DIY Outdoor Bar Cart

Sip, sip, hooray, summer is on it's way!  And you know what that means - it's time for outdoor entertaining!  I love entertaining, but summer entertaining is one of my favorite ways to hang out with family and friends.  I teamed up with my friends at DecoArt to create a colorful DIY Outdoor Bar Cart to get ready for all the pool parties, porch sitting, and backyard BBQ's!   When I think of summer entertaining I think of bright, bold colors. Last year I discovered the … [Read more...]

Easter Waffle Bar Brunch

Some say that breakfast is the most important part of the day, but I disagree - I think brunch is the best (and most important!) part of the day.  Maybe it's because I’m not a morning person and I'd rather sleep in than get up early to eat!  Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch and this darling Easter Waffle Bar Brunch is the ideal way to celebrate Easter. Inspired by my Decorative Floral Easter Eggs I teamed up with Chinet to create this … [Read more...]

Easter Traditions with Tex-Mex Twist

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on the behalf of World Market.  The opinions, text and photos are all all my own. One of the joys of living in several different places is discovering new cultural traditions that you can tweak to make your own. After moving to south Texas, our family was quick to adopt many Hispanic customs and foods into our own holiday celebrations. Some of the colorful, festive traditions surrounding Easter have become my favorites.  I am excited to partner … [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...]

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...]

Summer In Bloom Link Party

Hi Everyone! Hope your summer is in full bloom! I have teamed up with an amazing group of blogger to bring you lots of amazing summer recipes, printables and party ideas. Now, we would like to see your favorite summer ideas. Our summer in Bloom Link Party starts today and will run through August 1st. Link up any ideas new and from years past that make summer special! You ideas will show up on all of these participating blogs Bloom Designs | A Night Owl Blog | Giggles Galore | Jaco'lyn Murphy … [Read more...]

A Minted Giveaway

Hello!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  But, if you need a little pick-me up today's post is full of beautiful party pretties and a Minted Giveaway just for you! Have you heard of Minted?  They are an online store that prints and sells designs from a global community of independent graphic designers.  With Mother's Day, graduation and summer parties just around the corner you are sure to find something you love. Minted has great graduation announcements & … [Read more...]

Wax Paper Bags

I'm sorry I have been neglecting my little blog lately.  I have been busy working on LOTS of parties and I can't wait until I can share them!  But, in the mean time I'll share a simple little project I whipped up for one of the parties. I started with some of this I turned about a 1/4 inch on each side toward the inside and then folded them in half to make a little envelope. I was sewing earlier today so my sewing machine was already out.   I sat down and sewed a zig zag stitch to … [Read more...]