Party like a PINEAPPLE! Girl's Game Night, tropical style, with free printable too!
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4th of July Star Pie

6 Cute & Delish 4th of July Desserts

All about that blue, bout that treble! Ok, so despite the fact that I sang that during the entire creation of this delicious list, it's all about that RED, WHITE, + BLUE today! I'm super excited to celebrate all things Americana this weekend, including a few sweet treats. Last year, little Blakely was just a few months old so we didn't partake in the firework festivities but this year I'm hoping she will love watching all the lights in … { read more }

cute summer cupcakes

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes + Cupcakery Book

You know I love sweets - especially adorable party-ready cupcakes! So when I heard about the new Cupcakery book by Toni Miller (the blogger behind Make Bake Celebrate), I knew I had to share it with all of you. The photography alone is just swoon-worthy, and this book is jam packed with fun ideas for party cupcakes for the whole calendar year! You might even see yours truly with a testimonial inside. I'm sharing a sample recipe for Chocolate Malt … { read more }


Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfaits & Cupcakes

If you follow me over on Instagram, then you might have noticed this little #ThrowbackThursday post featuring a 2 year old version of yours truly enjoying one of my favorite things in all the world – a chocolate chip cookie! They’re so nostalgic for me as I remember baking up chocolate chip cookies in my grandmother’s kitchen every chance we got! I think of her every time I eat chocolate chip cookies (a lot..haha). When I heard about … { read more }

Set a perfect patriotic party table for July 4th!

July 4th Recipe: Cast Iron Apple Pie

With July 4th around the corner (I know, how is already time for July 4th!?), I wanted to share a little party table inspiration and of course, a recipe perfect for your celebration - cast iron apple pie! We've made this apple pie a few times now, and it truly is amazing. I will never buy a store-bought apple pie again. This recipe is really so easy and absolutely incredible. It has a brown sugar base underneath the pie crust that adds an almost … { read more }

Party like a PINEAPPLE! Girl's Game Night, tropical style, with free printable too!

Tropical Girl’s Game Night Party {Free Printable}

Ready to party like a pineapple? I recently hosted a Tropical Girl's Game Night Party for a few friends, and we had an absolute blast sipping on pineapple coolers and enjoying snacks. Ready for the details? I have always loved pineapples (symbol of hospitality!) and knew I had to incorporate them into a party this summer. They make fabulous vases to add pops of pink with arrangements of gorgeous peonies and other blooms. I couldn't host a … { read more }

How to make a cute candy bouquet!

How to Make a Cute Candy Bouquet

Hey, Pizzazzerie readers!  It's Cara from One Swell Studio! Summertime is in full swing! (Yay!)  With a little bit of extra downtime over the summer, it's the perfect time to whip up something fun to give a special someone to let them know you're thinking of them.  I created this adorable little candy bouquet that would make the perfect little "thinking of you" gift.  (The best part?  You can pick up every thing you need at the neareset Dollar … { read more }