All Things Summer with JCPenney

Whether you’re looking for the latest summer trends in fashion or simply want to host a killer summer party, JCPenney is your one-stop shop. Find summer fashions or throw a BBQ with kitchen and dining products for the outdoors with products available at

See how these bloggers are celebrating their summer and learn how you could win a $100 JCPenney gift card.

The Sweepstakes runs from 7/13/15 through 8/13/15 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older (or 19 years or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck! 

Brazilian Lemonade (Limeade) + $100 JCPenney Giveaway!

One of my readers suggested I try Brazilian lemonade so I did and loved it! Then I spent several days making it kid-friendly, with no chance of bitterness, and giving it a longer life expectancy. This is my version of Brazilian Limeade. I made it for our family pool party over the weekend and it was a hit! You'll be surprised by the list of ingredients. It's so crisp, refreshing and and has a unique flavor. It's a really exciting summer party drink and it's fun to watch people try it for the first time....more

Summer Entertaining with JCPenney and Giveaway

With all the traveling we did earlier this year, we haven't had much time to have friends over this year. But now that summer is here, I'm ready to have some summer parties. We've been spending weekends adding more touches to the house as well as buying supplies for all the summer gatherings I plan on having. Recently, we went to JCPenney, where there was a ton of summer party entertaining items on sale--40-50% off! I'm sharing my purchases and hosting a giveaway for a $100 JCPenney gift card at the end of this post!...more

5 Steps To An Awesome Ice Cream Buffet

I have a confession. This may come as a shock to you being that I have a cooking blog and love to cook but…. Right now, I hate cooking. It’s true. Something about hot weather makes me lose cooking motivation and despise being in the kitchen. It just feels…foreign. And so I try to avoid it as much as possible. Is that weird? Well just in case you are also giving your kitchen the side eye these days, let me share with you what has been my no-cook dessert savior and the talk of my summer entertaining. Three words for you my friend. Ice. Cream.Buffet....more

5 Ways to Host the Perfect Outdoor BBQ

Nothing screams summertime more than entertaining family and friends with an outdoor barbecue. Some of my favorite perks of back yard entertaining are its simplicity and low-maintenance appeal. Unlike a traditional gathering, you can execute a perfect afternoon of fun with minimal organizing. There are no "official" rules to planning a perfect barbecue, another feature of its appeal, but, we have five simple ways you can take your average outdoor afternoon from ordinary to outstanding!...more

My Dressy Summer Style

Once summer hits, it seems like life gets really busy--it flies by so fast. Not a weekend goes by that we don't have some fun event to attend, like parties, showers, and weddings. It's the season, right? And the biggest decision is what to wear. We want our summer style to be comfortable, affordable, and adorable for summer. Get ready to make a splash this summer with outfits by JCPenney!...more

Summer Style with JCPenney

With summer here, I have been going through my closet and reevaluating everything. I love reorganizing and moving my favorite pieces to the front of my closet so I already have some outfits ready to put together. From my favorite bathing suit cover-ups to breezy tops, I have been rethinking my style for the hotter months ahead. Luckily, JCPenney has such a great selection that I headed over there to find the perfect pieces for summer. One of my favorites looks during the summer months is throwing on a simple shift dress and pairing it with cute wedge sandals....more

Fashion || Beachy, Breezy Style

Ahhh, summertime. There's really nothing like a summer vacation with the wind in your hair and the sand in your toes, is there? Fashion is one of my favorite parts of summer and I love getting together a little collection of looks for our warm weather vacation. This typically means my suitcase is full of things that are light, bright and make me feel good in my own (tan) skin. This maxi dress does just that and I love how the bottom of it blows in the breeze. I grabbed this complete look while shopping at JCPenney....more

Summer Style with JCPenney

Dressing for our (insanely) hot Houston weather can be a challenge. One of my go-to summer weekend looks is a maxi dress with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. Maxi dresses are flowy and help keep you cool and I love the added protection and shade a big hat provides (and my dermatologist is also thankful I've changed my ways with sun exposure since high school and college). I recently had the chance to pick out some summer looks from JCPenney and I couldn't believe how many maxi dresses they had! I picked out two by the brand Bisou Bisou and I absolutely love them....more

Easy Summer Style

When you move countries -- from France to California -- there's a little bit of a wardrobe change that needs to happen. Even the hottest days we experienced in our little French town have nothing on this California heat! I took advantage of this fortuitous circumstance to do a little shopping! I had seen that JCPenney had quite a few super cute summer options and I knew I needed to check it out. I'm all about jump suits. They're adorable and so easy. One-stop-shop right there; you just slip them on, add some accessories and you're done! I also need some swimwear accessories....more