We’ve officially hit the last month of Summer and while everyone else is prepping for back to school and fall activities, I’m over here trying to squeeze every last drop out of these warm days before they’re gone. And guess what…?! You STILL have time to throw that epic summer BBQ that you never got around to yet. I promise. I have a few more summer inspired posts that I’ll be sharing with you guys next week, but today, I feel like we should focus on one of the important details for your outdoor shindig…the playlist! This printable Summer BBQ playlist is a retro rock montage with all of the greats making an appearance. It’s going to bring you back to your younger days, or you’ll become a new fan if you haven’t heard these songs before. If that’s the case, I’ll just politely excuse myself now and we can pretend I didn’t just age myself with this download.
The day and age of liquor bottles on display may be behind us, but I’m really hoping to bring them back. There’s just something so classic about those pretty glass decanters and rocks glasses next to a gorgeous ice bucket on a bar cart. Am I right? Very Mad Men-esque. I love the masculine qualities they evoke and the classy nod they can lend to a gathering! Today’s post, is all about bringing back a classic and updating it with a simple project! These DIY decanter tags are easy to make, really inexpensive, can be done in an afternoon, and look so sophisticated! A simple and fun way to upgrade an existing bar cart, wet bar, or drink display!
I’m not ready to come to terms with tomorrow being August. I don’t know where the Summer went this year, but I’m choosing to hold onto it for as long as possible. Sure, all the stores are prepping for back to school and even Halloween already, but I’m choosing to cherish these warm summer nights, and I plan to do it on my deck with a glass of this in my hands! This lavender lemonade recipe is the perfect way to enjoy the last month of Summer, before welcoming in the chill of fall and all things pumpkin! The recipe is simple to make and I love the subtle touch of lavender that lingers too! Cheers to homemade lemonade!
I am the QUEEN of procrastination. You’d think by now, I would have learned that this is not the way to live life, but, alas, I still seem to find excuses to wait until the very last minute to do things. Work, deadlines, projects, appointments…you name it. I procrastinate it. Breakfast? Ha. Despite how much I looooove food, I also love sleep. I sleep until the very last second I can without being late to work. (Yes, I am well aware that this is a terrible idea). Because of that, breakfast is definitely almost always an after thought. But, fellow procrastinators, rejoice! There is something we can do to not only sleep as long as possible, but wake up to a delish breakfast without having to do hardly any work in advance! What is this magical breakfast I speak of…? Overnight oats! Heard of em’? If not, I’m about to blow your mind and change your morning game with today’s recipe for these berry overnight oats.
I’ve always loved entertaining and I generally try to find any excuse I can to invite people over to celebrate something. Anything. Everything. Whether that something is a birthday, holiday, or just a Tuesday, I still try to make time to enjoy it with family and friends. If you’re like me, putting together the details for the gatherings is also part of the fun. Today, I’m sharing some easy (and free!) printable floral place cards that will add a pretty little touch to the table for your next gathering. And the best part? They’re sooooo easy! Just download, print, and write in your guests’ names! Now you have more time to plan (and sample) the drink menu….am I right? 😉
One of my VERY favorite movie series of all time, hands down, has to be James Bond. I don’t even think I can narrow it down to a specific favorite movie in the series. I like them all. Although, I did start out as a Pierce Brosnan fan, once Daniel Craig took over, was there really any going back? (Let’s be serious). There’s just something about a handsome guy in a suit, driving a gorgeous sports car, wielding a gun, and kicking some serious ass. Maybe I have a thing for British spies…? Who knows. But, on National Martini Day, it only seems right to highlight and celebrate one of the most famous martinis of all time. The James Bond martini recipe. If Mr. Bond approves of this classy cocktail, I do too.
I’m a huge donut fan. If I can find a way to include them in my everyday, you know I’m going to take it. So it was only a matter of time before I found a way to incorporate donuts with cake! This easy donut hole cake hack not only saves you time, stress, and a messy kitchen, but it looks and tastes great too!
I can’t believe that we’re even talking about this right now, but Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner! This year has flown by, but I’m not mad that the colder months are almost behind us. (You hear that Utah…? Stop snowing please!) When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, the food and drinks are the most important, right? But you still need some festive decor to get those party guests in the mood for a fiesta! This printable Cinco de Mayo taco banner is a cinch to make and will put everyone in the feasting spirit!