The summer season sure seems to be well suited for hosting all sorts of dinner gatherings and parties outdoors… but is it always ideal?  Meh, not so much.   While blogs and magazines are pumping out perfectly beautiful seasonal entertaining and outdoor table setting ideas (all out in the pristine wilds of nature or grand backyards), I’m over here puffing on Albuterol wanting to burn nature to the ground. It’s all because of the Cottonwood floating heavily through the air picking up pollen that sends the allergies into overdrive. On top of nature doing it’s thing, the backyard has been… View Post

​Happy July 4th! Today I have a treat for you, my friend Naomi Shaw is sharing few of her favorite outdoor summer activity ideas with ya’ll. I’m so thankful to have her as a guest and am loving her fresh perspective on these classic summer favorites and I know you will too! Summer Activities To Try This Summer As warm and sunny summer days are near at hand, it is time to think of entertaining activities you and your family are going to have. There are so many interesting things to do when the sun is shining and everything around… View Post

Spring is flying by and Easter is just around the corner. It’s moving so quickly and I’m stuck in a complete winter-not-so-wonderland. Yesterday, I shared a few fun IG stories of some landmarks here in Anchorage. It might come as a shock to hear that spring still hasn’t  made its way to Alaska. The land is thick with snow. I’ve lived vicariously through so many blogs and Instagram posts shared with the hashtag party that Angelina and I host- #mythingisspring. Would love to have ya’ll join us. You can follow- here Last week I featured six bloggers who shared gorgeous… View Post

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things. Before we dive into the highlights, we have an announcement. The time is changing. Instead of going live on Wednesday evening, Thursday Favs will go live on Thursday’s at 7 a.m MST. Update: Evidently there’s a glitch with the time schedule. Last week, I missed out on posting because of technical difficulties. Always a bit stressful, but it appears the kinks are worked out now and everything is back on track. This lovely spring garden party on a deck is compliments of Judith from Botanic Bleu. All the mix and matched seating and tables is… View Post

A warm welcome back to Thursday Favorite Things. This week it’s all about glam and bling DIY decor projects! I have an awesome lineup of highlights from last week’s party to share with you. This past week I shared my BEST closet organization hack for winter clothing accessories and a fantastic source for super inexpensive storage containers and solutions. I also shared a spring tablescape that is sure to inspire you for Easter and even Mothers Day?   Oo la la Candlestick Makeover Cheryl reinvented a thrifted find. These candlesticks went from “Ugly to Awesome” in one afternoon using a… View Post