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Hostess Gifts for the Holidays ~ GO MOM!

Hostess Gifts for the Holidays ~ GO MOM!

I love picking out hostess gifts for the holidays! With the holiday season in full swing, its easy to get caught up in your busy social calendar and without realizing it, overlooking the hostess who made it all possible to be part of an incredible holiday event.  If you are blessed to attend more than one special […]

How to Organize Holiday Coupons

How to Organize Holiday Coupons

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, its time to hit the stores, at least the grocery stores, and make the most of those holiday coupons. As I get ready to host 17 of us for a fabulous feast and a fun filled weekend, my first holiday expenditures always focus on food and entertaining items and I […]

Comments   |   Halloween, Party
Last Minute Halloween Party Treats

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats

Even though Halloween is weeks in the making, sometimes the best plans are the last minute ones you never expected. If you find yourself invited or hosting a last minute Halloween party, here are a few super easy ideas for party treats you can whip out in no time at all!  Above you’ll see Halloween […]

3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

Note:  First shared in 2013, this sponsored post for Hershey’s is your secret to Halloween candy management 101! Plan your post trick or treat candy strategy now and you’ll be all set by November 1st! Once Halloween has come and gone, its time to answer the  really big questions in life like what do you […]

Comments   |   Fall, Halloween, Kids, Party
Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, I’m all about shortcuts that keep my holiday to-do list running smoothly while we actually focus on the fun.  And having special traditions goes a long way to to knock out a variety of Halloween activities in one fell swoop.  At it’s most basic, each year we dedicate a day for pumpkin carving […]

Comments   |   College, Fall, Party, School
College Tailgate Fashion Tips for Moms

College Tailgate Fashion Tips for Moms

There is nothing like a college tailgate to get you in the mood for Fall! And if you are the Mom of a college student, you’ll likely find yourself attending a tailgate or two, especially when its time for Family Weekend. With our oldest son in his freshman year, as has been the case for […]

Comments   |   Fall, High School, Kids, Party, School, Sports, Teens
7 Organized Tailgating Ideas

7 Organized Tailgating Ideas

Fall is here and that means it’s time to talk organized tailgating ideas. No matter how much (or how little) you love football, you have to admit that its the tailgate before that local high school or college ball game that sets the tone for a great event.  From the food to the games, its awesome […]

#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to summer, we spend a ton of time outside. I love the fresh air, the warm sun, and I love to entertain. So our deck truly becomes an extension of our living space and in North Carolina, that really lasts 3 seasons long. So this summer […]

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never […]

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for fun but easy summer picnic recipes for Memorial Day Weekend? As you kick off the summer and gather with friends and family, here are a few of my favorite picnic recipes from the always clever folks at Spoonful.com.  Easy to make and sure to please, these are perfect for you to share a […]