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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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