Hosting a Community® Coffee Military Match Appreciation Breakfast

May is Military Appreciation Month, and I couldn’t be more thankful that Community® Coffee wanted me to host a little breakfast-and-coffee shindig at my house for my fellow military spouse friends in honor of their Military Match program. YES, PLEASE! I have some wonderful friends here in North Carolina, some of which are enduring a LOT of military […]

Sofia the First Preschool Playdate #DisneyKids

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of inviting a few friends over for a fun Disney Preschool Princess Playdate! Our friends at Walt Disney World Resort and MomSelect sent us a wonderful celebration kit filled with fun stuff to help us pamper and shower our playdate guests with pixie dust! We used everything from the box, including fun […]

Baby V’s Second Birthday Garden Party

Yesterday was a full day of preparations for Baby V’s second birthday party. Because she’s shy and afraid of strangers, she isn’t the friendliest baby in the world, so we opted to invite only our neighbors and kids’ friends she sees all the time so she’d be surrounded by familiar faces. (Unfortunately, it still didn’t […]

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

As you already know, I used to sell Pampered Chef, and I’m a HUGE fan of their products, their stones, and making wreaths, rings, braids, and twists. If you’re looking for something easy with a wow factor to serve guests when entertaining, whether for football, parties, or get-togethers, this recipe is it! (Not to mention, […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Nine} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Super Mario Party Ideas – How to Throw a Fun Mario Party

On a sunny Sunday in April, we threw a HUGE Mario Party at our house. We invited over a gaggle of friends to nosh on some fantastic Whole Foods catering and enjoy playing some wonderful new games on Nintendo’s new Wii U game system. I think the only thing missing from the party was a […]

Starbucks Valentines Twitter Party Event! 2/8 12pm EST

Oh yes, we’re doing it again. It’s a Starbucks VALENTINE’S Party this time! Starbucks, the coffee brand we all know and love (and worship, ahem), will be our gracious sponsors once again of this fantabulous Valentine’s Day event on Twitter on February 8th 2013 12-1pm EST. We’ll talk about all things coffee, chocolate, Valentine’s Day, gift-giving, and brainstorm […]

Starbucks Holiday Twitter Party Event! 12/19 1pm EST

Yes, I did just say Starbucks, and yes, I did just say PARTAYYY! Starbucks, the coffee brand you know and love, will be the gracious sponsors of this fan-freaking-tastic holiday event on Twitter on December 19th 2012 1-2pm EST in which we’ll talk about all things coffee, holidays, gifts, and brainstorm some wonderful ways to combine […]

Flashback Friday – Fourth of July Ideas

Yay! It’s Fridayyyyyyy, baby! To help make your Fourth of July plans that much sparklier, check out the Independence Day posts I’ve curated for you! I love these Fourth of July ideas, I hope you will, too! — Rachel Lacy, food writer over at, has created some lovely Rice Krispies Treats Sparklers. What are […]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

Despite our Steelers not playing in the Super Bowl this year, we’re still die-hard football fans, and we planned to celebrate and watching football nonetheless. For the big game Sunday, we wanted to entertain with some easy-to-eat appetizers for dinner (easy for little fingers as well as for us adult folks, too). We stuck with […]