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Casual Holiday Dinner Party Ideas for Friends and Family with Marie Callender's pot pies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #EasyAsPotPie #CollectiveBias One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the chance to entertain family and friends, when we get to slow down from our busy workaday lives and make […]

Easy Minecraft Party Ideas #GameonTheGo #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias I love how quickly kids discover their shared interests and become fast friends. I saw it happen last weekend when Jackson invited friends over to check out his new Gameband […]

Holiday Baking Essentials at World Market and Homemade Food Gifts

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by World Market, but all opinions are honest and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here. It’s no secret I love holiday baking. Whipping up treats in the kitchen for homemade food gifts, holiday parties or fireside snacking is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Homemade […]

Elegant Black & Purple Thanksgiving Table Decor

Disclosure: I received a free set of dinnerware and glassware as compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. I love stepping outside my comfortable color palette and bucking tradition when it comes to holiday decorating. Who says Thanksgiving table decor has […]

These simple Thanksgiving table decorations were inspired by fashion runways. And would you believe everything comes from a box? Click for your chance to win a 4-piece feather frenzy table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine.

My dining room table is all set for Thanksgiving with feathers and burlap and mercury glass and shades of green and aqua inspired by the fashion runways! And it didn’t take me any time at all to pull this Thanksgiving table setting together because I used a table styling kit from Sparkle & Dine! This […]

Learn how to make witch's brew punch, a foggy bubbling cauldron and a smoking Jack-O-Lantern, plus lots of other dry ice experiments for Halloween and beyond.

You can’t have a spooky Halloween display without some special effects. A cauldron, plus dry ice and hot water equals a fog effect that will have those trick-or-treaters hightailing it off your porch before they become an ingredient in the witch’s brew! Continental Carbonic, a manufacturer of dry ice with 39 branches in the eastern […]

A Legend of Sleepy Hollow Halloween: Washington Irving's chilling short story of Ichabod Crane and the headless horsesman inspired this Halloween tablesetting. The details are amazing; I especially love the Sleepy Hollow sign, the tombstone place cards and the spooky paper trees on the table. And that jack-o-lantern is pretty scary, too!

You are cordially invited to dinner at the Van Tassel home on this chilly October eve. I do hope you can join the Van Tassels, their lovely daughter Katrina and her two suitors, the schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and Brom Van Brunt, though you may know him as Brom Bones. It should be quite the feast… […]

Kids love playing with their food, so why not throw a Halloween bash that encourages it! So many great ideas for Halloween snacks, crafts and activities, like a drinkable potions bar at AttaGirlSays.com #spookysnacks #shop #cibias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Post includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. #collectivebias It’s an undisputed fact: kids love playing with their food. So, I planned a fun pre-Halloween porch party for Jackson and some neighborhood pals. On the […]

Free printable and template to make this fun R2-D2 craft. These make great Star Wars party favors.

When we had Jackson’s epic Star Wars birthday party, we wanted to send guests home with goodie bags filled with things that wouldn’t go straight in the trash can. Inspired by an idea from another blogger, we gave each party guest their own R2-D2 Design a Droid craft kit. I also made a free printable […]

Who says fall decorating has to include pumpkins and the color orange? This dining table setting celebrates fall with the use of beautiful blue dried hydrangeas

I still miss the hydrangea bush that grew in the backyard of our old house. I’ve planted one at our new house, but I haven’t had the same luck in getting it to thrive and bloom like the one at our old place did. I guess the sun isn’t right. But I’m still enjoying beautiful […]