Farewell, Sweet Nina

Jan 10
Nina | Losing a Dog from @cydconverse

This is a really tough one to share, friends. Just before Christmas, we said goodbye to our girl Nina. As she went, my heart broke into a million pieces. At the time, I wasn’t ready to write this post although

16 Favorite Posts from 2016

Jan 9
Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts with Blueberry Glaze | Baked donut recipes, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Happy Monday and happy New Year, friends! After unexpectedly taking some extra time off last week to try and finally lick the insanely intense cold/sinus infection/plague that I came down with just before the holidays (more on that soon), I am

A New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Bar

Dec 26
How to Make an Epic New Year's Day Bloody Mary Bar | Entertaining tips, party ideas, party recipes and more from @cydconverse

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! In our town going out for Bloody Marys is a longstanding New Year’s Day tradition to the point where some

Gingerbread White Russian

Dec 22
Gingerbread White Russian Recipe | Cocktail recipes, Christmas cocktails, entertaining tips and party ideas from @cydconverse

For me a white Russian is a special treat. They aren’t something I drink often, but for some reason they seem particularly appropriate as a Christmas cocktail to me. A couple of years ago I made these salted caramel white

DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments

Dec 21
DIY Glitter Confetti Ornaments | Christmas craft ideas, homemade ornaments, Christmas recipes and more from @cydconverse

I’ve mentioned before that I love crafting this time of year more than other. Maybe it’s the excuse to go all out with gold leaf and confetti and glitter? That may very well have a little or a lot to