Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers

It’s right about this time, at mid-summer, when I start to scheme my holiday cooking. To some, this might be the equivalent of stores putting out Christmas decoration in July. Yes, it’s probably a bit premature. But, there is nothing, and I literally mean nothing, that I like more than cooking during the holidays. And if there’s one category of foods that often gets neglected during the holiday season, it’s appetizers. So today, I’m perfecting my appetizer game with the help of Tonnino Tuna. Who’s up for a few Prosciutto Wrapped Tuna & Beet Jalapeño Poppers?! Call me crazy, but …

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Top Wine Pairings For Summer BBQ Time!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The BBQ season is well and truly upon us, it’s high time to take a chill and kick back with our friends and family to soak up the sun with some delicious food. Whether you’re a lover of meats, fish, halloumi, or those vegetarian and vegan burger alternatives, the big (and most important) question remains- what about the wine? Here come some of the top wine pairings to make your summer soiree just perfect.  Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a delicious summer bbq option; it’s a zesty grape with a crisp and clean acidity. The key fruit tastes …

Stylish summertime Tupperware lemonade and snack bar

Stylish Summertime Tupperware Lemonade & Snack Bar

Thank you Tupperware for sponsoring this post. The official start of summer is moments away and with it comes a wave of nostalgia. The smell of sunblock, salty beach breeze, melting popsicles, and snacking out of Tupperware containers. Today I’ll be serving up warm-weather memories by creating a stylish summertime lemonade and snack bar for all your entertaining needs. The biggest hosting challenge I face during the summer months is the critters. We have all been there… the watermelon is perfectly sliced, veggies & dip set out for the munching, ice-cold lemonade glistening in the sunshine, and bugs on every …

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Colonial-Style Summer Celebration

Guest Contributer: Becca Jones Becca is the head photographer for B. Jones Photography. Check out her site here. Vibrant Firs is a new wedding venue in Auburn, WA. It has a charming Colonial structure right by the lake, dock access, barn, gazebo, and 50 acres of land. Its exterior paint and front door design left a great impression on our first visit. As soon as we pull in the roundabout driveway, at the end of the brick path is the tiffany blue and white painted, column entrance. Along with the lake view, we immediately decide that we will be setting …

Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz with 7UP

Strawberry Lime Gin Fizz & Retro Sweets Bar

This post is sponsored by 7UP but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Msg 4 21+. If there’s anything I like at a party, it’s a theme! Themes are a fun and easy way to elevate your entertaining game and bring a bit of whimsy to your affair. Today, I’m kicking it back to the Old School days with a nostalgic candy and cocktails table. It’s going to be retro galore with flavors like strawberry, lime, bubblegum, and watermelon. The whole thing is inspired by the new retro summer packaging for 7UP, so naturally it’s going to …

Game of Thrones Wedding

The Ultimate Game of Thrones Finale Party: A Wedding!

Guest Contributor: Brittney Studer The photographer behind Brit Nicole Photography takes us into the woods for this amazing Game of Thrones themed elopement! With the finale of The Game of Thrones coming up, I feel this intimate, super small elopement will fit perfectly with the hype coming up in 2019. In the deep residential area in the Texas panhandle, Beth and Brandon said their vows with just them two and their parents, and of course the rented wolves! As the sun was starting to set in the gorgeous forest area, they made their promises to each other under the floral …

2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks - Prairie Organic Vodka

2 Essential Organic Cocktail Party Drinks

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.  Is it just me or are you also planning some warm weather soirees? Now that the seasons are heating up, I am getting the bug to whip out my best hosting skills and start entertaining. And what better way to begin dusting off those social skills than with some signature cocktails?! I have teamed up with Prairie Organic Spirits to bring you 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks that will have all your friends bowing down to your hosting greatness. So grab a notepad and put on your …

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Une Petite Fete : A Croquet Party

Guest Contributor: Kim Robles Kim is the photographic genius behind Greenhouse Creative. Visit her website here to learn more. Andressa Bertaioli, of allie + andie, is one of the most generous, kind souls I’ve ever met. This was the first time we worked together – it was her own birthday party. Andressa’s mission in life is to create beauty. She does it flawlessly through her styling, floral design & event planning business, allie + andie. But the true testament to Andie’s character is that she creates beauty, for everyone around her, in the everyday. This was by far one of …