Simple Summer Wine and Cheese Spread


Food and Wine, Happy Hour

In spite of all those back-to-school ads, it’s still summer and I plan to squeeze out as much of it as possible. Even the weather knows what’s up (hello, consistent triple digit heat). But with the weather brings a level of laziness, or perhaps heat exhaustion, that means even though I want all the fun […]

July 24, 2018

Styling an Italian Summer Bar Cart


Happy Hour, Home, Lifestyle

If you’re not lucky enough to be Italian, you can always marry one like I did. 😉 My husband and I love bookending a beautiful summer meal with aperitivo and digestivo. Aperitivo is like Italy’s version of happy hour and begins with a bubbly drink to prep your palette before the meal. Digestivo is exactly […]

June 14, 2018

Galentine’s Day Cocktail Perfect for Girls’ Night


Happy Hour

I love the term “Galentine’s Day.” Sometimes I think there’s too much commercialized pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day. What if you just want to hang with your besties, your tribe, your been-there-for-everything-peeps? Then girls’ night it is! And every girls’ night needs the perfect signature cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for girls’ night because it’s easy […]

February 1, 2018

Cocktail Recipe: Bountiful Boilermaker


Happy Hour

I’m so thankful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with our family. We’ve always made it about spending time with each other, catching up and laughing to old stories. To say our blessings are bountiful would be an understatement. A tradition in our house is also watching football. Every Thanksgiving we gather around the television […]

November 21, 2017

Cocktail Recipe: Almond Joy Espresso Martini


Happy Hour

“Trick or treat..smell my fe…” Just kidding! It’s way more appealing as an adult to say, “Trick or treat…drink this drink!” Which you will, trust me! As I’ve mentioned in my other cocktail posts, I’m a big fan of low effort high impact cocktails, especially when entertaining. When you host a gathering you also want to […]

October 6, 2017

Cocktail Recipe: Apple Cider Mimosa


Happy Hour

Now that it’s September, the first day of Autumn will be here before we know it. Kids everywhere go back to school, leaves begin to change, and warm summer days turn into cool fall nights. Well, everywhere but here in Texas but a girl can dream, right? My cocktail of the month is an Apple […]

September 8, 2017

Cocktail Recipe: Last Days of Summer Spritzer


Happy Hour

Around here the arrival of August usually signals the beginning of the end. The end of carefree summer days soaking up sun rays, staying up late, and making rosé into its own food group. But don’t put away that unicorn float yet. Mr. Cochran, there IS a cure to those “summertime blues” and it’s my […]

August 4, 2017