Classic Vodka Martini with a Twist

Jun 22
How to Make a Vodka Martini with a Twist | Cocktail recipes, entertaining ideas and party ideas from @cydconverse

As a rule I like to keep a well stocked bar at our house at all times for a few different reasons. The primary of those reasons, far and away, is because I really love being able to mix a

12 Festive Red, White + Blue 4th of July Recipes

Jun 21
4th of July Cupcakes | Patriotic 4th of July recipes from @cydconverse plus more 4th of July party ideas, entertaining ideas and more!

Following that one particularly sparkly and festive holiday in December, the 4th of July is very easily my favorite holiday. I’m pretty sure it’s because I love summer, but I’m also pretty sure it’s because I am kind of a

Our Living Room Renovation (Before and After)

Jun 20
A Living Room Makeover from @cydconverse | Old house renovation, home improvement ideas, entertaining tips and more!

I am so excited today to share photos of our living room renovation with you! If you’ve been following along on Snapchat, you know we have countless hours into renovating this room. As a quick recap, when we began we

Join Me at The Hello Sessions

Jun 15
The Hello Sessions in Portland with @cydconverse | A blogger conference featuring blogging tips, business advice, branding insight and more!

I’ve never been to Portland (of the Oregon persuasion) before so I’m pretty excited to be packing up my bags in October to head off to The Hello Sessions! Following their inaugural conference last fall (which I was sad to

Fruity Summer Cocktails in a Jar

Jun 14
Summer Cocktails in a Jar | Entertaining ideas, party ideas, cocktail recipes, recipes and more from @cydconverse

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! A few weeks ago when we made this super fun and colorful DIY picnic blanket, I hinted at my