Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

Build your own summer salad bar!
Build a Summer Salad Bar! Idea to SAVE!

Entertaining this summer? Try a "build your own salad bar". I recently styled up this summer salad bar above for eHow Home (click to see all the pics and my top tips to recreate the look). I love this idea because it's perfect for fresh summer fruits and vegetables and hey - it helps counter all the desserts I share around here ;) This was such a fun and colorful project. I adore how it turned … { read more }

Blackberry Mojitos + Free Printable Stir Sticks!

Blackberry Mojitos with free printable Stir Sticks!
Recipe for Blackberry Mojitos | Pizzazzerie.com
Free Printable Blackberry Drink Stirrers!

Summer in the south is full of one of my favorite flavors: blackberries! I recently styled an entire blackberry treat table that I look forward to sharing super soon but meanwhile, how about a blackberry mojito to save the day? I love the tartness of the lime with the sweet blackberries. It's the perfect combo for a signature summer cocktail. Whether you serve these up at a wedding or enjoy one … { read more }

Peanut Butter Sundae Parfaits

Making Peanut Butter Sundae Parfaits
Making Peanut Butter Sundae Parfaits
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Guess what today is? Oh, just the first day of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH. Holy moly, the best food month ever. So it's only fitting that I share a totally cute + delicious mini ice cream dessert with you, right? Right. Let the kids help create these cute and delicious sundae parfaits! They have all your favorite flavors of a sundae in a deconstructed parfait style! This is an easy, … { read more }

Cocktail Time: Tropical Blue Sangria

Tropical BLUE Sangria!

Happy Weekend, Y'all! I'm taking the weekend to work on organizing my new office and get all the props in order to bring you some fun new posts soon! That and toting this little sweet pie around. Oh, and maybe finding time for a glass of two of the above! Tropical Blue Sangria. Because if you close your eyes and sip on a blue cocktail, you can pretend you're on an island in the Caribbean. True … { read more }

Peach & Raspberry Crisp Parfaits

Peach & Raspberry Crisp Parfaits! PERFECT SUMMER DESSERT

HEY Y'ALL! I'm over on Homes.com today sharing a delicious summer dessert; Peach & Raspberry Crisp Parfaits! I love this recipe because it's super easy and perfect for a DIY dessert bar. You could even serve up different flavors of crisps and cobblers along with ice creams and toppings. Instant summer party! So hop over to Homes' blog here to get the recipe and more pics! … { read more }

Easy 4th of July Sparkler Cake!

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4th of July Patriotic Dip Recipe
Vintage Americana 4th of July

With the 4th of July coming up, you might be getting ready to entertain quite a crowd! Or maybe you're headed to a neighborhood party, family function, or other patriotic soiree and need to take a treat for the group. Do not stress! This easy cake to the rescue! Look how festive and fun this 4th of July cake looks! I always love a simple, delicious idea that is great for a group. Gotta love … { read more }

The Perfect 4th of July Cocktail!

4th of July Cocktail Recipe
The PERFECT 4th of July Cocktail! Blueberry Coconut Sparkler!

So my brother (who happens to be the blogger behind the fabulous Spiced) was in town to meet Blakely a week ago, and so we had to take a little time to create some delicious recipes! Behold, the perfect 4th of July cocktail: The Blueberry Coconut Sparkler! We sipped on this in style all day long. RUN get these ingredients for your 4th of July party, y'all! SO GOOD! ***CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE on … { read more }

Summer Drink: Pineapple Coolers

Citrus Iced Tea Sangria
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Summer Basil Blender Cocktail

When the temperatures start rising into the 90s down here in Nashville, there is one thing that is a must - a fruity frozen beverage to beat the heat. Even if you're sitting comfortably in the air conditioning, there is something so "vacation feeling" about sipping on a frozen concoction, right? I'm not sure why we leave frozen drinks to vacation time because they are truly so easy to make at … { read more }

Individual Arugula, Blueberry & Feta Salads with Toasted Pecans

Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!

Do you know why I love individual salads? A few reasons. First of all, anything individual, single-serve, or miniature is just infinitely more adorable. When it comes to salads, it adds a little fancy flair that makes guests feel special (their very own salad)! Second of all and my personal favorite = toppings. Why? Well, you know when you serve from a large salad bowl that the toppings all fall … { read more }

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 }