your 4th of July, Labor Day … [Read more...]