Clean & Classic, Yellow & Gray Bridal Shower: Sponsored Post

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For years, I have had a huge love for entertaining.  While throwing super extravagant parties with no budget and endless options sounds great in theory, the reality is that it’s not an option for me.  I would like to think that I have somewhat mastered the art of making a little seem like a lot. [...]


Target Wedding “Be Yourself, Together!”


This is a sponsored post by Target, but all the opinions are my own.  Follow the fun #TargetWedding!!!! So we just celebrated our 5-year anniversary.  At our wedding we were showered with lovely gifts that have really been put to use over the years, but I must say, those towels…..not quite as soft and fluffy as [...]


Music City Eats and a Night of Food, Fashion & Fabulous Wine!


Talk about excited when I was able to attend the Music City Eats kick-off event at my friend Stacie of Southern Sophiscate’s house last week.  There aren’t too many things in life that are better than good wine and good food, well, of course, except the obvious of my family and friends, but you get [...]


It’s Giveaway TIME!!!!!!

Today is Whats Cooking with Ruthie’s 2nd Birthday! Nutrimill Bosch and some of your favorite bloggers have come together to make it an extra BIG party! We are celebrating in true blogger style with a huge giveaway- check out these awesome prizes… Grand Prize: Bosch Universal Plus Mixer with Cookie Paddles, Blender, and Slicer Shredder [...]


Food, Friends & Fireworks 4th of July Party

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For my most recent article for Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, I featured a patriotic party perfect for the 4th of July.  A few local stores helped me pull together the tablescape and a cozy firework watching spot and I created a fun drink, pre-meal snack and even a “mock”tail for the kiddos.  There were also a [...]


Favorite Things Friday – Strawberry Recipes

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There is certainly no shortage of strawberries right now.  I, myself, have posted 3 strawberry recipes in the last two weeks and you would think that my family and I are sick of the berries at this point, but Boogey and I are about to head out to the Nashville Farmers’ Market and fresh strawberries [...]


Vote for me! Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Foodie Mom Blogs


I am so honored to have been nominated again for PopSugar’s Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Foodie Mom Blogs for 2013.  Being a part of that group of women from 2012 has been an amazing experience.  I felt insanely blessed to have been voted into the Top 25 last year right out of the gate [...]


Jessie Steele Mother’s Day Apron Giveaway


It is no secret that I LOVE my aprons!!! It is very rare that you will find me in the kitchen without an apron on! I especially love my aprons from Jessie Steele.  They just get it!  Their design and fabrics make you feel pretty and feminine and they are not only functional, but their [...]


French-Inspired Crafty Mother’s Day Luncheon


I originally featured this party in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in May 2011 and is making a reappearance on the blog to help get your creative energy flowing for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!!! “When it comes to party planning, I say it’s better to make it than to buy it.  Digging into your own creativity allows [...]


Favorite Things Friday – Moving Essentials

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Moving and I have a complicated relationship.  The idea of it doesn’t seem like a big deal in theory, but when you get to the actual execution of it is when the harsh reality that it is never easy, fun, nor without surprises comes about face.  I think so far in my life and only [...]