Cocktail Pairings: Grilled Salmon and Classic Chelsea Sidecar Gin Cocktail

Chelsea Sidecar with Salmon

Bourbon Cocktail Recipe: The {Hybridized} Brooklyn

Hybridized Brooklyn Bourbon Cocktail

Homemade Garden Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe Using Garden Vegetables

End of Summer Picnic Ideas

Mediterranean Orzo Salad - Iowa Girl Eats

Can you believe next week is Labor Day already?  This summer seemed to fly by – especially because we just got true summer weather here in Chicagoland.   I’m not complaining though.  We’ve had a wonderful summer so far filled with barbeques, outdoor concerts, camping, fun and relaxation, which was actually quite pleasant with the […] Read more…

Refreshing Cucumber Elderflower Cocktail

Refreshing Cucumber Elderflower Cocktail

I purchased a bottle of Belvoir Elderflower Cordial a few months ago and had been meaning to give it a try.  We had our friends, Braden and Mandy, over for a barbecue the other weekend and decided to make a refreshing cucumber elderflower cocktail.  I basically combined two drink recipes to make this concoction and was […] Read more…

Bachelorette Party Ideas

Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas

Planning a Tasteful Bachelorette

Fling Before the Ring!

The countdown has officially begun for my brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law to walk down the aisle!  Their wedding isn’t until November but I have the honor of planning the bachelorette party, along with the other bridesmaids! After planning my own wedding, I now realize just how many choices a bride has to make. It’s overwhelming, especially if […] Read more…

Red Scurvy Chaser Mocktail {Guest Post}

Red Scurvy Chaser Mocktail Recipe

Decorating with Nature – Hanging Terrariums

Decorating with nature - hanging terrarium

Have you ever noticed that whenever you have people over, they always seem to gather in the kitchen? Much to my husband’s dismay, this happens quite frequently at our house (he’d rather everyone gather in the living room or on the patio).  But that is why we made sure to have a kitchen where our guests […] Read more…

Sweet Home Chicago Wedding Shower

Chicago Wedding Shower Party Decorations

We had a blast celebrating two of my favorite people last weekend!  I really enjoyed co-hosting my brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law’s wedding shower with Madeline’s aunts, sisters, and my mom – everyone worked so well together and had a great time collaborating.  One of Madeline’s aunts was gracious enough to host the shower at her house, which worked out […] Read more…

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