Entertaining Inspiration: Casual #girlboss Session

This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s, all thoughts are my own.

I have a hunch that many people don’t entertain because it simply stresses them out. I’ve shared tips for easy entertaining with you in the past but it really is a passion of mine. My mission is to help you realize that hosting friends and family can bring joy to your life and does not require you to “go all out.” Entertaining should bring you joy –not a case of the hives!

I’m gathering inspiration today for a very casual get-together I plan to have next week. I’m hosting a few girlfriends and we’re going to have a mini business brainstorm session which will definitely include some small bites and drinks. We’re each in the midst of building businesses, pumping out creative projects, and furthering ourselves in our respective careers and having a face-to-face #girlboss type meeting of the minds will surely give us that hustle-boost we each need. Not to mention it’s a great excuse to get together :).

I started with a mood board. I knew I wanted to keep things super simple but still a little special. Cute office supplies, flavorful (but easy) appetizers, and champagne are all on the list.

casual entertaining

Desktop Downloads :: #Hustle Pencils :: Rifle Notebooks :: Simple appetizers :: Mini Champaign Bottles

Gathering inspiration from above, I’ve decided to make two really simple appetizers. I’ve picked up the few ingredients  I’ll need. I plan to create little pairings of sweet and savory on top of Town House Crackers (I grabbed Original, Pita, Pretzel Thins and Flat Bread). I think I’ll pick some fresh mint from the garden and incorporate somehow as well. Stay tuned, because I’ll be sharing pics and the recipes!

AuthorLogoKellogg’s: From presentably munch-able options, to dipping inspiration, to versatile possibilities, we have the variety that will help her stylishly host any type of gathering – from planned to impromptu.


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Make It :: Dotted Envelope Liners

I love sending (and receiving snail mail). Do you? I have a big stash of blank cards and envelopes that I like to decorate, doodle on, and stamp for the occasion. I’m sure you find yourself sending birthday wishes, just because notes, or thank you cards often. Why not add a little creative touch to your notes?

DIY  Envelope Liners SUPPLIES: Colorful envelopes, a pencil, and ink pads in a variety of colors

DIY  Envelope Liners MAKE: Make perfectly round dots by stamping a clean pencil eraser into the ink of your choice and then firmly pressing onto the envelope liner. Let dry before closing.


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This is why I get up in the morning

Thoughtfully Simple | Tori Tait

Hey friends! It’s been a nice long weekend off but it’s time to ‘get back at it.’ Before the work week is back in full swing I wanted to touch base with you all. I know I am often sharing pretty projects or new cocktail recipes but during the day I am firmly planted in the marketing world. I’m pretty sure it’s clear that I’m not a full-time blogger (if I was I’d be slacking, ha!).  I’m the Director of Content and Community for The Grommet and have been a part of an awesome team there for the past five years. Before that, I worked freelance helping women grow their businesses through social media and online marketing. Building relationships to support small businesses and helping them grow is genuinely what gets me up in the morning (even if what keeps me going is the promise of an end-of-the-day cocktail hour!). 


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Serve It :: Valentine’s Day Breakfast in Bed

breakfast in bed ideasThe fact that Valentine’s Day lands on a weekend this year makes it the perfect occasion to serve breakfast in bed. Whether it’s for that special someone or your kiddos, I think bringing in a beautiful spread like this will make anyone feel super loved. The great thing is, this might look really fancy but it is super, super simple to make. If you’re looking for thoughtful breakfast in bed ideas, this is for you.


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Make your own chocolate hearts

Looking for sweet (simple) valentines day treats to make? These chocolate hearts only took 15 minutes from start to finish!

valentine's day treatsAll you will need is a heart mold, melting chocolates, and some sprinkles.

simple valentine's day treatsMelt the chocolate and pour into your molds. Add a few sprinkles to the chocolate while it is still wet.


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