Summer Entertaining in the Backyard

Summer is in the air, and with it comes the joyfulness of basking in the sun, lazy afternoons spent lounging on the patio, and the excitement of throwing backyard parties with friends and family. If you enjoy summer entertaining as much as I do; backyard weddings, cookouts or impromptu gatherings will be a breeze with these entertaining tips. Keep it simple- Mason jars are beautiful with fresh herbs and fruit inside along with a floating candle. Adding a candle that is scented and keeps the bugs away is always a plus! Keep it safe- Always keep your food at the appropriate temperatures. Simply put keep the hot foods hot and the cold foods cold. Food safety is paramount while entertaining

5 Things I Learned from Kate Spade + A Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

Kate Spade was one of the most iconic, inspiring, imaginative and intriguing fashion designers of all times. Her words were so positive, beautiful and encouraging. Her creativity in designing taught me some of the most valuable lessons that I have learned in life. I have often used them a source of inspiration for pivotal projects in my life such as my very first handbag collaboration video with Nikki, https://youtu.be/ElLvCNmzHE0! As a result, I want to share with you 5 things I learned from Kate Spade, along with a Kate bridal shower {I promised you wedding related tips this month}. Live Colorfully! {You all know how much I love color! This spoke to my spirit and life} You can never

June is the Month to Bloom

In my last tip, I mentioned that I would be sharing wedding ideas the entire month of June. However, after writing my monthly confessions, prayers and goals for June; I thought that I could take a brief break away from the wedding related posts to share with you a few tips on how I set each month up for success. As I mentioned earlier, June is when many weddings occur and that is mostly attributed to the availability of flowers including roses. Watching a rose mature into a full bloom is almost as beautiful as watching your life blossom into something beautiful as you find meaning and purpose. At the beginning of each month I take the opportunity to reflect, pray and meditate on the thing

Tips for Planning a Sultry Summer Wedding

June is a popular month for summer weddings. I am not sure if it is due to the beautiful array of flowers that are readily available this time of the year or the fact that a romantic honeymoon can easily replace a typical summer vacation. At any rate, this entire month I will be sharing my favorite tips for planning and hosting a sultry summer wedding… Let’s begin with some summer wedding do’s and don’ts…. {Photo Credit: Saving Grace Photography} Do have a Plan B- With days so long and the weather so spectacular, why wouldn't you want to host your nuptials in the sun-soaked outdoors? Mother nature presents some of the most breathtaking backdrops that you will ever witness. However, in

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