Cooking a turkey properly makes even the most confident chef just a little nervous, not to mention the millions of first-time cooks attempting the turkey trot to the Thanksgiving table. There are many commonly held practices when it comes to cooking the big bird that are actually harmful and can cause food poisoning; not how anyone wants […]
Decorating With the #aladdinmason Entertaining Collection
*I was sent the Aladdin Mason Entertaining Collection to use and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* With Easter right around the corner, I am starting to think about my table settings for my family dinner (that sounds SO Martha of me, doesn’t it? Haha). Sure I could use these adorable Aladdin jars […]
Host a Festive Holiday Sweater Party with Goodwill!
I swear the days go by faster and faster every year. Here we are, in the midst of the 2013 holiday season and where did the year go? A fun way to commemorate holidays past is to host, yep, you guessed it, a holiday sweater party! If you don’t have anything to wear, take […]
eMeals Planning is a Life (and Time) Saver!
Halloween is over and we all know what means; the holidays are nigh! The planning, the cooking, the clean up, the shopping, the wrapping, what to get everyone, families, friends, stress, stress and more stress. Stop. Breathe. Take a few more deep breaths. And now I am going to tell you about eMeals. eMeals is […]
Have a Happy and Healthy 4th of July!
The 4th of July is this week… this summer is flying by so fast! I don’t know about you, but I am getting excited for some delicious barbecue, colorful fireworks and making more great memories with family and friends. There’s no better way to spend America’s birthday in my opinion! As I start my party […]
Food Network Star Season 8 Fan Favorite: Martie Duncan
We’ve been fans of Martie Duncan, the talented blogger behind MartieKnowsParties.com, for many years. She’s been the featured entertaining expert on sites like MSN.com as well as MyRecipes.com, where she shares her stylish, affordable entertaining ideas and delicious, easy-to-make recipes. And she wowed the bloggers at SheCon2012 with her presentation on building your blog into […]
Aquafina Celebrates Moms
I recently had a chance to attend a special Mom’s Night Out Event in Philadelphia at the fabulous Morimoto restaurant, which was sponsored by Aquafina FlavorSplash and MomCentral. The night was all about celebrating motherhood and mom bloggers, and it was so much fun to meet some other Philly Moms.
Easy and Affordable Halloween Decorating Tips
My uber-creative friend Martie made these adorable and affordable pumpkin people decorations. Visit her blog to learn how to make pumpkin people. Martie is the party and entertaining expert on MSN, but she’s no Martha Stewart. Her ideas are meant to be affordable and easy for normal people to do. For a recent party, Martie […]
Mocktails for Modern Mamas
When you have children, you make certain sacrifices. And of course when you look into those smiling faces, it is all worthwhile. But when you watch others sipping cosmos at a cocktail party or mint julips on Derby Day, perhaps you feel the slightest bit jealous? And very thirsty…parched even? When I was pregnant with […]
Beautiful Diaper Cakes Make an Elegant and Useful Baby Shower Gift
Guests at my baby shower were oowing ahhing over the diaper cake centerpiece from Diaper Cakewalk. I received the Blue Caramel Diaper Cake (pictured), which perfectly coordinated with the blue and chocolate invitations and decorations selected by the shower hosts. I’ve purchased diaper cakes as presents for other baby showers in the past, so I could recognize the superior quality […]