Party Planning for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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Guess what, y'all!? I'm finally back to work after having #BabyPizzazzerie. Let me say that while I totally loved these 6 weeks, my creative self has been itching to get back to party planning. Pier 1 asked me to collaborate on an Outdoor Summer Party so of course - I jumped up and down and said YES! I'm thrilled to share my initial thoughts for the outdoor party with you - AND the awesome … { Continue Reading }

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How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

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Melon skewers: Simple and Cute!

I'm declaring this the summer of skewers, y'all! Whether you toss them in a drink (a la drink stirrer) or simply serve them up as bite-size treats, skewers are just oh so fun. You can even embellish them like I did with ribbon here. Any excuse to visit the ribbon aisle in the craft store is a GO for me. Right? Right. So be on the lookout for lots of sweet and savory skewer ideas from yours truly … { Continue Reading }

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Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Party Ideas!

Red, white, and blue entertaining ideas
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It's RED, WHITE, & BLUE season y'all! I love entertaining in patriotic colors from Memorial Day all the way to the 4th of July. It's fabulously festive and perfect for summer. What entertaining shouldn't be is stressful! I'm sharing my top 5 ways to entertain - effortlessly - this Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the weather, family, friends, and freedom! See my ideas over on … { Continue Reading }

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Delicious & Easy No-Bake Energy Bars

Delicious and easy no-bake energy bars!

If you missed my latest recipe for Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Brownies, then by all means - hop here. Now, we have to keep things sort of healthy after those, right? Being the Mom of a newborn, I'm pretty much racing through the house tossing laundry in, unloading the dishwasher, answering emails, and everything else that has to get done at 99 mph aka lightening speed. There is no time to make a … { Continue Reading }

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Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Brownies

Totally decadent! Dulce de Leche Brownies #Pizzazzerie
Totally decadent! Dulce de Leche Brownies #Pizzazzerie
Totally decadent! Dulce de Leche Brownies #Pizzazzerie

  It's been awhile since I shared a totally decadent dessert with y'all. Let's remedy that, shall we? One of my favorite recipes to date are these Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars that I shared exactly a year ago! I decided that the world needs more chocolate (we can never have enough chocolate!) so I turned them into Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Brownies! They use a store-bought … { Continue Reading }

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Must-Have Book: PARTY IN A JAR

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Party in a Jar by Vanessa Coppola 2

One of my fellow blogging friends has written a BOOK! Vanessa of See Vanessa Craft (we featured her Polka Dot Goldfish Party here) is the author of the new book Party in a Jar!  Party in a Jar features sixteen kid-friendly craft projects that not only provide entertainment for pint-sized partygoers but also function as takehome party favors! From edible dino terrariums to holiday-themed gifts and … { Continue Reading }

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Bright + Cute Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party!

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party
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Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party

Are you ready for the sweetest party ever? Literally. We're so in love with this Sweet Shoppe 2nd Birthday Party submitted by Shauna Krantz of Cupcake With Character. We love the color scheme of bright colors - especially pink, orange, and yellow! Check out that backdrop below? Super cute! From the gumball garland to the fondant toppers, this party has it all. We're so inspired by the darling … { Continue Reading }

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Blakely’s Nursery Tour

Soft Peachy Pink Striped Baby Girl Nursery!
Soft Peachy Pink Striped Baby Girl Nursery!
Soft Peachy Pink Striped Baby Girl Nursery!

   I'm excited to share this labor of love with y'all today! Blakely's NURSERY! I still have a few finishing touches to go (is it ever really done?) but I couldn't wait for you to see a peek inside my daughter's room. I can't wait for her to transition from the bassinet in our room into her own pink little wonderland. I'll admit that I was so sure that I was having a boy that when I did find … { Continue Reading }

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Sweet Strawberry Muffins for Brunch

Sweet Strawberry Muffins Recipe!

Hey, Y'all! I'm gearing up for my first Mother's Day. I'm so thrilled to snuggle up with my daughter this weekend (she turns 1 month on Sunday)! I hope you also have a beautiful weekend. I had to swing in to share a recipe I created for Apartments For Rent's blog. These sweet strawberry muffins are delicious for a brunch (or just any excuse for a muffin - hehe). Enjoy! Find the FULL RECIPE + PICS … { Continue Reading }

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5 Easy + Cute Ideas for Mother’s Day!

5 Easy Last Minute Ideas for Mother's day!
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I'm so excited that this year is my first MOTHER'S DAY! I'm pretty sure a mimosa sipping is in my future this weekend. If you're looking for an easy last-minute idea to celebrate Mom, then try one of these 5 that I love love love! Whether you're a baker or crafter (or neither!), you'll love one of these simple ideas for Mom. Happy Mother's Day!   MOTHER'S DAY CAKE I found the … { Continue Reading }

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