Sterling Vineyards Contest 4: “Evening with Friends – Host’s Choice”

by Jillian Leslie on

The fourth and final Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge has just begun, and if you love wine and entertaining, you will love this challenge because it's Host's Choice!

For this challenge, entrants are free to design their own wine tasting for guests (21 years of age or older) featuring any four of the Sterling Vintner’s Collection wines. Your job is to host a traditional wine and cheese tasting or get creative and design your own unique tasting experience for friends.

  • Printabelle
  • Northwest Lovelies

{RECIPE} Delicious and Easy Spinach Dip + Tips on Throwing a Party on the Fly

by Jillian Leslie on

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I love spinach, especially fresh from the farmer's market. This Smoked Gouda Spinach Dip is so flavorful and easy, and is definitely a party favorite. It can even be frozen for up to a month and pulled out just in time for last-minute entertaining.

What's so tasty about it is the smoky flavor from the Gouda and the heat from the chili pepper. I love to serve it with a crunchy baguette or pita chips.

  • Limani Designs
  • Monkey Lime Studios

FREE Thanksgiving Printables from Three Little Monkeys Studio

by Jillian Leslie on

How great would these FREE Thanksgiving printables, designed by Gretchen from Three Little Monkeys Studio, look on your Thanksgiving table! They can work for both classic and modern celebrations.

The collection includes: a "Give Thanks" banner, a menu card (that you can type in your menu before printing), party circles, recipe cards, tented cards, a place mat, straw flags, and favor tags.

  • Your Blissful Day
  • CANDLES & FAVORS, INC.
  • BC Paper Designs
  • Stella Cove

{GIVEAWAY} Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Rutherford Papers

by Jillian Leslie on

If you are looking for stunning personalized paper products (stationery, invitations, and announcements) and a wide range of monogrammed gifts that are great for entertaining, plus custom phone cases, iPad cases, and monogrammed jewelry, you MUST enter our newest giveaway from Rutherford Papers.

They are giving one of our readers a $50 gift certificate just in time for the holidays!

  • Jes Parker Events & Celebrations
  • MKKM Designs

{RECIPE} Cranberry Walnut Coffee Cake

by Jillian Leslie on

Here's my favorite coffee cake recipe of all time. What's great about this coffee cake is the interesting mix of flavors. The cranberries add a bright tartness to the sweet cake, and the toasted walnuts in the topping give it a smoky, nutty flavor, not to mention a nice crunch. Plus there's a touch of orange zest in the batter to add a faint hint of citrus. It's not only beautiful to look at, it's also scrumptious (and easy to make)!

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  • Squared Party Printables
  • DK DeleKtables
  • Fancy That Loved
  • Party Instant
  • Classic Hostess
  • Deezee Designs