Back to School Picnic Party with Cricut

Our summer is winding down and before you know the kids will be back in school. We spent the day shopping for school supplies and new outfits for the first day of school.  But, before we dive back into school routines and busy schedule we are celebrating with one last big hurrah, a Back to School Picnic Party! I've teamed up with Cricut to show you how we are celebrating the start of a new school year with this fun and simple back to school picnic party.  Whether you plan to … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing - it's summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry … [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...]

Top 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Picnic

Picnics are one of my favorite things about summertime. It doesn't matter if it's the spur-of-the-moment sandwiches on the lawn, or the meticulously-planned feasts that you pack and take with you to an event. Seriously, what’s not to love about sitting out in nature, enjoying great company and a plate full of delicious food?  Today I am hanging out with my friends from World Market sharing my Top 10 Tips for a Stress-Free Picnic. With summer quickly approaching it's the perfect time to plan a … [Read more...]

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

The other day we packed a picnic and headed outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having lately.  The perfect picnic has simple, delicious food and drinks that travel well.  This Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette is one of my favorite summer salads and absolutely perfect to take with you on a picnic or to a backyard BBQ. While it isn't quite summer yet, watermelons have started popping up at the grocery store.  My kids beg me to get one every time we are … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Granola Parfait

Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about their tasty and better-for-you Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound exclusive snack lines. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers The weather is warmer, school is almost out and there are lots of reasons to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating mom on Mother's Day, packing a picnic for a summer concert … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Make memories this summer by packing the perfect picnic and enjoying an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones and some great food! Picnics can be everything from simple to elaborate, but no matter your style we think there is nothing better than enjoying a lazy summer afternoon with an old-fashioned picnic!  I've partnered with Cape Cod® Potato Chips to share my tips for packing the perfect picnic and to show you how to turn an ordinary afternoon into an Extraordinary one with a fun family … [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...]

Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins

Hello!  I have a super easy summer entertaining idea, Mason Jar Picnic Containers & Stamped Napkins, to share with you today.  If you love dining al fresco in the summertime this easy DIY is a great way to make your picnic, or any outdoor party stand out! But, before we get started I have a super fun and exciting announcement to share.  I have been handpicked as one of the top 30 craft and lifestyle bloggers for Michaels new Michaels Makers blogger program!  Pinch Me!  I am so thrilled to … [Read more...]

Watermelon Picnic {Party}

I created this sweet Watermelon Picnic party for my grandma's 80th birthday celebration. A family reunion was planned to help celebrate this big milestone.  Unfortunately, my little family was unable to make the trip to Utah to attend.  Although we couldn't be there I wanted to help make sure that she enjoyed her special day!  So I did what I do best and put together some party decorations for my mom to take with her. I set-up the party a few days before my parent's left for Utah so we could … [Read more...]