Cereal Snack Bar | campfire snacks with kellogg’s cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias

Cereal Snack Bar | campfire snacks with kellogg’s cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias

Cereal Snack Bar - campfire snacks with Kellogg's cereal #goodnightsnack #cbias | This #shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. Regardless of the season, backyard campfires have always been one of our favorite evening outdoor activities. A crackling fire and a few friends is pretty much all you need for an enjoyable, social night spent under the stars. It's what I like to call effortless entertaining. A couple of weeks ago we hosted a night out around the campfire for Continue reading

Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party | fresh pico de gallo recipe

Walking Taco Bar Party - fresh pico de gallo recipe | This post brought to you by Pepcid® Complete® . All opinions are 100% my own. #PepcidTastemakers Although we love to entertain year round, summer is our absolute favorite season. The carefree days, outdoor activities and spontaneous get-togethers call for some casual party ideas that don't break the bank or require a lot of time or thought. Last weekend we hosted one of those spontaneous poolside gatherings for a couple of friends. A casual party that required a simple menu that was Continue reading

Summer Entertaining | outdoor poolside party #pier1outdoorparty

Summer Entertaining | outdoor poolside party #pier1outdoorparty

Summer Entertaining - outdoor poolside party #pier1outdoorparty | I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. We love to entertain year-round - though the summer season is simply our favorite. Considering most of our summer entertaining is spontaneously thrown together - it seems as if the last minute planning comes together so easy and effortless. The gorgeous weather combined with the beautiful scenery Continue reading

Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood

Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood

Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood The days of unstructured outdoor play have finally returned and we have been soaking in every second of the warm weather, fresh air and much needed Vitamin D. When the sun is shining and our minds are focused on having "fun" - quick and satisfying healthy snacks are the key to a perfect day outdoors. To maximize my own time spent outdoors, before we head out for the day, I like to plan and put together an Outdoor Snack Cart or snack tray. Healthy Continue reading

Tailgate Ice Cream Party | neighborhood social & giveaway

Tailgate Ice Cream Party | neighborhood social & giveaway

This post brought to you by Unilever Ice Cream. All opinions are 100% mine. Sunday we hosted a Tailgate Ice Cream Party in honor of National Ice Cream Day. With the entire month of July dedicated to this tasty summer treat - it's an official holiday that many actually celebrate all year long. I mean how can you not go wrong with family, friends and one of America's favorite summertime desserts. As much I love the planning and hosting huge parties, I enjoy simple, impromptu gatherings just as much - especially during the warmer months of the Continue reading

Crab Feast Party | Father’s Day Crab Boil with World Market

Crab Feast Party | Father’s Day Crab Boil with World Market

This post brought to you by World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, a classic crab feast was always the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family and soak in the summertime. Steamed crabs, or crab boils, along with all of the traditional trimmings - are still, just a way of the 'summertime' life around here. Since Father's Day is five days before the official start of summer - I thought we would take it back to the basics this year and celebrate Dad with a good, old fashion crab feast. I began with a visit to my Continue reading

Celebrating the 4th of July on a Budget {featuring Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations}

Celebrating the 4th of July on a Budget {featuring Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations}

Please Welcome Nancy Pfeifer from A To Zebra Celebrations Nancy started blogging in late December 2009 to share her creative party ideas. She has two beautiful girls and has loved planning and styling every single party for them! A To Zebra Celebrations was born in the fall of 2009 after she organized a zebra party for her oldest daughter when she turned 4. She was honored, and humbled after many features on popular sites. People from all over started inquiring about the zebra party decorations she had created. Her passion for parties and Continue reading

Great Ideas for Summer Celebrations {featuring Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home}

Great Ideas for Summer Celebrations {featuring Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home}

Please Welcome Chris Nease from Celebrations at Home Chris Nease is an entertaining expert and creative party stylist specializing in small celebrations, and themed & seasonal tablescapes. She creates parties for clients, as well as editorial designs for the web and print. As editor of Celebrations At Home blog, Chris publishes new and inspiring ideas on her site daily. Her style is unique and eclectic, with approachable details. I am delighted to have Chris share some of her incredible ideas with us today for planning your next summer Continue reading

Ten Tips For Planning Summer Parties {featuring Lisa Kothari from Peppers and Pollywogs}

Ten Tips For Planning Summer Parties {featuring Lisa Kothari from Peppers and Pollywogs}

Please Welcome Lisa Kothari of Pepper and Pollywogs Lisa Kothari is the national and trusted kids' party expert in the USA and beyond! Lisa founded Peppers and Pollywogs based on her main party planning belief that no matter the budget or amount of time a parent has, an incredible party can always be thrown, keeping children cheerful and parents stress-free during their wonderfully planned celebrations! Her passion is helping parents achieve this with minimal time and effort. Lisa is here today sharing some tips to keep in mind when Continue reading