My sweet tooth gets me in trouble. I can’t say no to most sweet treats that end up in my path. If it’s a new dessert idea, I have to try it because I need to stay in the know. If it’s a classic then I need to try it to see how it stacks up to others I’ve had. It’s really not good for my waistline. But you know what is good for me? Reading dessert cookbooks. I don’t gain any weight that way. And because I possess little to no baking skills, I don’t have to worry about making these things at home. But that doesn’t stop me from devouring the pages of a beautiful book. If you haven’t checked out the cookbook, Eat More Dessert from Jenny Cookies, you have to! It’s SO well done. And not only are there super yummy sounding recipes, there is also tons of fantastic party inspiration. You’re really going to love this book!
You have to make a brownie cake. For real. Because look how cute it is. I love to serve things in a new way at the parties I throw. It’s such a fun way to add special details that the guests will love. Sure, you can serve a plain old cake. But why not serve a brownie cake? It’s something you don’t see everyday, everyone (well, just about everyone) loves brownies and it’s SO easy. So just make one, ok?
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TriscuitSummer #CollectiveBiasWhy should the kids have all the fun? I say we should make a stand this summer and declare adult playdates a thing. Mom-ing is hard work and I think we should make some time to chill out with our friends and do whatever we want for a few hours. Let’s be honest, we really just want to sit still for a little while and not have to get anyone milk or step on Legos. So I say grab your best gals, have a girl’s night in and unwind. Don’t let hosting stress you out. Girl’s night food doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m sharing an almost all no-cook menu with you plus a super easy flank steak appetizer recipe. The idea of playdates takes on a whole new life when you look at them this way, doesn’t it?
Baby showers might very well be my favorite kind of party. There is so much excitement and love in the air. A baby shower has multiple (unofficial) guests of honor and there are so many opportunities to create special touches. There is always laughter, often tears and usually really great food. Plus who doesn’t love watching the mom-to-be open tiny pairs of socks!? I created this boho baby shower to give you some ideas for the next party you have to throw. I’ve also created a fun DIY for word streamers, which let you hang messages as part of your decor. And of course they involve balloons. It’s not a party until there are balloons. AND THERE’S MORE! I’m giving away a huge boho baby shower hostess prize package of all my favorite entertaining items!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoClean #CollectiveBiasOur weather is pretty stinking awesome in California. But just because we have a lot of sun doesn’t mean that we keep our outdoor areas kept up year round. Last weekend, on a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon, I wanted to be outside with a glass of wine and a magazine. But I realized quickly that my backyard was in no shape to be hosting visitors. With BBQ season fast approaching, I decided to put together a Spring Entertaining Checklist which will help you get your home in order so you can invite people over whenever you want to. Spring parties don’t have to be over the top or stressful. Here is what you need to make sure you are the hostess with the mostess.
Compensation was provided by Hebrew National via Mode Media.Does your heart race a little when you get invited to a BBQ? Mine totally does. Barbecue parties are the ultimate in afternoon hang outs. You need three things for a good BBQ: good food, rad friends and (hopefully) warm weather. And while being invited to one is awesome, I love to host them even more! Today I’ve partnered with Hebrew National to share my favorite BBQ party ideas. There’s nothing I love more than a grilled hot dog and a stress-free menu that will let you enjoy your own party.