How to Make Amazing Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Our family gets together often during the holidays and we all end up drinking coffee or hot cocoa after dinner. I don’t need to add another item to my to-do list, so I combine the ingredients for Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix at the beginning of the holidays. That way, if the kids happen to drop by […]

How to Host an Amazing Gender Reveal Party

I think a Gender Reveal Party is adorable. It was so not a thing when I was pregnant with my kids. If you found out the gender at all, you just called your family and close friends and let them know. When my son and daughter-in-law decided to have a gender reveal party, I was […]

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 […]

Beauty and the Beast Tea Party with Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches

This post, Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches, contains affiliate links. I’ll make a little coffee money (not enough to buy the coffee shop) if you click a link and buy a product. There’s no extra cost for you. Out of all the fabulous Disney movies, Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite. I can hardly wait […]

3 Tips for Throwing an Awesome Last Minute Party

Everybody loves a party, especially when there is something great to celebrate. Sometimes wonderful things happen without warning, or sometimes you are just in the mood to have a good time with family and friends. Here are some helpful tips for putting together a last-minute party that will knock everybody’s socks off. 3 Tips for […]

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip Plus Homegating Party Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. #fanfoodleague Are you ready for the big game? I’ve been hosting Homegating parties for years and over time, I’ve perfected the football viewing party. You won’t find me hidden away in the kitchen. I need […]

FREE Thanksgiving Planner Printable

I was browsing through an old cookbook and I found a Thanksgiving menu from years ago. It’s written on a piece of stained, torn paper. The ink is faded and it’s from a period in time when everyone wrote in cursive. Thankfully, this year, I have a Thanksgiving Planner that covers everything AND as a […]

Nautical Wedding Ideas, Photos and Details

Remember when my husband and I hosted our youngest daughter’s wedding on May 14? The wedding photos are finally here. Of course, I have to give you all the deets about Caitlin’s nautical wedding. If I shared all of her nautical wedding photos, this would be the longest post in history and I can’t do that […]

How to Throw a Party While on a Budget

If money weren’t an issue, throwing a party would always be fun. Whether you’re planning an event for a birthday party, anniversary, holiday or something more formal, chances are that money is an issue. You can’t spend more than you can afford, but how can you throw a fun party when you’re on a tight […]

Best Super Bowl Party Foods

Two years ago, my other favorite team, The Carolina Panthers, were Super Bowl Bound! I want to get up and dab’ a bit just thinking about it. They lost, but that’s beside the point. Right now I’m sharing a huge collection of my Best Super Bowl Party Foods. Last year, my main team, the Atlanta […]