Holiday Cocktail: The Festive Fizz!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to team up with a few of my favorite bloggers to share our favorite holiday cocktail recipes for Southern Living, which, I mean… how do you say no to that?! Anyway, we had so much fun photographing and sharing our favorite “Festive Fizz” for the feature that I thought I’d officially share it with you too! 

Entertaining with Birdies + GIVEAWAY!!

 

Entertaining in Style

I love to entertain, it’s one of my very favorite things in life! There is nothing quite like a full house of your favorite people, good food, and cold champagne. But over the years of throwing countless parties, bridal and baby showers, I have learned the key to success are the shoes! Because let’s be real, the work of the hostess really starts early in the morning. 

Gold Flatware for Thanksgiving

I have been loving the idea of mixing it up a little bit at the Thanksgiving table setting, and gold flatware seems perfect! I love gold flatware because it can have a modern twist while still looking very classic. There are so many options with table settings, here are a few ideas I am loving!

Apple Spiked Ice Cream!

 

The Perfect Fall Treat!

I’m super excited today to share with you my new favorite (under 3 minute) dessert recipe for Fall! Like I mentioned yesterday, we’ve been taking it easy over here this past month and a half with lot’s of time at home entertaining friends and family! The holiday season is just around the corner so these slower days at home have been magical! 

The Best Kind of Girl’s Night

 

Perfecting the “Grown Up” Girls Night!

The older I get, the more I look forward to girl’s nights! During college we were all constantly together, we rolled in a pack and were 100% inseparable. We went out together, got ready for parties in one big bathroom together, we studied together, we just did all of life together… and it was the best. But over the past few years we’ve each gotten married and most of them have already had little ones of their own, so our girl’s nights look a lot different, but to be honest, they are so much better.

Click on through to see how we celebrate!

B’s Baby Shower!

 

It’s A Girl!

Over the weekend I threw Betsy, my bestie who just so happens to also be our wholesale and customer service director, a baby shower! Betsy is having her second baby girl (eek!) and I couldn’t have been any more excited to whip up a special day just for her. 

The shower turned out so lovely and the food ended up being amazing (I always get nervous about the food! I make Ryan taste everything, twice.) and she was showered with ALL of the monogrammed gifts a momma-to-be could ask for! It ended up just being the best day!

Hop on over to the post to see all the details!

In The Kitchen with ABD: Easy & Healthy …

 

Red Pepper Hummus with Veggies

A few weeks ago I discovered this hummus recipe at a dinner party with some close friends. I could not stop eating it even though it was the before-dinner appetizer.

This will change everything you thought you knew (or thought you loved) about hummus! And it’s H-E-A-L-T-H-Y. Click on over for this epic recipe & let me know what you think!

In the Kitchen with ABD: Grilled Peaches & …

Vineyard Vines Top // Draper James Earrings // Loft White Jeans // L’Oreal Matte Lipstick (“Matte For Me”) // Jackson Morgan Southern Cream

 

Let’s Be Real, Milkshakes are ALWAYS a Good Idea! 

Growing up, milkshakes were one of those things we rarely had, but when we did it was a BIG DEAL, and always initiated by my dad. I have a soft spot in my heart for a good ole’ fashioned milkshake, so I thought it would be fun to whip up a milkshake with a twist for you today!