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 }

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 }

“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 }