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 … { read more }

How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

Melon Skewer Stir Sticks
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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 … { read more }

Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Party Ideas!

Red, white, and blue entertaining ideas
Red, White & Blue Memorial Day Tablescape

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Raspberry Shortcakes for Mom!

Mother's Day Raspberry Shortcakes

  Celebrate Mom with Raspberry Shortcakes! I created these for Homes.com, and you can hop over here to see the full recipe and pictures. They're easy, delicious, and perfect for celebrate your Mom! FULL RECIPE + HOW-TO --> … { read more }

Introducing Blakely McPherson Whitmore!

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This is a bit of a late introduction since baby girl is almost 3 weeks old but nonetheless, I'm excited to share the story of Blakely's birth! So excuse the pause in party posts for a little sweet story of baby Blakely! I'm so excited to throw her own birthday parties and share them with you here through the years! On to the birth story: NAME: Blakely McPherson Whitmore BIRTHDAY: April 13, … { read more }

Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Ideas!

Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Recipes!
Homemade Churros
Skinny Taco Cups - Perfect Appetizer for Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! It's one of my favorite holidays because I love the food and drink ideas. Here are a few of my favorites from around the web (and a couple I created). Pick your fave or serve them all up for a party! Even if you're just enjoying May 5th with family at home, make one of these festive recipes to celebrate! Or drop a Cinco de Mayo treat off to a friend or … { read more }