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 … { read more }

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! … { read more }

Treasure Hunting for Outdoor Summer Parties!

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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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

5 Backyard Entertaining Ideas We Love!

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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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

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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 the lookout for lots of sweet and savory skewer ideas from yours truly … { read more }

Recipes for Late Summer Harvest!

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Recipes for Summer Harvest

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, green bell peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, basil, the list goes on...), … { read more }

Host a Labor Day Grilling Party!

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Host a Labor Day Grilling Party!

I'm excited to share my latest project for the Flavors of Summer campaign! It's been so fun to work with Vidalia Onion and all the other sponsors. Since Labor Day is just a few days away, this post will be perfect if you're throwing a party! Set up a delicious "grill bar" with tasty treats and end the night with refreshing watermelon and cherries! Hop here to see more of the pics & my … { read more }