Entertaining

Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

Tips for Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

Today, we are talking Thanksgiving–specifically hosting your first Thanksgiving. I’ve cooked and hosted my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for the past few years and have picked up a thing or two along the way. I previously shared my general entertaining tips on the blog and try to answer […]

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Desserts Roundup

Do not, I repeat, do not show up to Thanksgiving dinner with a store-bought dessert! Not even a Patti Pie. It’s just bad manners, y’all. Now, Ms. Patti is everyone’s favorite celebrity auntie so please don’t think I’m trying to shade her. She is my girl (in […]

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Sides Roundup

What to Bring to the Table: Thanksgiving Sides Roundup

Are you in need of a contribution for Thanksgiving dinner with bae’s family? Maybe you’re hosting this year? Or maybe, you’re taking something to the office potluck? Whatever your current situation, I’ve got you covered with this little roundup of side dishes! Each one is […]

A Fall Trader Joe’s Cheese Board

A Fall Trader Joe’s Cheese Board

Y’all know I love to play hostess with the mostest any ol’ time but especially during the holiday season…which is now. I went into Trader Joe’s for wine a little over a week ago then just started grabbing things (I blame Katey McFarlan for piquing […]

Dash of Jazz Etiquette Series: Easy Tips

Dash of Jazz Etiquette Series: Easy Tips

I’m no Emily Post but I have picked up a few etiquette tips over the years. For starters, I grew up under the tutelage of a mother who went to an old-fashioned Southern finishing school. She stoked my interest in decorum and it stuck. I […]

How to Throw a Cali-Themed Insecure Watch Party

How to Throw a Cali-Themed Insecure Watch Party

My birthday was last week and happened to coincide with the premiere of Insecure season three. So, of course, I had to throw an Insecure watch party and 29th birthday party all in one. I’m a big fan of Insecure and have followed Issa Rae’s […]

Whiskey Lovers’ Gift Guide

Whiskey Lovers’ Gift Guide

Since my birthday is around the corner (less than a week away), I figured I’d give y’all some gift ideas. 🙂 Kidding. Although I am a fan of whiskey, I’m not so much soliciting presents as I am providing some inspo for gifts you might […]

Backyard Picnic Party

Backyard Picnic Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #BlackBoxWines #CollectiveBias  Y’all know by now that I’ll take any excuse to throw a party. I […]

How to Throw a Beautiful Bridal Shower Q&A

How to Throw a Beautiful Bridal Shower Q&A

I’ve helped put on two bridal showers this year and shared bits and pieces of the behind-the-scenes stuff on my Instagram. Firstly, thank y’all so much for all of your kind comments and positive feedback! I’ve gotten a number of questions about the planning and […]

Bridal Shower Chair Tutorial

Bridal Shower Chair Tutorial

This past weekend, I co-hosted my cousin’s bridal shower with seven other lovely bridesmaids. Many of y’all sent sweet messages or asked questions about the shower in general and I got lots of messages specifically about how I decorated her bridal shower chair so I […]