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6 Easy Bottle Gift Ideas for Your Host

6 Easy Bottle Gift Ideas for Your Host

Elevate your next host or hostess gift with affordable product recommendations and relevant recipe inspiration.

How To Tackle Thanksgiving Menu Planning + Giveaway

How To Tackle Thanksgiving Menu Planning + Giveaway

This post was sponsored by AT-A-GLANCE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve made Thanksgiving dinner for my family for the past few years now but this year marks the first since […]

Stationery for the Modern Girl

Stationery for the Modern Girl

Stay on top of your grownup correspondence with stationery for the modern girl–from bridals & babies, to #girlboss, to hostess with the mostest. Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. I touched on the importance of […]

Girls’ Guide to Fight Night with Tecate

Girls’ Guide to Fight Night with Tecate

I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Tecate. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #CollectiveBias #TecateBornBold #Tecatepartner Ladies, fight night isn’t just for guys. And there are some great fights happening this […]

Living Room Tour: Designed with Entertaining in Mind

Living Room Tour: Designed with Entertaining in Mind

A look inside my living room, the details that make it entertaining-friendly, and tips I followed to decorate it on a budget. About eight months into homeownership, the living room is finally to my liking. I’d describe the style of this room as feminine, warm, […]

Create an At-Home Wine Bar

Create an At-Home Wine Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are my own. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #SipsofSummer #CollectiveBias How to create an at-home wine bar for easy entertaining using items […]

Budget-Friendly Wines + Essential Tools

Budget-Friendly Wines + Essential Tools

A guide to over 20 good red, white, and rosé budget-friendly wines + essential tools and money-saving tips you need to raise your next glass. My appreciation for wine has grown immensely over the years. I latched on to moscato and pink moscato sweet whites in college and, […]

How to Host Mother’s Day Brunch

How to Host Mother’s Day Brunch

How to Host Mother’s Day brunch complete with menu, flowers, and DIY decor to wow the mother or mothers in your life. My great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and I are/were each the oldest of our siblings. We also look so much alike–especially in the same stages […]

Easy Snacks for Last-Minute Guests

Easy Snacks for Last-Minute Guests

Ideas for creating a quick and delicious spread of easy snacks for last-minute guests in your home. It’s not a secret that I love to entertain. If you give me the tiniest bit of notice that you’re stopping by the house, I’ll have a mini […]

Girls’ Night In – Founders’ Day Edition

Girls’ Night In – Founders’ Day Edition

This post is inspired by the upcoming 109th Founders’ Day of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, which is the oldest historically black sorority, founded by a group of visionary women on January 15, 1908 at Howard University. With sisterhood and all things magical in mind, […]

Perfect Party Appetizers & Cocktails

Perfect Party Appetizers & Cocktails

Christmas is just over a week away and New Year’s Eve is right after that so I thought I’d share some recipes that have become my go-tos when entertaining. These are easy appetizers and cocktails I’ve shared on the blog before, rounded up into one […]

Entertaining Tips + Christmas Playlist

Entertaining Tips + Christmas Playlist

  Photography by: Joshua Farris | Makeup by: Bella by Ashley Monique Pick a Theme This gives both you and your guests a point of focus for everything from food to decorations to attire. A simple theme makes it easier to make decisions and prioritize expenses, menu […]

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Edible Arrangements has nothing on this girl here, y’all. I have been making and gifting fruit bouquets and centerpieces for a few years now and it is such a special way to dress up an event or make someone feel appreciated. People always love them! […]

Budget Holiday Table Styling

Budget Holiday Table Styling

My mom has taught me a lot of things about making a home festive and welcoming for the holidays. One of the most important lessons is that it can be done on a budget! Y’all have probably already heard me mention my frugal ways in previous […]

Dinner Party-Perfect Makeup

Dinner Party-Perfect Makeup

What girl doesn’t enjoy playing in makeup on some level? I definitely do! And, thanks to YouTube gurus, I’ve gotten pretty good at beating my own face over the years. One thing I know to be challenging for a lot of us is sustaining a look for the duration of […]

Holiday Help with La Madeleine

Holiday Help with La Madeleine

Y’all know that I am all about home cooking and DIY solutions, but sometimes you might want to give yourself or someone else a break. I recently discovered that La Madeleine has lots of great options for the holiday season and thought it would be helpful information to share. […]

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! All are easy to make, […]

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 […]

Beginner’s Cheese Board

Beginner’s Cheese Board

A few lessons from the French on how to create an easy cheese board whether you’re making a snack or throwing a party, start with this beginner’s cheese board. The holiday season is nearly here. Although, if you enjoy entertaining like I do, the subject […]