Six Adorable Ideas for DIY Candy Buffets Plus Helpful Tips

Candy buffets are the latest and greatest in parties and social events. This easy way to provide treats for your guests has taken the society by storm. There are many unique and fun ways to stage your candy buffet. Follow these easy tips to make your buffet unforgettable. While your candy buffet will be a […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 140

It’s time for the Pretty Pintastic Party 140! January is rushing right along and it feels like spring is in the air around here. We’ve had warmer than normal temps for the past two weeks. I’m not complaining when the high is 78º. For me, it’s the perfect temp. Welcome to the Weekly Blog Recap […]

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 01-13

Hey y’all! Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 01-13! Thank goodness it’s Friday! I don’t normally like to rush a week, but this one’s been a biggie. My laptop crashed. Again. It’s only two years old. I spent yesterday morning at the Genius Bar at the Apple store in Charlotte. They did retrieve some beloved […]

Make Your Own Latte At Home in Three Easy Steps

This shop, Make Your Own Latte At Home, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LatteMadeEasy #CollectiveBias There’s just something about Sundays that I absolutely love! The entire family comes over for lunch and I always look forward to the girls gathering in the great room afterward to […]

Why Me-Time is Important for Moms

There’s nothing like becoming a mom to help you reassess your place in the world and your attitude towards life. It’s probably fair to say that many of us are pretty self-centered throughout our teens. Of course, we love and care for the people close to us, but if we’re being honest, many people put […]

Real Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find a financial planning sight on the web and get dizzy within the first few minutes. I mean, really, who writes that stuff? Why don’t they write in everyday language that the average person can understand? Why don’t they show us real ways to save money on […]

Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts of 2016

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! Looking back at the top 10 most viewed blog posts of 2016 was fun and full of surprises. Don’t forget to read my farewell to 2016. It’s more about my personal life. 2016 was an awesome year for An Alli Event. My page views quadrupled. Yippee! And I’m […]

Goodbye 2016 – Best and Worst of 2016

While I’m preparing to say goodbye to 2016, The opening passage of A Tale of Two Cities comes to mind: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .  It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness . . .” The Season of Light Our […]

White Candy Buffet for New Year’s Eve Party

As a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading, I have received products or compensation for my White Candy Buffet. All opinions are my own.  The new year is upon us and it’s almost time to reflect on the old and ring in the new. Are you happy to say farewell to 2016? I tend to look […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Proposing During the Holidays

The holidays are around the corner, and you might be contemplating popping the big question to your significant other. Really? Proposing during the holidays? Maybe the idea of dropping on bended knee in front of the tree or under the mistletoe sounds like the sweetest most swoon-worthy proposal idea to commemorate a festive holiday engagement. […]