Spring Table Setting Ideas: Pink and Green Luncheon

I’ve been playing make believe again. This time, I’m pretending it’s spring, full on flip-flop and flowers weather. And it was for a few days — sunshine and glorious temperatures. But outside my window now, it’s cold and raining, turning to sleet later. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to show […]

#ad Easy Game Day Recipes with Tyson Anytizers #SuperMoments #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Who’s ready for the Big Game? It’s next weekend baby, and I couldn’t be more pumped. Not because I have a rooting interest. (So close, Charlotte, […]

DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza #GameTimeGoodies #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. My husband is a huge pro sports fanatic. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, wrestling — you name it — he has a rooting interest. So, pretty much […]

How to Style a Vintage Bar Cart

One of the longshot items on my Christmas wishlist was a a gilded faux bamboo vintage bar cart. I didn’t hold out much hope that Santa would be bringing one down the chimney. But I happened to ask  the owner of Melville Trading Company, where my mom and I have a booth, to let me […]

Fire Crackers Easy Party Food Recipe

Let the holiday eating continue! The time for resolutions, self control and calorie-cutting is still a few days away. Thank goodness, because when you make these spicy “Fire” Crackers, you’re going to want to eat the whole batch. If you’re looking for an easy party food to take to a New Year’s Eve shindig, this […]

10 Tips for Stress Free Holiday Parties

Is the house clean? Are the halls decked? Is the wine chilled? Are the gifts wrapped? Is the table set? Is the house filled with scents of freshly baked sweets? Calm down and chill out. It’s just a Christmas party. When you’re hosting a holiday party (or two or 12), it can feel like there are a […]

Easy Crafts for Kids: Felt Santa Napkin Rings

This craft is a throwback to my Brownie Girl Scout days. We’re talking way back in the 1970s! My mom was one of our troop leaders, and one of the kids gave her a set of felt Santa Claus napkin rings for Christmas. She’s saved them all these years. (That’s the original above!) I’m always […]

Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Martini

I love a pink cocktail, though I’m more Cosmo than White Zinfandel. Here’s my new signature cocktail: a Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Martini. If you’re looking for a festive mixed drink to serve at your holiday parties, this is it. It tastes like a liquid version of Hot Tamales candies (my favorite!) with an apple […]

Monsters University Root Beer & Pizza Party #shop #scareedu

For family movie night as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, we had a Monsters University root beer and pizza party. I’m going back to college at Monsters University. And I plan on majoring in Scaring. To celebrate my return to academia (and the release of the Monsters University 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD […]

Crafty Halloween Party Ideas

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” What if I told you could have a blast on Halloween with just a couple of rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper? And no, we are not going to […]