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Quick Guide to Cocktail Party Hosting

Image by bridgesward from Pixabay  Hosting a cocktail party is a popular choice for a social gathering, and has been for a number of years. It is something that is a little more low-key and relaxed compared to hosting a meal, with a little less to plan. It can have a much more relaxed vibe compared to a dinner party, but can still be just as enjoyable as any other kind of social gathering (especially if you get the cocktails just right). However, there are still a few tips and tricks that will help you to make sure that your cocktail party goes …

Curry Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sliders

Curry Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sliders

This post was sponsored by King’s Hawaiian as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We are moments away from the big game and preparations are in full swing. If you are planning a football viewing party this weekend and need to fill the menu, then I have just the recipe! The dish is easy to make, delicious to munch, and right on theme. With the always delectable King’s Hawaiian Pre-Sliced Slider Buns as inspiration, I created Curry Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sliders… Curry Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sliders Time: 10 …

Game Day Twists with Heluva Good! Dip

Game Day Twists with Heluva Good! Dip

Special thanks to Heluva Good! Dip for partnering with me to create this post. All opinions and shenanigans are my own. The Big Game is upon us and it is time to get prepared! Do you have all the essentials? You will need your team’s jersey, a set of fun friends for the viewing party, and delicious snacking to keep you energized. Lucky for you, I have teamed up with one of my favorite brands, Heluva Good! Dip, to create two delicious Game Day dippers to compliment the flavors. Who fancies a bit of Spicy Tomato and Garlic Parmesan Twists?! …

The Cauliflower Hash Brown Swap

The Cauliflower Hash Brown Swap

I’ve partnered with Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Last year, I read an article that had surveyed psychologists, trying to find tips and tricks to keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Their advice? Keep it simple and swap! And seriously, this is some sound advice. I started implementing this theory last year and it’s made a world of difference. Especially with food! From swapping out fries for an apple or soda for sparkling water, it’s actually been a great way to keep balance in my life. So with this new …

Super Sunday Grazing Board

Super Sunday Grazing Board

Thank you Farm Rich for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Check out their snacks and apps for your game day game plan! In my world, hosting a football viewing party is just as much a sport as the actual game we are watching. Inventive platings, strategic pairings, and scrumptious blueprints make for a fun and rowdy day of entertaining. Today, I am going to walk you through one of my favorite types of game day foods: the Grazing Board. Featuring delectable eats from Farm Rich paired with dressings, it is sure to elevate your football viewing party …

Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Breakfast Nook Upgrade with Rooms To Go

Special thanks to Rooms To Go for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. When you become a parent, you get all kinds of unsolicited “warnings”. Say goodbye to sleep! Your kid will only eat chicken nuggets from now on! Potty training is harder than you think! But no one warns you that your living space will no longer be your own. From the moment we brought my daughter home from the hospital four years ago, she has been the head of our roost. It didn’t matter how much I resisted, toys infiltrated and slowly overtook my house like …

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

Milk & Cookies Pairing Guide

This post is sponsored by Milk. Love Whats Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. At the beginning of every year, I feature a New Year’s Swap. Something small that I am swapping out for a more conscientious option. For example, swapping a breakfast donut for a bowl of oatmeal. Or swapping a streamed episode on the couch with a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Little changes can make a big impact. But there is one swap I will not be making… I will not be replacing the real milks in my refrigerator. Seriously, why …

Simple Retro Sunday Brunch

How to Create a Simple Retro Sunday Brunch

Thank you Malt-O-Meal® for sponsoring this post. Pick up the new Malt-O-Meal® Blueberry Muffin Toasters® at a major retailer today!! Themed Sunday Brunches! They sound fabulous, fun, and like a lot of work, am I right?! In this Pinterest-styled world, the perfect table setting or love-filled recipe can seem unattainable and a bit overwhelming. Well, I am here to tell you that they don’t have to be. I am a working mom on a tight budget, and I have to get very inventive to offer my family the kind of photo-worthy experiences I would like to. That is why I …