Entertaining

July 20, 2017

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE | MY TOP PICKS + HOME DECOR UNDER $100

If you’re a shopper, you’ve waited all year long for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this sale offers amazing markdowns on new to market items — so now is the time to stock up! Now, I know home goods tend to be more of a luxury item than a necessity, but I’ve rounded up my top picks for every category in the home and the best part, everything is under $100!! So, let’s shop… Now, I must confess that I’ve never really paid much attention to this sale until my good friend Erin Busbee turned me onto the event this year. She’s a wardrobe stylist who has her own blog called Busbee Style where she focuses on fashion ideas for busy women juggling life over 40 — if that’s you please go check her out and see her Nordstrom fashion picks too.  How to Shop the Sale If you’re new to the […]
June 29, 2017

4th of July Last Minute Party Tips

The 4th of July festivities begin this weekend, are you ready to celebrate America? This year we’re skipping hosting the big party, for a small intimate gathering. So, I’m on the hunt for some easy, stylish decor, food, drink and activity ideas to instantly throw together with little prep work.   I love entertaining and providing the ultimate experience for guests, no frozen food, no named liquor or boring decor here. The music, guest list, hours of indulgent fun—and the details are all in your hands. But with great power comes great responsibility, and if you don’t handle things the right way, your next invite may not be so well received. It’s important to prep ahead of time and pay attention to all the details to create a warm and welcoming feel guests won’t soon forget. 4th of July Party Plan First, you want to set the scene. Where will your guests […]
May 11, 2017

How to Put Together a Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Whether you’re trying to find that perfect gift for your mom, wife, sister or daughter — maybe it’s a combination of items fit snug in a gift basket that will make that special someone smile. In order to create a gift basket for mom, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. First, you want to pick a theme. Base the theme on the gift recipient’s interests or favorite things. Next, you want to pick all the items you’d like to display in your basket. There should be a combination of different sized objects large, medium and small to place inside the basket. Finally, you want to start building the basket keeping in mind mom’s interest and design style. Deciding On a Theme Let’s take for example, if your mom loves entertaining outdoors — we can narrow down a few key items that will get her ready for summer.  I think the items […]
April 13, 2017

5 Ideas to Dress Up an Easter Tablescape

With Easter hopping to town this Sunday, it’s important to capture the precious moments of spring and this fun holiday on your table. Whether you plan on hosting an Easter brunch or dinner having a beautiful tablescape at the center of it all sets the tone and puts guests in the right mood.  Here are 5 ideas to try in your home that you can easily mix and match to create an amazing Easter tablescape that’s not only all your own, but will have guests singing your praises. Add a Pop of Color with Pastels  Pastels are a common color scheme to start injecting spring into your Easter decor. You can make your tablescape as colorful or subdued as you’d like just by mixing pastels with a neutral color palette. By using a combination of one pastel as an accent color with neutral colors and some mixed metals to create an elegant look for […]
March 30, 2017

2 Potato Recipes for National Tater Day

Who knew that starchy food on the side of your plate had a day, National Tater Day is a time to celebrate the potato a nutritious vegetable that provides essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.   National Tater Day is observed annually on March 31. Whether you prefer the sweet variety, yukon golds, russets, or some color be sure to whip up some of your favorite taters in honor of the national holiday. You can do just about anything to a potato — baked, boiled, steamed, roasted, mashed, hashed, fried, grilled or scalloped (anyway you like them) and they’ll taste amazing. The potato is in fact a major staple in my meals, since I’m a picky vegetarian and it’s one of my favorite go-to foods.  Veggie Loaded Baked Potato One Large Baking Potato (Idaho or Russet) Olive Oil Sea Salt & Pepper Aluminum Foil Broccoli Carrots Snow Peas 1 cup Veggie Stock Cheddar […]