Summer Drink: Frozen Basil Blender!

Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!
Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!
Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!

Who wants a cocktail?! So this frozen concoction was actually part of a summer garden party I hosted last year (you might have seen it here), but I just had to share the recipe with you in case you missed it. I've remade this delicious cocktail numerous times. It is always a hit and deserves a top spot in your summer recipe list. I really would have thought you had lost your mind about … { read more }

{Baby Love} Pretty Fabric Name Garland

Adorable Fabric Name Garland!
Adorable Fabric Name Garland!
Adorable Fabric Name Garland!

I love stories of women who have started businesses (especially with their moms!) and are rocking + rolling! That is exactly what Ana Marques is doing all the way over in Lisbon, Portugal! Ana created some free summer printables for us a few years ago. I'm so excited about her current endeavor - Love Pretty Garlands! The sweetness is too much to handle. She and her Mom make each garland by hand. … { read more }

Blakely’s Birth Announcements + Minted Giveaway!

Enter to win one of 2 $200 credits to Minted.com!
Baby Pizzazzerie's Birth Announcements
Baby Pizzazzerie's Birth Announcements

If you read my articles for eHow Mom, then you might have seen my top 5 fave birth announcements! Well, after having Blakely's newborn pictures taken and picking my favorite, I decided on the Simplicity Birth Announcement from Minted! I just loved the clean lines, the white with subtle pink touches, and the beautiful name script. I love how they really highlight typography in their designs. Minted … { read more }

5 Backyard Entertaining Ideas We Love!

Who needs chairs for your backyard party?!
Host a Backyard Bash! PEACH THEMED!
Host an outdoor movie night this summer!

Tis the season, y'all! The season of backyard entertaining! No matter what size backyard you have (mine is not huge) or even if you don't HAVE a backyard (hello balcony), you can absolutely find a couple ways to add some pizzazz for the summer entertaining season. Here are 5 backyard entertaining ideas we're loving... 1. Lighting plays such a major role for backyard entertaining. When the … { read more }

6 Fave Mini Desserts For a Crowd

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BEST MINI DESSERTS for a crowd! Save for party planning!

Looking for a mini dessert that is perfect for a crowd? These bite sized treats are the perfect combo of tasty + tiny for serving at parties! These 5 mini desserts are fabulous for entertaining. They're perfect for every occasion from baby showers to weddings and backyard cookouts to birthday parties. Bite sized is the way to go with desserts because your guests will be much more likely to … { read more }

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Nespresso VertuoLine Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles with ESPRESSO!
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! SO GOOD!

So I recently discovered the idea of making a truffle out of the best thing in the entire world - COOKIE DOUGH. Eggless cookie dough, actually! Little balls of safe-to-eat chocolate chip cookie dough = holy-moly-I-don't-even-care-that-it-is-swimsuit-season! It gets better. The fab team at Nespresso sent over their new VertuoLine System to try out. It brews both a regular cup of coffee topped with … { read more }

{Giveaway} $500 Cash & Items For Your Best Summer Yet!

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Enter to win $500 cash & items for your best summer ever!

Hi, Y'all! I know, Monday is back around again! Let's add a little PIZZAZZ to your Monday by getting you entered to win $500 cash (hello summer of manis & pedis) and ALL the items you see above! Talk about your BEST SUMMER YET. I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring this exciting giveaway to you. Just enter to win below! YOU COULD WIN... $500 CASH! 2015 Day Designer by … { read more }

“Oh So Delicious” Strawberry Shortcake Bites

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!
Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!
Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!

This recipe is one of my family favorites! It's absolutely addictive so just a warning there! It's perfect for topping with fresh fruit, ice cream, whipped topping, etc for a refreshing little dessert. My brother and his wife are coming down to meet Blakely in a couple of weeks and these are on the menu! They're SO good. I kind of can't believe I haven't already shared this recipe with you … { read more }

Date Night In & Lay’s Kettle Cooked Giveaway!

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Date Night with Hubs! #LaysKettleCooked
#LaysKettleCooked

Hi, Y’all! I’m sure as many of you know, I had a baby just 6 weeks ago. AAH I can’t even believe it has already been 6 weeks. Needless to say, the past month and a half has been filled with total chaos from diaper runs to all-nighters and everything in between. One thing my husband and I have not had time for is date night so we’ve gotten a little creative by enjoying some “at home date nights” … { read more }

15 Recipes for the Perfect Girl’s Night In!

Peach Bellinis Served in PEACHES!
The Perfect Recipe Collection for a Girl's Night In!

GIRL'S NIGHT! I want to scream it from the rooftops because now that even two-seconds to myself is a total commodity, a GIRL'S NIGHT is just as exciting as Christmas! I'm so ecstatic to be planning a fun girl's night in for some chit-chat, mom advice, and of course - enjoying some delicious sips and snacks. You might have seen me write about Foodie.com before but that is the easiest place to house … { read more }