The Life of the Party

I'm a mother of two, wife of 15 years and freelance writer with a passion for fashion and interior design. I am creative soul that always has ideas swimming around in my head. The Life of the Party has been my place to bring those ideas to life.

The Office

The Office by thelifeoftheparty featuring colored trash cans Desk lamp / Linea drinkware, $5.38 / Martha Stewart colored trash can / Home decor / AERIN rectangular wooden tray / Milton King browning wallpaper / Leopard home decor / West Elm antiqued painted furniture / Bloomingdale s white furniture ...more

Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining by thelifeoftheparty featuring Pier 1 Imports Pier 1 Imports outdoor stool / Fire pit / Pier 1 Imports outdoor decor / Pier 1 Imports outdoors patio furniture / Crate and Barrel mini party light / Pier 1 Imports outdoors patio furniture / Architectural Pottery outdoor planter / Pier 1 Imports outdoor decor / Vinotemp wine glass / Michael Aram dinnerware / Pier 1 Imports round placemat / Palecek home decor ...more

Tzatziki Sauce

Any night can be Greek night! Perfect for those warm Hawaiian evenings paired with grilled chicken or hummus, or any party occasion – makes a great dip too! Tzatziki Sauce: * 1/2 cucumber * 2 cups plain yogurt (preferably Greek – higher in protein) * 2 TBSP chopped fresh parsley * 2 TBPS chopped fresh mint * 1 TBPS fresh lemon juice * 1 clove fresh garlic, minced * Salt and ground black pepper to taste Prepare the Tzatziki: Peel and seed cucumber and cut into small dices ....more

Acure Shampoo Review

Disclosure: I was provided ACURE Shampoo to review but all thoughts and opinions are always my own. ACURE Organic shampoo with Moroccan Stem Cell and Argan Oil. Over the last year I’ve made a serious effort to incorporate more natural, non-toxic and organic products into my life, not just in the food I eat but all around with everything from cleaning supplies, shampoos, conditioners, soap, and other beauty products ....more

For the Little Love in your Life

For the Little Love in your Life by thelifeoftheparty featuring pink throw pillows Polka dot nail polish, $4.55 / Pink throw pillow / Stella & Dot Love Always Necklace / Girl Leopard Print Baby Pink Bow Wrist Watch / Betsey Johnson Leopard Poopy Bag / LOVE SCRIPT / Old Navy Girls Hello Kitty “Love” Tees – White / Love On Broadway Red Heart, Bold / Modern / Minimalist / Typography /… / Love You More Plaque ...more

Valentine’s Day Party Style

Valentine’s Day Party Style by thelifeoftheparty featuring evening clutches Diane Von Furstenberg black and white dress, $325 / Christian Louboutin high heel pumps / Nina evening clutch, $89 / Kate spade jewelry / Opi nail polish, $18 ...more

Tequila Lime Crusted Cod

Tequila-Lime-Cajun crusted cod sauteed in coconut oil and served over home made Lemon-Parsley Mafaldine pasta from Pike Place Market, in my home-made lemon-caper-coconut butter-white wine sauce. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Ingredients: * Fresh cod * Tequila-Lime and/or cajun seasoning * Coconut Oil * Asparagus * Grape Tomatoes * Crimini Mushrooms * Olive Oil * Pasta * Fresh-squeezed lemon juice * Garlic * Onion * Fresh Cilantro, chopped * Capers (optional) * White Wine * Coconut Spread or Coconut Butter * Vegetable Stock Instructions: 1) In a small non-stick pan, pan-fry cod in 1 TBSP coconut oil until tender (dust lightly with seasonings if fish is not bought pre-seasoned. Whole Foods will do this for you for free at the store.) 2) In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and cook the pasta 3) In a separate large non-stick pan, saute chopped garlic, onion and 1 TBSP coconut spread or coconut butter in olive oil until translucent ....more

Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by thelifeoftheparty featuring heart home decor West Elm accessory / Heart home decor / Nested measuring cup / West Elm kitchen linen / Valentine Teeny Heart Dinnerware / West Elm home decor / Love Letter Trays ...more

POPSUGAR January Must Have Box!

Disclosure: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it. It’s no secret, I’m a huge fan of POPSUGAR’s Must Have Box ....more

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites by thelifeoftheparty featuring Henri Bendel Paige Denim boyfriend jeans / Joe’s d’orsay shoes, $140 / Rebecca Minkoff zipper shoulder bag, $205 / Tory Burch wrap jewelry, $620 / Henri Bendel candles candleholder ...more