Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39 Wine

Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings with Line 39

Content for 21+ During the holiday season, gifts will be in abundance. And there are two gifts that never fail to deliver cheer… cookies and wine. Between the office soirée, auntie’s baking party, and the neighbor’s New Year’s Eve celebration, cookies and wine will be flowing. The two are often individually gifted and sampled, but rarely are they enjoyed together. Which if you ask me, is a seasonal travesty! So this year, enhance the cheer with a bit of holiday cookie & wine pairings. I’ve teamed up with Line 39 Wine to give you two delicious options for today’s sponsored post, …

Thanksgiving Essentials - Sweets & Drinks with Ibotta

Thanksgiving Essentials: Sweets & Drinks

Thanksgiving is around the corner, so it’s time to start planning the menu! Sure, you’ve thought about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I wouldn’t even be surprised if you’ve got your eye on a special cranberry sauce recipe by this point. But what about the other Thanksgiving Day essentials that are less touted? Today, I’ll be skipping the obvious fundamentals and focusing on edible items you definitely don’t want to forget… sweets and drinks! I’ve teamed up with Ibotta to not only highlight some amazing ways to save on these items for the holiday, but also to give …

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Halloween Libations with Decoy Wines Merlot

Halloween Libations with Decoy Merlot

Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social! Did you know that October is International Merlot month?! Add Halloween to the mix and we are about to have ourselves a fabulous 31 days, my friends. To celebrate both occasions in style, I have teamed up with Decoy Wine to give you a lovely glass of Merlot and a killer bar cart for an adults-only All Hallow’s Eve. Mwahahah! So lets celebrate the grape with haunting Halloween libations from Decoy Wine! Wine is a fantastic way to offer your …

Retro Donut Stand Party

All you need is Love & Donuts!

Who doesn’t love a donut? Well, if you think you’re obsessed with the little rings of heaven, then you’ve got to check out this real-life elopement. Photographer Christina Maldonado explains… This couple didn’t want a big wedding celebration. They just wanted to elope at City Hall, then celebrate with a sweet breakfast at a local donut stand. To achieve this, we combined retro style and a pastel color scheme to create a darling breakfast setup, complete with mini donuts, milk and coffee, showing that you don’t need a huge budget or a large celebration, all you need is love and …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Van Clover Club Cocktail, birthday party

Van Clover Club & Birthday Extravaganza

Why does magic have to stop once you hit puberty?! Who said fairies and unicorns don’t exist?! Well scientists, but that’s besides the point. I never quite understood why whimsy stopped at adulthood… probably the most obvious statement given I created The Frosted Petticoat. But my point is this: magic and fairy dust should always have a place in your life. It adds fun and happiness to life, qualities that Disney makes billions upon billions of dollars on a year. They’re clearly onto something. So, when I’m sent styled photography and recipe submissions like this one today, they make my …

Italian Dessert Table

Styling an Italian Dessert Table

Children’s parties often come with themes: Lego, Mermaid, Dinosaur, Disney’s Tangled (3 years in a row!). But as we get older, this time-honored childhood tradition fads away. Why can’t adult parties come with themes? Sure you’ll have a murder-mystery or costume party pop up now and again, but they’re few and far between. An adult party theme can be much more subtle. Think of a favorite foodie region and BOOM! You have a party theme, my friends. Take for example, this stunning affair in the Shenandoah Valley. It is a beautiful display of how you can carry out a foodie …