How To Make Summer Days Last Longer

May 31, 2016

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco for Acorn Influence, however all opinions are entirely my own.

I love the late spring, summer, and early fall months in Kentucky. The days are longer and warmer, and we spend most of our time outside. I really hate to see each day end. I found an easy solution that helps give us more time outside each day. We installed these Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco, and they’re the perfect solution to help us enjoy our time outside by making our summer days last a little longer.

Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco

Continue reading How To Make Summer Days Last Longer

Turkey Nacho Skillet Recipe & Summer Entertaining

April 29, 2016
turkey nacho skillet

This post was sponsored by Honeysuckle White turkey brand as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

I can’t believe my wedding is next weekend; my rehearsal dinner is just one week from today. Time flies when you’re having fun (lol). I’ve had to be very conscious about what I eat so that I can make sure I will fit into my wedding gown. I purchased it nearly two years ago when I was a few pounds slimmer. Generally you’ll attend several functions leading up to your wedding, probably a bridal shower, bridesmaid luncheon, and your rehearsal dinner. I’ve been trying to stick with lean proteins and lots of veggies and fruit along with a exercise regimen to help shed those last few pounds. This recipe for a Turkey Nacho Skillet is waist-friendly and has loads of flavor. It made hosting my bridesmaids for an impromptu wedding planning party a snap.

turkey nacho skillet

Continue reading Turkey Nacho Skillet Recipe & Summer Entertaining

How To Spruce Up Your Doorway For Spring

April 20, 2016
how to spruce up your doorway for spring

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLotsOutdoor #CollectiveBias

My wedding is two and a half weeks away, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I’m overwhelmingly stressed. I thought getting married here on the farm would be simpler and less stressful, but it really isn’t. There are so many projects that need to be finished around the house, and so little time. Our wedding reception will be held on our front porch and lawn, and our house is less than 2 years old, so there were some landscaping projects to finish. We considered getting a deck for our front garden to ensure there’d be more comfortable seating for our guests and opportunity for things like firepits, but we decided Dino Decking would look better in the back garden… that’s one thing I don’t have to think about! I also love to garden and I prize having fresh cut flowers.
buy prelone generic no prescription

I knew that I was short on time and cash (weddings are expensive). In one quick trip to Big Lots and less than 30 minutes, I added a little wow to my doorway with the help of some new patio urns filled with flowers. Here are my best tips on how to spruce up your doorway for spring. As helpful as I hope these tips are, it must be said that a professional landscaper would be able to do a job like this in a much more assured and efficient manner and you should consider getting in touch with one if you’re looking to have similar work done to your home.

how to spruce up your doorway for spring

Continue reading How To Spruce Up Your Doorway For Spring

Bluegrass, Basketball & A Pizza Pasta Bake

March 15, 2016
pizza pasta bake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameForBasketball #CollectiveBias This post is not medical advice.

I live in a basketball state. We love our teams, but more-so during basketball season. We are raised to cheer or one team or another, and we raise our children to cheer for the same team. This has been a rough season for our family team. After all, it’s mentally tough on players when you play for a college basketball dynasty, and you don’t win every game. It can be rough on the fans too. My social media feeds are littered with remarks about sore throats, headaches, and indigestion following a few really tough games. Family and friends generally gather together to throw parties and do a little “couch coaching”. Here are a few basketball party planning tips, a recipe for an easy pizza pasta bake to serve a crowd, and how we handle the “morning after” (I’m not referring to a hangover) a big game.

pizza pasta bake

Continue reading Bluegrass, Basketball & A Pizza Pasta Bake

Coca-Cola Lime Beef & A Big Game Party

January 29, 2016
coca-cola lime beef

Are you ready for the big game? We’re getting ready to throw a party here and I decided to spice things up a bit. I created a recipe for Coca-Cola Lime Beef, that when served in a bakery hoagie bun slightly resembles a football. I used a recipe similar to a homemade sloppy joe base, but I spiced it up with Coca-Cola and a dash of lime. They’re best served in a bakery style hoagie bun that’s sliced down the middle. I’m also showing you how easy it is to quickly throw together a great party tablescape. We don’t have a favorite team in this game; I decided to remain neutral and use a black and white referee color scheme. Our local Target had some exclusive limited time REESE’S Footballs that help make a few other dishes festive and added a touch of sweetness to the table.

Continue reading Coca-Cola Lime Beef & A Big Game Party

DIY Winter Woodland Scene

December 22, 2015

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Are you hosting a holiday party and want to wow your guests? Maybe your dining room, holiday decor, or home has a woodland theme? A few inexpensive supplies paired with things you might already have around your home can create a beautiful and memorable tablescape. This DIY Winter Woodland Scene makes a statement on your dining table, and they only take minutes to set up. You could also use small chalkboards or individual place cards to establish a seating chart, or scatter them throughout your dining table for added interest.

Continue reading DIY Winter Woodland Scene