How to Host an Adorable Nautical Baby Shower

As a brand ambassador for Oriental Trading, I have received products or compensation for my Nautical Baby Shower. All opinions are my own. Drumroll, please! I have a big announcement! My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby! This will be my 5th grandchild. They have a gazillion friends and I’m sure they will have […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 164

It’s party time! Welcome to the Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 164. We’re glad you stopped by. My husband and I leave for a two-week vacation on Sunday. We’re headed back to one of our favorite Caribbean islands. It will be our third trip back to this particular island because we love the […]

Favorite Book to Read on the Beach and Book Review

This post, Favorite Book to Read on the Beach, is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martin’s Press. All opinions are my own.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read. When I was in first grade, I couldn’t just read a few pages a night in my Alice, Jerry and Jip reading book […]

5 Unique Save the Date Ideas You Will Love

Back in the day, Save the Date was not a thing here in the south. Most of your friends and relatives lived nearby and the news that you were getting hitched traveled like wildfire. Even the invites were only sent to out-of-towners. A little engagement announcement appeared in the local paper ending with, “Local invitations […]

Weekly Blog Recap and Pretty Pintastic Party 163

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 163! Preparation is under way for our 4th of July celebration. Our church will host our annual 4th of July party with live music, good food, fun activities for the kids and an amazing grand finale fireworks show. It’s one way that we give back to the community. I’ve been […]

How to Make Delicious and Easy Smooth Creme Caramel

Please extend a big welcome to guest blogger, Claire. She blogs over at Sumo Chef and she has stopped by to share her Smooth Creme Caramel. Doesn’t it look delicious?  There will ALWAYS be room for dessert. And what’s one dessert that’s easy to make but goes beyond the usual cake or cookies? A delicious […]

How to Make Amazing Red Velvet Cupcakes

This post, Amazing Red Velvet Cupcakes, is part of a Movie Monday blog hop. Be sure and visit the other blogs listed at the end of the post for more wedding movie inspiration.  What do Red Velvet Cupcakes have to do with movies? I’ll give you a hint. This month’s movie blog hop is celebrating […]

Weekly Wrap Up and Pretty Pintastic Party 06-23

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party 06-23! It’s rained almost all week long and since I get to read a book before it’s launched and write a review, I took advantage of a dark, rainy afternoon. I was just going to start the book, but I couldn’t put it down. I read the whole thing […]

Coastal Tablescape For Two In Shades of Blue

This post, Coastal Tablescape for Two, is part of a summer tablescape blog hop. Be sure and visit the other blogs listed at the end of the post for more inspiration.  Spending time along the seashore is my favorite place to be during the summer. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore always […]

How to Make Delicious Blackberry Glazed Grilled Ribs

This shop, Blackberry Glazed Grilled Ribs, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias I love a good party, especially a birthday party and there’s a big one on the horizon. I’m not talking about my birthday in August. It’s not really a biggie since I’ll […]