Parties

Easy Friendsgiving Ideas

I love hosting Friendsgiving! Is such a great excuse to get everyone in a room, spoil them rotten and let them know how much they mean to you. Check out my easy Friendsgiving ideas for a fabulous day filled with love, laughter and fun! (This post is sponsored by Cracker Barrel.) Most won’t argue, life is short. Days fly by an hour at a time. Children grow, the process marked by penciled lines on their closet wall. One moment you’re carefully wrapping up ornaments from the Christmas tree and before you know it, the time has come to pull …

read more

Spanakopita Recipe + Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mama Mia! This Spanakopita recipe serves up the most flaky, creamy and delicious spinach pie! It may look like hard work, but I promise, it’s really simple to put together. Why not serve it up and then watch Mamma Mia for the full Greek experience! (This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) While Greece has long been near the top of my must-see list, I have yet to wander its meandering cobblestone streets or ogle the whitewashed architecture in person. But One bite of my mother-in-law’s Spanakopita …

read more

Fall Brunch: The Simplest Way to Host Friends and Family

It’s safe to say I hosted more before having kids. Within three months of moving into our first home in LA, we hosted a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas dinner party, and a New Year’s Eve bash turned dance party that will forever be one of my favorite NYE memories. It’s something that I’ve really missed lately and have thus been thinking a lot about what hosting looks like now post-kids. One of the easiest ways I have found to host friends now is by hosting brunch. Especially as we near the holiday season …

read more

Favorite Wedding Trend: Personal over Pretense

(This post was created in partnership with P-touch Embellish.) There’s a growing trend in the wedding world that I’m growing more and more in love with and we’re calling it personal over pretense.  For decades it has seemed like weddings were a lather, rinse, repeat in a lot of ways. Choose your date, choose your venue, choose your colors, choose your flowers, dress, and bridesmaids and you were set.  With each passing year, the festivities and necessities seemed to become more opulent. There was the fancy letterpress stationary set, …

read more