Light up the Grill and Host Your Own Outdoor Summer Party

June 30, 2017

Summer outdoor entertaining is so much fun. To make this seasonal event a success, I’ve prepared a “hands on food” event with some delicious smoked ribs and the perfect finger snacks for my guests. Photo … Continue reading




A Guide to Bar Cart Essentials

July 28, 2016

Bar carts have been around for quite some time and used in different ways from plant holders to coffee stations. These versatile furniture pieces can even become a decorative accent when beautifully styled. While I … Continue reading




Plan Your Own Girls’ Night In

May 12, 2016
Plan Your Own Girls' Night In

It can be hard to plan a night out with your best pals — between soccer practices and work deadlines, life tends to get in the way. But there’s no need for a fancy night on … Continue reading




How to Make Awards Season Picture Perfect

February 19, 2016

So many of us gather around the TV in late February to see our favorite actors, actresses, and other pop culture icons walk down the red carpet, hoping to have their talents recognized and rewarded during one … Continue reading




5 Personal Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

November 16, 2015

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means ’tis the season to start prepping the turkey, decking the halls and giving presents to the people who matter most in your life! There’s no better way to … Continue reading




Make It an Ice Cream Summer

July 16, 2015

National Ice Cream Day is July 19th, and to commemorate the occasion, let’s look at some  simple ways to make this season an ice cream summer. This refreshing dessert is enjoyed by kids and adults … Continue reading




Summer Fun with Homemade Gummy Bear Popsicles

July 1, 2015

Who loves gummy bears? We sure do! Have you ever tried making gummy bear popsicles? I found these fabulous popsicle molds and gummy bears in the gourmet section at HomeGoods last week and thought I … Continue reading




8 Entertaining Tips to Kick off the Big Game

January 26, 2015
8 super bowl party ideas

Are you ready for some football? I know we are! The Big Game will be here before you know it and today, I am sharing eight football party ideas that will knock your socks off! For … Continue reading




A Sweet New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 23, 2014

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and preparations are a must. Instead of worrying about how much money or how fancy and expensive this celebration almost always is, today I’m giving it a twist. As … Continue reading




Ivy’s Top 7 Gift Ideas for Your Holiday Host

November 12, 2014

Happy holidays! The holiday season is here and invitations are arriving for festive gatherings. If you are like me, you already have your outfit planned. However, as exciting as it may be to see friends, … Continue reading