What's a 'Sleepunder'? (You'll Be So Glad When You Find Out!)

For her sixth birthday, my daughter wanted a sleepover party. She envisioned a 15-hour (at a minimum) gathering that would be filled with friends, hijinks, Frozen sing-alongs, and lots of ice cream. She saw it as first-grader Nirvana; I saw it as the longest night of my life (which is saying a lot considering I was in labor with her brother for 36 hours). Where she saw fun, I saw girls not sleeping or, better yet, kids waking up at 2 a.m. with tearful entreaties to be returned home. ...more
We do these, but we call them "late-overs".  My 7-year-old son was thrilled :)more

Announcing the #BlogHerFood15 Closing Party!

Foodie heaven, art and architecture, museums and a vibrant nightlife are just a few of the best things about Chicago. We're going to try to bottle the city's energy and release it (in controlled amounts, of course!) at the #BlogHerFood15: Experts Among Us Closing Party!...more
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5 Budget-Friendly DIY Holiday Party Decorations

The holidays are coming and it’s time to start planning your parties and decorations to match. Luckily for you, there are lots of DIY holiday party decorations that will make your home look great without a lot of effort or money. We’ve created this list of five decorations you can make on your own.Homemade Christmas Ornaments ...more

The Sober Girl's Guide To Throwing A Fabulous Party

Over the weekend we hosted our third annual summer party - - a two-night epic extravaganza that includes watching the sun come up, laughing until your face hurts, and dancing in the barn. The only rule: No Kids Allowed. We didn't keep track of official numbers, but my best guess is somewhere in the neighborhood of seventy people, all of whom left their inhibitions (and children) at home to join in the festivities....more

Tasting Magnolia Ice Cream

Remember when my friend sent me a ton of Tasti-Lee tomatoes to taste? {Spoiler alert: they were SO good!} Well, a few weeks ago she mentioned that she’d love to send me some Magnolia ice cream to try.Ummm… YES, please!In order to keep from eating all of it myself (still working on my fitness over here), I decided to invite some friends over to try it out with me....more

A New Linky Party for Wine Bloggers #WINENOT

 Linky parties are a great way to discover great content from other bloggers on a topic you love.Linky parties have something for bloggers too, a way to promote your blog and posts to a new and different audience, as well as the chance to meet other like minded bloggers.They're a win-win!...more

Host a Grilled Cheese Party


How to Make DIY Polka Dot Party Lights

I don't know why, but I appear to be obsessed with decorative lighting. It's my favorite go-to craft!...more
Crafty little Coco  Hi, I've just said to Bodynsoil that I am the very worst, I didn't even ...more

Wine accessories for the Vino-holic

I’m in a relationship. It makes me feel me beautiful, calm and emotional. It is a love affair that is slow and steady. I’m committed… to wine, in a non-addicted way of course. I’d like to think sometimes it is healthier than some of my previous relationships. Wine has become somewhat of a female ritual, a connection that is flirty and dreamy. I strongly insist that sipping on a glass of wine with friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures....more
Love the Italian colors of the Moretto Corkscrew.more

Beat the post-holiday blues with a Cabin Fever party

The holidays are over and in many places around our country, the snow and cold temperatures are keeping everyone inside. There's nothing worse that being cooped up--it's a sure fire way to get a tough case of Cabin Fever....more