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

Build a Stylish Summer Salad Bar!

Build your own summer salad bar!

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

Summer Blackberry Treat Table!

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! The purple color is such a gorgeous hue, and one that I surprisingly don’t style with that often. Why? No idea because it clearly is quite gorgeous. All my blackberry lovers, rejoice!

Summer Beach Inspired Dinner Party

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Summer entertaining season is in full swing so it’s time to grab your friends and enjoy a beach inspired 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

Peach & Raspberry Crisp Parfaits

Peach & Raspberry Crisp Parfaits! PERFECT SUMMER DESSERT

Sweeten up your warm summer days with a refreshing peach crisp parfait topped with raspberries! Cobblers and crisps are some of my favorite dessert recipes for summer parties, so I decided to “cool it down” with a twist on this comforting classic. Serving up desserts in stemmed glassware adds instant fancy for entertaining at home. I decided to serve up my peach crisps in hot

Treasure Hunting for Outdoor Summer Parties!

Outdoor Summer Party Inspiration

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

The Perfect 4th of July Cocktail!

4th of July Cocktail Recipe

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

Summer Drink: Pineapple Coolers

Frozen Pineapple Cooler Recipe - SO refreshing!

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

5 Backyard Entertaining Ideas We Love!

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

Party Planning for Outdoor Summer Parties!

Outdoor Summer Party Planning Tips from #Pizzazzerie

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

How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

Melon skewers: Simple and Cute!

I‘m declaring this the summer of skewers, y’all! Whether you toss them in a drink (a la drink stirrer) or simply serve them up as bite-size treats, skewers are just oh so fun. You can even embellish them like I did with ribbon here. Any excuse to visit the ribbon aisle in the craft store is a GO for me. Right? Right. So be on

Recipes for Late Summer Harvest!

Free app with tons of fresh recipes!

It’s the end of summer! I know, why do I sound a little bit excited? Well, it’s hotter than the devil down here in the south and frankly, I can’t wait for everything I eat to be pumpkin flavored. I will be sad, however, that it’s the end of the summer harvest! My husband and I grew quite a bit this summer (hot cherry peppers,