Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. Heluva Good! Dips are the perfect way to add flavor to any occasion. If you have not noticed already, I am a Halloween fanatic. I have been my whole life! And since I had a little one running around the last few years, I have had to tone down the scary. But now that my daughter is in preschool, she’s starting to appreciate the holiday a bit more. So it’s time to whip out the spooky! To make our upcoming Halloween party extra eery, I have created the perfect seasonal dippers to …

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

Guest Contributor: Judith Soule of Fresh Look Photography As we welcome cooler temperatures, anyone looking to create a cozy atmosphere at their fall weddings will be inspired by this beautiful shoot! Nestled in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Church Point Manor may be the definition of “hidden gem”. The venue has a cozy yet sophisticated feel that provided the perfect setting for this boho inspired fall shoot. Coordinated by Hitch & Gather Event Specialists and captured on film by Fresh Look Photography, the rich fall color palette conveys a feeling of leaves falling and temperatures dropping. Beautiful teal …

Quick Tip: The Dresser Buffet

Quick Tip: The Dresser Buffet

If there’s anything I am good at, it’s repurposing everyday things as entertaining gold. So for today’s Home & Design Quick Tip, I offer you the dresser buffet! This amazing group of vendors in Stettler, Canada show us how to repurpose a beautiful shabby chic dresser as a buffet for entertaining guests. Flowers in the drawers, sweets on top, and awe amongst your party guests… Reception Venue: Village of Big Valley//Other: Village of Big Valley//Apparel: Mr. Prettys Skirt//Floral Designer:Panda Flowers//Bakery: Cute and Classy Cakes//Event Planner: Wanderlust Events Inc.//Photographer: Sweetlight Photography// Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum

Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum

Guest Contributors: Bogoth Wedding & Events and Melanie Cassie Photography Rick and Sharon wanted to plan a unique surprise dinner party at the Long Beach Island Historical Museum in historic Beach Haven, NJ. The cause for celebration drilled down to the core of everything so many people love about celebrating love and family down the shore; childhood memories of spending time with family, weeks and month spent in anticipation of the annual week “down the shore,”  spending time with family and friends. So, when Rick and Sharon contacted Bogath Weddings and Events, to say they wanted to plan a surprise …

Paradise Beach Wedding

Entertaining: Last Wisps of Paradise

Guest Contributor: Christine Gagnon of Eisley Images This styled shoot is the mastermind of Jenny from Wedding Boston. Capturing 2019 wedding color palette trends with a clean, crisp, and tropical beach feel. With bright blossoms, bold colors and gold accents, we stray from the soft delicate colors as of late to speak to the summer obsessed couples looking for life and vibrancy.  Model: Maggie Inc. Agency//Floral Designer: Cross Street Flower Farm//Floral Designer: DV Flora//Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu//Model:Brian Loud//Model: Katie Dye//Apparel: Get Knots//Hair Stylist: Verde Weddings//Reception Venue:Lake Pearl Lucianos//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Event …

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season with Tyson Products at HEB

Gameday Chicken Bar for Football Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. My favorite season is upon us. No, not autumn. Nope, not winter. I am talking about football season, my friends. I do not actually watch football, but boy oh boy do I love throwing a football-viewing party. Give me a theme, an oven, and some Tyson® Chicken and we have got ourselves a shindig. So today I am going to walk you through the ultimate gameday entertaining tutorial. A viewing party bar to rival all viewing party bars… this …

Italian Entertaining

Rustic Italian Entertaining… at it’s finest!

Guest Contributor: Jewels Gray Jewels is the talented eye behind Jewels Photography in Denver, Colorado. Follow along as she show’s us a proper Italian feast. There’s a venue here in Denver that reminds me of the home my grand-parents built in Northern California… tan stucco arches and dark brown tiled floors, it’s not something you typically see here in Colorado. The lighting is always so beautiful here and as a Photographer, that’s something I notice while shooting weddings. If this venue were around back when I got married, I definitely would have had my own wedding there, without a doubt. …

Spiced Salmon & Waffles with Cedar Bay Grilling

Spiced Salmon & Waffles

Searching for a stellar brunch dish or appetizer to wow your guests?! Then look no further, my friends. With the help of Cedar Bay Grilling Company’s delectable Cedar Planked Atlantic Salmon, I have concocted a fresh take on a traditional American staple… Spiced Salmon & Waffles! If you have ever tried Chicken & Waffles, then you know that logically it is a dish that shouldn’t work. But in reality, it’s one of the most delicious and decadent dishes around. The same can be said for my Spiced Salmon & Waffles. In theory, this is an insane dish. But in practice, …