With the arrival of fall comes the best season for delicious desserts from pumpkin and caramel to apple and maple. I’m so excited to kick off this tasty time of year with my favorite easy apple cake recipe. It’s a family favorite that has been passed down for generations. As a little girl, I can remember sitting around our dining room table with my grandfather
I‘m eager to welcome in soup season! Soup or bisques are perfect for crowds, making them fabulous for fall entertaining! This pumpkin bisque recipe in pumpkin shells is my new favorite way to enjoy a night with friends and family. Growing up in a creative family, I have grown accustomed to thinking outside the box – especially for food and entertaining. My Mom created projects
Throwing a dinner party might seem like a daunting task. How can I make it look amazing without spending a million dollar or a million hours? Can I even still enjoy the party while preparing food and playing hostess? Never fear! I’m sharing 5 Tips for Effortless Entertaining: Dinner Party Style with you today so you’ll feel party ready in no time. I often find
The first day of Fall is right around the corner (September 23rd!) and we just can’t help ourselves! We had to round up a few of our favorite Fall entertaining ideas – from tablescapes to recipes – we’ve got just what we need to put you in the mood! Take a look… We’re ready to curl up with a pumpkin treat and watch the leaves
Pumpkin pie just go even better, y’all! So, I know that internet-land goes looloo over pumpkin starting…oh…as soon as they possibly can, and I didn’t want to bombard you with pumpkin recipes at the start of September but I totally can’t hold them in any longer. Frankly, pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors so I just can’t help it. Not sorry! Smells and flavors
What’s a Girl’s Night Party without chocolate? Well, make it the star of the night and you’re really talking! So Godiva asked me to try out their new “Truffle Flights” (think wine flight but chocolate-style) for a festive gal’s night and “why of course”, I said! A smart woman never turns down chocolate. Especially a delicious flight of gourmet truffles. Amen! Take a look at
I am thankful for a LOT this year, including the talented readers, designers, and photographers who send in their parties + shoots for me to share. I’m VERY thankful for this one sent in by Jenny Raulli of Bloom! She designed a backyard Chili Dinner Party “under the oaks” that has me ready to host a fall party for all my friends!
With the beautiful fall weather, why not host an outdoor movie + treat night?! That’s what Brandy Ketler of Simply Creative Insanity recently did with her neighbors! Pumpkins, bails of hay, and scarecrows lined the “movie watching area”. Glowing lanterns added just the right amount of glowing light while watching the cute movie – “Up”!
Southern Nashville Wedding Are you wedding planning now for a fall 2011 wedding? We have lots of inspiration for you in this wedding showcase! This past fall, I attended the wedding of my friends Austin and Jenni at historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. Jenni looked absolutely stunning in her Alvina Valenta dress from Panache in Beverly Hills, California. I knew immediately that it would be a wedding I
Rustic Fall Tablescape Aleah and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Valley & Co., shared with us this cozy fall tablescape. Aleah told us, “we were inspired to create this warm and whimsical dinner party shoot by cozy fall nights spent with family and friends visiting and warming up with spiked apple cider.” One of my favorite parts is that guests were given cinnamon
Finally Fall Sweet Station There are few things that make me happier than a table full of treats, so needless to say, putting together this sweet station for a Finally Fall themed party was a treat in itself! I started out by deciding on a color palette of golds, brown and oranges to reflect the hues of the leaves when they start turning (love how