Plan Ahead & Get Back On Track!

We’re Back and Summer is now Officially over! I know, I know, how sad. But here’s some Quick tips on how to make a smooth transition back into your daily Fall routine!

  • Make a Weekly Activity List ! –  With a Hectic work schedule, and multiple after school activities, creating a visible weekly activity list for the whole family will keep everyone track and one step ahead of the game each week!

 weekly agenda

  • Balance Time & Eat Right! –  We all know how hard it is to cook a full course meal every night, let alone eat healthy throughout the day. Pack something tasty, light and nutritious for those mid day cravings! Try a new flavored greek yogurt or sip on a delicious fruit or veggie smoothie when hunger attacks!  


  • Try Something New! – Get out of the house & replace that same ol routine of School, work, School, work and join a new class or pick up an exciting new hobby!  Plan to take Fun classes like pole aerobics, spinning ,paint night or even quilting can put some life into your fall season!

aerobics class in a gym

  • Stay Fit- No need to rush indoors quite yet! Keep yourself in shape with some easy outdoor exercises. Enjoy the fall foliage while rock climbing, hiking or even enjoy some quality time with the kids while apple or pumpkin picking !


  • Fall into Fashion!-  The best part of any season changing is switchin up your fashion style. Get creative this Fall and experiment with your everyday ensemble choices. Dont be afraid to sport those bright autumn colors and be adventurous with your hair! If you usually wear your hair straight try rockin it curly! And remember Fall fashion always calls for a vintage suede or leather jacket and cowboy boots!


Got any more helpful tips or suggestions that help you transition this fall?

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How to Plan the Perfect Outdoor Party!

Summer’s Here! Time to break out those old dusty lawn chairs and the patio furniture you have so deserted since last year. With temperatures on the rise now and the cool night breeze as a  luxury, now  is the best time to Host the perfect outdoor party to Kickoff the rest of the season!

I’ve had the pleasure of hosting a couple of outdoor backyard party’s over the years. Outdoor parties are great really for any occasion,  from a Texas Style BBQ, Kiddie Birthdays, or even celebrating a Graduation.  But we all know planning any event even outdoors can be a disaster waiting to happen. But we don’t want that !

So Here’s a few rules to help you pull off the perfect outdoor shindig that will have your guest raving about it from now till next year!

backyard setup


When deciding to host an outdoor event please plan accordingly.  Make sure the outdoor space you are using for the party suits your party needs. No one wants to attend a party in your grandfathers junk yard. Any outdoor area should be cleaned and properly prepared prior to your guests arrival.  That way you can greet and enjoy your guests, and be a fun, attentive hostess.  Also be sure to have a rain date in place, just incase mother nature decides to shed some tears or maybe worse!

Rule #4.  Inviting your Guests

Inviting your guests is extremely important to the success of your party. Invite people who don’t mind bringing a few snacks or drinks to the party. This will help save time and money while taking  some of the burden off of you, and keep you from having to prepare so much food. Having a specific menu in place will help you stay on track and keep you from constantly adding more food to prepare.  Also make sure to invite fun, outgoing, people who help bring life to your party! NO PARTY POOPERS ALLOWED!

fun people

Rule#3.  Ambiance and Atmosphere

Creating a comfortable ambiance and atmosphere is the most important part of your outdoor gathering. Try thinking of a specific theme or style concept you want to create for your outdoor party. You can do things like send out coordinating invitations, listing a specific dress code for your event. For example if you know you want to have a grown’ n sexy yard party with a lounge feel, saying things like “Garden Style Chic Attire is strongly suggested”, this will reinforce your party theme and get people talking about this exciting Chic garden party they are  going to! Even adding simple items like candles or soft plush pillows add a little something to any outdoor area.

garden party attire          Backyard-Movie-Night-Party-Decorations

Helpful little hint  anytime someone has to buy a new outfit to go to an event, they know its going to be good.

Rule# 2. Breaking the Ice

When people host gatherings, they invite friends, co-workers, neighbors, and close family members, often times these different groups of people don’t know each other and stay in their own social bubble, off to the side by themselves. Break the Ice  and get people mixing and mingling. Introduce your various guests to each other, bring up topics that will spark a conversation between two people or more who may have something in common. But nothing gets people talking like a Signature Drink! Another piece of creating ambiance having a colorful tasty signature drink to your menu adds to your event theme. Its, fun and usually gets people talking about how creative you are. And remember they don’t have to be alcoholic just refreshing to drink!



Now that you have your ammo for executing the perfect outdoor party. All there is left to do is get this party started!

Planning an outdoor party and need inspiration? Simply want to share your latest outdoor party mishap or success story, please let us know about it!