How to Cut Watermelon Sticks

 Oh how we love watermelon in this house!! To get through those hot, summer days that are right around the corner… juicy, fruity watermelon is a must! There are so many ways and tricks to cutting a watermelon, but have you ever cut watermelon sticks?! It’s one of our favorite ways so we’re sharing the how-to…read more

A Simple Surprise Mother’s Day Brunch

Doing something special for mom on Mother’s Day is the best way to celebrate all of the love, support, guidance and care that a mother puts into raising her child. And after becoming a mom myself, I realize just how much time, effort and attention it takes! Although it’s important to appreciate mom everyday (ahem…read more

A Charming Cinco de Mayo Party!

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays to entertain for, so we teamed up with Martha Stewart to throw a charming Cinco de Mayo party! We’re all about throwing a party that features margarita popsicles, tacos and horchata and a festive Mexican folk art papel picado!! We shopped downtown on Olvera Street, set our Cinco party up…read more

Charming DIY Taco Bar

We teamed up with Tablespoon and to create a charming DIY taco bar for Cinco de Mayo! Instead of taco shells we used Old El Paso taco boats! They’re perfect to layer delicious toppings in and all of the ingredients stay IN the boat!! Enjoy the video and Happy Cino de Mayo! Video by Madcitizen…read more

Easter Egg Decorating Party

Is there anything sweeter than adorable kids, gathering for an afternoon of crafts and treats?! I thoroughly enjoy hosting intimate parties for my son, family and friends, so this year I put together a water color, Easter egg decorating party! We painted eggs (the metallic water color eggs came out awesome!) and snacked on bite-sized…read more

A Colorful and Charming Easter Brunch

Spring has sprung and we teamed up with our friends at Pottery Barn to create a very colorful and charming Easter brunch to celebrate!! We wanted to create something a little different than the traditional pastels and bunny rabbits, so instead we went with bold colors and palm leaves, inspired by Pottery Barn’s very colorful…read more

Easy Entertaining: Calligraphy Easter Eggs

This is such a fun and easy entertaining idea for Easter! We used these calligraphy Easter eggs as “name cards” for our Easter brunch with Pottery Barn… more from that later this week! I absolutely love how these calligraphy eggs turned out and how easy they are to make. We spray painted the hard boiled eggs…read more

Floral Frosting Cupcakes

These floral frosting cupcakes are the perfect way to welcome spring! We had a grand ol’ time experimenting with frosting tips and buttercream to turn cupcakes into flowers! Who doesn’t love cupcakes and flowers?!! These are the perfect example of a little Sugar AND Charm. You don’t have to be a professional baker or cake…read more

Easy Entertaining: 3 Recipes for Infused Butter

If you haven’t infused butter with herbs and seasonings, you MUST try it!! It’s one of those easy entertaining ideas that leaves a big impact on your tastebuds and guests! You can create any flavor combos that go with the meal you’re cooking… so if you’re roasting a chicken, make a whipped lemon and herb…read more

Oscar Party Entertaining Ideas

If you’re entertaining for a festive at-home Oscar party this year, this party is for you! We teamed up with Food Should Taste Good to create delicious Oscar appetizers, which you can see here, easy cocktails that pair well with their chips and unique Oscar party decor. Every year, we create our popular Oscar ballot…read more

3 Charming Oscar Party Appetizers

I absolutely love entertaining for the Oscars! It’s a night to gather in your living room with friends and family for some good at-home entertaining, centered around the movies we loved throughout the year! So, we teamed up with Food Should Taste Good to bring you some delicious Oscar appetizers, cocktails and party ideas!! Food…read more

Charming Friday Links: Super Bowl Sunday

It’s almost time to entertain for Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th! I know most of us are probably not screaming, diehard fans, but I am a fan of football food, commercials and getting together with friends! So let the games begin… but not without these links first. Cheers!! Kind of crazy, but the first super…read more

2016 Oscar Ballot Printable

The 2016 Academy Awards will be airing February 28th and we have the perfect 2016 Oscar ballot printable for you! You can download and print the ballots using the link below. We’re still catching up on all of the movies, but I’ll be fully prepared and ready to win our little, viewing party contest by…read more

Easy Entertaining: Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

How charming are these chocolate-dipped spoons?! And they’re beyond easy to make, in just a few steps, which is why they’re easy entertaining at its best! Chocolate-dipped spoons are great for after dinner cappuccinos (they look really beautiful presented on a platter!), or for pairing with a delicious dessert. We topped them with pansies, crushed…read more

DIY Mini Marble Cake Stands

You know we love an easy and simple, but charming DIY around here!! So we created the easiest DIY mini marble cake stands!! The best part, you only need 3 supplies to make these!! They’re great for serving dessert at individual place settings or filling a table with them! DIY Mini Marble Cake Stands Supplies…read more

Funfetti Trifle

This Funfetti Trifle is an easy, yummy and super charming way to ring in the New Year! Check out the fun video we made for our friends at Tablespoon! Layers of colorful Funfetti cake and delicious frosting make up this festive trifle. The Funfetti cake is the perfect treat to use for any New Year’s…read more

Ringing in the New Year with a Charming Table Setting!

Ring in New Years with a charming table setting! We’re “ringing” it in by using gold rings, hanging over the table, as a pretty display. We used Rose Quartz in our color palette, since it’s the Pantone color of 2016! We placed a gorgeous arrangement in the center of the table and placed our DIY fortune…read more

Homemade Panettone in a Can

If you’re not familiar with Panettone, it’s a traditional Italian bread that’s a staple around the holidays. It’s a sweet bread with fruit and citrus zest. Catie (who works with us, here at S&C) and Zan are both Italian and remember growing up with this bread every Christmas! We thought it would be awesome to make…read more

A Charming Holiday Table Setting

             Creating a charming holiday table setting for Christmas has been a passion of mine since I was a kid! My mother would go nutty as a fruitcake, decorating the table and entire house around Christmastime, and a little of that was passed down to me, haha! It’s all about the company and the food prepared,…read more

Thanksgiving Camping

Why I have never thought to camp (or glamp) on Thanksgiving is a mystery to me! Thanksgiving camping is a wonderful way to slow down, spend time with friends and family, with nature as your backdrop! It’s also a fun way to celebrate a Friendsgiving, the weekend before Thanksgiving too! We teamed up with our friends at…read more