Summer Fun Backyard Picnic Party

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Tips for hosting a backyard summer picnic!

I'm super excited to share a backyard summer picnic party I recently styled for Homes.com this month! Embrace the warm weather while it is still around with a sun-filled picnic! I'm sharing my top tips for keeping it easy and stylish all at the same time. Picnics are such a fun way to entertain and enjoy the summer weather. There is something so refreshing about laying out on a quilt while sipping … { read more }

Perfect Brunch Cocktail: Cherry Mimosas

Delicious Cherry Mimosas from Pizzazzerie.com
Cherry Mimosas: The Perfect Brunch Cocktail Pizzazzerie.com #Pizzazzerie
Cherry Mimosas that are my new favorite party cocktail!

I love brunch, y'all. Want to know why? Mimosas! Any excuse to enjoy a cocktail before 11:00 am is my kind of celebration. I happen to ADORE mimosas. Now, the traditional orange juice mimosa is perfectly fine and dandy but we're all about adding pizzazz around these parts so the cherry mimosa was born! It's sweet and sparkling with a touch of tartness. Shh.. it also only has 2 ingredients. Brunch … { read more }

Recipe: Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Delicious blueberry vanilla cupcakes - great recipe for baby showers!
Delicious blueberry vanilla cupcakes - great recipe for baby showers!
The best blueberry vanilla cupcakes!

Ready for a simple yet totally amazing recipe? Got it! These blueberry vanilla cupcakes are the perfect summer dessert. Fitting for the kids and adults, these blueberry vanilla cupcakes can go for play-dates to dinner parties. Throwing a baby shower for a little boy? These are a great baby shower dessert. I've had lots of fresh berries around and finally decided to use my blueberries in this sweet … { read more }

9 Fabulous + Free Must-Have Fonts

9 Must Have Fabulous and Free fonts!

Several years ago, I shared some of my favorite free fonts for party decor (and round 2 here), and now I'm back with more must-have fonts! Downloading fonts is one of my favorite things to do! If you're a blogger, you've probably found that fonts help embellish a post! If you're a party lover and often playing hostess, you'll find that fonts are a great way to enhance place cards, food tent cards, … { read more }

Easy Banana Split Pie Recipe

Recipe // Banana Split Pie

My latest recipe is live on Homes.com, y'all! This banana split pie is full of layers of luscious ice cream, bananas (of course!), fudge sauce, and more! It's the absolute epitome of a summer sweet that is perfect for picnics, parties, and all types of backyard gatherings. I can't believe we only have a few more weeks of summer! You can rest assured that this banana split pie recipe will be … { read more }

DIY: How To Make a Striped Cucumber Vase

How to make a cucumber vase
DIY How To Make a Cucumber Vase

DIY day, y'all! I grew up watching my Mom make these charming cucumber vases for all sorts of celebrations! They are perfect in front of individual place settings or grouped together on a cake stand. They're equally as cute adorning a kitchen windowsill too! We give you permission to "play with your food" ;) Get our simple steps in my latest post on eHow Home! Photography: Courtney Whitmore … { read more }

Peach Mojito Cupcakes + Free Printable Liners

Peach Mojito Cupcakes with Free Printable Liners!

I absolutely love peach season! When I was younger, I lived in South Carolina so peaches were a summer staple. These peach mojito cupcakes are the perfect combination of my love for peaches and mojito cocktails! Add in some free printable cupcake liners to jazz up the sweet treats and you're ready for a party! You could even style up an entire peach-themed summer party (or baby shower!) which I … { read more }

Chocolate Cake with Jack Daniels Fudge Icing

Jack Daniels Fudge Icing on Chocolate Cake!
Jack Daniels Fudge Icing on Chocolate Cake!
Jack Daniels Fudge Icing!

So my husband's birthday is next month and I've been thinking all about the perfect "guy cake"! Two of Chris' favorite things are chocolate and whiskey so naturally I had to combine both of these into the ultimate birthday cake! He grew up just miles from the Jack Daniels Distillery (woohoo Tennessee) so Jack Daniels was the natural choice of whiskey. I love the mini bottles because they also make … { read more }

7 Summer Soirees to Love!

7 Summer Soirees to Love!

Happy Wednesday, y'all! I'm over on eHow Home today sharing 7 of my favorite summer soirees. You'll find tips on how to recreate the look, ideas for entertaining in the backyard, and lots of inspiration for summer hostessing! With just a few weeks of summer left before school starts back, I hope my ideas inspire you to invite friends over, get outside, and enjoy a beautiful evening! Even if you're … { read more }

{Recipe} Birthday Cake Oreo Chip Cookies

Birthday Cake Oreo Chip Cookies - OMG Good!
Birthday Cake Oreo Chip Cookies - OMG Good!
Birthday Cake Oreo Chip Cookies - OMG Good!

So we love chocolate chip cookies at my house. Who doesn't, right? Sometimes I like to get a bit creative if you hadn't guessed :) So I swapped Birthday Cake Oreos for chocolate chips. The Birthday Cake Oreo Chip Cookies were created and they are magical. The Birthday Cake Oreos are a new flavor that taste just like cake - yum! You can absolutely use regular Oreos or any other their other flavor … { read more }