4th of July Sweepstakes

Are you ready for the 4th of July?  We have lots of plans and will be celebrating all weekend long with BBQs, Pool Parties and Fireworks.  If you haven't made plans yet, I've rounded up a few of my favorite ideas that are easy to execute and guaranteed to help you turn an ordinary celebration into an extraordinary one!  I've also teamed up with Tuesday Morning for a fun 4th of July Sweepstakes so you can treat yourself and celebrate the 4th, make sure you scroll down for all the details. If … [Read more...]

Patriotic Popcorn Bar for 4th of July

Boom! Pop! Pow! Wow your friends and family with a Patriotic Popcorn Bar for the 4th of July.  This simple serve-your-self popcorn bar is the perfect way to wind down the night and settle in with a treat for the spectacular fireworks show. I've teamed up with Oriental Trading to create this Boom! Pop! Pow! 4th of July Popcorn Party and I show just how simple it is to throw together a festive popcorn bar that is perfect for your holiday entertaining.  Whether you are hosting a backyard BBQ or … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to painted pallets and … [Read more...]

4th of July Patriotic Mantel

Do you decorate for the 4th of July? I am loving all of the red, white and blue patriotic decor I've seen lately and couldn't resist creating a 4th of July Patriotic Mantel.  I don't normally switch out the decorations on my mantel except for Halloween and Christmas, but I am in love with this festive and patriotic mantel I created for Oriental Trading. I have am so thrilled to be partnering with such an amazing brand like Oriental Trading and I've been having lots of fun creating DIY … [Read more...]

Watermelon Flower Vase

Watermelon is a summer staple at our house, but did you know you can do more than just eat this sweet, juicy fruit?  That's right, I'm going to show you how you can use watermelon as a centerpiece for your backyard BBQs and patriotic parties.  This DIY Watermelon Flower Vase is a super easy project that will make a statement at all of your summer parties. I love creating things that can also serve multiple purposes and that is one of the reason why I love this watermelon flower vase. Not only … [Read more...]

Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, and with it comes the promise of carefree days, pool parties and BBQs. This year kick off the summer season with a Memorial Day BBQ. Outdoor entertaining is one of my favorite things because it doesn't have to be elaborate or costly.  All you need is simple and delicious food, great company and a festive atmosphere.  I am hanging out on the Tuesday Morning blog sharing everything you will need to throw your own festive Memorial Day … [Read more...]

Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

The other day we packed a picnic and headed outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather we've been having lately.  The perfect picnic has simple, delicious food and drinks that travel well.  This Strawberry Watermelon Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette is one of my favorite summer salads and absolutely perfect to take with you on a picnic or to a backyard BBQ. While it isn't quite summer yet, watermelons have started popping up at the grocery store.  My kids beg me to get one every time we are … [Read more...]

Cucumber and Onion Salad + Giveaway

It's that time of year again for backyard BBQs, pool parties, trips to the beach and dining al fresco. Outdoor entertaining is the best, it doesn't demand anything elaborate, just simple food and good company.  This Cucumber and Onion Salad will quickly become one of your go-to recipes this summer, it's light, refreshing and incredibly simple to make. As the weather turns warmer I can't think of anything better than moving the party outdoors. Which is why I am so excited to share my friend … [Read more...]

Simple Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day weekend is our final chance to savor the last bits of Summer fun! Summer's last hoorah, if you will. Today, I'm sharing easy ways to make the most of your relaxing Labor Day gathering with these simple Labor Day Party Ideas. Simple decor, and festive colors will help keep your party set up simple and stress free. I recently found a vintage ironing board, and gave it a quick, festive update. I added stars & stripes, and knew it would work perfectly as a food table. When … [Read more...]

You’re the BOMB Pop Treats

Summer just wouldn't be complete with out a trip down memory lane.  Who else remembers enjoying the iconic rocket shaped red, white and blue summer treats?  As kids we rarely enjoyed a treat from the ice cream truck, but when we did I loved getting a Bomb Pop.  So before the summer ends I thought it would be a great idea to celebrate with a special treat. With the help of our sponsor, Bomb Pop I created a festive "You're the BOMB Pop" summer treat as a fun way to celebrate these hot summer … [Read more...]