Big Game Popcorn Bar

Today’s Big Game Popcorn Bar tutorial plus Garlic Herb Popcorn Seasoning & Cheesy Taco Popcorn Seasoning Recipes has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllStarSnackBar #CollectiveBias I don’t pretend to be a football fan, but I just so happened to marry a man who lived and breathed football for the first decade of our marriage. Now I’m a mom of boys who love the game just as much as their dad. While I never learned to go bananas for game day, I did fall in love with creating themed meals for my family while they watch the games. There was a big college game this weekend so I made concession style food to serve during game time. I [Click here to continue reading]

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

My Back to School party, goodie bag idea and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Healthy4School #CollectiveBias I’m still experiencing the Back to School excitement from from the start of the school year. To help nurture the excitement, I planned this back to school breakfast. It’s a good time of year to celebrate our children’s accomplishments and encourage them to do well during the winter quarter. The Theme The goal of my party is to encourage families to prepare for a healthy school year and continue being their children’s biggest cheerleader. Today I’ll show you how I planned my party and created fun goodie bags. These goodie bags will help families prepare and guard against [Click here to continue reading]

Thanksgiving Menu, Shopping and Prep List Tutorial

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know it can be challenging trying to plan and not go crazy. When I first began hosting anything at my house I’d get overwhelmed. But with time and practice, it’s gotten easy and it’s something I look forward to. Today I’m going to show you how I plan our Thanksgiving gathering on paper. This will show you how to map out what to buy and cook leading up to Thanksgiving. It won’t show you how I decorate, but for ideas you can take a look at our Thanksgiving table from last year, my New Years Eve table two years ago, or any of my parties for ideas on how to decorate.  If you are not already subscribed to [Click here to continue reading]

Garden Themed Party | How to plan and decorate

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. #StarbucksCaffeLatte #MyStarbucksatHome #CollectiveBias I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t connected with my girlfriends. We’ve tried over the past weeks to have a coffee date, but our schedules weren’t linking up. I didn’t want another week to go by without seeing them so I’m hosting a girls morning out garden party. The theme of the party is about sowing seeds of time and nurturing friendships. Today, I’m showing you how fun and easy a garden party is to plan and decorate.  THE SCENE The inspiration [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Football Inspired Checker Board + Game piece pouch

This super simple Football Inspired Checker Board tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #CallAnEatible #SkittlesHomegating #CollectiveBias Today I’ll show you a fun craft I made especially for my daughter who loves Skittles®, but not football. My Football Inspired DIY Checker Board is unique because it’s played with candy. Incorporating candy is a fun way to get non football fans involved at game time. To create the board I used a few simple crafts items and all of the orange and green colored candies from a bag of Sweets & Sours Skittles. This project took me about an hour start to finish using the instructions below. SUPPLIES brown felt 9″x12″ paint pen (white) [Click here to continue reading]

How to Make a Frugal Streamer Party Banner

It’s almost time for the big game tournament and I decided to put together a family brackets party. My husband will be teaching me all about brackets while he and the boys enjoy some ‘man time’. For the party I made a really simple banner using party streamer. To start, I cut eighteen 14-inch long strips of streamer. Next, I layered two strips on top of each other and folded them both in half. Then I began twisting at the fold. Just a few twists should be fine. After creating that first twist, I then slid my fingers down the strand about an inch and a half and twisted the two strands together to form a loop. Once I’d created nine streamer tassels, I threaded [Click here to continue reading]