7 Tips for Throwing a Bachelorette Party

Over the years I feel like I’ve gotten bachelorette party planning down to a science. I know what games work {and are fun}, what type of food to serve, the easiest and most effective ways to decorate, and most importantly I know {or have a very good idea} on how to make the bride feel special.

Today I’m breaking down the most recent bachelorette party I helped my sister plan and am sharing some of these party tips with you.

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Graduation Party Style with Vera Bradley

The other day I mentioned I was featured on Vera Bradley’s blog, Inside the Stitch. I was thrilled to create one post that was centered around party décor, and then they asked me to put together another post sharing what I would wear to a graduation party.

Say what!? Pictures of me??

You’ve probably noticed I tend to be more of a behind the camera kinda girl when it comes to the posts I share. But, I also love fashion and have wanted to break into it a little more this year. Up until this point I wasn’t sure how to really incorporate it in, but this is a lifestyle blog and fashion is obviously something we all have to make a decision on daily.

Thanks to this collaboration with Vera Bradley I’m stepping in front of the camera today  {sharing something other than my hands, which can frequently be seen in DIY posts} for what I hope will be the first of many fashion-inspired posts to come! :)

Vera Bradley Flap Crossbody in Coral


Vera Bradley-Inspired Graduation Party

Hello Friends!

One of my favorite things about blogging is getting to work with companies that I absolutely adore. Last week I was honored to be featured on Vera Bradley’s blog, Inside the Stitch.

 Since it’s graduation time {and I’m all about planning and decorating for parties} they asked me to put together a little party that was inspired by one of their newest patterns for summer called Sierra.

Of course I couldn’t turn down the chance to throw another party…especially one that tends to be a little girly :)

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Flower Pot Update

Good Morning!

Last spring I was all about makeovers and updating my brown patio furniture {yuck!} with a fresh coat of spray paint. {You can see those projects here and here.}

A year {and long snowy-winter} later the furniture still looks like we spray-painted it yesterday. Not a bad problem unless you have a big spray-painting itch like I do. As luck would have it I managed to find something to update…our old flower pots!

Flower Pot Update


Nautical-Inspired Bachelorette Party


I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but lately I have become quite the party animal.

I’ve helped plan a bridal shower, bachelorette party…and am getting ready to share some more parties with you in the next few weeks. It’s a crazy party-filled life…but someone’s gotta do it. And I’ll gladly accept the task.

Today, it’s time to share another one of these parties with you…the Nautical-Inspired Bachelorette Party {which is a spin-off of the colorful nautical-inspired bridal shower in case you were wondering ;)}. So welcome aboard…sit back and enjoy the pics!

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April Faves

Hi Friends!

We made it through the dreary month of April…and all of the sudden it feels like we skipped spring and are headed straight into summer. I’d be ok if things cooled down just a little bit {I mean I still have lots of cute spring jackets to wear}…but after the super long winter we’ve had I won’t complain.

Before moving onto May let’s recap the month of April…

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All Natural Gelato Party

*This is sponsored by Turkey Hill Dairy. All statements and opinions are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.


Now that the weather is warming up it’s the perfect time to indulge in one of my favorite treats…ice cream! And what’s better {and a little healthier} than ice cream? All Natural Gelato of course!

Turkey Hill Dairy is the first major ice cream brand to offer All Natural Gelato. This past weekend I decided it was time to throw a little impromptu party for a few of my friends to sample this delicious treat.

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