Entertaining Tips

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 2 Days to Go

With a pretty serious winter storm on the horizon for those of us here in the Northeast, I have to admit that this week is feeling a bit more like Christmas than it feels like Thanksgiving. (Minus the fact that we’re still a few days out from getting our Christmas tree, that is!) We have all kinds of snow and ice in the forecast and I can’t think of a better way to spend the next few days than bundled …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

We’re one day closer to Thanksgiving and I’m telling you right now, I’m already excited. We’re actually eating at my mom’s house this year, which in and of itself is pretty awesome, because that lady is one heck of a cook. Also, she always makes vegetarian-friendly versions of all the Thanksgiving favorites for me so she earns extra awesome points for that, too. Which is not to say we’re free from the cooking entirely – B and I have been …

Thanksgiving Countdown: 1 Week to Go

Thanksgiving Countdown: 1 Week to Go

With one week to go until Thanksgiving, I’m kicking off the Thanksgiving countdown! Today and every day up until the big feast, I’ll be sharing a quick tip or two to help make your Thanksgiving celebration go off without a hitch.

With seven days to go, today is the day to buy the turkey! Keep in mind that if you’re buying a frozen turkey you’re going to need ample time for it to thaw. A general rule of …

Sweet Eats: Thanksgiving Desserts

Sweet Eats: Thanksgiving Desserts

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I can’t believe how quickly Thanksgiving is approaching and, like every year at this time, I’ve got a mind for desserts this week. While I love a classic pumpkin or apple pie as much as the next girl, I also love switching it up and making something unexpected that still plays on seasonal flavors. I’m the resident Thanksgiving dessert girl in my family so cataloging delicious dessert recipes is kind of my thing. Here are just a few that have …

Five Tips for Hosting a Pint Size Party

Five Tips for Hosting a Pint Size Party

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Today we’re breaking it down with five tips for hosting a pint size party, brought to you in partnership with Apartment Guide! If you’re like me, you love to entertain, but a huge budget to pull together a fancy spread to wow your friends just isn’t feasible. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love hosting great parties. So with that in mind, today’s tips are all about how you can host a pint size party for $150 or less! The …

Target Gift Card Giveaway with Apartment Guide

Target Gift Card Giveaway with Apartment Guide

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Update: The winner has been announced! Check out this post to see if you won!

Today I am so excited to announce a giveaway in partnership with Apartment Guide! I’ve teamed up with Apartment Guide to bring you my favorite tips for hosting a pint-sized party. Think at-home entertaining on a tiny budget with loads of style, regardless of the size of your living space or your budget. In turn, Apartment Guide is giving one lucky reader a $50 Target gift …

How To Set a Formal Dinner Table

How To Set a Formal Dinner Table

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Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent a lovely weekend at home on the lake with my family and am excited to kick off a great week. I have lots of exciting new projects in the work that I can’t wait to share soon. In the meantime, I’m loving this guide to setting a formal dinner table from Mrs. Lilien. While I love casual entertaining, there’s part of me that just can’t enough of fancy …

Sponsored Giveaway: $150 Williams Sonoma Gift Card!

Sponsored Giveaway: $150 Williams Sonoma Gift Card!

UPDATE: The entries have been tallied up! With the help of Random.org the winner of $150 from Williams-Sonoma is Jessica! We’ll be in touch with details, Jessica, and thanks to everyone who entered!

After a week of incredible wedding and entertaining inspiration from the participants of the Inspired Creations Contest, I am so excited to have a fabulous giveaway to end the week from none other than the entertaining gurus at Williams-Sonoma! As an avid entertainer, registering at Williams-Sonoma was at …