7 Summer Soirees to Love!

7 Summer Soirees to Love!

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’m over on eHow Home today sharing 7 of my favorite summer soirees. You’ll find tips on how to recreate the look, ideas for entertaining in the backyard, and lots of inspiration for summer hostessing! With just a few weeks of summer left before school starts back, I hope my ideas inspire you to invite friends over, get outside, and enjoy a beautiful evening! Even if you’re intimidated by “pinterest-worthy” party ideas, do not fret! Take 1 or 2 tips and go with it! Your guests and family will have a memorable evening!

See these summer soirees and my top tips here! 

Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

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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 … { Continue Reading }

Summer Blackberry Treat Table!

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Blackberry Summer Treat Table!

Did you catch our Blackberry Mojitos from last week? Oh yes, the blackberry obsession continues, y'all! You might have seen some sneak peeks of this treat table on Instagram! I'm excited it's LIVE! It's over on ForRent.com's site where I'm a contributor! See more photos + all my tips to recreate the look here.   Who's excited for BLACKBERRIES now?! I hope you're getting inspired to … { Continue Reading }

Summer Beach-Inspired Dinner Party

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Beach inspired Aqua and coral Summer Party!

Summer entertaining season is in full swing so it's time to grab your friends and enjoy an outdoor dinner party! Pier 1 asked me to do just that and naturally I said ABSOLUTELY! From planning out my inspiration for the dinner party to treasure hunting in the stores, you have followed along with me in all of the fun! Now I get to share the party photos! Take a little photo journey through the party … { Continue Reading }

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! … { Continue Reading }

Treasure Hunting for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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Pier 1 Bowl and Fruit

Happy Monday, Y'all! So remember when I shared that I was designing a fabulous outdoor summer party with the help of Pier 1? I'm back to share how I found the perfect pieces to pull the party together. The "treasure hunting" experience for any of my party designs is always my favorite. Sometimes it's something as simple as a bowl of oranges that can spark an entire party style. So I hopped in the … { Continue Reading }

The Perfect 4th of July Cocktail!

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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 … { Continue Reading }

Summer Drink: Pineapple Coolers

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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 … { Continue Reading }

5 Backyard Entertaining Ideas We Love!

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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 … { Continue Reading }

Party Planning for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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Guess what, y'all!? I'm finally back to work after having #BabyPizzazzerie. Let me say that while I totally loved these 6 weeks, my creative self has been itching to get back to party planning. Pier 1 asked me to collaborate on an Outdoor Summer Party so of course - I jumped up and down and said YES! I'm thrilled to share my initial thoughts for the outdoor party with you - AND the awesome … { Continue Reading }