Do You Make a Pretty Plate?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: My husband jokes with me about what have come to be known as “beige” meals. You know the ones: grilled chicken, brown rice, and steamed cauliflower. While it’s a balanced meal, all things considered, it also lacks color. And for some reason, that makes a […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Hospitality on a Budget

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less topic is summer entertaining! I shared my ideas for throwing a party on a budget earlier this week, and everybody in the group is sharing their best entertaining tips as well. Hospitality is not necessarily one of my gifts, but I want to want to, and I love the […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Throwing a Party on a Budget

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is entertaining on a budget! Some people are born entertainers, but it takes a little more effort for others of us! My mom loves to throw a good party, and she’s really good at thinking of all the little details and special touches. I, on the other hand, […]

How Do You Serve Dinner?

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: It wasn’t until I read Laura’s post a few weeks ago that I stopped to think about the different ways one could serve dinner. Certainly, we spend a lot of time talking about food shopping and preparation, but really the most important part of the […]

9 Ideas for Using Mason or Repurposed Jars When You Entertain

I’ve been a bit obsessed with entertaining ideas lately — as my “For a Party” Pinterest board shows — as I plan for a backyard get-together with some of our friends next weekend. I especially love ideas that incorporate repurposed jars or mason jars, and there really are so many creative ways to use them […]

Giveaway: $100 Visa Gift Card from Cheep!

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Holly Minion (ohioholly@…)! In the next 10 days, I will be entertaining not once, but twice. Now, for anyone else, that might not seem like a big deal, but entertaining doesn’t come easily for me. Don’t get me wrong — I love the idea of having people […]

An Evening at the Ski Lodge

I mentioned last weekend that I am participating in Apartment Guide’s Old Friends New Space Blogger Challenge. We decided on a ski lodge theme, and our initial intention was to do a family-friendly kind of theme, but the more we thought about it, the more we realized that lots of candles would add the perfect […]

Enter to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Apartment Guide

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Catherine (catherinewalker_2000…)! I was recently invited to participate in Apartment Guide’s “Old Friends, New Space” Blogger Challenge.  The challenge is for me to create a tablescape or themed area for a party and share it with you. We’ve invited Sean’s family to get together for an evening at […]