How to Make Oreo “Dirt” Pudding Treats

How to Make Oreo "Dirt Pudding" Treats, Less Mess Style! Pizzazzerie.com

Hi Pizzazzerie readers! Cara here from One Swell Studio!  Summertime is in full swing!  Around here, our days are spent playing outside–morning, afternoon, & evening.  I can’t seem to convince these two little boys of mine to EVER come inside.  They’re entirely too busy digging in the dirt, making mud pies and searching for earthworms. I’m forever trying to think of fun crafts and snacks

{Celebrate} Host a Family Reunion + Free Printables

Style a fabulous family celebration!

Summertime holds so many family memories of gathering with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins while sharing family stories and enjoying favorite recipes. I spent so many summers in South Carolina where my grandparents taught me how to make the perfect peach cobbler, the tea was just a little sweeter, and you never saw a rocking chair empty! These family gatherings around the table were the perfect yearly

Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars: Perfect Summer Dessert

Watermelon Cake Layered in Mason Jars!

If there is one food synonymous with summer in my opinion, it’s watermelon! When dreaming up a picnic-worthy dessert (did you see yesterday’s bright and colorful summer picnic?!), I decided to turn this iconic summer fruit into a layered cake parfait. Desserts that are easy to pack as well as eat are the only way to go for a picnic, so leave messy treats at

5 Tips for a Bright + Colorful Summer Picnic

Tips for hosting a Colorful Summer Picnic!

Now that summer is right around the corner, it’s time to get outside, soak up some Vitamin D and enjoy a picnic! I’m sharing 5 tips for hosting a bright and colorful summer picnic! I encourage you to find time at least once this season to dine outside and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, even if they’re just your backyard! Make it fun and keep it colorful.

Seaside Southern Wine and Appetizer Party

Seaside Southern Wine and Appetizers Party

This seaside southern wine and appetizer party post is brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pizzazzerie. Remember my seaside southern wine party I was planning last month? It went off without a hitch this past weekend and everyone loved the mini shrimp and grits appetizer! The guests really enjoyed trying the different Sonoma-Cutrer wines with the various party bites

Summer Drink Recipe: Blackberry Coolers

Frozen Blackberry Cooler Recipe - SO refreshing!

Some of my fondest memories are picking blackberries at my grandparent’s house in upstate South Carolina with my family. We have this thing with blackberries…we LOVE them (proof: my brother’s blackberry jam recipe). They’re not quite as popular as the strawberry or the blueberry but if you taste them at their ripeness, you’ll fully understand why we’re obsessed. Blackberry cobbler is a personal favorite recipe

Rainy Day Party in a Box {Free Printables}

Rainy Day Party in a Box - Free printables, lots of tips for what to include! Great summer activity!

Hey, Pizzazzerie readers!  It’s Cara from One Swell Studio. The school year is slowly dwindling to the end and if you have school-age kiddos, you might be wondering “What in the world am I going to do to keep them entertained this summer!?”  (I know I am, at least!)  When the weather is beautiful & the sun is shining, playing outside is always an option. 

Nautical Backyard Summer Dinner Party

Tips for styling the perfect Nautical Dinner Party! Pizzazzerie.com

Happy Friday! I’m excited to share my nautical backyard summer dinner party with Target Home as part of a sponsored campaign with Socialstars #TargetCrowd.  Though I might not live on the coast (I’m still struggling with the fact that Tennessee is landlocked after growing up in the Carolinas), I decided it was due time to bring the coast to Nashville. Thus, my dream of the perfect nautical backyard

Nautical Party Style & Mud Pie Faves

Throw a Nautical inspired party! Tips, ideas, and inspiration from Pizzazzerie.com

Oh the warm weather, I’m so glad you’re back! Y’all, I’m just itching for spring and summer parties. The outdoors provide the perfect setting for mixing and mingling. You might remember when I shared a few of my favorite holiday hostess gifts from Mud Pie a few months ago, and now I get to share a few more faves. I styled up a simple nautical party to

Orange & White Kids’ Crab Bash Party

Super cute orange kids' crab bash party!

While parents will certainly miss the carefree days of summer, it’s the kids that truly have to say “goodbye” to head back to school! Before the calendar becomes full of homework, sporting events, and afterschool activities, gather together your kids and friends for an “End of Summer Party” featuring all things “summery”! I chose a vibrant color – orange – for my End of Summer

Cherry Lime Freeze Push-Up Pops

Cherry Lime Freeze Push-Up Pops by Pizzazzerie.com

You might remember this little book here, right? Well, I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes I created last year – Cherry Lime Freeze Push-Up Pops! It was featured on the Michael’s Craft Store website. Woo-hoo! It’s perfect for these dog days of summer because it’s ice cold and tasty. Cherry and lime are a dynamic duo and super easy to make. You can combine the flavors

Summer Fun Backyard Picnic Party

Tips for hosting a backyard summer picnic!

I‘m super excited to share a backyard summer picnic party I recently styled for Homes.com this month! Embrace the warm weather while it is still around with a sun-filled picnic! I’m sharing my top tips for keeping it easy and stylish all at the same time. Picnics are such a fun way to entertain and enjoy the summer weather. There is something so refreshing about